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New method for funding nursing homes?
Snow Saturday Night
Law enforcement blotter: January 22, 2015
Boys hockey: Alex can't overcome Bemidji's torrid start as Cards drop second straight
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Girls hockey: Shorthanded Alexandria falls 1-0 against Bemidji
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 6, 2013
Local farmer wins $2,500 for schools
Andy Siira of Brandon was selected as a winner in America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations.
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 15, 2013
It's Our Turn: Invisible farmers, lumberjack angels and magic water fairies
February was our month, I recall thinking when I was a little girl. My dad and I were both born in February. Winter always reminds me of him. Cork-studded boots, flannel shirts, wool pants, the smell of pine needles and sawdust, that's my dad - a logger. This week I was fortunate...
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am
August 4, 2012
Minnesota Beef Council seeks entries for 'Beef Backer' awards
Minnesota's beef producers are now accepting entries for the 2013 Minnesota Beef Backer Awards. This prestigious award program honors two groups - independent and chain restaurants whose extraordinary leadership in menuing and marketing beef sets them apart from their foodservice...
August 4, 2012 - 10:20am
December 20, 2011
DNR urges caution when burning in low areas to prevent peat fires
Landowners are advised to take caution when burning brush or grasses in low lying areas, due to a high incident of peat fires across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports. Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed plant material, often found...
December 20, 2011 - 12:58pm
July 24, 2011
Minnesota Farmers Union plans watermelon feed during Farmfest
Minnesota Farmers Union will be holding its first-ever watermelon feed at the forum tent on Wednesday, August 3 at 3 p.m. during Farmfest. The public is encouraged to stop by and sign up for a chance to win a Cenex gift card. This year, Farmfest will be held August 2-4 at the Gilfillan...
July 24, 2011 - 10:36am
May 14, 2011
MnDOT reminds farmers to avoid planting, mowing in highway rights of way
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-- The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds farmers that planting crops within rights of way is illegal because as crops grow higher and fuller they can block motorists' vision and create other safety problems. State law also prohibits plowing...
May 14, 2011 - 2:12pm
October 15, 2010
Kensington farmer joins Farmers Union trip to Washington, D.C.
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members, including some from the Douglas County area, joined 200 farmers and ranchers from across the country in Washington, D.C., for National Farmers Union's legislative fly-in September 13-15. "The importance of having Minnesota Farmers Union members...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
June 10, 2009
Editorial - Tip a hat to a dairy farmer this month
It's easy to take for granted that cold jug of milk in your fridge, or where that wonderfully cheesy topping for your pizza came from. People enjoy wholesome dairy products every day without stopping to think about those who make it possible. Now is a good time. June is Dairy Month...
editorials / opinion
June 10, 2009 - 12:00am