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Douglas County Outstanding Seniors: Pickles, bowling and much more
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
Vintage bike ride rescheduled
UPDATE: Police seek man, teens, seen with missing Alexandria girl
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, August 14
Alex 11U baseball team takes home state title
Atkinson wins Race for the Fallen Lineman at Viking
Alexandria Horseshoe League singles tournament results
Hole-in-one at Nordic
Storhaug wins Graniteman Triathlon Series
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Engaged - Sharp and Kasper
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Richard Lee Stark
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Sylvia O. Johnson
James F. Chan
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
Why rush a wedding?
Letter: Partnerships are essential for a safety
Echo Press editorial: Passing this quiz could save your life
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
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September 18, 2013
Editorial: Too many parents fail to keep kids safe in vehicles
Without knowing it, many parents are putting their children at risk when they pull out of their driveway. The children aren't in safety seats or properly secured in the vehicle. It's Child Passenger Safety Week through September 21, an opportune time for parents to review their child...
September 18, 2013 - 6:36am
July 19, 2013
Kids' theater opportunity available
Is your child a natural performer and loves to be in front of a crowd? In "One Act Play/Reader's Theatre," youth entering grades 1-3 can let their imaginations and creativity flow as they help create a set and put on a mini performance the final day. Parents are welcome to help...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
United Way highlight: giving kids 4,460 bags of food
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties has reached the end of its fiscal year and the 2012-13 United Way Campaign. With generous support, it raised $733,640 to help neighbors and friends in Douglas and Pope counties. Here are some of the things that were made possible: --United...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Local youth take audiences to Land of Oz
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre will present an original musical production of The Wizard of Oz on Friday, July 19 at 6 and 8 p.m. at Discovery Middle School auditorium in Alexandria. Sponsored by Alexandria Community Education, the play will feature 75 local youth, as well as two...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
June 5, 2013
Registration open for Prairie Fire's 'Pinocchio'
Registration is now open for the 27th annual Prairie Fire Children's Theatre Day Camp in Barrett. This year's musical production, Pinocchio, has roles for 74 young people. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday, August 5-8 from noon to 5 p.m. Performances will be Friday through...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Take a kid fishing June 7-9
Celebrate the end of the school year with a potential angler-to-be by fishing for free with a child 15 or younger June 7-9 during Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "This is a great opportunity to discover fishing," said...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
Replace summer boredom with plenty of summer fun!
Summer is fast approaching, but that doesn't mean your kids should stop learning. According to the National Summer Learning Association, kids...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
Legislative notebook: House votes for safer children's products
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state representatives voted Friday to protect children from some toxic chemicals. They approved on a 113-13 vote a measure to ban companies from intentionally putting formaldehyde in child care products. They backed a second bill 115-11 to keep bisphenol A out...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
April 2, 2013
Lawmakers look at key proposals for children and long-term care
Key human services proposals that restructure long-term care services and provide for the safe and healthy development of children are scheduled to be heard by legislators Wednesday. The House Health and Human Services Finance committee is set to review the legislation starting at...
April 2, 2013 - 3:18pm
March 27, 2013
Hunting up Easter fun in Osakis
Two-year-old Dylan Karnes of Osakis handed an Easter egg to his mother, Monica, during the annual Easter Kids Day in Osakis Saturday. The free...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
District 206 ECFE celebrates 27 years
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) has been a part of District 206 for 27 years. The program offers parenting education and early childhood...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
March 1, 2013
Younger children featured in budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Adding money to early childhood education and all-day kindergarten programs, as Governor Mark Dayton suggests, is important to Minnesota's future, the state House education finance leader says. "Those two programs really pay dividends into the future," Representative...
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
State program provided 4,591 car seats
A state program administered by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety has provided 4,591 car seats during the last two years to families in need. The Child Passenger Restraint and Education Account addresses the needs of low-income families to transport...
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
February 24, 2013
Report: More than half of 3rd graders in Minnesota have cavities
Minnesota's first comprehensive oral health plan includes new information that while tooth decay is nearly 100 percent preventable, it is still one of Minnesota's most common chronic childhood diseases, with 55 percent of third graders surveyed in 2010 experiencing tooth decay. This...
February 24, 2013 - 10:45am
February 20, 2013
Alexandria Rotary packs 12,000 meals
The Alexandria Rotary Club recently packaged 12,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger. Rotary club members and their families participated in this...
February 20, 2013 - 12:00am