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Boys hockey: Alex can't overcome Bemidji's torrid start as Cards drop second straight
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Girls hockey: Shorthanded Alexandria falls 1-0 against Bemidji
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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