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Winter is back with a vengeance
Law enforcement blotter: March 2, 2015
I-94 lanes close near Clearwater, Hasty; multiple crashes reported
Pet of the Week: Spud
News Briefs: Options for rural ambulance approved
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Alexandria girls basketball: Section 8AAA opener postponed to Wednesday
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
William Bjerkness, 45
Robert Sinotte, 71
Sylvia Haabala, 90
Wilbur Nelson, 93
Shirley Eaton, 79
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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...
news / state
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...
country / agriculture
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...
food / news
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...
news / state
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
April 6, 2011
Filling empty bowls
Students at Jefferson High School served up awareness about global hunger last Thursday. As part of the "Empty Bowls" fundraiser, pottery students hand-crafted 120 bowls to serve as a reminder of all the people who have empty bowls worldwide. Those attending could buy a student-made...
April 6, 2011 - 12:00am