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Graduates leave trail of good deeds
Flower basket sale to help Honor Flight
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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March 8, 2018
UMN wants another $10M to freeze in-state tuition
ST. PAUL—The University of Minnesota will ask the Legislature for an extra $10 million to finance a tuition freeze next year for Minnesota residents at all of its campuses. The two-year budget lawmakers adopted last year awarded the university $658.7 million in base funding...
March 8, 2018 - 6:15pm
LETTER: Opportunity to protect pollinators
To the editor: I was happy to read Eric Morken's March 1 Outdoors report in the Echo Press that Pheasants Forever is expanding their support for pollinators with their Bee and Butterfly Fund offered to landowners in Douglas County in planting pollinator friendly acres. As most know,...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 28, 2017
Vet lab funding battle continues in South Dakota
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The debate continues in the South Dakota Legislature over the funding source for the new Animal Disease Research and...
February 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
January 4, 2017
United Way accepting funding requests
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is now accepting applications for program funding. Agencies applying for funding must be a 501(c)(3). Funding is reserved for programs that work toward advancing health, income or financial stability of members of Douglas and/or Pope counties....
January 4, 2017 - 7:00am
December 14, 2016
Home loans, funding available to low-income households
USDA Rural Development offers home loans to low and very-low income households living in rural Minnesota. Applicants must be unable to qualify for traditional financing and meet USDA income and credit requirements. Homes must be modest in size and design and be located in a rural...
December 14, 2016 - 8:00am
September 16, 2016
LETTER: Social Security becomes more costly with delays
To the editor: As retirees, we have worked hard for many years and paid into Social Security. Now we receive our return each month in the form of a Social Security payment. For some of us, this money is all we have to pay our bills and buy food each month.
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
$35 million in broadband funding available
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin taking applications on Friday, July 22 for funding to expand broadband infrastructure in Minnesota. The $35 million in funding, which was approved during the 2016 legislative session, went into effect...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
COMMENTARY: Ice programs not looking for handout
By Kent Kopp, AAHA President, Alexandria, MN I want to share some thoughts from a hockey parent/organizer perspective regarding our current ice shortage at the Runestone Community Center (RCC), and our need to build an additional sheet of ice for our user groups. A common comment...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Idea would help elderly, disabled
Minnesota’s elderly population is beginning to boom, and some Minnesota lawmakers say the state is late in making sure there is funding to...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Transportation funding undecided
Minnesota’s railroads are becoming safer, railroad officials and legislative transportation leaders agree. The state’s four largest railroads...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Dayton pursues funding for clean water, wildlife habitat
Continuing his work to improve water quality and wildlife habitat, Governor Mark Dayton recently submitted a $795 million proposal to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) for Minnesota. This federal, state and local...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
Local health improvement efforts get SHIP funding
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has awarded $456,555 in funding through the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) to Horizon SHIP through October 2017, which serves the counties of Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Grant. SHIP funding is available to community health...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Angel Tax Credit Program opens new round of funding
The Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Program, which has attracted more than $300 million for hundreds of high-tech startups in Minnesota since 2010, is accepting certification applications for 2016. Of the $15 million in new credits available in 2016, $7.5 million is reserved for investors...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
November 13, 2015
Surgeon plans to help people in need by opening new restaurants
By Paula Quam Forum News Service A Detroit Lakes surgeon is cutting into and exploring a new way to give back to the community. Dr. Mitch...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Farmers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture funding
Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms are invited to sign-up early for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding. Farmers interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) need to apply by Friday, November 20 for funding...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am