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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
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
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
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
LETTER: Thanking those who care for our youngest
LETTER: What are commissioners hiding?
EDITORIAL: County board misses chance to be upfront
OUR TURN: Don't slam community theater
1968: Good Friday fire destroys businesses
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
on the street
June 4, 2016
Six tips for first time homebuyers
By Hillary Sorenson, Forum News Service Buying a first house is one of the biggest decisions an adult will ever make. For many people, becoming...
June 4, 2016 - 9:00am
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
July 17, 2013
Riding 1,000 miles for a home
Twenty thousand. That's how many miles Cycle of Hope (COH) volunteers have bicycled in the past 20 years. $2.5 million.
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
January 18, 2013
Churches invited to build Habitat homes
This summer, area churches will have a chance to take part in a local mission opportunity by joining Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) in its first Apostles Build. The Apostles Build will see 12 or more churches come together to build two Habitat for Humanity homes....
January 18, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
New home can mean new beginnings
Habitat for Humanity Douglas County (HFHDC) will host a Home for the Holidays open house where families can learn how partnership with Habitat may be able to help them realize their dreams of homeownership. The event is planned for Saturday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
January 4, 2013
USDA home repair grants available
USDA Rural Development has grant funds available statewide for very-low income homeowners for home repair to correct or remove existing health, safety, sanitary and accessibility issues. Grants up to $7,500 may be available to eligible households. This program is available to eligible...
January 4, 2013 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Habitat recruiting families for future homes
A partnership with Habitat for Humanity is not only about building a home, but it is also about getting a hand up to build a better life. Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) is currently recruiting families for both immediate home ownership and for future homes to be built...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Habitat celebrates 15 years, seeks more families wanting homes
This year marks Habitat for Humanity Douglas County's (HFHDC) 15th year of building hope, homes and community in Douglas County. Habitat is recruiting families who may meet the criteria to become a Habitat partner family based on need for housing, ability to pay a mortgage of around...
July 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Making Home Affordable Unemployment Program information available locally
Are you having a tough time making your mortgage payments because you're unemployed? While you're looking for a new job, and before your savings are exhausted, find out about the options available to support you. Through the Making Home Affordable (MHA) Unemployment Program (UP),...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
March 19, 2011
Report finds construction workers out of work, high homelessness in Minnesota
With high levels of homelessness and housing construction at a low, distress in the housing market continued in the 4th quarter of 2010, according to data in the Minnesota Housing Partnership's (MHP) latest "2 x 4" Report. According to the report, family homelessness showed no improvement...
March 19, 2011 - 12:20pm
March 12, 2011
Commerce charges loan modification firm for scamming 118 homeowners
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has charged Michigan-based Save My Home USA Co. Inc., its owners Jason and Justin McCallum and Chad Buchanan with allegedly defrauding 118 Minnesota homeowners by taking upfront fees for loan modification services never provided to the consumers. The...
March 12, 2011 - 12:18pm
October 22, 2010
Is it cheap to build in Alexandria?
No one likes paying the fees that come with building a new home or a business. But if you're doing it in Alexandria, you can find some small...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
July 5, 2010
Survey takes a look inside the homes of Americans
Most families with young children live within a mile of a public elementary school. The most common home heating fuel in the U.S. is gas. Only a third of American homes have a working carbon monoxide detector. These are just some of the findings of a comprehensive national sample...
July 5, 2010 - 11:14am
June 15, 2010
After 40 years Hilltop Homes in New York Mills closes its doors
After 40 years, New York Mills will no longer have a manufactured or modular home business. Hilltop Homes is closing its doors after opening so many for customers across the region for a long time. The familiar staple overlooking Highway 10 is another victim of poor economic conditions...
June 15, 2010 - 3:51pm
April 26, 2009
Spending bills spare most nursing homes
ST. PAUL -- Most nursing homes are spared big budget cuts and low-income Minnesotans on government health insurance remain covered under Democratic lawmakers' health-care spending proposals. Protecting government-subsidized health insurance for the poor is a key priority for the...
April 26, 2009 - 12:00pm