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Man charged with selling leased livestock
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
Helicopter clips power line, sparks grass fire
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, August 29
DNR begins to suck out invasive species infestation
Girls tennis: Section favorite Minnewaska outlasts Osakis again
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
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
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
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
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
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
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
DEED seeks grant proposals for job-training programs
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is requesting proposals for programs and services to train low-income Minnesotans who face barriers to employment. DEED will award $2.57 million in grants from the Pathways to Prosperity Program to help service...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Sustainable agriculture grants due in December
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds Minnesota farmers and others of the upcoming application deadline for the Sustainable Agriculture...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
LRAC accepting Artist Mentor Grant applications
Students in grades 9-11 who reside in the nine-county region served by Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC), including Douglas County, have an opportunity to apply for an Artist Mentor Grant through February 1, 2016. Grants are available in all artistic disciplines, including music,...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Minnesota awarded grant for biofuel infrastructure
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been awarded an $8 million grant to increase the number of flex fuel pumps in the state. Minnesota is one of 21 states to receive grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP).
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
$2 million available for agriculture research
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced that $2 million is available to applicants for applied crop research grants. Research must focus on improving agricultural product quality, quantity and value. Projects must benefit Minnesota farmers and the state’s economy...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
October 9, 2015
Operation Round Up grants announced
Runestone Electric Association's (REA) Operation Round Up has distributed more than $742,000 in grants to community-minded groups and organizations throughout its service territory since its inception in 2003. More than 65 percent of REA's members allow their bills to be rounded...
October 9, 2015 - 6:51am
Douglas County Car Care Program receives $50,000 grant
The Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) received a grant of $50,000 from the Otto Bremer Foundation to support the car donation and repair program in Douglas County. In total, the foundation awarded 151 grants totaling $9.6 million to various organizations. With this grant,...
October 9, 2015 - 6:50am
Greater Minnesota job training grants available
Area businesses can soon apply for grants of up to $100,000 that can be used to train workers in new jobs all across Greater Minnesota. Applications will be accepted starting Thursday, October 15. Grant awards may be used by new or expanding businesses to pay direct training costs,...
October 9, 2015 - 12:00am
September 30, 2015
$2.5 million to expand new farmer education
Grants totaling $2.5 million are available for projects to educate new and underserved farmers about more than 20 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency programs that can provide financial, disaster or technical assistance to the agricultural community. The grants...
September 30, 2015 - 12:00am
September 4, 2013
Local group gets $268,400 for painting, house repairs
Organizations that help older Minnesotans stay in their homes as they age are receiving more than $4.3 million in funds from the Department of Human Services. Locally, West Central Minnesota Communities Action Inc. will receive $268,400 to provide exterior painting and construction...
September 4, 2013 - 1:08pm
September 3, 2013
Water patrol awarded grant for depth finder
Douglas County commissioners accepted grant funding and agreed to allocate money to the county Housing and Redevelopment Agency during their regular county board meeting on August 27.
September 3, 2013 - 5:29pm
May 22, 2013
Hanson cards double eagle at Geneva
Alexandria's Grant Hanson has never carded a hole-in-one before, but he did something even rarer after recording a double eagle on the Marsh's par-5 ninth hole at the Geneva Golf Club last Thursday night. Hanson, the head professional at Geneva, was playing with Ken Jensen, Todd...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
New school gets grants for surfacing 12-court tennis complex
The Alexandria Area Tennis Association (AATA), in partnership with School District 206, has received two grants for acrylic tennis court surfacing of the new Alexandria Area High School's 12-court tennis complex. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) facilities grant provided...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Former Cardinal is Geneva head golf pro
Alexandria's Grant Hanson always knew the chances of becoming a head golf professional in his hometown were pretty slim, which is exactly why he's so grateful for this latest opportunity. Hanson was a standout golfer for the Alexandria Cardinals who went on to play four years at...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Expect more tobacco-free zones soon
If you think tobacco problems have been snuffed out, think again. Tobacco continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am