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Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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
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
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