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Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 14-18
Board dissects report card data
DWI campaign nabs driver at dental office
Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Volleyball: Osakis makes quick work of Upsala
Geneva crowns club champs
Volleyball: Knights edge Ortonville in five sets
Tennis: Osakis coasts to a 12th win
Girls soccer: Defense, Paschka help Cards to a fourth-straight win
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Shirley Ann Battey
Donald "Don" Skrove
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
In the Know: A lot to like about street project
An Echo Press Editorial: Early smoking carries big risks
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
hires and promotions
on the street
July 10, 2018
Report: Small businesses increasingly wary of fraud
Small-business owners are growing more wary of scammers and the impact on their bottom line, according to a report released last week. The Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission teamed up for a survey of small businesses that found scammers are a growing risk to...
July 10, 2018 - 8:17am
May 24, 2018
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
A stand-alone Starbucks Coffee Shop is coming to Alexandria. It will be located at 615 44th Avenue, directly north of Doolittles Woodfire Grill in south Alexandria, according to Alexandria City Planner Mike Weber. The estimated valuation of the building shell and interior work is...
May 24, 2018 - 9:14am
April 12, 2018
Education for all: 'Squid School' provides swim lessons for all ages and all needs
Three years ago, Alexis Katterhagen couldn't float on her back, whether in a pool or in a lake. The 15-year-old, despite being attracted to...
April 12, 2018 - 6:32am
February 14, 2018
EDITORIAL: A valentine to small businesses
Small businesses are the heartbeat of vibrant communities.
February 14, 2018 - 11:17am
September 23, 2016
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched certify.sba.gov, a new website to further streamline and improve the application processes for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to do business with the federal government. With this website, SBA's contracting application...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
Starting a small business?
Are you thinking about starting a small business or expanding? The Alexandria Area Economic Development, Alexandria Technical and Community College Customized Training and West Central Initiative are offering a series of classes to help you get started. Each session will be held at...
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Are you eligible for a USDA Energy Grant?
Are you planning on making some improvements to your business that will save energy? Your project might qualify for an energy grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), small businesses located in rural areas can receive a grant for...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Food entrepreneurs, businesses have options
Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. In fact, nearly half of new businesses don’t make it past their second anniversary, according to the Small Business Administration. To help break that pattern, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) offers services to...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
November 13, 2015
InnovateHer Competition seeks entrants
The West Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center (WC MN SBDC), which has a satellite location in Alexandria, is hosting a local InnovateHer Competition open to all entrepreneurs. National finalists will pitch their products and ideas to a panel of expert judges and compete...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
October 25, 2013
Small business power lunch offered
The Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) and Alexandria Area Economic Development are offering their second Small Business Power Lunch entitled “At Your Service” on Tuesday, October 29 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
October 25, 2013 - 9:21am
August 28, 2009
Low-interest loans available for small businesses in area
Nearly $1 million in low-interest loans is available to Minnesota small businesses to help them weather the current economy. The deadline for applications is September 8. Applications will be reviewed and loans awarded through Grow Minnesota! - a program of the Minnesota Chamber...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am