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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
Courthouse concert features bluegrass
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
On the Street
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
hires and promotions
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April 17, 2017
Free program explains why mindset matters
Keeping your thoughts positive and your mood uplifted can result in improved health. A free program introducing concepts that your mindset matters will be presented on Thursday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. at Titus 2 Ministry Center, 7005 County Road 82 SE, Alexandria. Everyone is welcome...
April 17, 2017 - 9:18am
March 24, 2017
Young Athletes, Unified Juniors introduce youth to sports
The Windmill Project will host two programs, Young Athletes and Unified Juniors, on Tuesdays, March 28 through May 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Woodland Elementary School large gym in Alexandria. Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children ages 2-7. The focus is on fun...
March 24, 2017 - 9:00am
November 16, 2016
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a four-hour refresher course on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria. The cost is $22. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research...
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
LRAC Artist Mentor program now taking applications
Lake Region Arts Council is once again offering regional high school students in grades nine through 11 the opportunity to be a "protégée artist." The LRAC Artist Mentor program matches students with professional artists who will mentor the students for 15 hours this summer. Students...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
October 12, 2016
Innovative approach to water management takes next step
Continuing statewide work to shift local water planning to a more holistic, coordinated approach, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources approved seven new planning grants for the One Watershed, One Plan program. The Aug. 26 board action allocates up to $1,700,000 in Clean...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
September 21, 2016
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Fall is my favorite time of the year. The crisp air is refreshing. There is added energy to my farm-related activities with the anticipation of the pending harvest. You can see pride in the eyes of the producers as they view the results of all their labor this past year.
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Register for YMCA youth programs
Registration is now open for a number of youth programs coming to the Alexandria Area YMCA beginning in April. Following are the available programs: Baseball Pitching Clinics — Sundays, April 3, 10, 17: Three day pitching clinic led by Gerry Hoelscher for grades 3-6. Junior...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
Sex offender changes delayed
Minnesota will not be forced to change how it treats sex offenders until a federal appeals court decides whether the program is constitutional. Last month, the court granted the state a stay, which delays enforcement of a federal judge’s ruling ordering major changes in the state...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Vital Living Alexandria is wellness program designed for people 50+
Alexandria is a retirement town. With an older population that’s expected to do nothing but grow, Vital Living Alexandria formed to help people...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
Put your innovative farming ideas to the test
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced a new round of funding for the Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program. This program provides small grants to test ideas that could conserve natural resources, enhance profitability and improve life on the farm....
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Conservation Stewardship Program renewal deadline set
The clock is ticking for farmers and ranchers whose five-year Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) enrollment contracts expire this year. Re-enrolling land for another five years requires a renewal application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation...
September 9, 2014 - 12:27pm
August 8, 2014
Marine and small engine program to get new facility
The Motorcycle Repair Training Center in the Marine and Small Engine Mechanic program at Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) will...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
Share the Fun program highlights 4-H talent
Douglas County 4-H'ers participated in the annual Share the Fun Program at the Osakis Public Schools auditorium on Sunday, April 7. The talent...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
Lake Carlos State Park hosts bluebird expert
Lake Carlos State Park near Alexandria will host an open house-style family event about the eastern bluebird on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Decked out in bright blue feathers, a rusty colored throat and white belly, the bluebird is a common songbird to see in the springtime. The...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Deadline approaches for three Farm Service Agency programs
Douglas County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Jay K. Backowski, reminds producers that the approaching June 1, 2012, deadline is for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE), the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am