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Decorating under way for first Festival of Trees
Council asks Legislature to help pay for community center expansion
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, November 23, 2015
Upcoming blood drive
Out & About - around the county this week
Boys basketball: Depth keys Cards past Moorhead in opener
Boys hockey: Empty chances lead to season-opening loss for Cards
Boys basketball: Cold shooting in opener leads to loss for B-E
Sports schedule for Wednesday, November 25
Turnovers haunt Streaks in season-opener
Alisa Star featured in country compilation CD
Flat Top Junction comes to town
Thanksgiving dinner offered to Alexandria area
Event helps cancer warriors
Annual radiothon aims to end child abuse
Wedding - Tuma and Phillipe
BIRTHS Through Nov. 18, 2015
BIRTHS (Nov. 6-9, 2015)
Births (through Nov. 3, 2015)
Buck of a lifetime comes early
Deer harvest numbers continue to rise
Luedeke's Miltona giant
A shot at redemption
Eugene "Gene" S. Tauber
Ronald Nels Johnson
IN THE KNOW: Let's give them the recognition they deserve
EDITORIAL: Five tough questions to ask aging parents
FROM THE ARCHIVES: 2005 - Twelve failed in 39 tobacco compliance tests
LETTER: Who defined boundaries of sea?
LETTER: Republicans dream up scandals
Help yard trees survive the winter
Sustainable agriculture grants due in December
Workshop to detail houseplant care
Herbicide resistance survey asks for farmers' help
Tax-Aide volunteers needed
Local company to give away free house cleanings
Angel Tax Credit Program opens new round of funding
Alex Tech is named a Military Friendly School
ON THE STREET - Nov. 20, 2015
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June 12, 2015
State parks spread word about terrestrial invasive species
The battle against terrestrial invasive species like buckthorn, the emerald ash borer and Canada thistle will take the spotlight at state parks this weekend. It’s part of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s third annual “PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species In Your...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Invasive species have already won
To the editor: Re: Editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Alexandria Echo Press, "In Minnesota the invasive species are winning," and "No one has right to infest a lake. The invasive species have already won. We need to change the approach. I disagree. Inspection and decontamination...
opinion / letters
August 30, 2013 - 12:04pm
June 5, 2013
Brush off invasive species
We've all heard of aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels that lurk in our lakes. But what about terrestrial invasive species that travel...
News / state
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
DNR recommends boat launch improvements for AIS prevention
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has developed aquatic invasive species (AIS) best management practices (BMPs) for water accesses. The BMPs include recommended improvements at boat launches, which would make it easier for boaters to comply with the AIS actions...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
A breakthrough against zebra mussels?
Is there a solution to the zebra mussel problem? A research project is under way right now in Lake Carlos that could lead to a breakthrough. The...
News / region
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
Irrigation contractors not exempt from aquatic invasive species training for lake service providers
Irrigation contractors who install and remove lake pump equipment and pond aeration equipment are considered lake service providers, along with those who install and remove docks, boats, etc. from Minnesota lakes, streams and rivers. Lake service providers (LSP) are required by law...
April 6, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Lookouts needed for invasive pests
Minnesota is looking for volunteers to join the hundreds of citizens who already have stepped up to help keep an eye out for new infestations of emerald ash borer and other destructive invasive pests. These volunteer "first detectors" form part of the state's early warning system...
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am
Zebra mussels on the move
The temperatures are cooler and the days are getting shorter, which means fall is here and winter is just around the corner. It's that time...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Area students win essay scholarship competition
The Douglas County Lakes Association (DCLA) and Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District team up each year to sponsor an environmental essay scholarship contest. This year, students were asked to respond to this question: "What potential impacts will aquatic invasive species...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
April 9, 2010
No new lake accesses for five years? Lawmakers consider moratorium
Douglas County anglers looking to launch their boats at new public accesses may have to wait a few more years. Lawmakers are considering bills in both the Senate and House that would prevent the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from building public access ramps on...
News / state
April 9, 2010 - 12:05am
March 24, 2010
Training offered to stop spread of invasive species in Alexandria area lakes
The Douglas County Lakes Association will host an opportunity for lake service providers, such as dock installers, fishing guides and resort owners, to learn how to prevent aquatic invasive species from being spread from lake to lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am