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Two Franson ag bills signed into law
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Could it happen to you?
It’s campfire season!
Tennis: Duwenhoegger, Crowe keep season alive
Baseball: Chargers wrap up Pheasant title with four wins
Track and field: A-B-E athletes qualify for sections
Track and field: Alex boys and girls second at CLC meet
B-E softball: Chargers' season ends in upset
Students learn about entrepreneurship at JA BizTown
Fifth grader earns second at state Elks essay contest
Track and Field Day promotes fitness and sportsmanship
Everyday Gourmet: Salmon, sesame asparagus are great for summer
Evansville Art Center to host book signing
Wedding - Erickson and Larsen
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 20, 201
Engaged - Fraser and Lunneborg
Engaged - Flynn and Connell
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 11, 2015
Mike Frisch: The changing face of walleye fishing
Bowfishing challenge coming to area lakes
Living her dream: Osakis' Swenstad pursues a passion in the outdoors with no hesitation
Mike Frisch: Keep it simple
Service - Joyce Carlson, 84
Service - Ronald Ferguson, 78
Service - Daniel Anderson, 51
Service - Pamela Soltis, 68
Service - Daniel Snyder, 72
Echo Press Editorial: Legislature fails to get job done – again
Observations from the archives, 1915: Commencement speaker is Senator Knute Nelson
In the Know: Workforce shortage is a challenge
Nitrogen life cycle is complex
Stop pelicans from disturbing fish in spawning areas
Planting is ahead of past two years
Apple pest management
4-H student doesn’t let bird ban bring her down
MN dairy uses wasp larvae to control flies
Ag producers must file for federal crop insurance
ALP Utilities earns Safety Award of Excellence
Marco recognized for service excellence
North Dakota’s Small Business Person of Year has local connection
Hospice of Douglas County receives honors
OfficeMax invests in teachers, students
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