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Events planned in Alexandria this month raise awareness of domestic violence
House Republicans challenge Clean Power Plan
Health insurance rate hikes upset state officials
Pampering and presentations featured at Women's Showcase
28 teams in Geneva Parent/Child Golf Tourney
Alex football: Cards win with plenty on the line at St. Cloud Tech
Osakis football: Pair of picks highlight 28-20 finale win
Sports schedule for Friday, October 9
Osakis volleyball rallies past Pierz
Jazz it up with Belle Amour
Laura Urban to speak on women in education
Not your Disney fairytales
Award ceremony to be held for local teen
Fall mission festival features missionary speaker
Engaged - Goellner and Hoium
Engaged - Becker and Sward
Engaged - Terhark and Ranweiler
Engaged - Cochran and Dietrich
New life in the fall
From the stand
DNR: Glacial Lakes State Park to remain open during deer hunt
DNR report: Duck season closed temporarily
Local pheasant count up
Funeral - William Zimmel, 96
Service - Dorthy Ost, 79
Service - Pride Colton, 64
Service - Ordell Krebs, 76
Bryan Kruchten, 33
AN ECHO PRESS EDITORIAL: School shooting shouldn't be shrugged off
Letter - Why did gas prices in town go up?
COMMENTARY: Prevent illegal spills to our water
Letter: Move library to north Broadway
Observations from the archives, 1915: Illegal distribution of alcohol suspected
Minnesota gardening calendars available
Bones are bad in potato pro-duction
Gardening Tips: Plant now for a beautiful garden
New resource for connecting farmers is launched
Protect your plants from early frost
Trumm Drug honored as outstanding business
Alexandria Industries begins expansion
Voyager Industries acquires Bear Track Products
Greater Minnesota job training grants available
JLG Architects ranked a top architecture firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 15, 2014
A family balancing act is over, thanks to DCCCP
For Brandon and Brittney Claseman, working three jobs and caring for their 3-month-old daughter, Mya, was a balancing act. Doing it without a car made it even harder. Through the help of the Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) and four local businesses, the Clasemans received...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
September 4, 2013
Local group gets $268,400 for painting, house repairs
Organizations that help older Minnesotans stay in their homes as they age are receiving more than $4.3 million in funds from the Department of Human Services. Locally, West Central Minnesota Communities Action Inc. will receive $268,400 to provide exterior painting and construction...
News / region
September 4, 2013 - 1:08pm
July 26, 2013
Anderson Funeral Home brings families transportation relief
Seven families recently saw relief from their transportation challenges at the Douglas County Car Care at Koep's Korner in Alexandria, sponsored...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Bus loop repairs on the way for Discovery Middle School
A rough ride will soon be a whole lot smoother for students, staff, parents and bus drivers who use the Discovery Middle School parking lots. District 206 school board members unanimously approved a project to repair the bus loop that runs in front of the school and the bus parking...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Fix-It Clinic demonstrated basic repair skills
Community Education held the first of three Fix-It Clinics for bicycles, electrical repairs and clothing on Wednesday, May 15. Approximately...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
Free car repair program is off and running
Four people gained mobility because volunteers for Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) repaired their vehicles on the first Car Care last...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Learn to bake bread, handle coupons and make repairs at Community Education classes
Community Education in Alexandria is offering the following classes. To register or for more information, call (320) 762-3310 or visit www.alexandria.thatscommunityed.com. BREAD MAKING A baking class will be held Monday, May 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria....
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
February 15, 2013
Funds available for rental repairs
The Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (DCHRA) has funds available to help qualifying rental property owners make necessary repairs. This program is a comprehensive city application for rental rehabilitation that encompasses targeted areas inside the cities of Osakis,...
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am
January 4, 2013
USDA home repair grants available
USDA Rural Development has grant funds available statewide for very-low income homeowners for home repair to correct or remove existing health, safety, sanitary and accessibility issues. Grants up to $7,500 may be available to eligible households. This program is available to eligible...
News / state
January 4, 2013 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
I-94 near Brandon interchange to undergo repairs
Motorists in west central Minnesota will experience delays, detours and lane closures on several highways beginning September 10 as crews begin culvert repair and replacement projects. The start date is subject to change. The affected locations include Interstate 94 eastbound at...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
1114164 Sealed Bids - Airport Roof Repairs
Sealed Bids Publish July16, 23, 2010 NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS CITY OF ALEXANDRIA Project Location: Alexandria Municipal Airport Project Name: 2010 Capital Improvement Program - Roof Repairs FAA AIP No: 3-27-0004-10-10 State Project No.: 2101-53 Bids Close At: 9:00 AM on August...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
New EPA rules on renovations, repair and painting impacts many
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the Vikingland Builders Association. The New EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule 40 CFR Part 745, Part II, Lead will affect building owners, property managers, contractors including painters, renovators, plumbers, electricians,...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
MnDOT reminds residents to repair or replace damaged mailboxes, posts
If you have an old or damaged rural mailbox or one supported by an illegal structure, now is a good time to repair or replace it before the ground freezes, advises the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Every winter, MnDOT receives complaints of snowplows damaging mailboxes,...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am