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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
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Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: The Evangelical death spiral
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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April 17, 2013
Barbecue benefit set for Linda Blom
There will be a benefit barbecue dinner for Lynda Blom of Alexandria on Saturday, April 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Alexandria VFW, 1102 East 3rd Avenue. Barbecue sandwiches, chips, pickles and bars will be served. There will also be a silent auction and bake sale. Free will donations...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
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