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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement eight-hour course on Monday and Tuesday, June 11 and 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is requested. A Minnesota...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Douglas County added to flood disaster loan program
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Knute Nelson receives grant to expand NeuroFit program
The number of people in the United States currently living with neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis is staggering. And with the rapid growth in Americans older than the age of 65, growth is expected in the number of individuals living with these...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
New course offers insights into families facing problems
The Alexandria Technical College will offer a new course entitled "Caught In the Middle," on March 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the college. It is designed for early child educators, providers who are working with families where orders for protection (OFP) and/or harassment restraining...
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am
March 11, 2009
Fresh choices coming to Minnesota WIC program
Perhaps you know a family that is being served by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or perhaps your family has utilized the WIC program yourself. Currently, more than 1,000 women, infants and children are receiving WIC services in Douglas...
March 11, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Free food program workshop planned for child care providers and parents
The cost of food has risen sharply in the past year, putting a pinch in many budgets. Stacey Wixo, area coordinator for Providers Choice, will present a workshop called Cent$ible Meals, which will share tips and meal ideas that can help participants get more "bang for their buck"...
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am