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Alexandria turkey visits governor
Girls Hockey: Cards end Packers’ winning streak
Blizzard hockey: Granite City dominates in an 8-2 final at the RCC
Girls hockey: Cards put scare into defending CLC champs
State swim: Alex relay takes 24th in first taste of state
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 18
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
Ann M. Nussbaum
Roger W. Cook
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
LETTER: False teacher in our midst
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
County crafting buffer compliance rules
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
Alexandria lawyer honored for helping poor
hires and promotions
on the street
August 14, 2017
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
A neighbor of Alexandria is about to remodel. Glenwood received an $873,746 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development...
August 14, 2017 - 7:03am
September 2, 2016
Grants could fix up homes, rental units
Does your house or rental property need repairs? Help is on the way. The city of Alexandria plans to file a pre-application to the Department...
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
DEED study documents job and wage disparities
An analysis by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) found that Minnesotans from minority communities earn less than white Minnesotans and are less likely to be employed full time after earning a college degree or other post-secondary credential. DEED...
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has teamed up with the law firm of Gray Plant Mooty to publish the second edition of "A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security," a free booklet for Minnesota businesses. "The publication addresses important issues...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
$35 million in broadband funding available
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin taking applications on Friday, July 22 for funding to expand broadband infrastructure in Minnesota. The $35 million in funding, which was approved during the 2016 legislative session, went into effect...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
State manufacturers expect stable conditions in 2016
Most Minnesota manufacturers expect business conditions to remain stable or improve in 2016, according to a joint survey by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The Minnesota Manufacturing Business Conditions...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
DEED seeks grant proposals for job-training programs
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is requesting proposals for programs and services to train low-income Minnesotans who face barriers to employment. DEED will award $2.57 million in grants from the Pathways to Prosperity Program to help service...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2013
42 businesses expand in Minnesota in three months
Forty-two business expansion projects have been announced in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's (DEED) quarterly Business Expansion Report. The projects are expected to create more than 1,300 jobs in the state. ...
June 24, 2013 - 1:21pm
July 18, 2012
Alert issued over property deed mailing
The Douglas County Recorder's Office issued an alert today to residents who own real estate in the county. There is a postal mailing being circulated from a "Local Records Office" in St.
July 18, 2012 - 4:42pm
June 15, 2012
Minnesota DEED awards 31 small cities development grants
Grants totaling $16.85 million were awarded to 31 communities in Greater Minnesota to help pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial structures and improving infrastructure. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded the funding under its Small...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 7, 2012
New guide helps businesses planning to buy, sell technology
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is offering a new guide for businesses and other organizations that are planning to buy or sell technology. "A Legal Guide to Technology Transactions" is written for entities that are in the process of buying...
May 7, 2012 - 11:48am
January 2, 2011
11 highway projects funded under new program
Eleven highway improvement and infrastructure projects in Minnesota have received preliminary approval for nearly $33 million in funding under a joint pilot program launched by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
January 2, 2011 - 3:11pm
December 6, 2010
Good news for manufacturing: Exports climb 17 percent
Minnesota manufactured exports climbed 17 percent in the third quarter of 2010 compared with the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). State manufactured exports totaled $4.4 billion...
December 6, 2010 - 10:12am
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
September 8, 2010
Ready for new business
Alexandria is ready for new businesses to come into town. It's one of four Minnesota cities that's been certified for the "Shovel Ready" program...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am