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City rule changes hit wall
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Troops still need support
Dayton collapses, then walks with aid after State of the State speech
PrimeWest reports possible security breach
Proposed Minn. bills target higher penalties for highway protests
Boys Basketball: B-E holds Eagles to four overtime points in 67-53 win
Dance: Cards climb to sixth in final CLC standings
Swimming and diving: Cards punch ticket to state true team
Girls basketball: Chargers jump on Tigers early
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Gerald "Jerry" A. Hubert
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
John Lawrence Davis
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
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On The Street
January 18, 2017
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
To the editor: I am writing to outline Minnesota's water protection process. Citizens test waters they are concerned about to document their condition. Occasionally, Minnesota Pollution Control provides grant funding. If enough samples are documented as polluted, the water will be...
January 18, 2017 - 8:00am
January 9, 2017
Treatment plant costs could skyrocket
New state requirements call for the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District to install a new treatment process that would cost more than $10 million — much higher than the state's estimate of $5.6 million. That's what Bruce Nelson, district director, told the Alexandria City...
January 9, 2017 - 10:21pm
January 4, 2017
LETTER: Whose job to monitor water?
To the editor: We attended the county commissioners' meeting on Dec. 20, regarding the feedlot in Millerville Township. We were told we were not allowed to speak at this meeting, that we had a chance at the public meeting the week before. Each person was allowed two minutes to talk...
January 4, 2017 - 8:00am
December 30, 2016
LETTER: Should raise water quality standards
To the editor: I am writing to express my concern for protecting our water quality here in Alexandria and the surrounding community. The abundance of water we have here in Minnesota is perhaps our most precious gift. Our community depends on having good quality water, which in turn...
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am
December 21, 2016
LETTER: Misleading comments distract from challenge
To the editor: We, the Water Quality Committee of Douglas County Lakes Assn., feel compelled to respond to the Friday, Dec. 9 article, "City presents wish list to legislators." With many polluted lakes and dozens of clean lakes, our community faces tough choices. As urban development...
December 21, 2016 - 7:00am
Big concern, big cost: Cleaning Lake Winona
Cleaning up Alexandria's Lake Winona will take some time, new efforts from the city and property owners, and millions of dollars. It's that last...
December 21, 2016 - 6:00am
December 14, 2016
A $5.6 million pollution solution
A state report estimates it will cost $5.6 million to reduce pollution in Lake Winona to acceptable levels. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
August 31, 2016
Farmers frustrated with Dayton communications
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—First it was an effort to keep agriculture runoff out of the state's waters by the use of plant buffers, then last...
August 31, 2016 - 4:19pm
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