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Minnesota has a Confederate symbol -- and it's going to keep it
Fire destroys home in Garfield w/video
AgweekTV: Hog barn woes in Devils Lake
Sports schedule for Monday, Aug. 21
Sports schedule for Saturday, Aug. 19
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Johnson - Engebretson
DNR release: Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Minnewaska
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
Jerry Lee Busch
Georgia Rose Gerth
Betty A. Johnson
Delores M. Johnson
Angeline "Angie" K. Blake
Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
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June 19, 2017
Mini-golf for special needs kids on June 25
The Windmill Project will host its third annual 18-hole Miniature Golf Classic at Casey's Amusement Park on June 25. It's a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization, which provides networking and information to families of children with special needs. The event will run from 4-7...
June 19, 2017 - 5:33pm
January 31, 2017
Habitat celebrates 20 years of transforming lives
Everyone involved in building a Habitat for Humanity home is impacted in some way, according to Habitat for Humanity Director Lori Anderson....
January 31, 2017 - 12:30pm
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