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Man found dead in Big Kandiyohi Lake
Remembering those with us in spirit w/ videos
It's time to chase their dreams
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
Remembering the uncle he never met
Softball: Hardy cruises as Cards get second straight playoff shutout
Viking Speedway: Shaw wins nice payday, Miltona's Hellerman takes her first feature
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
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On The Street
April 22, 2017
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
To the editor: The implementation of a new law will damage ecosystems in Minnesota by elevating phosphate levels in Minnesota waters. Phosphate has been identified as the most important cropland nutrient to prevent from reaching surface water. High phosphate levels cause algae blooms...
April 22, 2017 - 9:12am
April 7, 2017
Letter: Lessons from the Civil War
To the editor: One tragedy of the Civil War was the many painful deaths caused by gangrene due to unsanitary conditions. This is why today cleansing the wound prior to bandaging is practiced. Believing a good bandage will clean a dirty wound is absolutely false. In all the contentious...
April 7, 2017 - 5:17pm
March 22, 2017
LETTER: Please don't litter
To the editor: This winter I found a lot of garbage on the ice when I was fishing with my dad. This made me sad to see garbage on the ice, because it will sink into the water and pollute the lake. I picked up a whole bag of garbage this year. Next year, I want everyone to please clean...
March 22, 2017 - 8:00am
March 15, 2017
Cities object to high sewage treatment plant costs
ST. PAUL — The 1,700-population community of Osakis could find itself paying $11 million in sewage treatment plant work, a cost one city official...
March 15, 2017 - 6:16pm
March 8, 2017
LETTER: Environmental review is critical for livestock operations
To the editor: It was with great dismay that I learned that the Minnesota House and Senate are proposing bills, House File 1456 and Senate File 1016, which will increase the number of livestock from 1,000 to 2,000 before an environmental impact sheet will be required for the approval...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 3, 2017
COMMENTARY: Zebra mussels are mucking up our lakes
By Greg Henry, Otter Tail County Water Planner 2007-2012, Douglas County Water Planner 2012-2016
February 3, 2017 - 8:00am
Two local companies cited for pollution violations
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency lists cases in Douglas County among the 43 enforcement cases statewide in the fourth quarter of 2016. Penalties from all 43 cases, in 24 counties throughout Minnesota in the fourth quarter, totaled just under $260,000. In all of 2016, the MPCA...
February 3, 2017 - 7:00am
January 25, 2017
Comment period extended for three Osakis lakes
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has extended the public comment period about a water quality improvement report for Smith Lake, Faille Lake and Lake Osakis. The report, known as a Total Maximum Daily Load, focuses on pollution caused by excess nutrients, mainly phosphorus,...
January 25, 2017 - 9:00am
LETTER: Hungry fish would eat the lake clean
To the editor: Instead of removing the carp from Lake Winona, what if we requested the DNR to stock it with a couple hundred tons of hungry carp and bullheads each spring for, say, five years, to plow up the nutrient-laden muck that has accumulated from a century of pollution? At...
January 25, 2017 - 8:00am
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