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20 measles cases prompt warning from Minnesota officials
UPDATE: Chase of Miltona man topped 100 mph
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, April 24
Building remains strong in Alexandria
Five things to know from city council
Baseball: Chargers make the most of a four-hit day
Baseball: Chargers make the most of a four-hit day
Sports schedule for Tuesday, April 25
Boys golf: Osakis 13th for pre-sections at Blackberry Ridge
Sports schedule for Monday, April 24
Evansville Art Center presents 26th annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Garms Family to perform southern gospel music concert
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Norman Allen Potvin
Eudoris V. Hagen
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
May 6, 2016
YOU ASKED: Who owns a lake?
Who owns a lake? If your land runs all the way around a lake, can others legally access it if there is no public access? What is an environmental...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
The state of Minnesota's water
Water is a finite resource and people converged last week in Alexandria to explore the state's water resource issues. The State of Water Conference...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 29, 2016
Ice leaves Lake L'Homme Dieu early
Lake L’Homme Dieu’s ice-out date this year was Saturday, March 26 – the earliest ice out date in four years. An unusually warm March made...
March 29, 2016 - 9:13am
February 3, 2016
2015: No new AIS infestations
"The good news is that we didn't have any new infestations in 2015," said Dave Rush, Douglas County Land and Resource Management director. After its first full open-water season on the books, the local aquatic invasive species (AIS) task force is noting the good news, but also quickly...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
YOU ASKED: Is it Lake Brophy or Brophy Lake?
As part of our "You Asked" feature, reader Willie Woida of Alexandria contacted the Echo Press and asked, Lake Brophy, Brophy Lake — What...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2015
Lakes are safe despite recent infections, officials say
July 15, 2015 - 12:00am