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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Boys basketball: Turnovers haunt Ashby in home-opener
Gymnastics: Cardinals lose close one to Brainerd in home opener
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
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IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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On The Street
April 17, 2013
Dog obedience class starts April 23
The Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) will offer a basic dog obedience class starting on Tuesday, April 23. The cost is $60, and the profits will be applied toward the operating expense of the animal shelter. The class will run one night per week for five weeks and will cover the...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Dog training classes offered
Lakes Area Recreation (LAR) will offer four different dog obedience training classes. They will be held on Monday and Wednesday evening starting April 15. Beginner Dog Obedience is a perfect place to start training your puppy or dog. Obedience Two will pick up where basic obedience...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
March 17, 2013
Experts shares five myths about dogs and their behavior
It's the kind of headline that makes dog behaviorist Melissa Berryman's blood boil: "Dog on Trial after Attacking Child." According to the report, a pointer-hound mix named Milo, a dog that had never caused any problems, was napping on the couch in his home in January when a 6-year-old...
March 17, 2013 - 2:55pm
August 24, 2012
Photo of the Week: Mirror dogs
Linda Auran of Alexandria titled this photo of her two dogs, Heidi and Hilda, "Like Looking in a Mirror." If you have a submission for "Photo...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
May 15, 2011
Minnesota ranks 8th for dog bite insurance claims
Each year, almost five million people are bitten or attacked by dogs. Dog bites are a serious public health problem that can cause both physical and emotional damage to victims and considerable cost to communities, according to State Farm Insurance. Minnesota ranks 8th in the nation...
May 15, 2011 - 2:27pm
April 1, 2011
Dog classes start April 11
Spring has arrived and summer will soon be here with time to enjoy the great outdoors. However, the instinct to run can be a time of great danger to dogs and new puppies that are not responsive to owners' commands.
April 1, 2011 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Top Dog: Adopted pooch brightens days of Bethany Community residents
No one knows for sure where Max came from, but they sure are glad he's there. "He's a gift from God," said Debbie Lambert, one of Max's biggest...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
December 29, 2010
Dog obedience training classes start January 3
All dogs want to please their masters, but this is difficult to do for a dog that has never learned proper behavior. Obedience training is a...
December 29, 2010 - 12:00am
November 12, 2010
Humane society dog classes to start November 16
Having a well-behaved dog makes the experience of having a pet much more enjoyable. Imagine being able to take your dog for a walk without it pulling you the entire way or imagine having a dog that sits quietly when company comes to the door. The Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS)...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
Lakes Area Recreation teaches dogs new tricks
Having good manners and social skills during the holiday season is also important for the canine members of the family. Experienced volunteers...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
October 13, 2010
Thanks to a grant from the Norma Roman Longfellow Fund, Hospice of Douglas County will add another facet of "compassionate care" to its program...
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
September 24, 2010
Basic dog obedience classes start Tuesday, September 28
Having a well behaved dog makes the experience of having a pet much more enjoyable. Imagine being able to take your dog for a walk without it pulling you the entire way or imagine having a dog that sits quietly when company comes to the door. The Lakes Area Humane Society is having...
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
Lakes Area Humane Society to host the Alexandria 5K-10K Run
The Lakes Area Humane Society invites you to participate in the Alexandria 5K/10K Run on Saturday, September 18. This family-friendly event takes place at the Big Ole Park in Alexandria, with 5K/10K run check-in starting at 6:45 a.m. Check in for Scenic Dog Walk and Kids' 1K run starts...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
Dog obedience classes to help humane shelter
Having a well-behaved dog makes the experience of having a pet much more enjoyable. Imagine being able to take your dog for a walk without it pulling you the entire way or imagine having a dog that sits quietly when company comes to the door. The Lakes Area Humane Society will be...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Dog obedience training classes start September 13
"Lifetime learning" is as important for the canine family members as for the human members. Three experienced volunteers provide some of this...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am