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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
B-E looks to add paraprofessional
Historic environmental lawsuit has Minnesota seeking $5 billion from 3M, motion says
Christmas decorations go up on Broadway
Man sentenced to 10 days in jail for Bemidji school bus crash
Blizzard Hockey: Alexandria swept in weekend series with Granite City
Girls Hockey: Cards end Packers’ winning streak
Blizzard hockey: Granite City dominates in an 8-2 final at the RCC
Girls hockey: Cards put scare into defending CLC champs
State swim: Alex relay takes 24th in first taste of state
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
John P. Ringsaker, Jr.
Ann M. Nussbaum
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
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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
Duluth group sounds off about deer management preferences
DULUTH, Minn.—Deer hunters and other interested folks gathered over coffee and chocolate-chip cookies in Duluth on Wednesday night, Feb....
February 26, 2017 - 7:00am
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