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Search and rescue effort underway on Lake Le Homme Dieu
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
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
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
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
June 17, 2016
Tell your story through nonprofit advocacy
Local nonprofits are teaming up to sponsor a nonprofit legislative advocacy training session on Wednesday, June 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Alexandria Technical and Community College, 1601 Jefferson Street in Alexandria. The workshop is free and open to the public. Susie Brown,...
June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Non-Profit Forum discusses Douglas County needs
The Grants Committee of the Alexandria Area Community Foundation invites the public to attend the Douglas County Non-Profit Forum on Tuesday, April 12 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at 324 Broadway in Alexandria. Parking is available in the west lot and on the street. The forum is an open discussion...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
New nonprofit created to help families create memories of children
On Tuesday, December 4 at the Bremer Bank holiday open house in Brandon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cheryl Schaffran will have a Remembering Little...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
May 18, 2012
Minnesota Waters to cease operations
Minnesota Waters will be ceasing operations on May 19. The statewide non-profit organization focused on promoting responsible stewardship of Minnesota's water resources by engaging citizens, local and state policymakers, and other partners in the protection and restoration of lakes...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
Habitat for Humanity recruiting VISTAs to make statewide impact
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) is currently recruiting a Program Development VISTA and a Family Selection VISTA to join the global movement to build simple, decent and affordable housing in partnership with people in need. The local affiliate was selected as one of...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Non-profit programs get big boost form community foundation
A big influx of money - $360,000 worth - promises to strengthen the work of non-profit agencies serving the Alexandria area. Less than a year and a half after affiliating with the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF), the Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) has already...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
World Book Night: Spreading the love of reading, person to person
When Kathleen from Cherry Street Books shared information with me about World Book Night in January of this year, I was immediately excited! What could be better than receiving 20 new books free to distribute to adult and young adult readers who do not have easy access to books...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2011
Bernick Family Foundation to award $150,000 to non-profits in area
St. Cloud, Minn. - The Bernick Family Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announce that $150,000 will be available in the fourth annual round of Bernick Family Foundation community grants. Letters of inquiry will be accepted through September 1. "We...
July 24, 2011 - 9:32am
July 18, 2011
Non-profits in Alexandria may apply for leadership program
All nonprofit organizations in West Central Minnesota are invited to apply for the Board Leadership Academy - a customized training program designed to help non-profit board and staff members work together to strengthen their organizations' performance and success. Up to 10 nonprofits...
July 18, 2011 - 11:39am
February 2, 2011
Quilters share inspirations, ideas, techniques
Are you looking for quilters to connect with? Lakes Area Quilters welcomes you to our monthly meetings where we share inspirations, ideas, new...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
West Central Initiative ranks in list of top public foundations
West Central Initiative (WCI) is ranked ninth on the Minnesota Council on Foundations' (MCF) newly released list of the state's top 25 community and public foundations for 2009. It is ranked 48th on MCF's top 50 Minnesota grantmakers by assets for 2009. WCI is a regional community...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2010
Tax deadlines for extension filers, non-profits loom
Friday, October 15 is a key deadline for an estimated 179,600 Minnesotans who requested an extension to file their 2009 federal income tax returns. It is also a crucial due date for as many as 5,500 small nonprofit organizations in Minnesota at risk of losing their tax-exempt status...
October 14, 2010 - 12:24pm
September 17, 2010
Church with a capital 'C'
The Alexandria Area Ministerial Association (AAMA) is a fellowship of pastors, chaplains and church leaders from Alexandria and the surrounding...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
Red Cross: 125 years of responding to emergencies
For more than 125 years, the mission of the American Red Cross has been to help individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to...
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
For the love of books
Many of you have heard about the Friends of the Library organization, but do you really know what it is? It's a group of people just like you...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am