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UPDATED: Five children escape burning home; mother hospitalized
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Turnovers haunt Ashby in home-opener
Gymnastics: Cardinals lose close one to Brainerd in home opener
Sports schedule for Friday, Dec. 9
Girls basketball: Osakis rolls past previously unbeaten Staples-Motley
Alexandria boys hockey: A Strong hat trick leads Alexandria to 5-5 tie
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
Ann C. Ebsen
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
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IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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On The Street
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