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Sun sets over sparse snow
Peterson to run again in Minnesota’s 7th District
Law enforcement blotter: January 26, 2015
Two New Hope police officers shot at City Hall; gunman killed
Explosion levels home near Bemidji
Nordic ski: Cardinals girls team takes second, boys third in CLC
Sports schedule for Tuesday, January 27
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Seahawks' setup favored by Carroll
Sports roundup from Monday, January 26
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Funeral - Ethel Koon, 100
Funeral - Grace Nelson, 82
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
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On The Street
January 12, 2011
Minnesota homes need to be tested for radon
It is sure cold outside! Now that we have our houses all sealed up for these long winter months, it's a perfect time to test for radon in our homes. What is radon? Radon is produced from the soil and found nearly everywhere. It is a colorless, odorless and invisible radioactive gas...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 3, 2010
Do you know what's in your drink?
Energy drinks have become increasingly popular over the last decade, especially with teens and young adults. People are looking for that 'quick' boost or 'high' that can carry us though the day, a few hours or even athletic events. Have you ever picked up a can of energy drink? Many...
December 3, 2010 - 12:00am
September 22, 2010
County gets feedback on wellness issues
Did you know that nearly half of Douglas County employees live within walking or biking distance to their worksites? And did you know that very few have ever walked or biked to work? Douglas County Public Health Director Sandy Tubbs, along with two public health educators, Crystal...
food / news
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
Restoring our balance
If you had to think of your favorite childhood outdoor memory, what would it be? Recently, I attended a workshop where I had to think of that question. Immediately, riding my bike came to mind. I took my bike everywhere -pool, park, friend's house, wherever! As a younger child...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
August 6, 2010
Have a good attitude, encourage co-workers
How many times have we moaned and complained about the place where we work? The people are negative; the budget has been slashed; the boss is demanding. Probably more than we'd like to admit. But do we ever ask ourselves what we're bringing to the table or how we can make a change?...
August 6, 2010 - 12:00am
June 11, 2010
The best protection: Eliminate the opportunity
We all know the overwhelming evidence of the dangers of secondhand smoke, Millions of Americans - children and adults - are still exposed in their homes, work and public places. On October 1, 2007, the Minnesota's Freedom to Breathe Law was passed to protect employees and the general...
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2009
Commentary - Minnesota can do better
By Amy Reineke, Farwell, MN Too often, the simple joys of a child's life in Douglas County that many of us take for granted in our own families are far beyond the reach of even our closest neighbors. Occurrences of child abuse and neglect in Minnesota are all too common. In 1909,...
commentaries / opinion
November 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Help youth avoid risky behaviors
School will be out soon, and summer fun is on the horizon.
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Simple ways to practice mental fitness
We are all told to remember to get our 30 minutes per day of physical exercise - but we need to remember to take care of our minds as well! Throughout our day, we have plenty of 'stressors' that have a grand effect on our body and mind. We need to remember to think about our emotional...
columns / life
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
Not 'just' baby teeth
The idea that "they're only baby teeth" leaves an impression that they are unimportant. This is not true; baby teeth need as much attention as permanent teeth. A smile is a baby's way of reaching out to people. Even toothless, a baby's smile has the ability to make people feel good....
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am