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Sheriff's employees get leadership training
County drops idea to stop employees from talking to media w/video
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19
Area working to plug skills gap
Time to worry about opener? More than 30 inches still covered many area lakes this week
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
Shooting for big things: Alexandria trap ready to compete in a competitive field
Sports schedule for Friday, April 20
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
Robert F. Kane
OUR TURN: Don't slam community theater
1968: Good Friday fire destroys businesses
LETTER: Autism affects one in 68 people
EDITORIAL: New help for those in mental crisis
IN THE KNOW: Mental health and wellness in schools
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
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
On The Street
Tip Top’s latest scoop: New owners
hires and promotions
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Habitat for Humanity
May 21, 2010
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
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
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
August 28, 2009
Gate City Bank donates $259,200 to nonprofit causes throughout region
In the past several months, Gate City Bank has donated $259,200 to regional organizations as part of its commitment to support communities and causes. Local donations included a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County. Additional donations were made to regional organizations...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
August 5, 2009
Dedication celebrates completion of another Habitat Home
Homebuyers Dan and Amy Johnson and their twin sons, Landon and Logan, say they're excited to live in a new home they purchased and helped rehab...
August 5, 2009 - 12:00am