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Architect discusses B-E design costs
Family OK after Jeep goes airborne near Evansville
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, July 19
Updated: Driver killed, four children injured on I-94 near St. Cloud
Parkers Prairie Aquatic Center nears completion
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
Viking Speedway: Meyers take three out of top four in late models
Eyes on state: Alex legion team hopes to return to state after falling short last year
Legion Baseball: Richards fans 10 to take game one
A bit about Butter Days in Millerville
'Good memories' for Lund's Bait Shop
Downtown's Party in the Street is Friday
Class of 1952 class reunion planned
Alexandria Central High School reunion set for July 28-29
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Dennis W. Menk
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Observations from the Archives: 2007: New land for a new high school
It's Our Turn: The story of an imaginary gunslinger
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
National Elks leaders visit Alexandria
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On The Street
June 22, 2016
How to leave work at work
By Alexandra Floersch Forum News Service The average person spends more than 90,000 hours working during their lifetime. When a career accounts for such a significant portion of time, it's not surprising that employees have a hard time leaving work at work when the day ends. Answering...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
YOU ASKED: How does Sentence-to-Serve work?
A community member asked how Sentence-to-Serve (STS) works and what the guidelines are for offenders to be eligible for the program. STS is...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
On the Street - Dec. 11, 2015
• Lucillia DiCenso is a new violin teacher at Carlson Music Center in Alexandria. With nine years of experience, she specializes in classical music and attends Alexandria Area High School. She has competed in Minnesota State High School League’s Solo Ensemble Contest, been invited...
Business/On The Street
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7
This week, August 1-7, is World Breastfeeding Week 2015. The theme this year is Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work. According to Horizon Public Health, everyone benefits from a breastfeeding-friendly work environment, including: EMPLOYER • Lower absenteeism rates...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
June 30, 2013
Are businesses crossing lines by tracking employees?
Nearly 10 years after real-time package- and people-tracking went viral with the advent of GPS-enabled cell phones, small businesses face two big concerns. "One is expense. Small businesses, especially those still recovering from the worst recession in modern history, can't always...
June 30, 2013 - 1:19pm
May 12, 2013
Report: Minnesota has one of country's lowest workplace fatality rates
According to a new AFL-CIO report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, 60 workers were killed in Minnesota in 2011. Minnesota had one of the lowest worker fatality rates in the country, 2.3 workers per 100,000 workers. Nationally, 4,693 workers died on the job in 2011, a rate...
May 12, 2013 - 2:27pm
April 17, 2013
Motorists urged to watch for crews
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds motorists to slow down and use caution when encountering crews doing maintenance and road repairs on area highways. Pothole patching and crack sealing are necessary each spring during the freeze-thaw cycle. Motorists need...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Five great places to be a manufacturer in Minnesota
Douglas County's reputation as a leader in the packaging manufacturing industry is shining brighter than ever. Enterprise Minnesota magazine...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
Snow brings fun and work
Snow dumped another four to five inches of powdery flakes throughout the Alexandria area late Friday night and into Saturday. Plows were hitting...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 20, 2010
State adds 14,100 jobs in October
Minnesota employers added 14,100 jobs in October, according to figures released this week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Over the past 12 months, Minnesota has gained 42,100 jobs at a growth rate of 1.6 percent. This figure includes a revision...
November 20, 2010 - 10:29am
November 12, 2010
Christian Service award winner to be announced
The recipient of the 3rd annual Christian Service award will be acknowledged at the Faith at Work lunch on Friday, November 19 at noon at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Every November, The Unity Foundation recognizes a leader in the community with the award. It goes to a person...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Pavement marking on 3rd Ave. to begin next week
Motorists may encounter temporary lane closures on Third Avenue between Broadway Street and McKay Avenue in Alexandria during a pavement marking replacement project starting next Monday, June 28. Lane closures are required while crews replace existing pavement markings in driving...
June 21, 2010 - 9:04am
December 22, 2009
Census needs thousands of people to fill jobs
December 22, 2009 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
State's fatal work injuries continue decrease in 2008
Sixty-five fatal work-injuries were recorded in Minnesota in 2008, a decrease of seven cases from 2007 and 13 fewer cases than in 2006. The 2008 total is well below the average of 78 cases a year for 2003 through 2007. These and other workplace fatality statistics come from the annual...
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am
September 3, 2008
Chicken and corn feed will help others get a second chance
A fundraiser will take place in Alexandria this Thursday and Friday to give those who have committed a crime a chance to turn their life around. A combination of barbecued chicken and corn on the cob will be served at Pete's County Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days, September...
September 3, 2008 - 12:00am