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UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
Composting among new director's priorities
Done Trash Talking: Olmscheid retiring from solid waste
Power outage planned for north Alexandria
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Guitarist performs for First Friday in Evansville
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Runestone, Legacy of the Lakes museums unveil new exhibits
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Kathleen Rose Kaar
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
June 12, 2015
New sign erected for new park name
Using stone as part of the plan, Douglas County Parks staff member Brent Bennett designed the landscaping that surrounds the new Lake Brophy...
June 12, 2015 - 8:24am
August 23, 2013
A sign of Alexandria's past comes to light
A piece of Alexandria's past was unexpectedly uncovered this week. On the storefront of a downtown antique shop. Jeff and Lynelle Lanoue, owners...
August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
You are here!
Soon enough, people will be biking, running and walking along the Central Lakes Trail, which runs through the heart of Osakis. There are nice...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way
Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is prohibited under Minnesota State Statute 160.27, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
May 15, 2012
Federal highway sign rule eliminated to save communities money
WASHINGTON, D.C. [05/15/12] -- U.S. Sen. Franken (D-Minn.) said today that cash-strapped communities across Minnesota won't have to spend tens of millions of dollars to replace traffic signs - many of which still have years of life left in them - after a federal regulation requiring...
May 15, 2012 - 2:06pm
February 2, 2011
Getting the word on the street
Here's a whole new way to get the word out about your community event: Rent banner space. The Runestone Museum in Alexandria recently received...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
June 26, 2009
Planting a green welcome
Volunteers worked with city and state workers to plant approximately 700 trees, shrubs and other plants near the new "Welcome to Alexandria"...
June 26, 2009 - 12:05am
February 20, 2009
Stop signs go in at Carlos Corners
Motorists should notice something different - something red and flashing - while driving on Highway 29 North today. The intersection known as...
February 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Stop sign work to begin at Carlos Corners this week
Motorists will encounter a four-way stop north of Alexandria at the intersection of Highway 29 and Douglas County Roads 13 and 42 beginning Thursday, February 19, weather permitting. To improve safety at the intersection, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is converting the...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
Sign-up for 2009 DCP taking place
Producers are reminded that the 2009 Direct Countercyclical Program (DCP) sign-up is going on right now in local Farm Service Agency (FSA) Offices. Due to the narrow timeframe to complete sign-up, producers are being strongly encouraged to take care of their sign-up now. When provisions...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
A warm welcome
An idea that began about 10 years ago finally came to fruition last Friday - the dedication of a "Welcome to Alexandria" sign. Those representing...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Campaign sign thefts are up this year in county
With an election of historic proportions days away, citizens across the country and Douglas County have shown a renewed interest in politics this year.
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
September 22, 2008
New sign to welcome visitors to Alexandria
A new community sign will soon welcome visitors into Alexandria. The Alexandria City Council heard about the sign from Coni McKay, director of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, at Monday night's council meeting. McKay noted that the sign idea has been in the works for...
September 22, 2008 - 12:00am
July 23, 2008
Where are the tullibees?
A small, silvery, iridescent fish that lurks in some area lakes is on the decline. Tullibees, also known as cisco or lake herring, typically weigh about one to two pounds, but can get up to 5-pounds, 12-ounces. They feed on insects, small fish, small crustaceans and zooplankton....
July 23, 2008 - 12:00am
July 18, 2008
Wetland restoration easement program sign-up ends on July 18
Landowners who are interested in restoring a previously drained wetland should contact the Douglas County NRCS/SWCD office and ask about the RIM-WRP partnership. The deadline to apply is July 18, and the payment rates are very competitive because of the state and federal funds available...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am