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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
CAPITOL CHATTER: Minnesota Capitol not alone in renovation work
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 22
Blizzard hockey: Freeze edge Alex in the final period
Football: Morris remains unbeaten against Minnewaska
Blizzard hockey: Alex falls at New Ulm
Football: Christenson runs wild in win at Willmar
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 24
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Morken: The final tune-ups before the season
Kathleen L. Haining
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
Sallie A. DeBoer
"Monty" Francis Hevern
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 1, 2016
The best and worst of Minnesota business
Minnesota is the place to live if you value good bridges, low highway fatality rates and a low unemployment rate. But it isn’t quite as appealing to those wanting to operate a business here. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and its local Chamber Federation partners recently released...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
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"...
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