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Sloppy Pre-Christmas Weather
Songs for the season (w/video)
Fergus Falls man gets 12 years for murdering nephew
Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
House in Evansville catches fire
Boys basketball: Cards falter late in loss to section power Detroit Lakes
Sports schedule for Monday, December 22
Sports roundup from Saturday, December 20
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Carl Kremer, 67
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
November 14, 2009
Report: Minnesotans should welcome immigrants
MINNEAPOLIS -- Immigrants are important to Minnesota's economy, especially for rural areas, a new report indicates. "Immigration stimulates job creation," according to the business coalition report. "As industries expand and hire new workers, jobs are created to maintain this larger...
November 14, 2009 - 9:20am
July 9, 2009
Study shows rural gas costs are higher
ST. PAUL - A new study shows what rural Minnesotans already knew: Gasoline takes a bigger bite out of their budgets than their city cousins. Research by the Center for Rural Policy and Development shows that if gasoline costs $3 a gallon, 7 percent of an average rural resident's...
July 9, 2009 - 2:21pm
June 14, 2009
Dislocated worker on road to new career
Declining economic conditions typically change the face of student populations on college campuses as individuals who become unemployed after years in the workforce turn to community and technical colleges to update their skills and retrain. Tom Wegner is one of many new faces on...
news / region
June 14, 2009 - 1:09pm
February 11, 2009
Rural Development offers money for upgrading sewer systems
USDA Rural Development is encouraging rural communities looking to upgrade water, sewer and storm water infrastructure to contact their local Rural Development office and begin the application process. Rural Development has invested about $280 million since 2001 through its Water...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
Candidates sought for Rural Finance Authority Board
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking candidates to fill four vacancies on the Rural Finance Authority (RFA) Board. The purpose of the Rural Finance Authority is to develop the state's agricultural resources by extending credit to qualifying farmers. RFA administers...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
Program helps laid-off workers find jobs
Rural Minnesota CEP (RMCEP) has received funding to continue helping laid-off workers through its dislocated worker programs. The programs can help laid-off and unemployed workers as well as low-income and under-employed workers increase their job skills and find employment.
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
New rural channel with 'Hee Haw' hits cable airways here
Charter Cable and Rural Media Group, Inc. report that RFD-TV, the 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America, is now available on Charter digital channel 138 throughout Minnesota. Included in the December 15 rollout were the areas of...
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Businesses honored for how they help others
It wasn't that long ago that Val Jerzak needed some help. Just divorced, the then newly single mother of four had to find a job to support her family. But with scant previous experience, her prospects were grim. "I was new in town, and I didn't know anything because I hadn't really...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Education must advance past 1940s' grid, says governor
As the country moves forward through the next few months, Governor Tim Pawlenty knows there are going to be challenges. Challenges that include an unstable economy, he told a roomful of educators last Friday at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. The governor was...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Fight against AIDS gets $211,280 boost
AIDS hasn't gone away. It killed an estimated 17,000 people across the nation last year and has killed about 566,000 in the U.S.
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
August 29, 2008
Job program celebrates 40 years of service
Rural Minnesota CEP (RMCEP) is celebrating 40 years of making a difference in people's lives. For the past 40 years, RMCEP has been a recognized leader in workforce development, serving the 19-county area of north central and west central Minnesota. RMCEP works to identify and implement...
August 29, 2008 - 12:00am