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Taxes to dip for some in Alexandria
Plans take shape for veterans memorial
City Hall to add credit card machine
With higher deer population, Minn. wolf numbers jump 25 percent
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Volleyball: Knights gain momentum as Chargers search for answers
Tennis: Silverstreaks improve to 15-1 with another victory
WCA takes first in Class A at huge Mega Meet
Football: Lakers fall to Warriors, 23-7
Tennis: Lakers sweep Wolverines, 7-0
Cedar Building seeks 'history hoarders' and provides glimpses into past
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Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Mary M. Odland
James "Jim" W. Anderson
Letter: Music and songs with meaning
Commentary: A dialogue on race and a Confederate flag
It's Our Turn: The importance of precise guesstimation
Letter: Who earned the right to sit during anthem?
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Fairfield Inn to open in January
Data trackers zero in on Alexandria area
Tastefully Simple confirms layoffs, opening up building space for tenants
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October 9, 2015
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
March 29, 2013
Grant to improve local public health services
Sandy Tubbs and Sharon Braaten, co-directors of the Horizon Community Health Board (CHB), announced that the Horizon CHB received a $125,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This two-year grant will enable the Horizon Cross-Jurisdiction Sharing Team to explore the feasibility...
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
March 22, 2013
Apply now for regional arts grant
Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) is now accepting applications for the next Legacy Grant Round.
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
$25,500 grant awarded to Douglas County Traveling Tree House
The Traveling Tree House, a mobile learning center for children in Douglas County, was recently selected by Walmart to receive a $25,500 grant. The former Head Start bus, transformed into a learning center on wheels, is a program funded by United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
Clean water grant to restore Minnesota waters
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) awarded more than $18 million in grants to local governments on December 12 for projects that will protect and restore Minnesota's streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater. Cleaning up the Pomme de Terre River, treating urban storm...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
Alexandria Rotary grant increases Garfield readership
Garfield Elementary School was the recipient of a grant given by the Alexandria Rotary Club. The donated money was used to purchase 89 books,...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
January 4, 2013
USDA home repair grants available
USDA Rural Development has grant funds available statewide for very-low income homeowners for home repair to correct or remove existing health, safety, sanitary and accessibility issues. Grants up to $7,500 may be available to eligible households. This program is available to eligible...
January 4, 2013 - 12:00am
January 2, 2013
County to receive grant
Douglas County was chosen to receive $4,839 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
January 2, 2013 - 12:00am