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Nitrate clinic finds well water OK
Student accomplishments, scholarships
What's happening in old Kmart building?
JUUL's popularity alarms health officials
Alexandria board approves preliminary school budget
Byrne hired to head Alex volleyball team
Yoemans wins title at Minnewaska, Osakis’ Eldred ties for fifth
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
Kreft, Pattrin top Pheasant Conference honors
Merritt named conference Pitcher of the Year
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Dick and Sue Anderson
Marjorie (Marge) VanGorp
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
Trap shooting championship: Alexandria proves itself as a top team in Minnesota
Osakis natives bring home big payday from Lions Walleye Tournament
Trap shooters to converge on Alex Shooting Park
Morken: How frequent are bear sightings in Douglas County?
Donna Mae Lunemann
Shirley G. Botzet
Taisa S. Karlstad
1918: Townships run out of primary ballots
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't fall for this spoofing attack
Commentary: SNAP program is a failed system
Letter to the Editor: Abuse of farm safety net harms rural America
Fond memories of Herberger's
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Carlos Creek Winery to open brewery
State nonprofit's aim is zero waste
Carlos Creek Winery plans brewery
Heartland Orthopedics hits milestone
Hilltop Lumber to get BIAD award
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October 18, 2017
Evansville farm worker faces possible deportation to Guatemala
Nancy Estrada was on the phone talking to her husband, Julio Estrada Escobar, when he told her, "I just got pulled over. This is it." Julio...
October 18, 2017 - 5:22am
July 10, 2017
Alexandria gets extra bump for streets
The Alexandria City Council was informed at its Monday meeting about new municipal state aid for street projects over the next four years. The city receives the money from the Highway Users Transportation Distribution Fund. This year, it received just over $1 million. That total is...
July 10, 2017 - 9:38pm
March 15, 2017
Ice can mean a tough break
As someone who works out almost daily and eats well, 39-year-old Joan Olson never expected to injure herself simply walking in a parking lot....
March 15, 2017 - 6:00am
January 20, 2017
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
To the editor: An open letter to the Douglas County Highway Department: Hi. Could you all devote more time and care into cleaning up County Road 82, please? Then just maybe we'll not have to read so many articles in this paper such as "Woman critical after two-car accident." Surely...
January 20, 2017 - 8:00am
January 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
Readers may remember the “thumbs up” the newspaper gave to smart drivers for their safe, careful actions after the first snowstorm of the...
January 18, 2017 - 8:00am
December 28, 2016
Vehicle falls through ice on Lake Osakis
A sports utility vehicle broke through the ice on Lake Osakis on Dec. 26 at about 9:30 p.m. The 30-year-old driver, Nathan Heinz of Sauk Centre,...
December 28, 2016 - 12:41pm
December 21, 2016
LETTER: Slow down and use headlights
To the editor: "Tis the season to drive safely, Fa la la, la la la ..." Last week I was involved in a two-vehicle collision in which my car was rear-ended while I sat at the stoplight at Third and Broadway in Alexandria. I believe the young man who hit me incorrectly estimated his...
December 21, 2016 - 7:00am
December 8, 2016
Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn.—December in Minnesota is usually a time for activities such as ice fishing and skiing. But this year's abnormally warm...
December 8, 2016 - 5:34pm
November 21, 2016
Icy ruts from blizzard linger
A perfect storm of circumstances last Friday created treacherous road conditions in the area — built-up patches of thick ice ruts that...
November 21, 2016 - 4:20pm
July 13, 2016
Pie, ice cream social celebrates summer
Bethel Manor and Winona Shores at Ecumen Bethany Community invite the public to attend the annual pie and ice cream social to celebrate summer. This free event will be held on Thursday, July 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Winona Shores, 1010 Lark Street in Alexandria. Signs will be posted....
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 10, 2016
Homemade ice cream recipe puts Minnesota lakeside in a dish
By Tracy Briggs, Forum News Service I’ve never been one to make homemade ice cream. I remember when I was a kid, we got a homemade ice cream...
July 10, 2016 - 10:00am
April 8, 2016
Photos of the Week - April 8, 2016
High winds, lake mist and cold temperatures recently created a strange phenomenon on the shores of Lake Miltona. As the mist hit the shore, it...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
Bad ice, stay off
Ice on area lakes has that springtime, grey slushy look to it. It's ready to let loose. With the early-March weather warm-up and rain on Sunday,...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
February 28, 2016
ATV falls through ice on Lake Mary
An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) fell though the ice on Lake Mary over the weekend, serving as a reminder that not all ice conditions are safe. At 7:43 a.m. on Sunday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a report from a resident on the south west side of Lake Mary that an ATV...
February 28, 2016 - 6:20pm
February 21, 2016
Video of ice stacking at Brighton Beach draws millions of viewers
By Forum News Service A mesmerizing video of Lake Superior ice stacking up along the shore at Duluth's Brighton Beach, shot Feb. 13 by local photographer Dawn LaPointe, has spread like wildfire across the Internet in recent days. LaPointe posted the video on the Facebook page of Radiant...
February 21, 2016 - 8:00am