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In the eye of Irma: Former Alexandria couple caught in hurricane
Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Volleyball: Cards sweep St. Cloud Apollo in conference match
Nice day for a run
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Michelle Kay Miller
Lorraine K. Porter
Richard A. King
Harold M. Olson
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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July 13, 2017
Minnesota's first e-bus hits the road
LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Future yellow school bus wheels will go round and round with electricity harnessed from wind power. Three partners...
July 13, 2017 - 9:14am
June 8, 2017
Tiny beetle poses big threat to Alexandria's many ash trees
Alexandria is preparing for an invasion. A tiny beetle about a half-inch long could wipe out the most popular kind of tree in the city, ash trees....
June 8, 2017 - 6:22am
May 23, 2017
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
ST. PAUL—The 2017 Legislature may do pretty well by greater Minnesota. "We got there because it was a bipartisan effort. both parties...
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm
May 8, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers seeking increased female mutilation penalties
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislation to battle female genital mutilation now includes penalties requiring up to 20 years in prison and fines...
May 8, 2017 - 3:20pm
May 6, 2017
Wonders of Water
Area students were able to experience the wonders of water on Wednesday at the annual Groundwater Festival at the Runestone Community Center...
May 6, 2017 - 9:01am
May 4, 2017
DNR adds more dogs to sniff out zebra mussels as efforts ramp up
DULUTH, MINN.—"Brady" looks like any other law enforcement officer of his rank — an eager, aggressive disposition, a long snout...
May 4, 2017 - 8:21pm
April 27, 2017
Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, was appointed by Senate leadership to serve as co-chair of the Minnesota Legislature's Agriculture Conference...
April 27, 2017 - 4:22pm
Friday meeting to address ag, environment legislative issues
Area legislators will host a public meeting in Alexandria Friday night, April 28 to discuss agricultural and environmental issues. Those attending include Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck (chairman of the House Agriculture Policy Committee), Rep. Tim...
April 27, 2017 - 7:48am
April 14, 2017
Learn to establish positive work environment at Chamber's spring luncheon
Have you ever wondered how to maintain a positive attitude at work when trying to do more with less? Find out how to overcome obstacles and establish a positive workplace environment at the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce spring luncheon on Monday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m....
April 14, 2017 - 6:02am
April 11, 2017
Klobuchar, Franken among senators asking Trump to release Asian carp project
A dozen Great Lakes states senators have sent a letter to Trump administration officials urging them to move ahead with a plan to stop Asian...
April 11, 2017 - 4:45pm
March 31, 2017
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
ST. PAUL — Maybe the third time is a charm. That is the hope of Minnesotans who are tired of dodging potholes and daily fighting other...
March 31, 2017 - 4:50pm
March 29, 2017
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
ST. PAUL—Environmental legislation going through the Minnesota Legislature could face trouble if it reaches Gov. Mark Dayton. The Democratic...
March 29, 2017 - 9:07pm
March 7, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers look to dump city plastic bag bans
ST. PAUL—The Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature appears ready to ban bag bans. A House committee last week voted 10-7 to stop...
March 7, 2017 - 3:50pm
February 27, 2017
North Dakota considers creating Department of Environmental Quality
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota government could grow by one department under a bill that has passed the state Senate. Senate Bill 2327 would take the current Department of Health Environmental Health Section and create a new Department of Environmental Quality. The agency...
February 27, 2017 - 10:00pm
February 26, 2017
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
A few nights ago, two of us went for an evening walk about 700 miles south of our home in Duluth, Minn. We were there for a funeral and had...
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am