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Long repair list for B-E schools
NorthStar Group breaks ground on sports complex, home of FCA Hockey
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Volleyball: Panthers fall to Knights in five sets
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
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March 6, 2013
Empty Bowls to help fight hunger
Due to the growing problem of hunger in Minnesota, District 206, with help from the community, is again putting on the Empty Bowl Project. The event is Tuesday, March 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria. A bowl of chili is $5, and a bowl of chili and...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
Donate a dollar at local grocery stores to help United Way program
A dollar may not seem like much. But pooling together those dollars from everyone throughout the community for a month can make a big difference in the lives of other people. That's the goal of a new March campaign launched by the United Way of Pope and Douglas Counties. It's called...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
Operation Round Up awards 1,195 grants
Runestone Electric Association's Operation Round Up has distributed more than $624,000 in 1,195 grants to community-minded groups and organizations since its inception in 2003. The following area organizations shared $15,400 in grants from Operation Round Up. Fire departments/ first...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
Slumberland Furniture donates beds to families in need
This holiday season, Slumberland Furniture is working to provide families in need with new beds through its annual Making Homes for the Holidays...
December 19, 2012 - 9:42am
Five hundred books donated to Project Bookshelf
More than 500 new books were collected for this year's Project Bookshelf, which was conducted by the Alexandria Area Branch of the American Association...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
Stitching up happiness
Kathryn Erickson's fingers rarely have a moment's peace. They're always too busy sewing. "My fingers have to keep busy," said the avid seamstress....
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
Key Ministries seeks donations for outreach trip
Key Ministries is in need of donated items and volunteers for an upcoming emergency relief outreach trip to Mendenhall, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Needed items include blankets and quilts, non-perishable food items, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and shampoo, towels,...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties seeks coat donations
As the holidays approach, they bring the brisk temps of a cool Minnesota winter. United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties has distributed more than 700 coats through the coat distribution program since October, but the need continues to increase as winter grows near. Of particular...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
November 14, 2012
Minnesota FFA Foundation accepting grain donations
In addition to the local Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter's corn drive, another option to give to FFA during this harvest season is to donate to the Minnesota FFA Foundation through a donation of grain. "We are pleased to give farmers another way to donate in support of agricultural...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
November 9, 2012
Give to the Max Day is November 15
Minnesotans ignited a national philanthropic movement with the launch of the first "Give to the Max Day" in 2009. On November 15, they'll have their fourth annual opportunity to prove their record-breaking generosity by contributing to their favorite nonprofit organizations and...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 25, 2010
Donations to local housing program will be matched
Here's a new way to help Douglas County Habitat for Humanity. The organization has started a direct debit monthly giving program. It's encouraging residents to invest $21 a month, which will be withdrawn monthly from your account. The first 100 people to sign up for the program...
November 25, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Questions to ask before you donate
Editor's note: The following Money Management column on personal finance was prepared and distributed by certified public accountants. Even in a bad economy, people still reach deep into their pockets to help out those who are less fortunate, especially as the holidays draw near...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
September 25, 2009
Firefighters, law enforcement help charities
The Alexandria Area Special Olympics and The Windmill Project each received $1,500 from funds raised at the annual Law Enforcement/Fire Department...
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
United Way 'food drop' helps 315 area families; another one planned
More than 315 families were able to get groceries from the 30,000 pounds of food distributed at the New Life Christian Church on July 30. There...
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
YMCA makes progress; donations still needed for 'challenge grant' phase
The Alexandria Area YMCA capital campaign recently passed the $8,138,000 mark in pledges and continues to march toward its goal of $8,885,000. As of July 20, $8,138,026 has been pledged from 793 donors. The YMCA presently has a $245,000 "challenge grant" available to new donors...
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am