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Conquering the fear of violence
Ecumen Bethany Community earns public accolades
Medical facilities, ambulance prepare
You asked: What is Ebola?
Beep, beep, here comes the jeep
Blizzard runs winning streak to five games
Local netters prepare for playoffs
Osakis gets conference clincher
Roste growing into his role
Prairie Valley football ends its season at Royalton in 6A opener
Blues-rock band comes to Forada
Concordia Orchestra comes to Alexandira
Pianist Tony DeSare to play third show in concert season
Engaged - Peterson and Meissner
Births - Douglas County Hospital through October 19, 2014
Engaged - Nelson and Wallace
Wedding - James and Galligan
Births - Douglas County Hospital through September 23, 2014
Making their mark
From the stand: Bucks becoming nocturnal
Mohr’s monster walleye
Hunting photos wanted from readers
Service - Elaine Morris, 97
Memorial Service - William Langner, 65
Funeral - Mae Garvin, 86
Memorial Service - Delroy Benson, 82
Funeral - Richard Sammons, 85
David E. Larson, M.D. Alexandria, MN
Jeff Backer is pro-life
Sergeants endorse Wolbersen
It's Our Turn: Are we becoming slaves to practicality?
Echo Press Editorial: Don’t fall for half-truths from candidates
What is a fair farmland rental agreement?
USDA addresses herbicide-resistant weeds
‘Cover crops in action’ is topic of Women Caring for the Land event
Dairy Farm Bill meeting to be held November 5
Top 10 ‘must do’ fall chores
Voyager Industries celebrates facility expansion
TSMA to tour Alexandria Area High School
Stuff-A-Truck for charity
Luther Crest receives two $25,000 grants
Elden’s Fresh Foods honored at fall food show
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On The Street
December 12, 2012
Douglas County keeps license bureau, talks public health, solid waste and fire
Seven Douglas County families can resume their lives as usual without fear they are losing a source of income. Douglas County commissioners voted on whether or not to turn the license bureau service over to the state at Tuesday's meeting. In a two-to-three vote, the motion failed. "It...
December 12, 2012 - 4:47pm
April 25, 2012
Give your old books a new life this Arbor Day
Books are special. No one wants to throw them away and recycling options can be hard to find. This Earth Day, Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is hosting Books for Earth, a free book collection event to provide a new life for your old books. Books for Earth will take...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Meeting - Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Board March 15
The regular board meeting of Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management is Thursday, March 15 in the Board Room in the Administration Building, 2115 South Jefferson Street, Alexandria. Agenda: 7 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance. Call to order. 1. Minutes of February 16 2. Plant operations...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
On schedule, on budget
The incinerator project at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is right on schedule - and on budget. Pete Olmscheid, PDSWM executive director, provided an update to the Douglas County Board last month. The major pieces of the puzzle for the $20 million expansion project...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
MPCA fines incinerator for violation
Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) - along with 63 other facilities around the state - were penalized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The MPCA recently concluded 64 enforcement cases totaling $710,274 in penalties during the third quarter of 2010.
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
It took a train, a flatbed truck and two cranes, but a key piece of the expansion project at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management's waste-to-energy facility is now in place. A 220,000-pound boiler was added to the plant's unit three expansion on Wednesday. It will be used to extract...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
Full steam ahead for incinerator
Although state funding for Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management's (PDSWM) incinerator project fell through, the project is still moving forward. A...
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
November 20, 2009
Incinerator expansion plan goes smoothly
There wasn't any public outcry at a special meeting Tuesday night about the addition of a third combustor at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM). The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) hosted a public meeting at Alexandria Technical College about the proposed expansion...
November 20, 2009 - 12:05am
September 18, 2009
Too much garbage to handle?
The expansion project at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is one step closer to being completed. At the September 16, 2009 board meeting, the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Board members passed a motion requesting the Pope and Douglas County Boards pursue temporary...
September 18, 2009 - 12:05am
April 10, 2009
Incinerator project picks up steam
The light at the end of the tunnel is finally shining for a project that has been in the works for the past couple of years. The project - the...
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am