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UPDATE: Motorcyclist transported to hospital after crash
Attempted traffic stop leads to chase, arrest in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: August 28-30, 2015
Remembering fallen officers
Lakes Area HOG honors veterans
Johnson wraps up first season at Viking Speedway with three titles
Sports schedule for Tuesday, September 1
Parkers Prairie football: Trick play aids Panthers in 22-7 win over Kimball
Sports schedule for Monday, August 31
Sports scoop from Saturday, August 29
Forty year tradition ends
Non-fiction lovers rejoice
Pure Country to perform Thursday
Alexandria Public Schools hold orientation, open houses
Women’s retreat to focus on rest in a busy world
Engaged - Haugen and Jones
Births - Douglas County Hospital births through August 26
Births - Douglas County Hospital through August 18, 2015
Wedding - Olson and Baker
Engaged - Kludt and Vickerman
Time to shine
Hummingbird presentation coming to Alexandria
Youth Outdoor Activity Day returning August 30
Informational meeting on northern pike proposals coming to Alexandria
Fish at eye level: New aquarium coming to county fair
Richard Johnson, 66
Service - Mary Roers, 93
Service - Susan Jordan, 85
Myron Ostlund, 85
Allen Peterson, 89
Echo Press Editorial: Advice for overcoming obstacles
It’s Our Turn: What happened after
Douglas County Fair booth experience was awesome
Thank a school bus driver
Let’s take pride in who we are
America’s Farmers to benefit nonprofits
Fall planted bulbs for spring blooms
State grants help fund live-stock im-provements
Rebates available to farms, handlers
Extension: Keep your tomato plants healthy
Douglas Machine Foundation awards grant to DCCCP
JLG Architects named to Circle of Excellence
Bernick Family Foundation to award $150,000
Storage units available in Forada
Dust Busters relocates to Forada
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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