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Anderson to serve as U of M regent
Law enforcement blotter: March 4, 2015
UPDATE NOON: Man dies after ice rescue; 2-year-old in critical condition (w/video)
Sharing some shivers while raising funds for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
You Asked: What’s a school resource officer?
Girls basketball: Cardinals roll to 8AAA semifinals
Section 6A South boys basketball: VanErp's surprise return sparks Battle Lake over WCA in title game
Battle Lake ends Chargers’ season
Loss ends Ashby girls regular season
Knights go 1-2 as team at state
Two local Scouts earn Eagle award
Runestone Museum makes New York Times Magazine
Alexandria teams rank high at Tri-College Math Contest
ATCC students dominate at competition
County library is a resource and a treasure
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Jean Stark, 88
Nelorie Moberg, 85
Lester Lybeck, 93
Robert Sinotte, 71
Echo Press Editorial: Increased LGA is wise investment in rural cities
Column: Observations from the archives, 1965: Loneliest man advertises for a wife
In the Know: Thank you, farewell and parting thoughts
Gross misdemeanor needed as third option for careless driving
Very thankful for our local medical community
Crop disaster assistance deadline approaches
State Fair accepting Century Farm applications
Submit your specialty crop grant proposals
Organic farm transition support returns for 2015
Conservation Stewardship Program deadline extended
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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 - one in Glenwood and one in Alexandria. The Glenwood show is slated for Friday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Central Square. Tickets are $15...
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