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Warming house at Noonan Park to close for the season after today
Warm temperatures causing flooding problems in Alexandria
Truck carrying de-icer overturns near Evansville
Four young men killed in southern Minnesota crash
Swift County deputy involved in shooting of Alexandria man is identified
8AAA girls basketball: Fergus ends Alexandria's season in the semifinals
Fan buses available for the Alexandria boys' basketball game at state
Sports roundup from Saturday, March 8
Osakis falls to Sauk Centre 49-44 in sub-section semifinals
Alex boys basketball will open state against Austin
The spirit of the season continues
At the movies
Taking the itch out of winter
Free Irish concert in Barrett to join St. Patrick’s Day celebration
Engaged - Drewes and Quinn
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 3, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 23, 2014
Engaged - Mathiowetz and Wagner
Whitetails: Are local numbers too low?
Fishing for a good cause
Big buck beds in back yard
DNR seeks public’s input on deer numbers
More state park use, permit sales rise
Health care success will quiet detractors
You would rather do what?
Environmental damage caused by ethanol production
Get informed and know your neighbors
It's Our Turn: Journalism is not a crime
Farmland that keeps on giving
Minnesota Farmers Union board passes special orders
Century Farm applications now accepted
Marketing update session offered to farmers
Sesquicentennial farm applications due April 1
Viking Antiques relocates
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum creates new position
Ecumen Bethany Community receives award
Widseth Smith Nolting, Architecture One merge
Donnelly grows manufacturing footprint, capacity
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Betty Ranum, 87
Ethel Pease, 90
Robert Krueger Jr., 80
Edward Becker, 73
February 21, 2014
Would 10-cent deposit boost recycling, or crush recycling companies?
By Bob Shaw, Pioneer Press Thousands of empty and crushed soda cans build up and come pouring off the conveyor belt near the end of the line at Tennis Sanitation in St. Paul Park on Feb. 11, 2014. There is a proposal to charge 10 cents per can and bottle purchased. Recycling companies...
February 21, 2014 - 10:31am
April 25, 2012
Give your old books a new life this Arbor Day
Books are special. No one wants to throw them away and recycling options can be hard to find. This Earth Day, Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is hosting Books for Earth, a free book collection event to provide a new life for your old books. Books for Earth will take...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
October 21, 2011
You Asked: What happens to your recyclables?
Editor's note: The following is part of an Echo Press fea-ture, "You Asked." Readers are invited to send the newspaper a simple question and...
October 21, 2011 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Dumpster diving at Douglas Machine
Last Thursday wasn't a typical day at the office for the senior management executives at Douglas Machine in Alexandria. They were scrounging through the garbage. But it was all for a good cause - Earth Day. The "dumpster diving" activity focused on drawing attention to the effectiveness...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
ORB Management meets recycling goals for Colorful Seasons project
The final recycling statement for the Colorful Seasons Garden Center project shows that the effort was a success. ORB Management of Alexandria started a mandatory job site recycling initiative this past winter and Colorful Seasons was the first project completed under the requirement...
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
December 22, 2009
Demolished but not dumped
An Alexandria business has stepped up its recycling efforts - with the help of other local businesses. ORB Management, a construction management...
December 22, 2009 - 12:05am
November 24, 2009
Recycling effort for WE Fest successful
FACE, Inc., the production company for WE Fest and 10,000 Lakes Festival, received a 2008 grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to fund the WE B Green Special Event Recycling program at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes. The immediate goal of the WE B Green program...
November 24, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Give Christmas tree a new life - recycle it
Wondering what to do with that live Christmas tree you bought? Recycle it. Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management is once again sponsoring a free Christmas tree recycling project for all residents of Douglas and Pope counties. This is for live trees only. No artificial trees are accepted. To...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Reading, writing, recycling
The pigs are happy, the students are learning a valuable life lesson, and the environment is better off because of it. Everyone is in hog heaven. At Miltona Science Magnet Elementary School, reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic aren't the only Rs in the curriculum. The school has incorporated...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
You asked: How do you get rid of old electronic toys?
Editors note: The following is part of an Echo Press feature, You Asked.
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am