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DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 7, 2013
To give is to receive
Kristy Eastlund of Alexandria is a natural caregiver. She's patient, caring, compassionate and quick to offer food or help with chores when someone...
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Lake Mary Troopers volunteer their service
The Lake Mary Troopers 4-H Club participated in a 4-H community pride project in May. They planted vegetables and flowers at Nordic Meadows Apartment...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
June 14, 2013
Volunteers make impact, save money in health care
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton presented a proclamation deeming April 10, 2013 as Health Care Volunteer Day. LaDean Moen of Alexandria, president...
June 14, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Volunteers track frog calls
Are you looking for a fresh and exciting activity to do with your family and friends? Frog hunting may be just what you're looking for. In 1996 the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) started accepting volunteers to help with frog and toad calling surveys. This program is set...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
May 10, 2013
United Way introduces online volunteer system
In an effort to increase the collaboration, connections, and relationships among local non-profits and community members, United Way introduced the online volunteer system called "Get Connected." Get Connected is an easy-to-use web-based platform that matches the right donors, advocates...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
May 7, 2013
Scarves of Peace
The Scarves of Peace project, organized by Karen Lohn of Grand Marais, is in need of volunteers to participate in weaving scarves. Lohn will be in Alexandria on Thursday, May 9 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Alexandria Technical and Community College's Foundation Hall.
May 7, 2013 - 10:42am
April 19, 2013
Habitat to hold spring volunteer kick-off
The weather outside may not seem spring-like this year, but local residents are encouraged to "think spring" and check out the Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) Spring Volunteer Kick-off. The kick-off will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the HFHDC...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Red Cross seeks volunteers
The American Red Cross is currently recruiting volunteers for the West Central Minnesota Chapter serving Douglas, Grant and Traverse counties. The greatest need is for volunteers to assist with disaster response, both locally and nationally. Tacy Fleener, an Alexandria resident,...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Volunteers needed to monitor health of lakes, streams, weekly
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is recruiting Minnesotan volunteers who are able to visit a designated lake or stream weekly during the summer to monitor the health of the lake or stream. More than 1,400 Minnesotans already track the health of their favorite lake or...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
February 15, 2013
Local Habitat team builds in Bangladesh
This past December, two local volunteers travelled halfway across the globe to take part in Habitat for Humanity of Bangladesh's first large-scale...
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am
February 6, 2013
A variety of volunteer opportunities are available in Douglas and Pope counties. For more information, call the numbers listed with each opportunity below. To learn about additional volunteer opportunities, call United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties at (320) 834-7800. United Way: --February...
February 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 1, 2013
Bremer employees serve for Habitat
On Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Bremer Bank Alexandria Charter employees gathered for an employee training day. As part of the national day of service, employees took part in a building project for Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC).
February 1, 2013 - 12:00am
December 7, 2012
Volunteer opportunities are available in Douglas and Pope counties. For information, call the numbers listed below. To learn about other opportunities, call United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties, (320) 834-7800. United Way: January 4 and 31, volunteers needed for Mobile Food Drop...
December 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
4-H'ers attend volunteer training
4-H volunteers from across Minnesota met at the Douglas County Extension office in Alexandria on November 26 for a 4-H volunteer training forum. Local 4-H volunteer Chad Bruns spoke at the event. While growing up, Bruns, district sales manager for Gold Country Seed, was a member...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
Habitat for Humanity recruiting volunteers to help build capacity
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) is currently recruiting a Family Selection Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) to join the global movement to build simple, decent and affordable housing in partnership with people in need. In order to increase the number of families...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am