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Crash near Nelson sends driver to hospital
Driver injured in I-94 crash near Osakis
Big car show wheels into Alexandria
Drum and bugle corps perform in Alexandria w/video
Fun and games at Ribfest w/video
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 3, 2016
State adds 9,100 jobs in December
Minnesota employers added 9,100 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate dropped a notch, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Jan. 21 by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Those figures, combined with November figures that were...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
On the Street - Jan. 29, 2016
• Kelsey Hammer has joined the CliftonLarsonAllen Alexandria office, a national professional services firm delivering integrated advisory, outsourcing and public accounting, as an intern working in tax and assurance areas. Hammer attends the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks,...
Business/On The Street
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
November 26, 2015
ON THE STREET (Nov. 27, 2015)
• The My School Spirit ATM and Check Card program offered through Gate City Bank has raised nearly $5,000 for participating schools, including Alexandria Area High School, within the first five weeks since its inception in late August 2015. All customers are given the option of...
Business/On The Street
November 26, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
In the Know: AAEDC focus is job creation, community investment and quality of life
What is economic development? It can be an intangible concept that is hard to explain. The book definition takes a policy perspective: Economic development is the efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
January 22, 2015
State jobless rate drops to 3.6 percent
Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in December, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.6 percent. State employers cut 5,200 jobs during...
January 22, 2015 - 9:57am
August 17, 2013
Scary jobs available
ValleySCARE in Shakopee, the Upper Midwest's largest Halloween attraction, is looking for demented souls to terrorize the labyrinths and demonic dwellings of its ten mazes and scarezones throughout the Park during Halloween Haunt. The Halloween Haunt is a high-intense event featuring...
August 17, 2013 - 12:03pm
August 15, 2013
State adds 4,300 jobs in July
Minnesota employers added 4,300 jobs in July, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state has gained 71,500 jobs over the past year, a growth rate of 2.6 percent, compared with a U.S. growth rate of 1.7...
August 15, 2013 - 10:02am
July 24, 2013
125 new jobs coming to Alexandria
Get ready for a job surge in the Alexandria area. Doherty Staffing Solutions, a Minnesota-based employment agency, will be interviewing, training,...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 22, 2013
125 new jobs coming to Alexandria
Get ready for a job surge in the Alexandria area. Doherty Staffing Solutions, a Minnesota-based employment agency, will be interviewing, training, and hiring at least 125 customer service representatives in August and September to handle inbound calls for Doherty's client, Bluestem...
July 22, 2013 - 11:11am
July 7, 2013
July is 'Hire a Veteran Month'
Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring the month of July to be 'Hire a Veteran Month' in Minnesota. Dayton encourages all Minnesota employers to help connect military service members with employment opportunities during the month of July, and to continue hiring veterans...
July 7, 2013 - 12:11pm
June 20, 2013
State adds 8,400 jobs in May; jobless rate holds steady
Minnesota employers added 8,400 jobs in May, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Minnesota has now gained just over 93 percent of the jobs lost during the recession, 10,700 jobs shy of the state's pre-recessionary...
June 20, 2013 - 10:18am
May 16, 2013
State jobless rate falls to 5.3 percent
The Minnesota unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in April, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency said the jobless rate fell to its lowest point since May 2008 and remains...
May 16, 2013 - 9:46am
April 24, 2013
Senate emphasizes job creation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators opted to spend $383 million on economic development opportunities, with an emphasis on creating jobs. Money would be spent on programs ranging from those designed to create jobs to attracting movie producers to improving worker training. On Friday,...
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
April 18, 2013
State's jobless rate drops slightly in March
The Minnesota unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted 5.4 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state lost 5,200 jobs during the month, and job growth in February...
April 18, 2013 - 11:07am
March 5, 2013
State gains 12,100 jobs in January
Minnesota employers added 12,100 jobs in January, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The department also released revised figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics showing the state gained 16,700...
March 5, 2013 - 10:40am