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Sioux want court to grant them Minnesota land promised in 1862
Farmers frustrated with Dayton communications
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Aug. 30
Group to pay $2,000 fine for illegal fireworks
Changes improve child support services
Volleyball: Osakis falls in three to Paynesville
Soccer: Alex boys, girls shut out by Brainerd
Girls tennis: Osakis rolls to pair of sweeps at home tri
Cross country: WCA boys win Morris meet, Osakis' Savageau places eighth
Girls swimming: Improvements present despite Cards' opening loss to Melrose
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Take care of extra zucchini by making noodle dishes
The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
Class reunions scheduled
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes 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