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Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Elvis Pigsley (w/video)
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Alexandria Horseshoe League
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 12, 2012
Alexandria wrestling: Cards have two champs at Grant County Invitational
Tony Hubbard and Justin Cumberbatch claimed individual championship honors at the Grant County Invitational wrestling tournament over the weekend, leading the Cardinals to a third place team finish. The Redbirds also got a runner-up finish from Ben Bogart, with Dylan Kriese, Trent...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Applications accepted for legacy arts grant
A new Lakes Region Arts Council (LRAC) grant round will award more than $100,000 in art funding. The application deadline is January 8. The Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant may fund public art projects, school artist residencies, artistic perform- ances, art and cultural festivals,...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
Grant will help preserve local history
From oral histories to preserving historic buildings, Minnesotans are hard at work celebrating their legacy now and building it for the future. The Minnesota Historical Society announced this week that it has awarded 53 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grants of up to $7,000,...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 23, 2012
3M provides grant to Let's Go Fishing on behalf of 3M volunteers
The 3M Foundation donated $500 to Let's Go Fishing in recognition of Jim Schoeberl's and Gordon Weiers' commitment to the community. Schoeberl has donated 500 hours, and Weiers has donated 32 hours to Let's Go Fishing.
November 23, 2012 - 12:00am
November 9, 2012
Program has potential to change lives for people with disabilities
The Alexandria Area Community Foundation awarded Fitness For All a grant to begin the process of developing a new program for the community and...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Alexandria receives legacy grant for historic context study
The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant in the amount of $7,000 to the city of Alexandria to fund the research and drafting of a historic context study of the city. Historic context studies describe the broad patterns of historical...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
October 22, 2012
MnDOT seeks applicants for $4 million in Safe Routes to School grants
Minnesota elementary and middle schools and their partners are invited to apply for Safe Routes to School grant funds for projects that will help more children safely walk and bicycle to school. Applications are due Friday, Feb.
October 22, 2012 - 9:57am
September 19, 2012
United Methodist Church awards grant
United Methodist Church members Heidi Ryan and Ann Heydt presented Someplace Safe Crime Victim Services advocate Susie Trexler and transitional...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
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
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
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
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
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