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Songs for the season
Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
House in Evansville catches fire
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Light Up the Night!
Boys basketball: Cards falter late in loss to section power Detroit Lakes
Sports roundup from Saturday, December 20
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Pushing for a new identity
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Melvin Paradis, 75
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 15, 2012
HUD awards $2.5 million to homeless programs in Minnesota
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $2,554,920 to support 27 new local homeless programs in Minnesota. This funding provides critically needed emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent support for individuals and families and...
March 15, 2012 - 11:27am
September 1, 2011
HUD re-opens application period for Emergency Homeowner Loan Program
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and NeighborWorks America announced that they have reopened the application process for the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program (EHLP). For more information about the mortgage payment assistance available through...
September 1, 2011 - 8:27am
August 28, 2011
Detroit Lakes gets $300,000 to redevelop abandoned biomass facility
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded $300,000 to the Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation in Detroit Lakes to provide business financing to redevelop an abandoned commercial facility for the production of biomass heating pellets. HUD...
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August 28, 2011 - 11:29am
January 21, 2011
Survey will count homeless people in Douglas County
How many homeless people are there in Douglas County? A survey is trying to find out - and you can help. Some sons and daughters and moms and dads, whether families or individuals, struggle to maintain a safe or decent place to stay in Douglas County, according to Wings Family Services. Wings...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
HUD offers $79 million in grants for housing counseling
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reports that $79 million is available for a broad range of housing counseling programs to help families find and preserve housing. The available funding is an increase of $21 million, or 27 percent, over last year.
July 31, 2010 - 9:23am
July 10, 2010
New federal grants target homeless problem
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced this week nearly $190 million in new grants to assist hundreds of local homeless assistance programs across the country. The funding will provide support to 550 local projects that will offer critically...
July 10, 2010 - 8:55am
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 20, 2010
Report examines plight of homeless
The total number of homeless persons in America dropped slightly between 2008 and 2009 although the number of homeless families increased, almost certainly due to the ongoing effects of the recession. That's the conclusion of the 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress,...
June 20, 2010 - 11:33am