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Building remains strong in Alexandria
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Evansville Art Center presents 26th annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Garms Family to perform southern gospel music concert
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
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Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
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DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Norman Allen Potvin
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Eudoris V. Hagen
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
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On The Street
March 6, 2013
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
April 15, 2009
Donations to YMCA will now be doubled
Donations to the Alexandria Area YMCA will be doubly important in the next few weeks. YMCA leaders reported Wednesday that several of its Legacy gift contributors have once again stepped up to the plate and are collectively offering a Challenge Match Gift Program for potential YMCA...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am