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Translating the marks on our landscape
Law enforcement blotter: February 26, 2015
News Briefs: Fish house removal deadlines near
Merchants association plans to bring plants back to downtown
Change may come to invasive species decal law; resorts don’t like it
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers seasons end in consolation round
Girls basketball: Focus shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
Alexndria girls basketball gets second seed in 8AAA tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, February 28
State wrestling: Osakis sends Trenton Coyer to semis
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
LaVerne Weisgram, 93
Marvin Wolbersen, 76
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
Funeral - William Bjerkness, 45
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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On The Street
The doggone hot days of summer
The heat is on. Not just the typical warmth of summer but a suffocating, blast-furnace type of heat that cloaks your every pore the second you step outside your air-conditioned house or car. With heat advisories in effect all this week, many residents are forgoing their typical summer...
August 28, 2013 - 12:48pm
August 26, 2013
Because of extreme heat, ALP urges residents to conserve electricty
Due to the extreme heat and humidity, Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) is nearing an all-time electrical peak. ALP encourages customers to conserve electrical energy during late morning through dusk on these hot days. ALP has more than enough electrical capacity to serve all...
August 26, 2013 - 3:08pm
July 24, 2013
Where's baby? Look before you lock!
Ten minutes is all it takes for a motor vehicle to reach deadly temperatures. So far this year, 21 children have died in the U.S. after being left in hot cars, according to child safety group Kidsandcars.org. It's happened to the most loving, protective parents and well educated...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 13, 2013
Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather
Summer often brings excessive heat, which can lead to heat-related problems caused by hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and are at high risk for heat-related death....
July 13, 2013 - 12:23pm
July 8, 2013
12 tips for beating the heat
As the heat and humidity of summer arrives, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources shares tips to provide consumers with the secrets to help keep cool, conserve energy, and reduce utility bills. "There are smart tips consumers can take during the long...
July 8, 2013 - 3:00pm
July 4, 2013
Eleven no-cost ways to beat the heat, conserve energy
There are many simple no-cost action steps you can take this summer to conserve energy and reduce your utility bills. The Minnesota Department of Commerce offers this list of ways to beat the heat and save money: --Close curtains and blinds and pull shades during the hottest times...
July 4, 2013 - 11:23am
July 2, 2013
Elderly are more prone to heat stress
Now that summer is finally here, I thought it might be appropriate to remind everyone about heat stress in the elderly.
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
October 25, 2012
Commerce department offers tips for saving energy, staying warm
A long and cold winter is on our doorstep. With temperatures dropping, the Department of Commerce is providing Minnesotans with simple and inexpensive ways to save energy, save money and keep their homes safe this winter. "Minnesota is known for our 10,000 lakes and freezing...
October 25, 2012 - 2:20pm
October 19, 2012
Keep warm; call for Cold Weather Rule protection
CenterPoint Energy reminds customers about their rights and responsibilities under the Cold Weather Rule (CWR), which protects residential customers from having their natural gas service disconnected between October 15 and April 15, 2013 if they have difficulty paying their natural...
news / state
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Sizzling summer celebrations
Small-town fun livened up the weekend in Douglas County with community celebrations providing plenty of fun and relief from the heat. Miltona celebrated its 42nd annual Tornado Days with a variety of activities including fire department water fights that cooled off the young children...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
July 7, 2012
Health officials urge Minnesotans to take steps to prevent swimming illness
As temperatures rise and Minnesotans flock to swim at their favorite beaches and pools, state health officials are reminding residents of steps they can take to help prevent recreational water illnesses this summer. "Germs on and in swimmers' bodies end up in the water and can make...
July 7, 2012 - 2:58pm
July 4, 2012
Health officials recommend steps to 'beat the heat'
With heat warnings or advisories currently in effect for the Twin Cities and broad areas of greater Minnesota, state health officials are reminding people that extreme heat can affect your health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of...
July 4, 2012 - 2:54pm
June 28, 2012
Hyperthermia: too hot for your health; here are tips for staying cool
Hot summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid heat-related illnesses, known as hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high...
June 28, 2012 - 12:54pm
June 11, 2012
Warmest start to year and spring on record for Midwest
May 2012 ranked as one of the top 10 warmest months for eight of the nine states in the Midwest region with Minnesota being the lone state outside the top 10 (18th) based on preliminary temperature data. May was warmer than normal in all nine Midwest states, continuing the string...
June 11, 2012 - 11:37am