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Law enforcement blotter: Monday, August 29
DNR begins to suck out invasive species infestation
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Lacey (w/video)
Minnesota teenager dies after being dragged by vehicle
Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
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
July 18, 2012
TSMA awarded grant form West Central Initiative
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association (TSMA) is one of six recipients of West Central Initiative's (WCI) first Competitive Workforce Grant awards. The new program will improve the economy of West Central Minnesota by providing one year of start-up funding for workforce development...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
School district receives safe routes grant
Alexandria School District has been chosen to receive a $16,000 grant to encourage walking and bicycling to school safely. The Minnesota Department of Transportation awarded grants to 92 Minnesota schools totaling $768,000 through the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.
July 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Minnesota's Race to Top grant has regional connections
When the implementation team for Minnesota's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant headed to Washington, D.C. in April to meet with top officials in the Departments of Education, and Health and Human Services, West Central Initiative's Early Childhood Coordinator...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
CenterPoint Energy awards Carlos Community Partnership Grant
CenterPoint Energy recently awarded the city of Carlos a $2,500 Community Partnership Grant for radio communications equipment for emergency responders that will be used to serve the community. "We are pleased that our Community Partnership Grants provide financial support to cities...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
Knute Nelson to benefit from WCI Competitive Workforce grant
Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M-State) Moorhead is one of six recipients of West Central Initiative's (WCI) first Competitive Workforce Grant award. The purpose of the new grant program is to improve the economy of west central Minnesota. It provides one year of...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
$360,000 grant from Bremer Foundation will boost philanthropy
The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) will receive $360,000 from the Otto Bremer Foundation over the next two years to increase its capacity to enhance philanthropy in the Alexandria area and strengthen the community. "This is a significant grant for our foundation and...
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am
February 17, 2012
Otto Bremer Foundation awards $30,000 to United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties
The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, awarded $30,000 to United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties in Alexandria. The funds will be used to support United Way's Community Impact Coalition, which works collaboratively with local partners, to address one of the community's...
February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
Trailhead project gets grant
Imagine a new trailhead to the Central Lakes Trail in Alexandria with a covered kiosk, maps and information about the community. You don't have to imagine it - it will soon be in place, thanks to a grant from Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation. It awarded an $8,700 grant...
February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
September 28, 2011
1322896 Public Hearing - Park Legacy Grant
Public Hearing Publish September 28, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that the Douglas County Commissioners will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 9:05 a.m.
September 28, 2011 - 12:00am
August 5, 2011
1296335 Public Notice - Notice of Intention
Public Notice Publish August 5, 2011 NOTICE OF INTENTION West Central Minnesota Communities Action (WCMCA) intends to apply for the USDA Rural Housing Services Housing Preservation Grant Program. WCMCA intends to apply for funds to rehabilitate homes in rural Douglas, Grant, Pope,...
August 5, 2011 - 12:00am
March 30, 2011
County park decision stirs up residents
Chalk it up to confusion, but they're giving it another go. The Douglas County Board has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, March 31, at 10 a.m. to again consider the Lake Brophy Park Legacy Grant application request. On March 22, Douglas County Parks Superintendent Al Lieffort...
March 30, 2011 - 12:00am
March 25, 2011
Arts group gets grant for new loading dock at downtown theater
The Alexandria Area Arts Theatre was awarded a $5,234 Legacy grant from the Lakes Region Arts Council. The grant is for the construction of a loading dock in the back of the theater building. This will allow for loading and unloading of equipment and stage pieces from the alley in...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
March 9, 2011
1218259 Public Hearing - Park Grant
Public Hearing Publish March 9, 2011 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Please take notice that the Douglas County Commissioners will be holding a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 9:05 a.m.
March 9, 2011 - 12:00am
February 11, 2011
Fire departments to share big grant
Fire departments in Douglas County received a big boost this week - $678,240 that will help them communicate with dispatchers while responding to fires. The Alexandria Fire Department applied for the grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters...
February 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 4, 2011
LRAC offers support grants to arts organizations
The Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) will offer tier I and tier II operating support grants to community arts organizations. Tier I operating support grants are available to any community arts organization with annual operating expenses of less than $60,000. Tier II operating support...
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am