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Students, businesses give each other a lift
County board: 'We want to support our veterans'
Competitors unleash their chants in Moorhead in attempt to become state's top auctioneer
Minnesota job gains lead to lowest unemployment rate for blacks on record
Boys basketball: Hoepner's trey sinks the Storm
Boys basketball: Hoepner’s trey sinks the Storm
Morken: No matter what happens, Vikings fans got their moment
Wrestling: Knights dominate their way to 8-1
Boys basketball: Shorthanded Osakis knocks off Johnnies
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Morken: South Dakota is still worth the hunt
Faye M. Luberts
Mary Louise (Miller) Orlowski
Sally L. Falk
Dr. James L. Adams
Leland "Lee" Hedstrom
Letter: Beginning farmers stand to benefit from proposed act
Letter: Zaun's commentary was right on
Echo Press Editorial: Here comes the plow - what do you do?
Letter: Commissioners should support veteran service
Letter: Reinstate stipend for veteran drivers
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
Manufacturers to meet in Alexandria, tour company
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June 29, 2012
Alexandria Area Community Foundation to award $30,000
The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) plans to award $30,000 in grants to organizations that serve the residents of the Alexandria area and improve the quality of life in the region. The deadline to submit grant applications is July 31. The AACF will accept grant applications...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 27, 2012
Bernick Family Foundation to award $150,000
The Bernick Family Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announce that $150,000 will be available in the fifth annual round of Bernick's community grants.
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Polling places in Douglas County get federal grants
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie recently announced that the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State has approved distribution of more than $156,000 in federal HAVA Operating Grants to 20 counties. They will be used to defray operating costs of assistive voting equipment and vote-counting...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
Minnesota DEED awards 31 small cities development grants
Grants totaling $16.85 million were awarded to 31 communities in Greater Minnesota to help pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial structures and improving infrastructure. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded the funding under its Small...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
New historical and cultural heritage grants awarded; Douglas County gets $7,000 for new study
The Minnesota Historical Society has announced that 12 organizations in 11 counties will preserve and share the state's history with support from Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants, funded by the Legacy Amendment.
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 2, 2012
Local precincts receive election grants
The cities of Alexandria and Osakis and Alexandria Township all received state grants to make it easier to vote in elections. Alexandria received a $3,634 grant to purchase and install signs that will assist handicapped voters. Osakis received $800 to purchase eight voting booths. Alexandria...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
August 17, 2011
$37 million available to value-added producer grants
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that $37 million is available for the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. A special reserve is set aside for beginning farmers and ranchers and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The deadline to apply is August...
August 17, 2011 - 7:49am
April 22, 2011
Farmers can nominate their school district to apply for new grants up to $25,000
Farmers in Minnesota now have the opportunity to help their school districts build a better foundation for education, keeping their kids on the right track for a better future.
April 22, 2011 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Schools get federal grants to improve security, safety
Two area schools will soon be getting cameras and other security equipment, thanks to a Secure Our School (SOS) grant. Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen asked for approval of the grant at last week's Douglas County Board meeting. The grant was approved. Seven Minnesota entities,...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
Brandon, Osakis both get federal funds to improve water
Two communities in Douglas County will soon have cleaner drinking water. Brandon and Osakis will receive a combined total of $4.89 million in federal grants and loans to make improvements to their drinking water treatment infrastructure. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced the...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Sustainable grants available for farmers
Minnesota farmers have an unexpected opportunity to apply for funds that will help them research and demonstrate ways to improve resource efficiencies on their farms. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program is announcing a...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
Mini grants offered to area schools to keep kids healthy
All across Minnesota, local public health agencies, along with schools, worksites and the community are implementing a groundbreaking program called the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). Five counties in west central Minnesota - Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Grant...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 18, 2009
Deadline to apply for livestock investment grants is November 30
Minnesota livestock producers have until November 30 to apply for a Livestock Investment Grant through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Qualifying producers would be reimbursed 10 percent of the first $500,000 of investment toward improving or expanding their livestock...
November 18, 2009 - 12:00am
October 21, 2009
Grants available to reduce pollution
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking applications for grants to be used in the development of environmentally sustainable practices that prevent pollution and conserve resources. Both public and private organizations and partnerships are eligible. Applications...
October 21, 2009 - 12:00am
September 23, 2009
Turn your good ideas into a new sustainable farming practice
From developing cold hardy kiwi fruit to extending the vegetable growing season, many Minnesota farmers and researchers have turned their ideas into viable production practices with the help of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Sustainable Agriculture grant. The MDA is...
September 23, 2009 - 12:00am