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Winter is back with a vengeance
Law enforcement blotter: March 2, 2015
I-94 lanes close near Clearwater, Hasty; multiple crashes reported
Pet of the Week: Spud
News Briefs: Options for rural ambulance approved
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Alexandria girls basketball: Section 8AAA opener postponed to Wednesday
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
William Bjerkness, 45
Robert Sinotte, 71
Sylvia Haabala, 90
Wilbur Nelson, 93
Shirley Eaton, 79
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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On The Street
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...
opinion / editorials
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
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
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...
food / news
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 not involved in meaningful summer activities lose learning skills. Harris Cooper, professor of psychological sciences at the University...
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 event at the Pollard Community Center featured an egg hunt, crafts, balloons, games and prizes, treats and a chance to meet the Easter ...
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...
news / state
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