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Out and About: Osakis Festival (with video)
Law enforcement blotter: June 30, 2015
Motorcycle fatalities on the rise
Great showing at Awake the Lakes Ribfest
Old TVs, computers are gone in a flash
Hartmann reflects on 22 years
Sports schedule for Wednesday, July 1
Alex Legion splits at Detroit Lakes
Alex closes season's first-half with offensive clinic
Osakis hosts 35th Lions Walleye Tourney
Annual tour features garden beauty
How will you celebrate the Fourth?
Music in the Gardens features Americana music
Take a Master Gardeners bus tour
Kortni Botzet 5K set for July 11
Wedding - Roers and Bergquist Welch
Births - Douglas County Hospital through June 23, 2015
Engaged - Kerns and Hvezda
Engaged - Warren and Gustafson
Births - Douglas County Hospital through June 14, 2015
Low-profile lurking mystery snails are in local lakes
Eagles Point access to close on Minnewaska
Walleyes on the move - finesse style
Bowfishing Challenge brings in 20 boats
Debra Piekarski, 61
Richard Schoeneck, 49
Artie Ommen, 90
Gary Becker, 59
Harold Becher, 87
Echo Press Editorial: Don’t let money doom your relationship
Observations from the archives, 1965: Alexandria Rotary sponsors new Glenwood club
In the Know: What’s with all the purple in town?
Sign up now for Senior Center Fun Run
Basics of supply and demand drive job market
Tour local farms during Festival of Farms
Partially hydrogenated oils to phase out of food
Follow precautions when spraying for soybean aphids
Gardening Tips: Conserve time and water while growing gardens
Organic farms happy to host commercial hives
Lind Family Funeral opens in Alexandria
Dr. Alan Quam DDS practice changes hands
Alexandria ranked 10th best place to start a business
Business legal advice available
Alexandria Public Schools retirees honored
Hires and Promotions
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...
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