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Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Benjamin Harvey Meyers
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 30, 2016
LETTER: Pandora's box was opened
To the editor: Approving the expansion of a dairy operation to a 6,500 feedlot size operation could be the worst decision of the decade if not the century by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Besides the fact of environmental damage, to which I disagree with the experts the...
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am
December 16, 2016
LETTER: Have they won the war on the environment?
To the editor: I was so excited when I saw the sub-headline "Water quality regulations are top concern" in the Echo today! I thought to myself, "Finally, our good mayor is calling out our senators — realizing how important this issue is for the economy of our lakes area." Then...
December 16, 2016 - 7:00am
August 27, 2016
Minnesota wolf population stable
ST. PAUL—Minnesota had an estimated 2,278 wolves last winter, up just a tick from the year before, according to survey results released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The winter survey estimate showed several more wolf packs across the wolf range —...
August 27, 2016 - 9:38am
May 6, 2016
Plastic recycle program up for award
Local plastic wrap collection efforts are up for a state award. Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is part of a group nominated for a 2016 Environmental Initiative Award. Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization developing collaborative solutions to Minnesota's...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
LETTER: Reduce meat consumption to help environment
To the editor: With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day on April 22, this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate change and conserving Earth’s natural resources for future generations. A 2010 U.N. report charged animal agriculture with 19 percent of...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
The state of Minnesota's water
Water is a finite resource and people converged last week in Alexandria to explore the state's water resource issues. The State of Water Conference...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
February 6, 2016
Climate change speaker draws big crowd in Alexandria
A good-sized crowd nearly filled the Discovery Middle School Auditorium in Alexandria tonight, Saturday, to hear weather entrepreneur and evangelical...
February 6, 2016 - 8:45pm
December 9, 2015
Metal mining from trash ash
In Douglas County, trash is processed and burned in a waste-to-energy facility; after recyclables are sorted out, energy is generated from what's...
December 9, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
St. Mary's to host dialogue on Pope Francis' encyclical
Pope Francis' recently published encyclical, Laudato Si' — On Care for Our Common Home, has received national and global attention. He calls attention to the state of the global environment, specifically climate change, and asks people to get involved. The Church of St. Mary...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
October 5, 2015
County, city leaders in region to talk about clean water
An eight-county Central Minnesota Land Use Decision Makers Symposium will take place Wednesday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature prominent water quality experts from Minnesota. The keynote speaker is Don Shelby, a supporter of the Clean Water Legacy Amendment....
October 5, 2015 - 9:06am