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Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Wild about wine
Teen keeps cool in face of medical emergencies
A prop for Big Ole
Photo of the Week: Rainbow
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Boys soccer: Cards' attack jumps on East Grand Forks in opener
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
Tickets on sale for Alexandria Education Foundation events
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
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
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
April 16, 2010
Volunteers are the building blocks of our success
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Douglas County is blessed with wonderful volunteers; without them nothing would happen. There are many volunteer...
April 16, 2010 - 12:00am
April 9, 2010
Habitat for Humanity to hold spring kickoff
If you would like to know more about Habitat for Humanity, have interest as a new volunteer, or are a returning volunteer, you are invited to...
April 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Volunteers to take spotlight this month
During the month of April, volunteers all around Douglas County will be recognized for all of their hard work and dedication in our community. April 19-25 is National Volunteer Recognition Week across the nation. Volunteers contribute so much to each community and are very much...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Survey: 86 percent of nonprofits report fiscal stress
The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) has released its survey on the status of Minnesota's volunteer programs in a shifting environment. The survey of 280 Minnesota nonprofit and governmental organizations in late September found: Organizations experiencing...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
November 13, 2009
Tax volunteers needed to assist with 2009 preparations; training provided
Volunteers are needed to assist in preparation of 2009 tax returns at the Alexandria Senior Center during the next tax season. Sponsors of the Tax-Aide software program are AARP, IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Volunteers provide free personal income tax counseling and...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
October 14, 2009
Calling volunteers - October is National RSVP Month
During the month of October, volunteers across the country will be celebrating National RSVP Month. RSVP stands for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, which is organized through the Corporation for National Service. The corporation also includes the Foster Grandparent and...
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
Volunteer workshop offered
Lakes Area Volunteers in Action (LAVA) is sponsoring a workshop for volunteer coordinators on Tuesday, September 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Governor's Room at Nelson Gables, 1220 Nokomis Street in Alexandria. Janene Riedeman, educational speaker, has been directing volunteer...
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am
August 5, 2009
United Way connects volunteers, local organizations
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is expanding its volunteer center that serves communities in Douglas and Pope counties. The goal is to be a centralized "one-stop shop" for organizations needing help and people looking to share their time and talent. Volunteers play an increasingly...
August 5, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
While volunteers added to parks, someone took their supplies away
At the same time that groups of volunteers were sprucing up city parks in Alexandria last Wednesday, someone was up to no good. Supplies and...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
May 27, 2009
DNR looking for volunteers to help with loon survey
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for about two dozen volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Becker and Otter Tail counties in northwestern Minnesota from July 3-13. The DNR, with the assistance of hundreds of volunteer observers, has gathered...
May 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
Volunteers make tax clinic a success
West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc., (WCMCA) was able to provide a free tax clinic again this year in Douglas and Grant counties for the 2009 filing season. This service was used by 261 tax clients. Communities Action leaders send their appreciation to the 41 volunteers...
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 28, 2009
Volunteers needed to spruce up two parks
Volunteers are needed to help clean up two parks in the area. Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) has organized a clean-up at Barsness Park in Glenwood on Thursday, April 30, and at Curt Felt Memorial Park in Alexandria on Thursday, May 7. Both efforts will begin at 4:45...
April 28, 2009 - 9:00am
April 8, 2009
It didn't feel like work - Another local group fights flood water in Moorhead
Like sand filling up a sandbag, help for flood victims in Fargo-Moorhead continues to pour in from the Alexandria area. Monte Mounsdon from...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
March 30, 2009
Hendrum fights to defend the town against flooding; volunteers needed
HENDRUM, Minn. - The Red River caught this community 30 miles north of Moorhead by nasty surprise Sunday. With ice jams impeding its advance downstream, the river swelled rapidly, from the base of the 5-foot dike surrounding Hendrum to just a few inches shy of its top. The rise...
March 30, 2009 - 12:47pm
March 25, 2009
Local volunteers join flood fighting effort in Fargo
Volunteers from the Douglas County area helped with flood relief efforts in Fargo-Moorhead this week. Tastefully Simple and The Alexandria Blizzard coordinated an effort to bus 300 volunteers from the Alexandria area to the affected area Tuesday. The effort was one of many staged...
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am