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Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Mediation to begin today over veto by Gov. Dayton
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
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
Betty Ruth Berry
Sharon L. Thoennes
Barbara J. Lee
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
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
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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March 8, 2017
LETTER: Opportunity to protect pollinators
To the editor: I was happy to read Eric Morken's March 1 Outdoors report in the Echo Press that Pheasants Forever is expanding their support for pollinators with their Bee and Butterfly Fund offered to landowners in Douglas County in planting pollinator friendly acres. As most know,...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
November 11, 2016
Join Habitat for an open house event
Habitat for Humanity is hosting an open house event and invites anyone interested in workforce housing or home repairs to attend. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1110 Thomas Drive NE in Alexandria. Come see a completed Habitat home, visit with staff...
November 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
August 24, 2016
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
By Richard Fetterly, Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer The monarch butterfly population has declined by about 90 percent in the last two...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Habitat seeks families for homeownership
According to Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County, one in four renters in Douglas County is paying half or more of their income on housing. The organization wants people to know there may be options. Habitat for Humanity invites the public to find out more about homeownership at...
September 9, 2014 - 11:42am
August 23, 2013
Habitat for Humanity to hold auction Tuesday
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County will hold an auction of donated furniture, appliances and building materials on Tuesday, August 27 at 1211 North Nokomis Northeast in Alexandria. Registration is at 5:15 p.m., with the Waldorf Auction Co. Auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cash...
August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
August 16, 2013
Thompson family celebrates dedication of home
Rick and Lori Thompson, whose home was the first of two homes built this year in partnership with Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity,...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
August 9, 2013
Habitat to hold final warehouse sale
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) will hold a final inventory reduction warehouse sale on Saturday, August 10, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1211 North Nokomis Northeast, Alexandria. All items will be an additional 50 percent off the marked price. This is in addition to the...
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
Habitat for Humanity builds home for Smith family
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) volunteers have been busy building a home for Drew and Kirstian Smith and their daughter Kayleigh...
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
August 7, 2013
Habitat for Humanity announces new board members
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) president Jan Finazzo reports the election of two new board members: Nick Heydt and Jeff Montgomery. The...
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
August 1, 2013
habitat for Humanit offers inventory sale
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) will hold a large inventory reduction warehouse sale Friday, August 2 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1211 North Nokomis Northeast, Alexandria. Sales specials are 75 percent off all windows and exterior doors, $1 lighting, $1 interior doors,...
August 1, 2013 - 11:56am
July 24, 2013
Habitat for Humanity to offer warehouse sales
If you have a home repair or improvement project coming up in the near future, you may want to check out the upcoming Habitat for Humanity Warehouse Sales. Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) will be holding three inventory reduction warehouse sales to prepare for the...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
June 14, 2013
Bartone habitat home to be dedicated
Challenges are nothing new to Melissa Bartone, mother of two young children and a Habitat partner family. But now, Bartone and her children will...
June 14, 2013 - 12:00am
June 12, 2013
Habitat warehouse sale to help fund homes
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) will hold a warehouse sale on Saturday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items at the sale will include cabinets, trim, interior and exterior doors, windows, sinks, furniture, appliances and some miscellaneous items. All items have been...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
Thompson family partners with Habitat for Humanity
Nearly 500 community members recently kicked off the beginning of Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County's (HFHDC) build season by taking part...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
Riders invited to take part in motorcycle ride
Area residents and riders from throughout the area are encouraged to support the seventh annual Motorcycle Ride for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday,...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am