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DNR release: Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Minnewaska
40 min 47 sec ago
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20
3 hours 9 min ago
Weekend rain strains sewer plant's capacity
August 18, 2017 - 4:53pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
August 18, 2017 - 11:23am
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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Matzo (w/video)
August 18, 2017 - 9:50am
Truck hauling hazardous chemicals catches fire; homes near Paynesville evacuated
August 18, 2017 - 9:22am
Septoria leaf spot on tomato leaves. (Contributed)
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
August 18, 2017 - 6:15am
Sarah Block, Jasmine’s mother, goes over the areas that have already been searched for her daughter with a group of search volunteers at Big Ole Central Park on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 16. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
For mother of missing Alexandria girl, 'worst feeling ever'
August 18, 2017 - 5:02am
Wayne and Jan Brasel of Ottertail have built this race car with the body of a 1962 Dodge Dart as part of a promise Wayne made to longtime friend and racing partner Joe Murray of Wadena. Brasel raced at the Viking Speedway in the early 1970s in the car he co-owned with Murray, who died from leukemia almost eight years ago. (Jason Groth | Forum Communications)
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
August 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Retired New York City Firefighter, Herb Penner (right) stands with his son, Mike, who is currently a NYC firefighter, at the 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit. The exhibit will be at the Douglas County Fair through Sunday, Aug. 20. Herb Penner was working as a fire captain in the Bronx the day of the terrorist attack. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press) play button
For 9/11 exhibit tour guide, tragedy still fresh
August 17, 2017 - 5:02pm
Jim Stratton
County commission salaries increase $1,000
August 17, 2017 - 4:27pm
Torii Erickson and Anne Friedericks riding the Scrambler at the fair. (Judd Martinson | Echo press)
Midway opens with special time for those with special needs
August 17, 2017 - 4:09pm
This is a sample of what the application looks like for the Minnesota Absentee Ballot.
Absentee ballots available for B-E school vote
August 17, 2017 - 11:00am
Millerville residents survey the damage caused by a fire that broke out in the Millerville Auto Center around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
UPDATED: Fire destroys Millerville Auto Center
August 17, 2017 - 8:33am
Amy Schlosser of Alexandria takes a picture of her husband, Jim, a United States Marine Corp veteran, in front of the 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit. The exhibit, which rolled into town Wednesday evening, will be on display at the Douglas County Fair Aug. 17-20. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press) play button
A hero's welcome: 9/11 exhibit escorted to Douglas County Fairgrounds
August 16, 2017 - 7:26pm

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Torren is available for adoption through the LAHS.

The Echo Press and the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria present this week’s “Pet of the Week” – Torren.

Torren is a 1 to 2 year old male ...

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