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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
Matthew W. Lepak
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
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On The Street
May 14, 2013
Stubborn ice finally gives up; L'Homme Dieu ice-out is May 13
This year's late spring missed making ice-out history by two days. The ice finally vanished on Lake L'Homme Dieu on Monday, May 13. That's...
May 14, 2013 - 11:01am
May 11, 2013
Fish opener reminder: I-94 remains one lane between Clearwater, St. Cloud
Motorists travelling between the Twin Cities Metro Area and St. Cloud for the Minnesota Fishing Opener are reminded that Interstate 94 is reduced to a single in each direction between Clearwater and St. Cloud. Traffic on eastbound I-94 was backed up about four miles west of Highway...
May 11, 2013 - 6:22am
May 9, 2013
DNR reminds boaters to take precautions against aquatic invaders
While many Minnesota lakes are still covered by a thick layer of ice, the open water fishing season is just around the corner and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is already gearing up for this year's fight against zebra mussels, spiny waterfleas and other aquatic...
May 9, 2013 - 7:54am
May 30, 2012
Beetles open at home tonight
The Alexandria Beetles open up the 2012 summer schedule at home tonight, Wednesday, with a game against the Thunder Bay Border Cats at 7:05 p.m. The two teams will then wrap up the series on Thursday morning with an 11:05 first pitch. Beetles players were scheduled to start coming...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 11, 2012
Good things expected for fishing opener
The cool April that followed some 70 degree days in March likely turned out to be a blessing for anglers as many predict good things for fishermen...
May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
Parks offer free fishing
No one should feel left out when talk turns - as it does this time of year - to plans for the big Minnesota fishing opener. Any state resident who wants to participate in that annual rite of spring can now do so easily and for free at most Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. Minnesota...
May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Viking Speedway: Central Minnesota Icebreaker set for this weekend
After a very mild winter, the 2012 racing season is ready to swing into action at Viking Speedway in Alexandria. In 2012, the "high flyin' half mile," located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, will host several special events, along with their weekly Saturday night race program. The...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Early opener idea hits snags
Walleye and northern pike may be safe until Mother's Day weekend after all, if discussion in a Senate committee Monday is any indication. Members...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
October 14, 2011
DNR offers hunting tips for pheasant opener
Pheasants may seem elusive and mysterious to some hunters, but they are creatures of habit and follow a regular routine. Understanding how their daily patterns work will dramatically increase your odds of flushing roosters this fall, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural...
October 14, 2011 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria's home opener is Friday
The Alexandria Blizzard will open its home schedule on Friday night with a lot of confidence in the players that will take the ice. The Blizzard is fresh off winning a franchise record 30 games and a divisional playoff series last year. With six regular contributors returning from...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
Walleye opener later than usual this year
Minnesota's 2010 walleye opener will be Saturday, May 15, one a week later than usual. State law sets the walleye opener two Saturdays prior to Memorial Day weekend, which does not occur until the last weekend of May this year. The later start means that the walleye opener will...
April 10, 2010 - 9:35am
October 16, 2009
Home opener for Blizzard hockey tonight
WHAT Blizzard home opener WHEN Today, Friday, October 16, 7 p.m. WHERE Runestone Community Center A pair of losses, including one in overtime, dropped the Alexandria Blizzard's early season record to 3-5. Albert Lea 3, Alexandria 2 It was a game that was well in hand for...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Experts predict 'fabulous' bass opener
Prospects for this Saturday's bass opener are brightening. Local fishing experts Brett McComas of Christopherson's Bait in Alexandria and Paul Reiland of Knotty Pine Bait & Gas in Brandon agree that this year's opener should be an exceptional one. "It should be a fabulous bass opener...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am