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Are farmers getting gouged on rent?
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Program gives away 200th car; 'I can better provide for myself,' recipient says
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Boys basketball: Knights small but mighty
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
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
Catherine A. Brainard
Robert F. Forster
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
LETTER: Supportive of Franson's tweet
LETTER: Disappointed with Franson's remarks
COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving
EDITORIAL: A good time to count your blessings
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
On The Street
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
hires and promotions
on the street
June 26, 2017
On the Street
June 26, 2017 - 8:15am
June 23, 2017
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
A new competition is coming to Alexandria this weekend, with the hope that downtown businesses will be the winners. Sponsored by Your Turn Boardgames...
June 23, 2017 - 11:07am
June 21, 2017
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
More than 200 people gathered for the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce's 26th Annual Duffers Delight Golf Tournament on Monday, June...
June 21, 2017 - 4:16pm
June 20, 2017
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
Karen Tolkkinen joined the Echo Press in May to write and edit stories for the newspapers and its special sections. Since earning a journalism...
June 20, 2017 - 12:16pm
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
JCI Minnesota, formerly Minnesota Jaycees, is looking for the state's top young leaders for its annual Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotan Awards. JCI seeks nominations of young adults who have contributed to the state by their service, thought and influence, community involvement or...
June 20, 2017 - 11:58am
June 12, 2017
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
During the summer months, no matter the time of day, Mike and Jaime Jost can often be found on or near the lake. The Josts are the new owners...
June 12, 2017 - 9:00am
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
The Douglas County 4-H program will offer four day camps this summers for students who have completed Grades K-3. • June 28: Explore Animals! in Alexandria City Park in Alexandria. This camp covers topics including animals, habitat and care. • July 19: Explore Nature! in Lake...
June 12, 2017 - 7:20am
June 9, 2017
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Master gardener Joel Kangas will talk about growing unusual cold-hardy fruits at the Wednesday, June 14 session of the Brown Bag Gardening Series offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners. The sessions take place over the lunch hour at the Douglas County Library....
June 9, 2017 - 6:22pm
Vaagenes receives hospital award
Carl Vaagenes, CEO of Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, has been recognized for his work advocating for the hospital in the community....
June 9, 2017 - 6:23am
June 8, 2017
Many options for shade plants
I've recently received many calls from people who are struggling to find plants that bloomed in the shade. They were surprised to hear that there are choices beyond hostas and impatiens. In fact, there are quite a few shade loving plants that can add color and texture to your garden,...
June 8, 2017 - 9:36am
June 5, 2017
Food delivery service debuting in Alexandria
Food delivery options in Alexandria are about to get a whole lot wider. Beginning June 5, Food Dudes delivery will be available in the area....
June 5, 2017 - 5:15am
June 3, 2017
Extension service helps with pressure canning
For a $3 fee, the University of Minnesota Extension office in Douglas County, 720 Fillmore St. in Alexandria, will test pressure canner gauges for home canners. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safely canning low-acid vegetables, meats, poultry and fish. Two types...
June 3, 2017 - 6:28am
May 31, 2017
What's going on with the evergreens??
Many of our local conifers are really beginning to look ragged, and the questions have come pouring in! To determine why your tree is ailing,...
May 31, 2017 - 7:24am
May 30, 2017
On the Street
• Natalie Goodwin recently graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena with a degree in massage therapy. As a...
May 30, 2017 - 7:11am
May 26, 2017
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Wine, whiskey and beer. Douglas County is unique in the state of Minnesota in being able to boast producers of all three types of alcoholic beverages....
May 26, 2017 - 5:30am