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Sheriff's employees get leadership training
County drops idea to stop employees from talking to media w/video
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19
Area working to plug skills gap
Time to worry about opener? More than 30 inches still covered many area lakes this week
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
Shooting for big things: Alexandria trap ready to compete in a competitive field
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
Robert F. Kane
LETTER: Thanking those who care for our youngest
LETTER: What are commissioners hiding?
EDITORIAL: County board misses chance to be upfront
OUR TURN: Don't slam community theater
1968: Good Friday fire destroys businesses
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
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
On The Street
Tip Top’s latest scoop: New owners
hires and promotions
on the street
December 21, 2017
Elder Network allowing younger volunteers
Central Minnesota Elder Network is lowering the required age for volunteers who visit the elderly in their homes from 55 to 50. Founded in 1997, the Alexandria-based network was modeled on an Olmsted County program, said executive director Wendy Hyatt. That program was based on the...
December 21, 2017 - 6:18pm
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