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‘She’s all of ours’: Candlelight vigil and prayer service held for missing teen
Ready, set, mow! Lawn mowers become battle-tested at fair
Weekend rain strains sewer plant's capacity
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
Drug conviction earns more than seven years in prison
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
Photo of the Week
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
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November 9, 2016
Give gifts to children in need this Christmas
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is offering two programs to help local families provide gifts for their children on Christmas. Following are a couple ways that you can get involved: Adopt a Family United Way is now accepting adopters for the Adopt a Family program. An organization,...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
September 14, 2016
Superheroes assemble at United Way Chili Cook-Off
Don your cape and get ready to save the galaxy at the 19th annual United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties Chili Cook-off on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. This year's theme is Superhero Chili. By dressing and decorating within the...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
Regional Catholic leaders rejoice in news of new pope
Thursday's election of a new pope has drawn praise from the regional Catholic community. Jorge Bergoglio, 76, took the papal name Francis and...
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
March 13, 2013
UPDATE: New Pope Francis is from Argentina
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina was elected pope Wednesday. He chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. Check the website of the Echo Press' parent company, www.inforum.com, for the...
March 13, 2013 - 1:18pm
June 24, 2009
Rain postpones Relay for Life in Pope County
Although the Pope County Relay for Life event was postponed due to the heavy rain and localized flooding Friday night, it did not dampen the spirits of people fighting cancer in Pope County. Plans are under way to hold some sort of relay in the near future and will be announced as...
June 24, 2009 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
Meeting - Pope/Douglas Solid Waste and County Boards Joint Meeting May 21
JOINT MEETING OF POPE AND DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARDS AND POPE/DOUGLAS SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD MAY 21 A joint board meeting of Pope and Douglas County Boards and Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management will be held Thursday, May 21 at 7 a.m. in the Administration Building, 2115...
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
Meeting - Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Board Regular Meeting May 21
POPE/DOUGLAS SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD MAY 21 The regular board meeting of Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management will be Thursday, May 21 at 7 a.m. in the Administration Building, 2115 South Jefferson St., Alexandria. 1. Board minutes of April 16 2. Plant expansion update -...
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
Eight lakes in Pope County targeted
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has initiated a project entitled the "Pope County 8 Lake TMDL Study." The lakes identified in this project are Ann, Emily, Gilcrest, Leven, Malmedahl, Pelican, Reno and Strandness. These lakes have been identified as not meeting water quality...
May 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
United Way seeking volunteers for allocation process
One of the most important things that United Way does each year is to determine agency funding. Douglas and Pope County residents are invited to be a part of this annual allocation process. United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' Board of Directors has been in the process of revamping...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Radon in your home - the silent killer
Editor's note: The following information was provided by Douglas and Pope Counties Environmental Health. What is the most deadly silent killer in the home? Most people would respond to this question by pointing to carbon monoxide since tragic carbon monoxide death captures headlines....
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
United Way to present Irish music shows in Alexandria, Glenwood
The United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties will once again present Mikko Cowdery's Irish Music Fun Fest. Two events are schedule this year...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
United Way Chili Feed
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is pleased to announce the date for the Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction. The 11th annual event will...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
July 30, 2008
Incinerator plan clears $1M hurdle
One million dollars recently secured for an expansion at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management may not cover the cost of the whole project, but it will reduce the financial impact to citizens. "It will definitely help out," said Pete Olmscheid, director of the Waste to Energy facility...
July 30, 2008 - 12:00am
June 18, 2008
New drunk driver monitoring program to start in Pope County
With a goal of reducing the number of drunk driving offenses, the Pope County Probation Department has started a new intensive supervision program for repeat DWI offenders. Terry Jaworski, a probation officer with 13 years of experience in Stearns County, has been hired to head up...
June 18, 2008 - 12:00am