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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
Ten school, city elections contested
Hobie's new toy
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
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