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Moments of silence
Update: Boy helped sister escape before his death in rollover
Solar Eclipse: 1:05
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20
Minnesota has a Confederate symbol -- and it's going to keep it
Sports schedule for Monday, Aug. 21
Tennis: Osakis starts 2-0 at Pequot Lakes
Sports schedule for Saturday, Aug. 19
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Johnson - Engebretson
DNR: 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
Jon Thomas Dingwall Jr.
Angeline "Angie" K. Blake
Lois D. Anderson
Irene M. Larson
James "Jim" K. Davern
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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January 4, 2017
United Way accepting funding requests
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is now accepting applications for program funding. Agencies applying for funding must be a 501(c)(3). Funding is reserved for programs that work toward advancing health, income or financial stability of members of Douglas and/or Pope counties....
January 4, 2017 - 7:00am
November 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Be a superhero; help this cause
Here's your chance to be a superhero. Or at least an everyday superhero. Donate or volunteer to United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. The...
November 22, 2016 - 8:00am
Bringing attention to homelessness
Volunteers took to the streets in Alexandria last week to spread a message about homelessness in the community and the state. The second annual...
November 22, 2016 - 7:00am
November 16, 2016
Cardboard brigade tackles hunger, homelessness
To recognize Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 12-20, West Central Minnesota Communities Action will host a cardboard brigade in which volunteers take to the street corners of Alexandria while holding cardboard signs filled with facts about hunger and homelessness in Douglas...
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
Give gifts to children in need this Christmas
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is offering two programs to help local families provide gifts for their children on Christmas. Following are a couple ways that you can get involved: Adopt a Family United Way is now accepting adopters for the Adopt a Family program. An organization,...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
October 5, 2016
Superheroes raise money for United Way
Superheroes took a break from their regular jobs on Tuesday to help raise money for United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. The organization's...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
September 23, 2016
Grants available to supplement emergency food and shelter programs
Douglas County was chosen to receive $3,128 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Funding levels are determined by the federal based employment and poverty statistics. These funds help provide emergency shelter for families, as well as assistance for rent/mortgage...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
Superheroes assemble at United Way Chili Cook-Off
Don your cape and get ready to save the galaxy at the 19th annual United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties Chili Cook-off on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. This year's theme is Superhero Chili. By dressing and decorating within the...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
Teams, hole sponsors and volunteers recently enjoyed a summer afternoon at Geneva Golf Course in Alexandria while supporting their community....
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
The Power of Women raises funds for United Way
The Power of Women (POW), a Women's Leadership Council with the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties, had its annual Wine, Women and Friends event on April 29. The event was held to help fund United Way's summer literacy program, Traveling Tree House. The POW helped raise more...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Day of Caring sends students to help others
Discovery Middle School (DMS) in Alexandria will partner with United Way to offer the Day of Caring. The DMS eighth grade class will be out and about on Friday, May 13 to perform service projects for those in need of assistance. As part of this student-led effort, the eighth graders...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Jabas to lead local United Way
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties (UWDP) welcomed a new leader to the non-profit organization. Jen Jabas is in her second week on the job as UWDP's executive director. "I've had nothing but a warm welcome from board members and the staff," Jabas said. She's an Alexandria native,...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
Boyer steps down as United Way director
Jessica Boyer, who has served as executive director for the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties (UWDP) for the past five years, recently announced that she will be stepping down from the position to further develop her skills with a different nonprofit entity. Kellie Janssen,...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Fall family fun
Return of Foli-Ole Fest 'exceeds expectations'
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 18, 2015
‘Get your game on’ at United Way’s chili cook off
United Way is ready to get its game on with the 18th annual United Way chili cook off and silent auction. This year’s theme is “Board Games and Chili.” The chili cook off will “pass go” on Tuesday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria....
September 18, 2015 - 12:00am