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WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Searchers gather again, police seek info about people seen on trail
A hero's welcome: 9/11 exhibit escorted to Douglas County Fairgrounds
Corn and Pork Chop Jubilee is under way
Becker County website shut down by cyber attack
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, August 15
Tennis: Panthers looking for continued progress
Minnewaska Golf Club: Peters, Verkinderen hit holes-in-one in the same group
Eagles Horseshoe Standings
Alex 11U baseball team takes home state title
Atkinson wins Race for the Fallen Lineman at Viking
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Engaged - Sharp and Kasper
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
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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