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Chamber welcomes four new members
More than Medicare
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
Track and field: Alex boys take first place by one point
Track and field: Alex girls take second at quad
Softball: Knights go 2-1 over the weekend
Tennis: Shorthanded Cardinals go 1-2 at home quad
Track and field: Osakis gets one final indoor tuneup
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Andrew Paul Slavik
Deborah Anne Mohn
Mildred A. Schroeder
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
On The Street
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
On The Street
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April 1, 2016
ATCC, FAST receive workforce development grant
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded workforce development grants totaling $2,813,729 under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) to train 2,878 current workers and new hires. The MJSP works strategically with businesses and educational...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Home care company awarded education grant
Alternative Senior Care in Alexandria was awarded a Home and Community Based Services Scholarship grant from the Minnesota Department of Health that will be used for additional continuing education for its 85 employees. Alternative Senior Care provides care to seniors and others in...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
West Central Initiative receives pre-k to grade 3 grant
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has awarded the six Minnesota Initiative Foundations a total of $180,000 to carry out a pre-k to grade 3 alignment initiative. West Central Initiative (WCI) will use its $30,000 allocation to host a regional event and provide mini grants...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
Douglas Machine Foundation awards $20,000 to DCCCP
The Douglas Machine Foundation helped meet the $165,000 budget for the Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) by providing a grant for $20,000. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, DCCCP has to rely on donations and grants to maintain the operating costs. The Douglas...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
Alexandria Public Schools receives CASE grant
DuPont Pioneer, a supplier of advanced plant genetics, recently donated $2,600 toward the Alexandria Public Schools agriscience program as part of the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) program. This grant is part of the DuPont Pioneer sponsorship of the National...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Grants available to help add value to agriculture
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting applications for funding through the state's Value Added Grant program. The grants are designed to help farmers, producers and processors add value to their operations and the state's agricultural economy. Applicants have...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
Operation Round Up program surpasses $750,000 in grants
Runestone Electric Association's (REA) Operation Round Up program has reached a huge milestone having awarded grants totaling more than $750,000 to area nonprofit organizations. A record number of grant recipients attended the check presentation event in December. The following 34...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Make art this summer
Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) is offering regional high school students in grades 9-11 the opportunity to be a protégée artist. The LRAC Artist Mentor Program matches students with professional artists who will mentor the students for 15 hours this summer. Students also have the...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
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