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New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
Ten school, city elections contested
Douglas County Fair deemed a success
AARP honors Bev Bales as 50 Plus Leader
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
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
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
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
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
June 23, 2015
Supper focuses on hunger issue in Alexandria
A “Feeding Souls” Supper took place at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Alexandria on Friday, June 19. Participants...
June 23, 2015 - 9:46am
June 10, 2015
Fighting hunger a meal at a time
Group of seventh graders is latest to help Harvest Pack
June 10, 2015 - 12:00am
August 15, 2014
State data book shows improvement in child well-being
Demographic, social and economic changes, and major policy developments at the state and national level have affected lower-income children in both positive and negative ways since 1990, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 25th edition of its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. There...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
August 13, 2014
Farmers offered chance to fight hunger
This fall, although they already play a large role in food production, Minnesota farmers will have an opportunity to help solve the problem of hunger in rural communities. Feeding America’s Invest an Acre program turns farmers’ contributions into meals for local families. Farmers...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
June 17, 2013
Children in Greater Minnesota at risk for hunger during summer vacation
One in five families with children in Minnesota faces hunger or food insecurity. This means that children do not always receive three meals a day or sometimes skip meals. Much of this happens on the weekends and during summer vacation when there is no access to free or reduced school...
June 17, 2013 - 10:18am
May 8, 2013
Letter carriers seek to 'stamp out hunger'
Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers are hosting a Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 11. Postal customers are asked to collect and bag non-perishable food items. They can then place the items by their mailbox for letter carriers to deliver to a...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
Empty Bowls to help fight hunger
Due to the growing problem of hunger in Minnesota, District 206, with help from the community, is again putting on the Empty Bowl Project. The event is Tuesday, March 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria. A bowl of chili is $5, and a bowl of chili and...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Plant an extra row
It is that time again; individuals and families are tending to their gardens and getting them ready for the growing season.
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 11, 2012
Stamp Out Hunger food drive is this Saturday
On Saturday, May 12, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help Stamp Out Hunger across America. Now in its 20th year, the annual food drive has grown from a regional to a national effort that provides assistance to the millions...
May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Help letter carriers stamp out hunger
Fill a bag. Feed families. That's the goal of the National Association of Letter Carriers' "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive that takes place Saturday, May 12. Letter carriers across the country, in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, will be collecting food for families in need. It's...
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Alpha Pi Phi chapter asks guests to bring food, books to ATCC graduation
The Alpha Pi Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Alexandria Technical and Community College will participate in "Project Graduation...Feed a Body, Feed a Mind." This initiative is designed to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy in the community. Graduating students...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Joining the fight against hunger
Alexandria Motor Company joined local efforts to fight children's hunger. During the month of March, it donated $20 for every new and used...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
October 1, 2011
Help end hunger with trip to local grocery store
The Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) is encouraging consumers to help their neighbors struggling with hunger by going to the grocery store and participating in "Minnesota's Own" in October. All food and monetary contributions collected in the store will go to community food banks...
October 1, 2011 - 9:05am
With the support of thousands, Minnesota FoodShare celebrates record-setting March campaign
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - With continuing economic hardship touching every corner of the state, a 2011 March Campaign goal - to raise a combined 12 million dollars and pounds of food - was particularly ambitious. But with a can-do spirit and the motivation and goodwill of civic groups,...
May 1, 2011 - 3:39pm
April 24, 2011
Social media helps spread the word about global hunger
According to a new 30 Hour Famine study, almost half (44 percent) of American teens say they've become more aware of the needs of others thanks to their social media usage. The survey commissioned by World Vision, a relief and development group, revealed that four out of five teens...
April 24, 2011 - 12:21pm