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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 4, 2010
Wetlands learning center awarded $50,000 grant
June 29 was a big day for the Friends of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center; Otto Bremer Foundation made an award of $50,000 to the group. The grant was applied for in February of this year to support three positions for graduate interns.
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 27, 2010
Asian carp threatens most of Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Fast-growing and destructive Asian carp could take over most Minnesota streams and lakes if the federal government does not act soon, a U.S. senator, the state attorney general and conservationists warn. Only the small part of Minnesota drained by the north-flowing Red...
July 27, 2010 - 5:43am
June 26, 2010
Video, photo contest seeks entries about favorite lakes
We all have a special lake. Maybe you have a cabin next to it, maybe it's in the city and you visit it all the time, or maybe you've only been there once but your memories are fond. Whatever your reason, Conservation Minnesota wants to know what lake matters to you and why. Photographs...
June 26, 2010 - 9:47am
June 16, 2010
Conservation district announces poster, mural contest winners
"Conversation Habits = Healthy Habitats" was the theme of the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 2010 poster and mural contest for 5th and 6th graders in Douglas County. This spring, Elwood Anderson of the SWCD visited classrooms and gave presentations about the...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Sign-up deadline nears for conservation program
Douglas County land-owners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office, but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 12, 2010
Ducks Unlimited honors residents for conservation efforts
The Ducks Unlimited (DU) annual "Vikingland Sponsors" fundraising event was held on May 6 at the Alexandria Maritime Museum. The new chairman...
May 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Should DNR expand otter trapping?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is collecting input from citizens around the state about its proposal to expand the legal trapping of otters to include the Minnesota River. Responses from the public input meetings and on-line surveys: 380 people have indicated that they...
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
Conservation officers encounter pot-smoking angler, sick eagle, straying snowmobilers and more
People shooting from their vehicles. An ice angler smoking pot. An eagle suffering from lead poisoning. Snowmobilers trespassing on private land. That's just some of the things conservation officers encounter in a few day's work. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provided...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
Applications open for conservation program
The Natural Resouces Conservation Service (NRCS) continues to work with applicants in the pilot Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) sign-up. In the 2008 Farm Bill, Congress retooled CSP, making across-the-board changes in an attempt to create a more expansive conservation program. The...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
EQIP funding available for conservation
Now is a good time to contact a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to discuss your conservation needs and complete an application to receive funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP has been the main USDA conservation program for assistance...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
October 28, 2009
Leroy and Debby Buse honored for conservation work
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) board of supervisors recently selected Leroy and Debby Buse of Brandon as the 2009 Outstanding...
October 28, 2009 - 12:00am
June 17, 2009
Conservation poster winners announced
"Dig it! The secrets of soil" was the theme of the Douglas Soil Water Conservation District's (SWCD) 2009 poster and mural contest for 5th and 6th graders in the county. Earlier this spring, Elwood Anderson from the SWCD visited classrooms and gave presentations about the value of...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am
May 31, 2009
Forum will examine sustainable agriculture practices
The Douglas County Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) will sponsor an open forum on Sustainable Agriculture Practices on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Technical College in Room 205. The program is open to the public and is intended to address a topic that directly...
May 31, 2009 - 12:56pm
May 13, 2009
Wetland restoration program sign-up is under way
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are announcing a RIM-WRP partnership sign-up that began April 20 and runs through June 5, 2009. This program offers competitive payment rates for landowners to enroll in...
May 13, 2009 - 12:00am
March 14, 2009
Douglas County conservation leader meets with local legislators
Paul Barsness of Brandon, supervisor of the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District, attended a legislative briefing and meetings at the State Capitol February 23-24 in St. Paul. He joined a group of other officials from the state's Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs)...
March 14, 2009 - 9:55am