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Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Architect discusses B-E design costs
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
New dates for weight-loss surgery support group
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Stella Mae Altnow
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Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
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On The Street
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