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Crash near Nelson sends driver to hospital
Driver injured in I-94 crash near Osakis
Big car show wheels into Alexandria
Drum and bugle corps perform in Alexandria w/video
Fun and games at Ribfest w/video
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
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