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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
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DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Brandon D. Randt
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 6, 2010
BBB offers money management advice for newlyweds
Marriage is an exciting time for a couple, however, once the honeymoon is over, it's time to sit down and get serious about your finances. After walking down the aisle, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises newlyweds to take control of their money...
June 6, 2010 - 8:02am
June 5, 2010
Darling, you need a financial makeover...
A recent Thrivent Financial/Kiplinger Survey of Family Finances showed that many couples would give their spouse or partner a financial makeover, if they could. Nearly two in five Americans (39 percent) with a spouse or partner said they most wanted to increase their beloved's earning...
June 5, 2010 - 8:03am
June 3, 2010
How to spot red flags of investment seminar scam
Falling victim to a fraudulent investment scheme can mean losing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to your life savings. While most people might not see the harm in sitting through an investment seminar, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) recommends researching...
June 3, 2010 - 8:08am
May 19, 2010
Legislators end year with balanced budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators knew they were in for a tough year when they arrived at the Capitol on February 4. After three and a half months, they needed another 11 hours to finish the hardest job, balancing the state's $3 billion budget deficit. They did that work by delaying...
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 8, 2010
Survey shows Americans struggling to find financial foothold
The stock market is up and the economy is on the mend, but Americans are still struggling to find a financial foothold, according to the Thrivent Financial/ Kiplinger Survey of Family Finances released this week. The results - which appear in the June 2010 issue of Kiplinger's Personal...
May 8, 2010 - 10:11am
May 5, 2010
Editorial - How would you grade yourself financially?
Some people like to complain. It's a part of their nature to grumble about how bad things are, how the economy has gone to pot, how inept government is in trying to fix it and how other people's greed caused it. While those arguments have merit, many of the people who are making...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Free income tax assistance available
Free income tax assistance and e-filing is again available for middle- and low-income taxpayers and senior citizen taxpayers. Free TaxAide assistance will continue through April 15, 2010. The TaxAide site in Alexandria is at the Alexandria Senior Center and appointments can be made...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Tax refunds a little larger this year
Electronically filed tax returns are on track with last year and overall refunds are running nearly 10 percent higher so far in 2010, according to statistics issued this week by the Internal Revenue Service. The statistics, covering the period through March 12, show that while the...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Class topic: cash flow
The Alexandria Technical College (ATC) will conduct a two-hour session entitled "Managing Your Cash Flow - Your Key to Survival in an Economy in Turmoil" on Wednesday, April 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the college. In this workshop, you will learn and develop cash management strategies...
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
Budget picture better but not by much
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's current budget picture is a bit brighter than three months ago, but the next budget could be the state's biggest-ever financial challenge. The current budget is $944 million short, state officials announced Tuesday, but depending upon what legislators and the...
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
Cities, counties brace for cuts
If Governor Tim Pawlenty's budget proposal is approved, local governments would have to come up with some creative new ways of saving money. Alexandria...
February 19, 2010 - 12:05am
December 18, 2009
Behind on car payments? Here's advice on how to avoid the repo man
As the economic slump continues, many people are struggling to make ends meet, and unfortunately, vehicle repossessions are on the rise. Having a car repossessed hinders more than just a car owner's mobility; it has a severe impact on credit scores, thereby limiting the ability to...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
Survey: 86 percent of nonprofits report fiscal stress
The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) has released its survey on the status of Minnesota's volunteer programs in a shifting environment. The survey of 280 Minnesota nonprofit and governmental organizations in late September found: Organizations experiencing...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
November 26, 2009
Former resident honored for leadership in finance
Kim Jenson, a 1976 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria, and the daughter of James "Jimmy" Jenson, was recently honored in New York. She is one of 42 women executives from around the country to be included in the YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders. Jenson is currently the...
November 26, 2009 - 12:00am
October 21, 2009
Is bankruptcy the right choice? Minnesota Society of CPAs offers advice for those in financial bind
Editor's note: This "Money Management" column on personal finance was prepared and distributed by certified public accountants. During the current economic recession, many have lost their jobs, seen their credit lines cut or experienced other serious financial misfortunes. When...
October 21, 2009 - 12:00am