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The phrase “Safety First” wasn’t just a saying for 471 5th graders from Douglas County and West Central Area schools last Thursday.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
With this later than normal spring, gardeners are just itching to get out and…what else? Garden.
Wednesday, May, 08, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Country
A new analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health finds that middle and high school students who have asthma are just as likely as their peers, who do not have asthma, to participate in sports.
Tuesday, May, 07, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The 66th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Park Rapids Lakes Area Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. Governor Mark Dayton, his staff and Explore Minnesota chose the Park Rapids Lakes Area to host the 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Travel
Even though this spring’s thaw has been slow in coming, Otter Tail Power Company reminds its customers and neighbors that electricity and water don’t mix.
Monday, April, 22, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Bed bugs have resurged to become a significant pest of the 21st century, but an entomologist with University of Minnesota Extension has made it his goal to beat the bed bug through research and education.
Saturday, April, 20, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Soon enough, people will be biking, running and walking along the Central Lakes Trail, which runs through the heart of Osakis. There are nice spots along the trail to take a break and rest a spell and now, there’s an opportunity to learn a little, too. Osakis is one of 10 communities along the trail that has been staked with new “You Are Here” signage.
Wednesday, April, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife managers are reporting an increase in bear sightings as the animals begin emerging from hibernation. Bear sightings are most prevalent in northern Minnesota, but bears can also be spotted in some metropolitan areas.
Sunday, April, 14, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Thursday, April, 11, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The Echo Press recently received a third report of a cougar sighting in the area. The most recent sighting was in the Forada area.
Wednesday, April, 10, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
I get asked this question all the time: How do you know when it is time for your parents to move?
Wednesday, March, 27, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Life
Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners referral medicine hospitals here are encouraging people to also remember their pets during National Poison Prevention Week.
Sunday, March, 24, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
With fresh snow on the ground and crews busy grooming trails for cross-country skiing at Lake Carlos State Park, park staff reminds visitors about winter trail rules and etiquette.
Wednesday, March, 20, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
It’s the kind of headline that makes dog behaviorist Melissa Berryman’s blood boil: “Dog on Trial after Attacking Child.”
Sunday, March, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of cat food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods after the company issued a voluntary recall affecting 25 states Sunday.
Tuesday, March, 12, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Oh, the spin. Within minutes after the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget released the state’s February budget forecast Thursday, the e-mails and accusations were flying.
Wednesday, March, 06, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food after the company issued a voluntary recall throughout the Midwest Friday.
Thursday, February, 28, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
A Lakescaping and Rain Garden Seminar will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Thumper Pond, 300 Thumper Lodge Road in Ottertail.
Sunday, February, 24, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Under all that snow and ice, Mother Nature is patiently waiting to sprout green grass and nourish delicate spring flowers. Believe it or not, spring is on the way. In the meantime, here’s a little hope. Spring has already sprung at local greenhouses.
Friday, February, 22, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Do you have that weedy spot in your garden where grass just refuses to grow? Maybe it’s too shady or too steep or too rocky. What do you do before weeds take over? Why not try a tough, hardy ground cover?
Wednesday, February, 13, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Country