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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 20, 2016
Here's a free, easy way to unclutter
It’s time to clear the clutter. The city of Alexandria’s annual Metal Pick-Up Day is Tuesday, April 26. The free service – a partnership between the city and Alex Rubbish and Recycling – is an incentive to help city residents clean up their property this spring. Residents...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Recycle that plastic wrap from farm and boats
There's a new opportunity to recycle those large pieces of plastic that protected silage, bales and boats all winter long. Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) has launched a plastics recycling pilot program. For the first time, PDSWM will accept agricultural and boat wrap...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Recycle Your Holidays accepting lights through January
The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) is holding a collection event for recycling holiday lights statewide in Minnesota through the end...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
Round up appliances, e-waste, bulbs
It’s time to clear out clutter in your home or cabin and make room for winter hibernation. A local event next weekend is the prime opportunity...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
Recycle your old bulbs for free
Here's a bright idea: Recycle those burned-out fluorescent bulbs. Residents and businesses who are customers of Agralite Electric Cooperative, Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) or Runestone Electric Association (REA) may recycle their fluorescent bulbs at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
January 7, 2013
How low can you go? MPCA paper use drops more than 60 percent
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has reached a new low -- in office paper use. During the last fiscal year, the agency used 4,526 reams of paper compared to 12,000 reams in Fiscal Year 2009. This is not simply the result of having fewer staff. Sheets of paper used per...
January 7, 2013 - 2:30pm
September 16, 2012
Free, downloadable recycling bin signs available
Free, downloadable recycling signs are now available from the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). The files for the signs can be downloaded at no cost from RecycleMinnesota.org and RecycleMoreMinnesota.org websites. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control...
September 16, 2012 - 9:40am
June 30, 2012
Minnesota electronics recyclers help environment
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that nearly 28.4 million pounds, or 86 percent of the weight of the electronic devices managed under the Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act from July 2010 to June 2011 were processed by recyclers certified for their environmentally sound...
June 30, 2012 - 12:50pm
November 12, 2011
Don't throw away that clump of holiday lights - recycle it
Fall is officially here and with fall comes decorating for the holiday season. But what to do with that tangled clump of holiday lights? Are you really going to find that one bulb that is burned out? Most people give up and just throw them in the trash...well not anymore. The Recycling...
November 12, 2011 - 3:34pm
October 18, 2011
Meeting will offer manufacturers 'green team' ideas
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association will host a general meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at the American Legion in Fergus Falls. Members are invited, as well as prospective members interested in networking with their peers in manufacturing. The schedule of events begins with a tour...
October 18, 2011 - 10:14am
September 12, 2011
Tuesday is Electronic Waste Recycling Day in St. Cloud
The 2011 Electronic Waste Recycling Day brought to you by United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota will be on Tuesday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring old computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, televisions, laptops and cell phones for recycling to Crossroads Center...
September 12, 2011 - 2:46pm
Program helps schools raise money by collecting tennis shoes
The 2011 EcoChallenge for Education is made available by "GreenSneakers" and is a free program to help Minnesota schools raise funds while helping environment. They can earn up to 50 cents a pound for all tennis shoes collected. "This is an exciting opportunity to engage students...
March 12, 2011 - 9:59am
January 16, 2011
Store opens at Minneapolis airport offering eco-friendly fashions
Natural Element has opened at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) offering organic, recycled and sustainable clothing, footwear and accessories to the traveling public. Located at Terminal 1, Natural Element is one of the first shops of its kind to offer all eco-conscious...
January 16, 2011 - 11:38am
November 17, 2010
Recycle your old holiday lights
Ever wonder what to do with that balled up, tangled mess of holiday lights that don't turn on? The Jefferson High School Green Team, in conjunction with Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management and Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) is conducting a "Recycle Your Holidays" light-recycling...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
August 21, 2010
'Stop treating us like garbage' campaign aims to boost recycling efforts
Annual recycling reports from counties in Minnesota show recycling rates in the state have leveled off since the 1990s. Although Minnesota has one of the higher recycling rates in the country, valuable recyclable material continues to be tossed in the garbage. In 2007, the Minnesota...
August 21, 2010 - 12:13pm