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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
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
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
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October 14, 2015
DNR news: Input sought on non-toxic shot on WMAs
Small-game hunters and others can give input on proposed rules that include requiring the use of non-toxic shot on wildlife management areas (WMAs) in Minnesota’s farmland zone. “The non-toxic shot rule would apply to hunters using shotguns with shot, not to hunters using single-projectile...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
August 16, 2013
What should drivers do when they see school bus lights flash
Question: I frequently encounter school buses, and I see many drivers hesitate, and it seems like they don't know what to do when the school bus lights start flashing. Could you cover this issue? Answer: Yes, and great timing! School bus stop arm violations can occur any time during...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
Does your school rule?
Whether sending your child to school for the first time or for the last, understanding the rules is crucial to having a good experience. To help parents and students gear up for the first day of school (in Alexandria, it's next Tuesday), the newspaper talked with Matt Aker, principal...
August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Bike safety rules
Summertime is not just a time for swimming at the beach or boating at the lake, but it's a time for many to put the pedal to the...well, pedal. This time of year, bicyclists can be seen traveling all around - on highways, county roads, city streets, and, of course, trails. Bicyclists,...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
New rules for getting tattoos
There are new laws in effect concerning tattoo practices. As of July 1, those younger than 18 can't get a tattoo in Minnesota even with parent or guardian consent. There are also restrictions on piercing. Those younger than 18 must have parent or guardian consent and the parent...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Obey signs or pay the fines
Alexandria and Douglas County motorists will face enhanced speed enforcement patrols throughout July as part of a statewide campaign administrated...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
January 29, 2010
Snowmobilers warned: Follow the rules
The Alexandria Police Department would like to remind snowmobilers to use caution when traveling within the city limits and to be careful not...
January 29, 2010 - 12:05am
November 6, 2009
New EPA rules on renovations, repair and painting impacts many
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the Vikingland Builders Association. The New EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule 40 CFR Part 745, Part II, Lead will affect building owners, property managers, contractors including painters, renovators, plumbers, electricians,...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
June 12, 2009
MSHLS makes changes in struggling economy
The Minnesota State High School League board of directors made some changes that will affect area teams with the hope that the changes will save both schools and families money in a struggling economy. A lot of the changes made went toward reducing the price schools will have to...
June 12, 2009 - 12:00am
April 1, 2009
New rules enacted for using lakes
With the cold, windy, rainy, snowy weather in recent weeks, it may seem like summer is never going to arrive. But when it does, residents who live on any of Douglas County's 300-plus lakes should make sure they're following the rules. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) recently...
April 1, 2009 - 12:00am
March 25, 2009
Editorial - Those who violate online comment rules face consequences
The Echo Press online comment section is a popular way for people to express an opinion about a story, an issue and other people's viewpoints. It's amazing how well this kind of informal, interactive forum has caught on. Some stories generate hundreds of comments. The tone of the...
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Hunters: Focus on new regulations
Since waterfowl season opened October 4 and most deer seasons open November 8, hunters should be aware of new regulations. "Whether you are an avid hunter or just trying it for the first time, there are some new laws that may affect your hunting this year," Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen,...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 3, 2008
Court strikes down county's lakeshore rental rules
Looking to rent lakeshore property for a fun-filled, weeklong family reunion or for a short weekend getaway? Or if you own lakeshore, are you looking for a new source of revenue by renting out your property? Now you can. It's all because of a recent court case involving Douglas...
October 3, 2008 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Hunters: 10 things to know as you go afield this fall
By Sam Cook Duluth News Tribune A number of rules have changed this fall in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Here are the highlights. 1. A new deer-hunting season in Minnesota. As announced earlier this fall, the state will hold an antlerless deer season the weekend of October 11-12...
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am
June 11, 2008
Editorial - Help shape shoreland rules for next 20 years
A note from the Echo Press editorial board: The following guest editorial was written and submitted by Martha Brand, executive director of the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy; Marian Bender, executive director of Minnesota Waters; Phil Hunsicker, director of Lakes Region...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am