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Update: Several schools are two hours late
County upgrading to electronic voting system
Reaching for college: Grant to help with success beyond high school
Man's death on Battle Lake under investigation
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21
Girls basketball: Willmar escapes Alexandria with a CLC title
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Intense on table tennis
Girls hockey: An end to the opening-round exit
Gould named CLC performer of the week
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Lilian "Lill" Brezina
Dirk Morgan Hezlep
Curtis H. Weber
Dorothy M. Arne
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
LETTER: Is government trying to disarm the public?
LETTER: Where do elected leaders stand on gun control?
EDITORIAL: Alexandria should raise tobacco age to 21
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
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
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December 31, 2013
Light bulb phase out takes effect January 1
Due to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), standard 40- and 100-watt incandescent light bulbs must use 30 percent less energy to meet minimum efficient standards starting Wednesday, January 1. Incandescent light bulbs that do not meet the requirements will no...
December 31, 2013 - 12:49am
Website offers help to consumers struggling to stay warm
Minnesotans who have a tough time staying warm and safe this winter-heating season can get information on how to stay warm at the Stay Warm Minnesota web page at mn.gov/commerce/energy/topics/resources/Stay-Warm-Minnesota/. Helpful information on the Stay Warm Minnesota site includes...
December 31, 2013 - 12:49am
Advice on dealing with ice dams
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) offers advice to homeowners on how to protect their homes from ice dams. Ice dams are ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof, preventing melting snow from draining off the roof. That water can then leak into homes,...
December 31, 2013 - 12:48am
December 27, 2013
Remember reflector requirements along highways
Property owners along state highways are reminded to use only blue or clear reflectors when marking driveway entrances and other objects on highway rights of way, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). People installing reflectors on the highway right of...
December 27, 2013 - 8:42am
November 8, 2013
Housing market still strong, says report
Closed sales are up in west central area of state
November 8, 2013 - 9:47am
August 21, 2013
Mobile home taxes due by September 3
Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer Char Rosenow has issued a reminder to mobile home owners that first-half tax payments are due on or before Tuesday, September 3. To avoid a penalty, envelopes must be postmarked by September 3. Payments may also be made in person until 4:30 p.m. on...
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
August 16, 2013
Tickets on sale for Taste of Home Cooking School
The Echo Press will host the Taste of Home Cooking School on Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Attendees can enjoy cooking demos by culinary specialists, learn step-by-step expert cooking techniques, meet people...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
August 9, 2013
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
April 21, 2013
Online course prepares first-time home buyers
As the homeownership market slowly improves in Minnesota and the spring buying market gets underway, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota Homeownership Center and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency want to remind potential buyers that information is the key to successful...
April 21, 2013 - 11:36am
September 9, 2011
1306909 Public Sale - Manufactured Home
Public Sale Publish August 26, September 2, 9, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on September 23, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at Viking Lakes Village MHC, 3305 S. Broadway, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308, the following manufactured home will be sold by public auction by...
September 9, 2011 - 12:00am
August 28, 2011
Weatherization assistance program reaches goal
Minnesota's Weatherization Assistance Program has exceeded its goal of weatherizing 16,858 homes using $132 million in stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The program, administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, not only surpassed its goal set by...
August 28, 2011 - 12:44pm
August 17, 2011
Fire destroys Kensington home
A rural Kensington home was destroyed by fire Saturday night. At 10 p.m., Kensington and Hoffman fire departments were called to 23218 County Road 99 Southwest. Nathan Charles Long is the homeowner. According to law enforcement, no one was inside the residence at the time of the...
August 17, 2011 - 7:41am
June 26, 2011
CPAs offer advise on mortgage closing costs
Closing on a home often involves signing on the dotted line on a tall stack of paperwork, much of which is confusing and difficult to understand. It's no wonder that many people are surprised by some of the charges that make up mortgage closing costs. In fact, the average origination...
June 26, 2011 - 3:27pm
June 9, 2011
Minnesota to get $3 million for foreclosure counseling
With high foreclosure rates plaguing communities across Minnesota and across the country, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced that over $3 million in federal funding will go to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (Minnesota Housing) to provide counseling...
June 9, 2011 - 9:53am
May 1, 2011
Home sweet home? Now is the time to leverage your home equity, says Thrivent
Given the economic turbulence of the past several years, the greatest asset that many Americans have is their home. With interest rates still near historical lows, now might be the time to tap into your home equity to help consolidate debt, embark on a home improvement project, start...
May 1, 2011 - 10:51am