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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Titus (w/video)
Riding with purpose: Motorcycle group promotes safety, education
Searchers comb areas near trail for signs of missing teen
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, August 22
Viking Speedway: Tim, Zach Johnson part of feature winners
Sports schedule for Wednesday, Aug. 23
Eagles Horseshoe League standings
Alexandria chiropractor helps Gophers, USA wrestling compete at top form
Lacrosse to AAHS?
Discovery school open house Aug. 30
Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Johnson - Engebretson
Northern on Brophy
Beau knows bass
Lecy strings some nice ones
Lake Ida Tourney sets record weight for Reel Team Bass
DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Minnewaska
Helen E. Hanson
Elsie Rose (Shermak) Campbell
Walter Leonard Hoefer
Jon Thomas Dingwall Jr.
Letter: This hate needs to go
Echo Press editorial: How to defuse hate-filled protests
Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
hires and promotions
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February 4, 2009
'Stop-n-Shop' helps Relay for LIfe event
Relay for Life of Douglas County announces the 2nd annual Stop-n-Shop fundraiser will take place Thursday, February 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Come out for a night of fun and food. Whether you are looking for something for your special someone for...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
Fill your bowl with these super recipes
If you were going to guess which day is second only to Thanksgiving in the amount of food consumed, would you pick Super Bowl Sunday? You should,...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
January 26, 2009
Kickoff to cancer-fighting event is next Monday
A kickoff for the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" fundraiser is set for Monday, February 2 in the education rooms at the Douglas County Hospital. A social hour with appetizers will start at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
January 26, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Farwell woman is state's 'Outstanding Conservationist'
When Verna Peterson of Farwell was selected by the Douglas Soil Water Conservation District last August as the 2008 Outstanding Conservationist...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
November 25, 2008
Why buy fruit from overseas - find it locally grown
As Thanksgiving approaches, my focus moves away from the garden and toward the hectic holiday season. Being a self-proclaimed "foodie," my thoughts now are about what to prepare for the kick-off meal to the season. I was doing this last Sunday as I was preparing a pheasant soup and...
November 25, 2008 - 12:00am
4-H member wins a heifer
Crystal Bosek of Garfield, a high school junior who is a member of the Chippewans 4-H Club, was selected as one of the recipients of a heifer...
November 25, 2008 - 12:00am
November 21, 2008
Ask a trooper: Is it legal to do farm work on an ATV without a license?
Question: I have an ATV that I use for pulling a trailer to get firewood and it has a farm license tag. I get firewood less than a mile from home at several locations and don't like to carry my billfold for fear of losing it in the woods. I use a tractor sometimes for the same purpose...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Scholarships available to organic and specialty crop growers
Specialty crop and organic producers in Minnesota can apply for scholarships to offset the cost of farm business management classes through a program offered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and several partners. Applications are now being accepted for 2009. MDA Organic...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Fun farm and market activities available statewide
Summer may be winding down but Minnesota farms, wineries, orchards and markets have switched in to full gear with fun fall activities to offer. Minnesota is home to about 20 wineries, many of which offer tastings of their award winning wines. Some even let you try your hand, or feet,...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Signs of hope
Participants and volunteers show "hope" Friday evening at the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life event. Between 400 and 500 people attended the all-night affair at Jefferson High School's Citizen's Field, raising more than $97,000, said event coordinator Jo Cory. "Considering...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am
July 1, 2008
Unicel's barbecue to help Relay for Life
Unicel is celebrating the Fourth of July and freedom with free ribs from Bug-A-Boo Bay. Unicel will host the free customer/community event on Wednesday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its store at 505 North Nokomis Street in Alexandria. For every barbecued rib served, Unicel will...
July 1, 2008 - 12:00am
June 11, 2008
Starner Farms chosen winner of Good Farm Neighbor Award
A Grant County hog production business has been selected as the monthly winner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's (MDA) Good Farm Neighbor Award. Starner Farms, owned and operated by David and Mark Starner of rural Hoffman, includes an 800 sow farrow-to-finish business...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am
June 6, 2008
A powerful project for a tractor enthusiast
It started with two tractor frames, an extra engine and a pile of parts accumulated over a couple years. And it ended being a prom dress. "Those are like the overalls that you work in every day," bubbly Wanda Schmidt explained in non-mechanical terms, as she pointed out her husband's...
June 6, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Life in Colonial times
Students in 2nd grade at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria studied about what life was like in Colonial days. At the end of the unit, the students celebrated by spending a day participating in Colonial days activities. Teacher Mary Kay Wright listened as her students, who dressed...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am
Column - Maybe communes are answer
We hippies, once upon a time, were right after all. Communes just might be the answer to a frightening future. The world's oil supply is running out; gas prices are highway robbery; many people cannot afford to eat; health care is out of the question for one in six; and rampant...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am