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UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
Composting among new director's priorities
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
Power outage planned for north Alexandria
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Guitarist performs for First Friday in Evansville
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Kathleen Rose Kaar
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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On The Street
September 3, 2014
Enrollment open for dairy farm risk management program
Farmers can now enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program, a voluntary program established by the 2014 Farm Bill. It provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage...
September 3, 2014 - 6:36am
December 19, 2010
Fergus Falls Wetland Management District says farewell to Kevin Brennan
After thirty-six years, Kevin Brennan is retiring from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as the project leader for the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District. Ever-present as the prairie wind, Brennan has been a motivating force for conservation in the north country for...
December 19, 2010 - 3:56pm
August 14, 2009
Bus tour to Pope County offers insights into grassland management
Pope County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a Grassland Management Demonstration Site Bus Tour August 19 and 20 to view scattered demonstration sites in Pope County. The bus tour begins at the Pope County Fairgrounds with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the bus leaving...
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
Solid waste management to host open house today, Wednesday
An Earth Day open house will take place today, Wednesday, at the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management facility at 2115 South Jefferson Street in Alexandria. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include tours of the waste-to-energy facility, along with coffee and cookies. Those...
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 10, 2009
Life Stage joins DMA
Life Stage Wealth Management Group recently joined Alexandria's Downtown Merchants Association (DMA). Shown (left to right) are Marlene Bettin...
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Visitors from Japan tour waste-to-energy plant
Two representatives from a company based in Tokyo, Japan toured the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management facility in Alexandria on February 5. The...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
Give Christmas tree a second life - recycle it
Still wondering what to do with that live Christmas tree you bought this past holiday? Recycle it. Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management is once again sponsoring a free Christmas tree recycling project for all residents of Douglas and Pope counties. This is for live trees only. No...
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Special Olympics seeks candidates for volunteer positions
Looking to get involved in your community? One way is to fill a local Special Olympics Minnesota volunteer position. They are looking for a three-year commitment. There is no experience necessary, as Area Sports Management Team (ASMT) training is provided.
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
December 25, 2008
ORB Management awarded bid for Someplace Safe renovation in Fergus Falls
ORB Management Corporation of Alexandria has been selected to manage the renovation of Someplace Safe's new 3,000 square foot location in Fergus Falls. ORB will donate part of its services in keeping with its corporate culture of community giving. Someplace Safe is a non-profit...
December 25, 2008 - 12:00am
September 22, 2008
Emergency drill to take place tonight
Ambulances, law enforcement personnel, firefighters and first responder groups will all converge at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, tonight, Monday. But the public can relax; it's all a drill. From 5 to 7 p.m., Douglas County Emergency Management is going to be simulating a disaster. The...
September 22, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Seminar will offer money management advice
The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Alexandria Technical College, invite the public to attend their upcoming "Lunch 'n Learn" seminar, Achieving Personal Financial Stability, on Tuesday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar will take...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
July 30, 2008
Incinerator plan clears $1M hurdle
One million dollars recently secured for an expansion at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management may not cover the cost of the whole project, but it will reduce the financial impact to citizens. "It will definitely help out," said Pete Olmscheid, director of the Waste to Energy facility...
July 30, 2008 - 12:00am