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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
Mediation to begin today over veto by Gov. Dayton
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
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
Betty Ruth Berry
Sharon L. Thoennes
Barbara J. Lee
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
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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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February 26, 2017
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