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Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Elvis Pigsley (w/video)
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Alexandria Horseshoe League
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
October 7, 2015
Local eco house featured on statewide tour
With five years of numbers to support them, Van and Sue Gooch of rural Farwell have no regrets of their decision to invest in the construction...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
Cities, including Hoffman, honored for green efforts
The League of Minnesota Cities recognized 56 member cities last week for participation in GreenStep Cities, a free and voluntary program designed to help Minnesota cities achieve their environmental sustainability goals through implementation of 28 best practices. Each best practice...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 20, 2013
League recognizes 'green' cities, including Hoffman
The League of Minnesota Cities recognized 56 member cities this week for participation in GreenStep Cities, a free and voluntary program designed to help Minnesota cities achieve their environmental sustainability goals through implementation of 28 best practices. Each best practice...
June 20, 2013 - 10:31am
December 2, 2012
Postal service offers ideas for going green
The U.S. Postal Service can help shippers go green and save green by sending holiday gifts and shipments in eco-responsible packaging from the comfort of home or office at usps.com, the Post Office that's always open. "The Postal Service is one of the greenest mailing and shipping...
December 2, 2012 - 10:11am
September 12, 2012
Local students may enter 'Green Your School' posters for contest
The Minnesota Twins are teaming up with the Minnesota chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-MN).
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Give your old books a new life this Arbor Day
Books are special. No one wants to throw them away and recycling options can be hard to find. This Earth Day, Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is hosting Books for Earth, a free book collection event to provide a new life for your old books. Books for Earth will take...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Growing Green - Healthy soil equals healthy plants
Spring has sprung (albeit the sudden onset of April snow) and many gardeners have asked what chores they can accomplish in their yards and gardens prior to spring planting. One of the top springtime questions I often get is how and when should fertilizer be applied. It is a difficult...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Growing Green - Spring chores for the impatient gardener
The signs of spring have been seen several weeks earlier than normal this year. From the record ice out dates on our lakes to the activity of squirrels to the mosquito and tick sightings, spring just seems to be a train barreling down the track toward summer. With the onset of our...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
District 206 presents 3rd annual Eco Fair
Alexandria School District 206, in cooperation with local businesses and organizations, will host the 3rd annual Community Eco Fair on Thursday, April 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Discovery Middle School.
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
Growing Green - Fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
When it comes to selecting flowers to plant in my garden, I am always looking for scented varieties that bring the fragrance of the garden into my home. So many beautiful cultivars have had their sweet aroma bred right out of them. I am always disappointed upon discovering that a...
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Growing Green - Good garden reads
When I am not able to garden, I enjoy reading gardening magazines, catalogs and how-to books. In all this reading, I never considered looking into the history of gardening. Now, I know a little bit about Lewis and Clark, their voyage of discovery, and their collection and cataloging...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Growing Green - Spring into gardening by dividing perennials
The early spring weather has beckoned like the mythical Sirens, and I am lured to my perennial beds. The frost has left the ground and the first few early perennials have begun to grow. Dianthus (sweet williams and pinks), iris and Oriental poppies are pushing their way through the...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Growing Green - Lilies for your perennial garden
One of the easiest perennial plants to grow in your garden is the lily. True lilies (genus Lilium) are abundant in style (upright, outfacing or nodding) and flower color, and are extremely tolerant of our cold Minnesota winters. Native lilies greeted the earliest Minnesota settlers....
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Growing Green - It's fruit tree pruning time
If you have been waiting for just the right opportunity to prune those fruit trees, now is the time to start. Pruning your trees while they are in dormancy reduces the possibility of fire blight in crabapples, apples and pears, as well as minimizing canker diseases in cherries and...
February 29, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Growing Green - Selecting a garden style
The first question you should ask yourself when planning a new garden is, "Why do I want a garden?" Maybe you have a shady spot where grass won't grow, but hostas and ferns would. Perhaps you have fond memories of your grandmother's cottage garden, full of color and texture. You might...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am