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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
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
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
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
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
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
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
June 10, 2016
Pollution alert issued for Friday
By Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency warns that Friday air pollution will be dangerous for Minnesotans in the west, central and south. With temperatures expected in the low-to-middle 90s, and mostly sunny skies and light winds, the agency said ozone...
June 10, 2016 - 8:42am
May 25, 2016
Working buffers for water quality
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on working lands and water quality in Douglas County, written by Mae Petrehn, Douglas County Feedlot Coordinator and Andy Rice, Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation District Technician There has been lots of talk about...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
LETTER: Need action to protect surface and ground water
To the editor: Thanks to the Echo Press team for your editorial on the need for action to protect and preserve our surface and ground water. You’ve brought attention to a problem that extends beyond Douglas County but one that may have its solution being born here. On April 29,...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
Minnesota’s commitment to biodiesel use has paid off with an impact on air quality, according to an analysis of the cleaner-burning fuel by the American Lung Association in Minnesota (ALAMN). “I think the amount of air pollution we are preventing right now by blending biodiesel...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
LETTER: Standing up for clean water
To the editor: Here in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes and sky blue waters, we understand the importance of water. We recognize the blessings God has bestowed upon our state, in particular, the blessings of our land, soil, and water. Rural and small town America depend on water...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Dayton vows to stop state from being 'another Flint'
Stating that he’s not going to allow Minnesota to become “another Flint, Michigan on a larger geographic scale,’’ Gov. Mark Dayton vowed...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
January 21, 2016
Pollution advisory issued for today
Minnesotans in the central and southern parts of the state could experience air pollution problems Thursday. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an air pollution health advisory for those areas from early Thursday morning through early evening. Low clouds Wednesday night,...
January 21, 2016 - 7:53am
January 20, 2016
Dayton seeks $220M to improve water
Minnesota cities, especially small rural ones, ask the state for money almost every year to improve their sewage treatment systems. Same for...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
Dayton lays out conservation plan
Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state and the federal government to spend nearly $800 million to improve water quality by taking 100,000 acres out...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
Studies show chemicals detected in lakes and rivers
Two studies released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirm that a wide variety of unregulated chemicals are ending up in Minnesota's lakes and rivers. The chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, are of concern because many have properties...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 7, 2013
Air pollution advisory issued for much of Minnesota
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Rochester, effective Friday, March 8 through midday Saturday, March 9. Air quality monitors indicate...
March 7, 2013 - 4:01pm
February 14, 2013
MPCA offers help to businesses to reduce BPA exposure
An increasing number of retailers are offering receipts digitally via email or text, instead of on paper. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is launching a project to support this paperless receipt trend, for environmental and public health reasons. The goal is to reduce...
February 14, 2013 - 8:11am
February 9, 2013
MPCA invites comments on statewide permit that regulates construction stormwater
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites comments through March 20 on a permit that regulates construction stormwater throughout the state. Under the federal Clean Water Act and Minnesota law, the MPCA oversees a program to manage stormwater runoff from construction...
February 9, 2013 - 8:39am
November 17, 2012
Efforts to clean up Minnesota River pay off, says MPCA study
St. Paul, Minn. -The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is releasing results of testing on the Minnesota River that shows significant improvements in pollution levels in the river. "It's often difficult to show environmental gains because it can take decades to show significant...
November 17, 2012 - 10:17am
November 14, 2012
Comments sought on water quality improvement
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) seeks comments on a water quality improvement report for Lake Osakis, Faille Lake and Smith Lake, located in Douglas and Todd counties. The report, known as a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), focuses on pollution caused by excess nutrients,...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am