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State’s job gains reflected locally
Community invited to a ‘Night Out’
More limelight shines on Runestone
Rose cruises to a club championship at AGC
Leaving no doubt
Kjos wins senior men’s title in playoff
Syverson holds off Saucke for AGC women’s title
Jamaican Jerk: Beef up your grilled chicken
Annual used book sale planned for August 6-7
Festival of the Lakes set for August 1, 3, 7 and 10
Concordia corn feed planned in Alexandria
Engaged - Pearson and Bender
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 22, 2014
Engaged - Swenson and Paradis
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 14, 2014
Engaged - Thill and Radil
Local deer areas a part of rule changes
Getting girls to the outdoors
Local deer areas a part of rule changes for 2014
Freedom found through fishing
DNR to hold public hearing on Simon Lake
Evelyn Stenson, 91
Funeral - Melvin Ost, 85
Funeral - Gary and Kay Pautz
Memorial Service - David Gilchrist, 92
Melvin Ost, 85
Echo Press Editorial: Runestone continues to lure people in
The new silent majority
Observations from the archives, 2004: Minnesota’s conceal and carry law ruled unconstitutional
PAID LETTER: Windhurst is ready to lead sheriff’s office
Dr. Alakhras is a blessing to us
Celebrate Minnesota Farmers Market Week
Rebates available for farmers obtaining organic certification
Radio series highlights Minnesota farmers
New plant labeling law protects pollinators
Sustainable learning experience
Resident volunteers recognized at Ecumen Bethany Community
On the street
Developmental Achievement Center honors employers, employees
Alexandria Motors hosts first Car Care Saturday
Patients participate in bionic challenge
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 22, 2013
From shorts to shivers
At this time last year, Douglas County residents were walking around in shorts, soaking up the warm sunshine. This year, you'd get frostbite. The temperature difference between this year's March and the previous one is astounding. On March 19, 2012, the temperature hit 75 degrees....
news / state
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
January 31, 2013
Brrrrr! Wind chill warning in Douglas County; some schools running late
The Douglas County area is under a windchill warning through noon on Friday. Some schools in the area are running two hours late this morning, Thursday, including Minnewaska Area and West Central Area. If you venture outside, brace yourself for dangerously cold windchills of 30...
January 31, 2013 - 7:50am
January 19, 2013
Tips for putting the brrrrrakes on winter driving crashes
As Minnesotans drive into the depths of winter and another cold snap next week, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists about important driving skills for winter road conditions and the important survival items to store in a vehicle in the case motorists become...
January 19, 2013 - 7:00am
October 25, 2012
Commerce department offers tips for saving energy, staying warm
A long and cold winter is on our doorstep. With temperatures dropping, the Department of Commerce is providing Minnesotans with simple and inexpensive ways to save energy, save money and keep their homes safe this winter. "Minnesota is known for our 10,000 lakes and freezing...
October 25, 2012 - 2:20pm
January 8, 2010
Winter safety tips for senior citizens
With the frigid temperatures we have been experiencing, I thought it might be appropriate to remind all seniors of guidelines and precautions to "winter proof" your homes and safeguard your health. When outside: Dress warmly in loose fitting clothes, in layers when possible. Use...
life / senior
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2009
Baby it's cold outside!
Freezing winter temperatures are quickly upon us, but most Minnesotans, through years of practice and experience, know how to beat the cold. Nonetheless, deaths and injuries occur every winter because people fail to take simple precautions. Carelessness, overconfidence and ignorance...
November 26, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
Just how c-c-c-cold is it?
Bone-chilling temperatures this week closed schools, postponed events and shattered records in Douglas County. The temperature plunged to 31 below zero on Tuesday, easily trouncing the 24 below mark set in 1965. It didn't get much better on Wednesday when the low temperature was...
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Beware of space heater claims
With the cold weather we're experiencing, many people might use electric space heaters to take off the chill. Otter Tail Power Company offers these tips for buying and using portable electric space heaters to help ensure efficiency and safety: Don't fall for claims of added efficiency...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
December 15, 2008
National Weather Service predicts record cold, warns about wind chill
The winter storm system that piled up snow on parts of West Central Minnesota Sunday is expected to send temperatures plunging overnight tonight, Monday. The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous wind chills while forecasting record-breaking sub-zero temperatures in the...
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am
February 29, 2008
Card boys fall to Rocori
The Cardinal boys' basketball team has been a team of streaks all season. After starting the season on a 10-game losing streak, Alexandria reeled off four straight victories. A 62-52 loss to Rocori on Monday night extended another streak that the Cardinals would rather reverse. "It...
February 29, 2008 - 12:00am
February 7, 2008
Ice Fishing Challenge still a go
Get ready to weather winter on Saturday, hearty anglers. Despite a bitterly cold, bone chilling forecast, the 8th annual Ice Fishing Challenge on Lake L'Homme Dieu is scheduled to run as planned. Saturday's high isn't expected to climb much higher than 3 below.
February 7, 2008 - 12:00am