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Crash near Nelson sends driver to hospital
Driver injured in I-94 crash near Osakis
Big car show wheels into Alexandria
Drum and bugle corps perform in Alexandria w/video
Fun and games at Ribfest w/video
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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