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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
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
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Habitat for Humanity
June 2, 2010
A taste of summer fun
If the Awake the Lakes celebration is a hint of things to come, get ready for a summer of fun. The weekend of events was deemed a big success...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Habitat ride set for May 29
In conjunction with the Awake the Lakes summer celebration, Habitat for Humanity will host its fourth annual Bicycle, Motorcycle and Vintage Car Ride. The event will take place Saturday, May 29, starting and ending at Big Ole Central Park. Bicycles will ride on the Central Lakes...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 21, 2010
Fourth annual Habitat for Humanity ride set for May 29
In conjunction with the Awake the Lakes summer celebration, Habitat for Humanity will host its fourth annual Bicycle, Motorcycle and Vintage...
May 21, 2010 - 12:00am
Women Build Day insulates Habitat home
May 12 was an historic day for Lakes Area Professional Women (LAPW) who participated in Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County's first-ever Women...
May 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Items to be collected soon for Habitat garage sale
Friends of Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County are organizing its annual garage sale. It will take place Saturday, May 22 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alexandria Runestone Community Center (RCC) main rink. The goal is to resell good, donated merchandise to raise funds to assist...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Blessing ceremony planned for two new Habitat homes
You'll soon hear the buzzing of saws and pounding of hammers at 909 Oak Street in Alexandria. But first you're invited to hear words of thanksgiving and celebration at a "Blessing the Build" ceremony to jump start the newest Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity home in the community. In...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
Habitat for Humanity is recruiting families for future homes
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County is hosting informational meetings for individuals and families interested in learning how Habitat works and to hear how they may be eligible to partner with the organization to build a simple, decent, affordable home in Douglas County. Schedule...
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
April 16, 2010
Volunteers are the building blocks of our success
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Douglas County is blessed with wonderful volunteers; without them nothing would happen. There are many volunteer...
April 16, 2010 - 12:00am
April 9, 2010
Habitat for Humanity to hold spring kickoff
If you would like to know more about Habitat for Humanity, have interest as a new volunteer, or are a returning volunteer, you are invited to...
April 9, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Habitat for Humanity reaches milestone
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County was part of an international milestone celebrated December 4 in Minneapolis. A unique alliance between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, has resulted in...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
November 13, 2009
Letter - Creating a stronger non-profit community in Minnesota
To the editor: Minnesotans lead the nation in charitable giving. Individuals in Minnesota gave more than $4 billion to charity last year.
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
Area residents traveling to Gulf Coast to construct homes for families
Don Chan joining volunteer construction team supported by alliance between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International The Gulf Coast is still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2009
New Habitat home dedicated in Evansville
The newest Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity Home in the community was dedicated on September 24. The dedication was attended by a house...
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am
September 18, 2009
Habitat house in Evansville to be dedicated
Here's some good news about area housing. Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will dedicate a recently completed home in Evansville and the public is invited to attend the celebration. Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County and local members...
September 18, 2009 - 12:00am
September 2, 2009
Local Habitat organization meets charitable standards
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County has been awarded the Charities Review Council "meets all standards" seal indicating that it meets all 16 of its accountability standards. Nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County earn the seal by voluntarily participating...
September 2, 2009 - 12:00am