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Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
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Buck bagged in Wyoming
Ruby Benson, 73
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Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
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Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
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DNR: Celebrate Arbor Month by creating a healthy yard
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds people that May is Arbor Month in Minnesota and Arbor Day, April 27, marks the beginning of an entire month of celebrating trees. This year, Minnesota's Arbor Month theme is "Creating a Healthy Community Forest." The idea...
April 26, 2012 - 2:30pm
December 23, 2011
Wickluff wins YMCA Turkey Day 5K
Gabriel Wickluff won the first-ever YMCA Turkey Day 5K. The 18-year-old finished in a time of 19:03, eight seconds ahead of Tom Prentice. Andy Gunderson rounded out the top three finishers in the race. Almost 200 runners and walkers participated in the face, which started at the...
Cardinals / sports
December 23, 2011 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Teather day camp open to area youth
Registrations are being accepted for the 23rd annual Prairie Fire Children's Theatre day camp. Participants can join a professional staff as they cast and produce the musical adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. The camp will be held Wednesday through Friday, July 29-31 and Monday through...
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
Day camps set for area youth
Lutheran Island Camp, located on a 67-acre island in the middle of East Battle Lake near Henning, will offer five weeks of day camp this summer for youth ages 5-12, from several communities in the region. The day camps will be held June 8-12, June 15-19, July 6-10, July 20-24, and...
May 13, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Kids' Day set at Luther Crest
The 4th annual Lakes Area Kids Day is set for Saturday, May 16 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria. Kids of all ages can learn about health, wellness, safety, nutrition, community and the environment. Entertainment will include Ringo Radar of the Beetles,...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
Miltona students celebrate Earth Day every day
Miltona Science Magnet School students and staff celebrated Environmental Education (EE) Week with many hands-on, environment-based activities. EE Week, which includes both Earth Day and Arbor Day, was celebrated April 18-25. Miltona staff and students focus on educating others and...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
May 1, 2009
Get ready for the 3rd annual 'Lakes Area Kids Day'
A family event geared toward kids is set to take place Saturday, May 16 at Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria. The third annual "Lakes Area Kids Day," sponsored by numerous area businesses, is slated from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Admission is free. This is a great opportunity for kids...
area / life
May 1, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Arbor Day awareness
Arbor Day took center stage in a couple of events in the area on Friday. Students from Miltona Science Magnet Elementary School presented a Dr....
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
Environmental education in Earth Day
An Earth Day Open House at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) in Alexandria brought in people of all ages on Wednesday, April 22. More...
life / news
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
Time to clean up clutter
Just in time for spring cleaning and Earth Day: Alexandria's Free Metal Pick Up Day. Available exclusively to residents who live in the city limits, this year's event is set to take place Tuesday, April 28. City residents are encouraged to get rid of old, junky metal objects that...
life / news
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
St. Patrick's Day celebration planned at Central Square
The famed Skilly and Duff Irish music group will perform their lively and fun Irish music and storytelling at Central Square in Glenwood. The event is set for Tuesday, March 17 in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Prior to the concert, however,...
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am
March 6, 2009
St. Patrick's Irish Show set for March 14 at AAAA Theatre
Skilly and Duff and Crew, who are also known as Mikko Cowdery and friends, will bring their 4th annual St. Patrick's Day Show to the stage of...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 20, 2009
Skilly and Duff and Company to perform in Osakis this Saturday
There'll be an evening of Irish music at the Osakis High School auditorium on Saturday, February 21, to raise funds for St. Agnes Catholic School,...
February 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
'History Day With Eleanor Gunderson' to be celebrated in Kensington
The Kensington Area Heritage Society will be having a noon luncheon to celebrate "History Day With Eleanor Gunderson" on Saturday, February 21 in Kensington's Community Center. The luncheon, which will feature recipes from Gunderson's cookbook, is being catered by the Kensington...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Here's a new way to send valentines
Do you want to tell your sweetheart how much you love her? Do you want to share your feelings about him with the world? Does your business want to advertise its Valentine's specials? The Echo Press has a new online feature called Cupid's Corner. Online users can post special messages...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am