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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22
Missing Dent man found, sheriff's office reports
You've seen Mark Dayton's tax returns. Will you see the next governor's?
UPDATE: Farwell garage total loss after fire
Douglas County Hospital celebrates early expansion completion with open house
Volleyball: Alex, Osakis, Parkers Prairie, WCA host openers with playoffs set
Blizzard Hockey: Alex teamwork scores another win
Sports schedule for Saturday, Oct. 21
Football: Panthers lose final regular season game
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Antics for All Ages: the Halloween Howler version
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
Auditions begin for Andria Theatre's Mousetrap
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Thomas Crump Fulcher
Robert G. Swanson
Chester W. Seiford, Jr.
Derek S. Baker
Neva B. Andrews
LETTER: The 'rest of the story' about party of racists
OUR TURN: A wish list for Alexandria
LETTER: Concerts provide rich source of enjoyment
EDITORIAL: A gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
On The Street
Summit to showcase young, regional companies
Alexandria Industries commits $36,000 to car program
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
hires and promotions
on the street
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
February 24, 2017
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering aquatic invasive species training to owners of lake service provider...
February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 3, 2017
COMMENTARY: Zebra mussels are mucking up our lakes
By Greg Henry, Otter Tail County Water Planner 2007-2012, Douglas County Water Planner 2012-2016
February 3, 2017 - 8:00am
January 20, 2017
Wanted: Watercraft inspectors
Calling all retirees or anyone else who loves fishing and/or any other watersport and wants to be a promoter of cleaner public waters. Douglas...
January 20, 2017 - 6:00am
January 9, 2017
Treatment plant costs could skyrocket
New state requirements call for the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District to install a new treatment process that would cost more than $10 million — much higher than the state's estimate of $5.6 million. That's what Bruce Nelson, district director, told the Alexandria City...
January 9, 2017 - 10:21pm
August 16, 2016
Lifeguard season ends Aug. 18
Lakes Area Recreation has announced that lifeguards will be off duty for the season at Latoka and L'Homme Dieu beaches in Alexandria after Thursday, Aug. 18. Beaches are swim-at-your-own-risk when lifeguards are not on duty.
August 16, 2016 - 10:55am
August 12, 2016
Saving the lakes, one mussel at a time
Three 10-year-old girls visiting the Alexandria area have big dreams this summer. After hearing about recent zebra mussel infestations, Margaret...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am