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After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
Four arrested in Evansville drug bust
For the record
Man who stopped traffic on I-94 dies while in custody
Motorcyclist injured after veering into truck
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
Mission accomplished: Parkers Prairie baseball gets its title a year later
State baseball: Hibbing, Marshall both stun Cards with walk-offs as Alexandria finishes fourth in Class AAA
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Ham radio demonstration June 24-25
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Timothy J. Olson
Orville Arnold Botner
Lorraine Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 8, 2010
Pet store joins downtown group
Lea's Pet Products recently joined the Downtown Merchants Association (DMA) in Alexandria. Shown are Marlene Bettin (DMA), Annette Bourdeaux,...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
Dog obedience classes to help humane shelter
Having a well-behaved dog makes the experience of having a pet much more enjoyable. Imagine being able to take your dog for a walk without it pulling you the entire way or imagine having a dog that sits quietly when company comes to the door. The Lakes Area Humane Society will be...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
Humane society offers 5K/10K run, dog walk and kids' run
The Lakes Area Humane Society invites residents to participate in the "Alexandria 5K/10K Run" on Saturday, September 18. This family-friendly event takes place at the Big Ole Central Park in Alexandria, with 5K/10K run check-in starting at 6:45 a.m. Check-in for a scenic dog walk...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Double the love for cats at Lakes Area Humane Society
Have you been considering a new cat or kitten for your family? Are you thinking it's time to adopt a cat or two for companionship? Then the "Double the Love" program is just what you've been waiting for. You can adopt one cat or kitten at the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) from...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
Shrine Circus to perform two shows July 16
A summer family fun three-ring production including a tiger troupe, elephants and more, can only mean the circus is in town. The Shrine Circus...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2010
Hunting Retriever Club to host event for area hunters and dogs
Area hunters who own hunting retrievers will have a unique opportunity to improve their dogs' skills on Saturday, May 15. Prairie Lakes Hunting Retriever Club has again joined with Elk Lake Heritage Preserve to present a daylong learning event. The day will begin with Ed's Retriever...
May 7, 2010 - 12:00am
May 2, 2010
State veterinarian encourages pet owners to vaccinate their animals
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reminds pet owners to vaccinate their animals against rabies, and to make sure to keep the vaccinations up-to-date as warm weather sets in. Typically, summer and early fall are peak times of the year for human and pet interactions with wildlife,...
May 2, 2010 - 10:06am
February 17, 2010
Dog obedience training classes start February 22
Spring will return and then it will be time to enjoy taking dogs for walks on the trail, in the park, or even just around the block. However,...
February 17, 2010 - 12:00am
February 12, 2010
County holds off on paying for spaying pets - for now
Who should have to pay for dogs and cats to be spayed and neutered? That's a question Douglas County Board members are grappling with. At Tuesday's regular board meeting, commissioners heard from Christin Klimek, Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) executive director, about an opportunity...
February 12, 2010 - 12:05am
January 13, 2010
Council supports plan to tame cat, dog problem
Too many unwanted cats and dogs are causing problems in Alexandria and Douglas County. The number of animals impounded and euthanized costs local governments and the Lakes Area Humane Society a lot of money. The solution: An ongoing program to spay and neuter animals. Christen...
January 13, 2010 - 12:05am
October 7, 2009
4-H students strike purple at State Fair
Here are some Douglas County 4-H students who earned purple ribbon honors at the Minnesota State Fair: Heather Huwe, Lake Mary Troopers, Alexandria,...
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am
August 20, 2009
Minnesota wild cat sanctuary is home to neglected, mistreated
SANDSTONE -- Deep in the woods of east central Minnesota, 108 exotic cats are living out their golden years. They're permanent residents of...
August 20, 2009 - 3:31pm
July 24, 2009
Close encounters of the natural kind
Two photos snapped by Douglas County residents recently showcased wildlife in the area. It's rare to catch a glimpse of badgers in the daytime...
July 24, 2009 - 12:05am
July 22, 2009
Commissioner Hugoson urges USDA to reshape animal identification discussion
Citing the importance of animal traceability in responding to food safety threats and livestock disease outbreaks, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson and Minnesota State Veterinarian Dr. Bill Hartmann recently sent a joint letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 10, 2009
The circus is coming to town!
An exciting crowd is rolling into the Alexandria area. The Alexandria Shrine Circus will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Friday, July 17. This...
July 10, 2009 - 12:00am