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After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
Four arrested in Evansville drug bust
WATCH: ACLU releases video showing 'excessive force' by southwest Minnesota drug task force agent
For the record
Man who stopped traffic on I-94 dies while in custody
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
Mission accomplished: Parkers Prairie baseball gets its title a year later
State baseball: Hibbing, Marshall both stun Cards with walk-offs as Alexandria finishes fourth in Class AAA
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Ham radio demonstration June 24-25
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Timothy J. Olson
Orville Arnold Botner
Lorraine Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
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