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Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
Story to highlight building activity in Alexandria
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Warning/Watch and Winter Weather Advisory
Law enforcement blotter: February 27 - March 1, 2015
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
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
Girls basketball: Focus shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
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
Robert Sinotte, 71
William Bjerkness, 45
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
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 26, 2013
Environmental groups applaud Obama's plan to address carbon pollution
Today, a coalition of Minnesota groups supporting federal clean air and climate change safeguards held a news conference, to highlight the support of Minnesotans for the historic Environmental Protection Agency carbon pollution standard for power plants announced by President Obama...
June 26, 2013 - 12:20pm
June 21, 2013
Minnesota climate advocates head to Washington, D.C.
Concerned that future generations will inherit a harsh and unforgiving world because of climate change, volunteers from the 7th Congressional...
June 21, 2013 - 12:00am
May 25, 2013
Nature photographer to share climate change images at Landscape Arboretum
Acclaimed nature photographer and oceanographer Chris Linder will share breathtaking images and true-life experiences from his travels to the ends of the Earth when he appears as keynote speaker at "Conservation Through the Lens," the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's 2013 Photography...
May 25, 2013 - 8:45am
March 9, 2013
Drought outlook improves; watching snow melt and flood risk
The area of Minnesota's landscape in severe to extreme drought diminished during February, dropping from 84 percent of the state's landscape to under 70 percent. This modest improvement was mostly due to above normal snowfall, especially across central and northern counties. The...
March 9, 2013 - 10:29am
February 4, 2013
Climate outlooks indicate moisture, but drought isn't over yet
Although much of Minnesota is still in severe to extreme drought, University of Minnesota Extension climatologist Mark Seeley says the outlook shows a different story for late winter all the way into planting season. "By no means am I saying that the drought is ending, but agreement...
February 4, 2013 - 11:13am
April 21, 2012
Zoo, aquarium visitors more concerned about climate change, says survey
Saint Paul, MN - People who visit zoos and aquariums are more concerned about climate change than other Americans and are willing to take action to help because they feel a connection with animals. The findings are in the final report, "Global Climate Change as Seen by Zoo and Aquarium...
April 21, 2012 - 11:35am
October 20, 2010
JHS students aim to make a difference
The students in John Esbjornsson's 3rd hour biology class at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria are learning about climate change and...
life / school
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2010
How does climate change affect water resource management?
The effect of climate change on community water resource management will be the focus of the Clean Water and Climate Adaptation Summit planned for September 16 and 17 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Presented by the Arboretum, in collaboration with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed...
August 28, 2010 - 11:58am
April 14, 2010
Climatologist in Alexandria
The West Central Lakes Chapter of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association is sponsoring a program about Minnesota's climate. "Minnesota's Climate: Lessons from the Past and Implications for Our Future" will be presented by Dr. Mark Seely, a U of M climatologist and author. Seely...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2009
Climate talks affect Midwest
December 17, 2009 - 9:38am
Young play part at climate conference
ST. PAUL -- Megan Constans feels what she is doing is important, despite being just one person among 25,000 at the United Nations climate change...
December 17, 2009 - 9:33am