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Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Alex is sweet spot for young families
Photo of the Week - Dog playing on melted ice
Pushing for a new identity
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
Osakis girls cruise past LPGE
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 12, 2014
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lakes Area Professional Women (LAPW) is seeking nominations to honor local employers who support and promote fairness and leadership opportunities for women. Each year, LAPW selects two Employers of the Year. Employers are honored in two categories: large employer (those with more...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
October 3, 2012
Cautious optimism emerging among MInnesota employers
Minnesota employers are cautiously optimistic about the state's economic future but are not confident the state has fully emerged from the four-year national recession. These findings highlighted the ninth annual Minnesota Business Barometer Survey, co-sponsored by the Minnesota...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
Jobs and Java to feature Alexandria Industries and Alexandria Extrusion Company
Looking for the latest job seeking tips and an opportunity to network with employers and other job seekers? You can find it at the Alexandria WorkForce Center's "Jobs and Java" sessions that take place every Tuesday at 10 a.m. During these informal gatherings, participants can meet...
April 6, 2012 - 12:00am
June 12, 2011
Free Worksite Wellness Summit in Detroit Lakes offers advice for cutting healthcare costs
PartnerSHIP 4 Health, the Minnesota SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Program) of Becker, Clay, Otter Tail, and Wilkin Counties, will be sponsoring a Worksite Wellness Summit "Making Worksite Wellness Worth Your While", open to all organizations and businesses in West Central Minnesota...
June 12, 2011 - 4:08pm
December 25, 2010
Freedom Award recognizes employers for supporting military
During this season of giving, Guard and Reserve members and their families across Minnesota have the opportunity to give the gift of thanks to civilian employers who go above and beyond in support of their military service by nominating them for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer...
December 25, 2010 - 12:22pm
November 24, 2010
Here's a way for Guard members to thank employers
While Americans are reflecting on what they are thankful for, members of the Guard and Reserve and their families across Minnesota are encouraged to thank supportive employers this Thanksgiving by nominating them for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The...
November 24, 2010 - 8:32am
September 18, 2010
Twice as many employers plan to increase hiring, says survey
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- There appears to be a ray of hope in all the dismal job numbers. Twice as many employers (42. 4 percent) than a year ago have said they plan to increase hiring in the coming year, according to a survey of Minnesota employers conducted by the St. Cloud State University...
September 18, 2010 - 10:52am
July 4, 2010
Health care reform worries employers
Employers in Fargo-Moorhead are struggling to comply with the sprawling national health reform law that's taking effect in stages. The task is complicated by the fact that many provisions in the 2,700-page legislation now must be clarified by new regulations on more than 1,000 points. Top...
July 4, 2010 - 12:15pm
May 23, 2010
Form to claim payroll tax exemption for hiring new workers now available
The Internal Revenue Service has posted on its website the newly-revised payroll tax form that most eligible employers can use to claim the special payroll tax exemption that applies to many new workers hired during 2010. Designed to encourage employers to hire and retain new workers,...
business / news
May 23, 2010 - 9:26am
March 5, 2010
Douglas County Safe Communities, a partner in Minnesota's Safe Roads program, is joining with employers in Douglas County who are concerned about employee traffic safety while on and off the job. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, allowing employees to conduct...
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2008
Minnesota employers add 1,700 jobs in May
Minnesota employers added 1,700 jobs in May, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state remained ahead of the U.S. pace for employment growth in the past year, expanding by 0.3 percent or 7,170 jobs since May...
July 9, 2008 - 12:00am