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Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Weather changes Senior Fishing Day events
Planned Parenthood: Patients at risk - Organization cites potential loss of some federal funds
Kensington gets first dollars for new tower
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Junior legion tournament: Rain postpones Alex Black game to Friday
Girls basketball: Cardinals win Breakdown state title
Alexandria youth teams top three at Pacesetter Tournament
Junior legion tournament: Alex Black loses first bid for state tournament berth
Junior legion playoffs: Alex Blacks one win away from a state berth
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Rare white squirrels show up in Alexandria
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Harold A. Ranum
Catherine Jane (Cathy) Lahtinen
Letter to the Editor: Constitution is straightforward, plain English
In the Know: Avoid stereotyping employees
1968: Alexandria native caught up in Miami hijacking
Letter to the Editor: Victim advocates are unsung heroes
An Echo Press Editorial: A guide to newspaper terms
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Hagstrom named 'Top 25 Women in Business'
On The Street
Viking Plaza sale postponed again
Deadline for farmers approaching
hires and promotions
on the street
November 24, 2015
Smoke-free housing training offered for landlords, property owners
Smoke-free policies are preferred by 75 percent of potential renters in Minnesota. Having a smoke-free policy lowers cleaning and turnover costs and saves time and money. Live Smoke Free, the Public Health Law Center and Horizon Public Health will offer training on the benefits...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 6, 2015
COMMENTARY: Apprenticeship - Workforce training for today and tomorrow
By Commissioner Ken Peterson, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Minnesota’s workforce is experiencing tremendous transition. Thousands of our experienced baby boomers are retiring, while many employers are seeking a workforce capable of meeting increased levels of skill...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Burnin' it up
Fire was ablaze Tuesday night in Forada, shooting high in the sky. But don't worry. It was an intentional fire. The Forada and Villard fire...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
How to respond to a shooter
What is the best way of dealing with someone who starts firing a gun inside a school or a business? Nineteen people from law enforcement,...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Training prepares snowplow operators for winter
More than 100 snowplow operators recently participated in an intensive training program to prepare them for the worst road conditions a typical Minnesota winter has to offer, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The training session ran September 21 through...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
December 30, 2014
Lakes Area Humane Society offers dog obedience classes
The Lakes Area Humane Society in Alexandria will offer a basic dog obedience class starting on Tuesday, January 6. It will run one night per week for five weeks and will cover the basic obedience commands of “heel, sit, stay, come” and more. The cost is $60 and the profits will...
December 30, 2014 - 4:30pm
September 18, 2013
A crash course in emergency response
The scenario was chilling: A plane crashes at the Alexandria Airport, bursting into a fireball of flames and smoke as trapped passengers scream...
September 18, 2013 - 10:25am
September 17, 2013
Messiah Lutheran Church launches Habitudes training
Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman sent youth minister Charis Bjorklund and recently retired WCA teacher Pat Hanson to Atlanta, Georgia, to be trained in Habitudes in June. Habitudes is a student leadership training experience for the next generation (Generation Y). As the materials...
September 17, 2013 - 1:25pm
July 26, 2013
Area nonprofits invited to apply for board leadership training
The Board Leadership Academy is accepting applications from nonprofits in west central Minnesota to participate in its 2013 training. Sponsors West Central Initiative, Bremer Bank and HBH Consultants will offer customized training to help nonprofit board and staff leaders work together...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 21, 2013
Basic motorcycle training offered
The Alexandria Technical and Community College is again offering the Basic Rider Motorcycle course this summer at the college. The course is 14 1/2 hours in length and combines practice riding, classroom discussion and a pre-course homework assignment. The classroom discussion helps...
June 21, 2013 - 12:00am
June 7, 2013
Aquatic invasive species decontamination training offered
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering free training sessions this summer for lake service providers interested in hot water/high pressure decontamination methods to remove aquatic invasive species (AIS) from watercraft. Attendees will learn proper decontamination...
June 7, 2013 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
55+ driver improvement courses offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement four-hour refresher course on Thursday, May 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Crossings Hotel, 211 East Main Street, Parkers Prairie. The fee for the course is $20. The driver improvement courses are open to the public....
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Dog obedience class starts April 23
The Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) will offer a basic dog obedience class starting on Tuesday, April 23. The cost is $60, and the profits will be applied toward the operating expense of the animal shelter. The class will run one night per week for five weeks and will cover the...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Dog training classes offered
Lakes Area Recreation (LAR) will offer four different dog obedience training classes. They will be held on Monday and Wednesday evening starting April 15. Beginner Dog Obedience is a perfect place to start training your puppy or dog. Obedience Two will pick up where basic obedience...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
Free training offered for rental owners
The Alexandria Police Department is hosting a free one day crime-free multi housing training for anyone who owns rental properties. The event will be held at the Alexandria Police Department on Wednesday, June 11 at 8:30 a.m. Topics covered will include fire safety, drug awareness,...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am