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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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
September 16, 2009
Seed grants available for community energy efficiency, renewable energy projects
The Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) seek to provide limited financial assistance for energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects requiring technical assistance. Project funding can support technical assistance services (labor costs only, such as for a consultant,...
September 16, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
YMCA makes progress; donations still needed for 'challenge grant' phase
The Alexandria Area YMCA capital campaign recently passed the $8,138,000 mark in pledges and continues to march toward its goal of $8,885,000. As of July 20, $8,138,026 has been pledged from 793 donors. The YMCA presently has a $245,000 "challenge grant" available to new donors...
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 19, 2009
Grants available to help small businesses
Experience Works, a nonprofit organization, has funds available to help small businesses in Minnesota grow by assisting them in the recruitment, training and employment of mature workers. The Experience Works Small Business Program is funded through $782,000 in grants from the Small...
June 19, 2009 - 12:00am
June 17, 2009
County receives $11,379 for food, shelter programs
Douglas County has been chosen to receive $11,379 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. These funds have been made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Minnesota, feds raise college grants
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
Grants available for arts education
Applications are due April 27 for grants of up to $8,000 from the Perpich Center for Arts Education and up to $2,000 from the Minnesota State Arts Board for a two-year program to strengthen arts education in schools or school districts and communities. Each year since 1983, the Comprehensive...
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Bremer grant helps local families struggling to meet basic needs
The Salvation Army serving Douglas County recently received a $49,000 grant from the Bremer Emergency Fund. The goal of the fund is to provide emergency financial assistance to families and individuals who are struggling to provide basics such as food, stable housing, health care...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Applications sought for $300,000 in environmental grants
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking preliminary 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. Preliminary...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
Grants help older workers start their own businesses
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has been awarded $2 million from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration to build the entrepreneurial skills of dislocated workers age 50 and older. "This award allows Minnesota to...
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am