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Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
For the record
Baseball: Chargers shutout Raiders, 13-0
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
On The Street
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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March 30, 2018
LETTER: Pollution is the problem, not carp
To the editor: Before 1945, Lake Winona was fairly clear. In 1977 when ALASD's plant started discharging into Lake Winona, water quality problems were already obvious. By 1984, Lake Winona was "hypereutrophic" due to "triggering factors" that "include the addition of excess nutrients...
March 30, 2018 - 5:51pm
March 2, 2018
LETTER: Continue effort to reduce salt, pollutants in lakes
To the editor: We appreciate the recent article on salt (sodium chloride) impacting our lakes in Douglas County and the efforts of the County Highway Department to use road salt smarter ("Easy on the salt," Feb. 23 issue). We apologize for the misleading numbers we supplied for the...
March 2, 2018 - 2:35pm
February 23, 2018
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
When Ben Johnson rumbles down a Douglas County road plowing snow and attacking slippery spots with sand and salt, he watches an electronic monitor...
February 23, 2018 - 12:11pm
January 25, 2018
Douglas County again gearing up for boat inspections
Douglas County will once again be running its watercraft inspection program to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species and it needs you....
January 25, 2018 - 8:51am
December 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Help put our lakes on low-salt diet
Are you putting our lakes in a pickle? Stop. The negative impact of too much salt getting into our lakes has been a hot news topic lately. And for good reason. It only takes a teaspoon of salt to permanently pollute five gallons of water, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control...
December 15, 2017 - 3:02pm
October 27, 2017
New sign, greenery for museum property
The property east of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum in Alexandria will soon have a whole new, softer look. Bruce Olson, executive director of...
October 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
September 1, 2017
Wakesurfers call for self-policing to avoid conflict with lakeshore owners
Out in the deep middle of Lake Carlos, Philip Simonson braced his feet against the wakesurfing board, held onto the tow rope and in seconds...
September 1, 2017 - 11:35am
August 15, 2017
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
There are 15 lakes within Douglas County that will have temporary no wake zoning on them beginning, today, Aug. 15. The temporary 300-foot no...
August 15, 2017 - 5:18pm
July 22, 2017
Out-musseling the mussels: Researcher hopeful of new tactic against invasive species
A researcher with the University of Minnesota is out to make zebra mussels their own worst enemy. Mike McCartney, a zebra mussels expert in...
July 22, 2017 - 8:06am
July 18, 2017
Eurasian watermilfoil found in Lake Victoria
Douglas County is home to more than 300 lakes and only a handful of aquatic invasive species including zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil....
July 18, 2017 - 5:07pm
July 8, 2017
Beautiful day for beautiful boats w/video
Classic boats of all kinds were on display during the 32nd annual Minnesota Lakes Classic Boat today, Saturday, July 8. The show, which was...
July 8, 2017 - 4:08pm
June 30, 2017
EDITORIAL: Here's how to stop algal blooms
There's a danger lurking in many of our lakes. Residents need to know it's there — and how to stop it. It's blue-green algae, which poses...
June 30, 2017 - 12:14pm
April 12, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Cabin owners squeezed by costs; lakes at risk
New information about those who own lake homes should set off some alarm bells. They're getting older. They don't have as much money as they once did. And pressed with mounting medical bills, rising health insurance costs and other expenses, their ability to maintain their lake properties...
April 12, 2017 - 3:54pm
March 24, 2017
Fishing out vehicles
Doing recovery dives at the end of the winter season is much more preferable than earlier in the season, according to Jeff Bosek. The reason?...
March 24, 2017 - 6:00am
March 3, 2017
LETTER: Doing the best we can?
To the editor: The state of Minnesota is providing grant funding for wastewater treatment plants through legislator requests. Morris is getting $10 million to protect the Pomme de Terre River. Breckenridge is getting $13 million to protect the Red River. Detroit Lakes is getting $23...
March 3, 2017 - 8:00am