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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Feb. 23
Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
Open for comment: water quality report for Long Prairie River watershed
For the Record - Feb. 24, 2017
From a mess to success
Boys Basketball: Alex dominates in DL
Boys Basketball: Minnewaska can't keep up with ACGC, falls 68-55
Boys Basketball: Osakis falls to Holdingford by 10
Girls Basketball: Five Panthers enter double digits in win
Girls Basketball: Chargers show improvement with big win over Hancock
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Curtis G. Olson
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 6, 2017
Stallman named WCI interim president
The West Central Initiative Board has named economic development consultant Terry Stallman as interim president for the organization. Stallman...
January 6, 2017 - 9:00am
November 16, 2016
LETTER: WCI is regional community foundation
To the editor: Nov. 12-18 is National Community Foundation Week. It's a great time to remind West Central Minnesota residents that West Central Initiative is their regional community foundation. That means we work with citizens, public officials and organizations from their community...
November 16, 2016 - 8:00am
August 31, 2016
New effort seeks to draw people home
A new local initiative is ripping up and reinventing the old saying, "You can't go home again." It's encouraging people who have left West-Central...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
New effort tries to draw more people into area
The city of Alexandria will hold a public meeting to present a new regional effort of recruitment in West Central Minnesota sponsored by West Central Initiative. It will take place Friday, August 26 at 10 a.m. at Alexandria City Hall, 704 Broadway. "This is an opportunity to partner...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
November 13, 2015
COMMENTARY: West Central Initiative is your Swiss Army knife for regional development
By Brad Barth, President, West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls Have you ever worked on a project you can’t complete because you don’t have the right tool? In community and economic development, the same thing can happen. West Central Initiative (WCI) is a regional community...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2013
Early childhood initiative celebrates 10 years
Ten years ago, West Central Initiative (WCI), along with its five sister Minnesota Initiative Foundations (MIF), formed the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative (ECI). Thanks to a grant from The McKnight Foundation, the MIFs helped establish 90 community and county coalitions throughout...
October 23, 2013 - 8:50am
July 31, 2013
Boyer joins West Central Initiative board
West Central Initiative (WCI) welcomes Jessica Boyer to the WCI board of directors. Boyer is executive director of the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties and has lived and worked in Alexandria for seven years. She is an active member of the community through Lakes Area Professional...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
TSMA awarded grant form West Central Initiative
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association (TSMA) is one of six recipients of West Central Initiative's (WCI) first Competitive Workforce Grant awards. The new program will improve the economy of West Central Minnesota by providing one year of start-up funding for workforce development...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
WCI unveils new logo
West Central Initiative (WCI) has officially unveiled a new logo.
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2010
Group tries to wipe out poverty
What does it take to wipe out poverty in Minnesota? A major step, says the group, A Minnesota Without Poverty, is to bring key players to the table - nonprofits, government officials, businesses, faith communities and concerned citizens throughout the state - to develop action plans. On...
November 7, 2010 - 11:58am
November 6, 2010
Meeting will address regional transportation needs
West Central Initiative (WCI) is hosting an open house to gather public input on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's future investment priorities for public transit in Greater Minnesota. The open house is Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at WCI, 1000 Western Ave., Fergus Falls....
November 6, 2010 - 1:40pm
November 5, 2010
Meeting will gather ideas about public transit
West Central Initiative (WCI) is hosting an open house to gather public input on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's future investment priorities for public transit in Greater Minnesota. The open house is Wednesday, November 10 at 10 a.m.
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
West Central Initiative ranks in list of top public foundations
West Central Initiative (WCI) is ranked ninth on the Minnesota Council on Foundations' (MCF) newly released list of the state's top 25 community and public foundations for 2009. It is ranked 48th on MCF's top 50 Minnesota grantmakers by assets for 2009. WCI is a regional community...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 15, 2010
Alexandria photographers shine in 'Creating a Better Tomorrow' contest
Alexandria residents made a strong showing in West Central Initiative's photo/video contest, "Creating a Better Tomorrow for West Central Minnesota,"...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
June 16, 2010
Still time to enter WCI's photo contest
There's just one month left to enter your photos and videos in West Central Initiative's (WCI) "Creating a Better Tomorrow" contest. WCI is seeking photo and video entries that illustrate the theme: "Creating a Better Tomorrow for West Central Minnesota." The online contest runs...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am