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Peterson to run again in Minnesota’s 7th District
Law enforcement blotter: January 26, 2015
Two New Hope police officers shot at City Hall; gunman killed
Explosion levels home near Bemidji
Nordic ski: Cardinals girls team takes second, boys third in CLC
Sports schedule for Tuesday, January 27
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Seahawks' setup favored by Carroll
Sports roundup from Monday, January 26
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Maynard Radil, 79
Gary Schultz, 70
Bob Rapp, 89
Voni Frisch, 61
Ruby Benson, 73
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
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On The Street
June 3, 2012
State accepting applications for bond funding
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is accepting applications for capital projects that are eligible for $47.5 million in bond funding approved during the 2012 legislative session. Funding will be available for public projects having a useful lifespan...
June 3, 2012 - 9:47am
Klobuchar to stop in Hoffman Sunday during 'Made in America' economic tour
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will continue her "Made in America" economic tour this weekend with business-related visits to six communities in northwestern Minnesota - including Hoffman. Klobuchar plans to visit Hoffman, Clearbrook, Hackensack, Lake Park and Breckenridge. She will...
November 3, 2011 - 10:15am
July 22, 2011
Lakes Area Economic Development Authority to hold special meeting
Today, Friday, the Echo Press received this notice of a special meeting of the Lakes Area Economic Development Authority: Notice is hereby given that the Lakes Area Economic Development Authority will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 5:00 pm at the offices of...
July 22, 2011 - 12:04pm
December 7, 2009
Bachmann adds support to Pawlenty's spending cap amendment
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a frequently quoted national Republican spokeswoman, pledges to work for a state constitutional amendment limiting Minnesota spending. The Minnesota congresswoman capped a Republican rally in favor of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's amendment proposal...
December 7, 2009 - 11:13am
July 2, 2009
Goal: Start or expand 12 businesses
Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles submitted by the Alex Area Stewards - a local group that has defined 13 key "destiny drivers" that will shape the region's future. If you find a destiny driver that ignites your passion for the future, call the stewardship committee...
business / news
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
State economic development funding falls; hockey named official sport
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's economic development programs fell victim to the state budget deficit this week. "We cut, we cut, we cut," Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, said. "We can't create jobs when we are cutting, but we did the best that we could. ... I wish I had a lot better bill,...
May 5, 2009 - 3:46pm
March 25, 2009
Police, sheriff receive federal stimulus
The Alexandria Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office are two of 13 law enforcement agencies in Central Minnesota to receive federal economic stimulus funds. Although the money hasn't officially been given to either agency, a press release from Senator Amy Klobuchar's...
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 20, 2009
Editorial - Don't fall prey to economic stimulus scam
If there's a way to swindle people out of their hard-earned money, criminals will find it. One of the newest scams preys upon the highly publicized economic stimulus payments. The consumer services division of the Minnesota Attorney General's Office sent out a warning Tuesday, telling...
March 20, 2009 - 12:00am
March 11, 2009
Editorial - Economic downturn impacts kids, too
Stressed over the economy? Worried how you will pay all your bills? Anxious over cutting your family's budget? If you think you're between a rock and hard place these days, consider your children. They're feeling the effects, too. One nationwide poll last fall revealed that 75...
March 11, 2009 - 12:00am
IRS responds to filers confused about economic stimulus credit
In response to errors showing up on early tax filings, the Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers to make sure they properly determine eligibility for the recovery rebate credit before they file their 2008 federal tax returns. Some individuals who did not get the economic stimulus...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
January 10, 2009
Program offers advice for starting your own business
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is offering a free program to help people start their own businesses. Customers can now sign up for Project GATE II (Growing America Through Entrepreneurship). The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor...
January 10, 2009 - 12:00am
Stimulus payment not taxable, but should be reported on tax return
The Internal Revenue Service is trying stop confusion about the taxability of Economic Stimulus Payments received by many taxpayers in 2008. "People are starting to do their taxes and are noticing that the 2008 return instructs them to report the stimulus payment they received last...
January 10, 2009 - 12:00am
October 17, 2008
Minnesota economic outlook somber
The state is sitting on nearly $500 million in unexpected tax revenue, but will have to use that to offset a weakening economy and to soften a looming budget deficit that likely will top $1 billion. The state's existing $34 billion budget is sound, with enough cash on hand to pay...
October 17, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Have you filed for your economic stimulus check?
The October 15 deadline to file a 2007 income tax return and receive an economic stimulus payment this year is fast approaching.
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am