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Bingo to benefit veterans group
Mother charged after toddler in car seat falls out of car
Law Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 17
B-E School Board salaries stay the same
Walz urges gun control vote, marijuana groups clash at Capitol in 2nd week of session
Boys basketball: Three Norby brothers help turn around Ashby's fortunes
Sports schedule for Friday, Jan. 18
Boys Basketball: Minnewaska gets bounce-back win
Girls Basketball: Chargers stymie Hillcrest in 52-12 win
Girls basketball: Parkers Prairie rolls to 13-0
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....
Melvin & JuAnn Riedel
Melvin & JuAnn
Morken: Some takeaways from the 2018 deer season
Minnesotans 16 and older fish free this weekend if they take a kid
Seminar focused on outdoor first aid set for Jan. 23
Mike Frisch: Jig them up!
Ice climbing festival draws enthusiasts from Midwest and beyond
Mary E. Kloehn
Phillip Carl "Colby" Colbjornsen
James Lowell Swanson
Gary "Buzz" Grooters
An Echo Press Editorial: Tips for dealing with ice dams
1969: Thief swaps tattered coat for new
Commentary: Fire response was inspiring
In the Know: State at risk of losing innovators
An Echo Press Editorial: Be part of our Opinion page
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
Wake Up Alexandria at NorthStar Complex
Farm Service Agency offices to reopen for three days
On The Street
ALP Utilities makes changes to rates
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January 5, 2019
It's time to 'Pitch Your Plan': AAEDC to host business contest
Would you like to start up your own business? Do you have plans to open another business location in the Alexandria lakes area? Are you planning...
January 5, 2019 - 7:21am
February 10, 2017
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
December 28, 2016
Work starts on new Fairfield Inn
Visitors and residents alike will have one more choice when deciding where to stay in Alexandria. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fairfield...
December 28, 2016 - 6:00am
November 11, 2015
IN THE KNOW: Partnership is doing something remarkable for students and community
When the talk of the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) was starting a few years ago, the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) never wondered if we could help in any way, it was always – how can we help? The answer was found with my position as the community...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
In the Know: AAEDC focus is job creation, community investment and quality of life
What is economic development? It can be an intangible concept that is hard to explain. The book definition takes a policy perspective: Economic development is the efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
Hopefuls square off: Dayton, Horner clash over state budget plans
Two of the three major candidates for governor shared their views on education, economic development, local government aid and the state's budget...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
Business and Industrial Appreciation Day event fast approaching
The 2010 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event is fast approaching and will honor Gardonville Cooperative of Brandon and Alexandria. The 2010 BIAD event is Friday, October 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. Tickets to attend the event are...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 3, 2010
Jump start for small business success offered in Entrepreneur Boot Camp September 16
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and the Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) Customized Training Center are offering a business startup Entrepreneur Boot Camp. The class will be held Thursday, September 16 at the ATCC Customized Training Center from...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
June 11, 2010
Gardonville to be honored during Business and Industrial Day
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association has been selected to receive the 2010 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) award. The award is presented annually to a local business by the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) and Alexandria Lakes Area...
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Economic development leaders: Growth doesn't just happen
Alexandria continues to flex its economic development muscle. City representatives on the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC),...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
'Boot Camp' offers tips for entrpreneurs
Do you have questions about starting a business? Have you already started a small business and are looking for help staying organized and productive? If you could use some help getting organized, or would simply like some more information about starting or growing a business, attend...
January 15, 2010 - 12:00am
September 25, 2009
Jump start for business success offered in Entrepreneur Boot Camp
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) and Alexandria Technical College (ATC) Customized Training Center are offering a business startup class called Entrepreneur Boot Camp. The class will be held October 1 and 2 at Alexandria Technical College Customized Training...
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
Business and Industrial Appreciate Day honors The Aagard Group of Alexandria
The 2009 Business and Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event is fast approaching and will honor The Aagard Group, LLC of Alexandria. The 2009 BIAD event will take place Tuesday, October 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. The BIAD award is presented annually...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
July 29, 2009
Commercial property databases available through the AAEDC
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) provides a simple and cost-free resource for marketing commercial land and buildings from throughout Douglas County on a pair of property databases called MNPRO and LocationOne. Currently, more than 100 buildings and 450...
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am
Wage, benefits survey under way in area: AAEDC is collecting and compiling information
The 2009 West Central Minnesota Wage and Benefit Survey is currently under way, and businesses are strongly encouraged to participate. If your company has anywhere from one to 1,000 employees and you wonder if your pay ranges are competitive with other companies in the area, then...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am