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Alexandria to hire two new police officers
K9 unit deployed after chase with suspect
Law enforcement blotter: January 23-25, 2015
News Briefs: Dayton signs tax conformity bill
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
Sports schedule for Monday, January 26
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Ruby Benson, 73
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Allan Altnow, 87
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
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June 27, 2013
Booze and boating don't mix; DNR ramps up enforcement this weekend
Boaters should think twice before having too many cocktails on the water, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. The DNR and other agencies around the state are stepping up patrols for impaired boaters this weekend -- June 28-30. The enforcement is part of Operation...
June 27, 2013 - 11:43am
May 25, 2013
Cold water dangerous to boaters this Memorial Day weekend
Minnesotans are eager to hit the water for Memorial Day weekend, but the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters that warmer weather does not mean warm water. "For boaters and swimmers, our current water temperatures can prove dangerous, or even deadly, if they...
May 25, 2013 - 7:13am
May 19, 2013
Report shows lowest number of boating fatalities on record, overall drop in accidents and injuries
May 19, 2013 - 4:12pm
June 23, 2012
DNR to crack down on drunk boating this weekend
Thinking about going out on the boat this weekend and tossing back a six-pack of beer? Better reconsider that. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers and county sheriff's water patrol deputies will be out in force June 22-24 for Operation Dry Water...
June 23, 2012 - 8:11am
May 27, 2012
Graduation time often brings water accidents
During this time of year there are often reports of young people involved in high school graduation festivities, who either drown or are seriously injured in water accidents, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Unfortunately, most accidents could have...
May 27, 2012 - 12:19pm
May 8, 2012
Boaters play key role in preventing spread of aquatic invasive species
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging boaters to take more responsibility in stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species. "In the past our boating recreation messages were largely safety oriented, which is still important, but more than ever preventing...
May 8, 2012 - 3:30pm
June 3, 2011
Beware of hazards floating in lakes this weekend, says Douglas County Water Patrol
Attention all those who will be out on the lakes this weekend: The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol is advising boaters and other persons on the lake to pay special attention for hazards in the water. Over the course of the last week, mostly because of the storms Monday...
June 3, 2011 - 2:19pm
May 22, 2011
UPDATE SUNDAY 1:30 P.M.: Two killed in boating accident near Alexandria
A day on the lake among friends turned tragic in Alexandria Saturday - two were killed in a boating accident on Lake Victoria. The victims were Nicole Marie Getz, 27, and Matthew Paul Spletzer, 30, both of Alexandria, according to new information released by the Douglas County Sheriff's...
May 22, 2011 - 1:06pm
May 21, 2011
Two people dead after boating accident on Lake Victoria
Two people died in a boating accident near the Lake Victoria boat landing in Douglas County Saturday. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about the incident and upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered six victims who were all passengers in a single watercraft. Two...
May 21, 2011 - 11:26pm
June 9, 2010
Don't let hitchhikers catch a ride on your boat or trailer
Editor's note: The following is part of an "On the Water" series provided through the Minnesota Department of Natural Reources. Boating and fishing on lakes and rivers is a treasured Minnesota pastime. Protecting these lakes and rivers from invasive plants and animals requires us...
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
Two hurt when boats collide near Perham
Two men were injured Saturday when their boat was rear-ended by another boat on Big Pine Lake near Perham, Minn. A boat driven by Donald Piehl, 69, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., was going about 20 mph when it hit the back end of a trolling boat driven by Dennis Voigt, 61, of Perham, according...
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June 8, 2010 - 12:09pm
May 28, 2010
Maritime museum now open: New exhibit tells story of Larson Boat Works
The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum is pleased to announce it has a new exhibit. The new History of Larson Boat Works exhibit tells the story...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 19, 2010
Channeling ideas about zebras
Dave Rush and Nathan Olson were expecting a larger crowd Friday evening. Rush, the Douglas County Land and Resource director, and Olson, an invasive species specialist with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), presented information at two community input meetings on zebra mussels...
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am