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UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
Composting among new director's priorities
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
Power outage planned for north Alexandria
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Guitarist performs for First Friday in Evansville
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
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