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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Vogeler wraps up standout career at DB after entering college as a quarterback
Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 16
Class A state swim: Cardinals’ 4x400 relay advances to finals
Steidl, Jordheim make the most of their five years at NDSU
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
1918: Soldier writes home
Letter to the Editor: People in Alexandria are decent, incredible
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
Minnesota unemployment rate remains steady
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
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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...
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