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County fair attendance down from 2014 (w/video)
For the record
Local winery named best of Minnesota
Silverstreaks hope bigger is better
Tennis: Alexandria falls in season opener at Bemidji
Roste gets his shot at QB
Much more than a weight room
Homeless, not hopeless
Fall Adult Basic Education classes begin August 26
Grandparents go back to school
4-H summer daycamps wrap up at county fair
Fish decoys on exhibit at Evansville Art Center
Engaged - Wall and Moore
Getting to know the pelican
DNR announces fall duck, goose seasons
Fishing report: Anglers waiting through tough August bite
Bit by the bass bug
Kids tackle a tournament
Roman Koep, 72
Laverne McCall, 58
Alice Hovland, 72
Loyis Pease, 76
Earl Mittag, 85
Thank you for the support
Utilities need time to comply with EPA regulations
In the Know: Remember those who help local causes when you shop
Observations from the archives, 1964: Safecrackers hit Millerville Liquor Store
Echo Press Editorial: The tragic consequences of trying meth
Douglas County Extension assists community garden
Farmers Union potluck hosted at Jensen home
Ag innovation was topic of meeting
When are my melons ready to pick?
Roers family honored as 2014 Farm Family of the Year
Community day of fun held at Knute Nelson
Charter to switch to all-digital network
Lakes Area News now delivers local TV weather
Douglas Scientific and LGC team up
Dr. Shan Flatt joins Alexandria Clinic
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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