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Commissioners meet new veterans services officer
Knute Nelson celebrates 70 years
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, April 24
Charges dropped against Bio Corp
Track and Field: Lakers and Knights compete at Benson Invite
Softball: Lakers split doubleheader with Melrose
Track and field: A-B-E throwers stand out in Barnesville
Baseball: Silverstreaks take opener over Milaca
Softball: Knights sweep doubleheader against WHN
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Hunters, farmers talk deer management in Glenwood
Fishing Hall of Famer to host seminar on May 2
An awesome opening weekend
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
Lillian "Toby" Minnerath
Walter "Wally" Englund
Paul L. Sand
Virgil M. Zins
LETTER: Southern Poverty Law Center deserves support
1918: Alexandria soldier dies at sea
LETTER: Tasty food, good cause
IN THE KNOW: Tourism puts money in your pockets
EDITORIAL: Herberger's closing not all doom and gloom
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Herberger's founded in Osakis by 19-year-old
Mall-goers mourn store closings
Challenging times for mall: Manager says it still has a future
Foreclosure notice filed against mall
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April 18, 2018
Big plans for Big Ole Park
A long-range plan would transform Alexandria's Big Ole Central Park into a "trail head art park." It would improve the farmers market, expand...
April 18, 2018 - 11:58am
March 13, 2018
Regional composting site in the mix
Residents in Douglas County may soon have a new way of getting rid of food waste. Instead of ending up in the garbage, incinerated and hauled to a landfill, the food would be recycled. At its Monday meeting, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting...
March 13, 2018 - 12:10am
Echo Press Editorial: Veterans can explore parks for free
Here's good news for veterans — especially those who enjoy the outdoors. Active military personnel in any branch or unit of the U.S. Armed...
July 13, 2017 - 9:38am
Voters choose new parks and trails license plate
Following a week of online voting, during which more than 30,000 votes were cast, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith announced the winner of the contest to...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Admission to state parks free on Black Friday
While some will be burning off their Thanksgiving calories by frantically pushing a shopping cart through the aisles of a large retailer on Black Friday, the state of Minnesota has another idea. In an effort to encourage Minnesotans to explore the great outdoors on one of the biggest...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
Signs of spring: Park plans, road work
County board calls for plan updates at Lake Brophy, Runestone parks By Al Edenloff email@example.com Signs of spring sprouted up at Tuesday’s Douglas County Board meeting. Plans to improve parks and roads moved forward. Commissioners called for requests from consulting...
March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
September 3, 2013
Governor Dayton appoints Al Lieffort
Governor Mark Dayton recently announced the appointment of Al Lieffort of Alexandria to the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission as a member representing District 3. His term was effective August 31 and will expire January 4, 2016.
September 3, 2013 - 4:42pm
June 7, 2013
Minnesota state parks offer free admission June 8
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is celebrating National Get Outdoors Day by offering free admission at all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 8. Lake Carlos State Park near Alexandria will offer a variety of activities that day, including...
June 7, 2013 - 12:00am
June 4, 2013
Free admission to Minnesota state parks this Saturday
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is celebrating National Get Outdoors Day by offering free admission at all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 8. Many special programs will also take place at parks that day. Families uncertain about which...
June 4, 2013 - 6:00am
May 30, 2013
Gov. Dayton proclaims June as Great Outdoors Month
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages Minnesotans to pack a picnic, grab a fishing rod and visit a state park or trail on Saturday, June 1, which is National Trails Day as well as the start of Great Outdoors Month, as proclaimed by Gov. Mark Dayton. Minnesota's...
May 30, 2013 - 2:57pm
March 25, 2013
Deadline nears for seasonal, monthly camping reservations at Minnesota state parks
The deadline is approaching to reserve a campsite for seasonal or monthly camping at Minnesota state parks. Reservations are due Friday, April 5, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). At a limited number of state park campsites, visitors can stay for a whole month...
March 25, 2013 - 7:43am
February 20, 2013
How would you spend $100 on county parks, trails?
Development of a new Douglas County Parks and Trails Plan is well under way, but there's still time to have your say. The plan is a blueprint...
February 20, 2013 - 12:00am
February 3, 2013
DNR state parks help reduce carbon footprint
Several Minnesota state parks are replacing old gas guzzlers with electric cars, installing solar panels that help generate electricity for many of its park buildings and visitor centers and rehabbing those buildings to use less energy.
February 3, 2013 - 12:38pm
January 12, 2013
DNR awards $7.49 million in new Parks and Trails Legacy grants
Many miles of new hiking and biking trails and the acquisition of nearly 300 acres to expand regional parks across the state are among the projects to be funded with the $7.49 million in recently awarded Parks and Trails Legacy grants, said the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
January 12, 2013 - 3:36pm
January 11, 2013
Free winter activities offered in area parks
Community Education is offering the following free classes this winter in area parks. CROSS COUNTRY SKI OUTING Runestone Park in Kensington will offer cross country skiing. Bring equipment or contact the Bike and Fitness Company in Alexandria to borrow equipment (free rentals will...
January 11, 2013 - 12:00am