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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
Funeral - Harold Lindstrom, 92
Memorial Service - Dennis Van Kempen, 73
Funeral - Roger Smith, 76
Funeral - Eugenia Schepers, 81
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
July 6, 2012
MDA loan program helps rural landowners fix ailing septic systems
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued more than 5,000 loans for septic system improvements through the Agricultural Best Management Practices (AgBMP) Loan Program.
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
December 31, 2011
With little or no snow cover, Jack Frost may be nipping at your septic system
It's beginning to look a lot like potential problems for rural septic systems this holiday season, warns the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. "It may not be such a happy new year for some households if we don't get snow cover before temperatures really start to drop," Dan Olson,...
December 31, 2011 - 11:55am
April 6, 2011
Grant ending for septic upgrades
For a limited time, there is money available for residents of the Chippewa River Watershed to upgrade their septic systems. If you know you have a non-compliant system, you should act now as the funding expires in June 2011. Low interest loans with 3 percent interest will be assessed...
April 6, 2011 - 12:00am
October 17, 2010
Consumers warned of deceptive sales of water treatment systems
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is reminding Minnesota residents to beware of false claims, deceptive sales pitches, and scare tactics being used by some water treatment companies to sell expensive and unnecessary water treatment systems. High profile investigations of groundwater...
October 17, 2010 - 11:07am
July 14, 2010
Free septic seminars to take place Thursday and Friday
Douglas County Land and Resource Management and the University of Minnesota are hosting two free homeowner septic operation and maintenance educational seminars. The seminars will take place Thursday, July 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at LaGrand Town Hall and Friday, July 16 from 7 to 9 ...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Local residents learn about septic systems
Two free educational meetings about septic systems drew large crowds and keen interest, according to organizers. About 200 people attended the...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Free septic information meeting offered to homeowners
The Citizens League for Environmental and Economic Responsibility (CLEER) will sponsor two free educational events about septic systems on Saturday, July 11: 10 a.m. at the Miltona Community Center in the city of Miltona. 1 p.m. at the LaGrand Town Hall, 501 Town Hall Road,...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
March 24, 2009
Sewer district another step closer to folding
ST. PAUL - A half-dozen years of fighting appears near an end for Douglas County's Central Lakes Region Sanitary District. A bill that got its...
March 24, 2009 - 9:28am
September 26, 2008
Speaker presents a sunnier side to septic systems
Jim Vonmeier knows septic systems. He has written articles for septic industry publications. He has invented septic tank maintenance products. He is a certified environmental specialist from the University of Minnesota Extension Service. He teaches community education classes...
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Sewer showdown: Septics vs. the 'big pipe'
When it comes to selecting the superior wastewater treatment system, septic or sewer, science says it's a wash. As the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens' Board met Tuesday to decide the fate of the disputed Central Lakes Region Sanitary District wastewater treatment facility,...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am