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Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
Story to highlight building activity in Alexandria
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Warning/Watch and Winter Weather Advisory
Law enforcement blotter: February 27 - March 1, 2015
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Girls basketball: Focus shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Funeral - Nelorie Moberg, 85
Funeral - Gene Jorgenson, 90
Celebration of Life Service - Robert Sinotte, 71
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
December 10, 2013
Complete snowmobile safety training now
Now that winter has arrived, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging snowmobilers to complete safety training. Residents born after December 31, 1976 must complete a DNR snowmobile safety training course before they can legally ride a snowmobile anywhere in Minnesota,...
December 10, 2013 - 9:42pm
December 5, 2013
Westbound Interstate 94 reduced to single lane near St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (11:50 a.m.) – Westbound Interstate 94 is reduced to a single lane due to a crash east of Opportunity Drive/County Road 75 in St. Cloud. Westbound I-94 will remain a single lane until further notice. Blowing snow and ice are creating difficult driving...
December 5, 2013 - 12:16pm
December 2, 2013
Winter storm moves through Douglas County
Big snowflakes are piling up throughout Douglas County, creating limited visibility, slippery spots and car crashes. The county is under a winter storm watch until 3 a.m. Tuesday and a winter weather advisory until noon on Thursday. Snow accumulations of up to four inches were...
December 2, 2013 - 1:18pm
April 26, 2013
VIDEO: Late spring packs a punch
It may seem like a distant memory at this point, but it was only a year ago that most of Minnesota was soaking in the sun during a beautiful...
news / school / sports
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 19, 2013
Photo of the Week - Robins
Roma Thompson of Alexandria took this photo of a tree full of robins. They were hungrily eating berries off the tree. She took it on April 14, three and a half weeks after the first day of spring. If you have a submission for "Photo of the Week," e-mail it to email@example.com...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 18, 2013
Wintry weather closes some schools early
The heavy snowfall is causing some schools in the area to close early today, Thursday. As of 1:15 p.m., Osakis school is closing at 1:40 p.m. and Minnewaska Schools at 1:30 p.m. Douglas County remains under a winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. on Friday. Snow accumulations of...
April 18, 2013 - 1:17pm
April 11, 2013
Winter storm causing crashes in Douglas County
Today's mix of rain and sleet is causing slippery road conditions and limited visibility in the Douglas County area. There have been several...
April 11, 2013 - 12:10pm
UPDATE 7:35 A.M.: Winter storm closes schools in area
Yet another winter storm has closed or delayed schools in the Douglas County area today, Thursday. As of 7:35 a.m., the following schools in the area are closed: Alexandria, Brandon, Evansville, Osakis, Parkers Prairie, Minnewaska and West Central Area. Douglas County remains under...
April 11, 2013 - 6:57am
March 20, 2013
The winter that won't go away
Enough already! That seemed to be the collective mood in Douglas County Monday after another winter storm wrecked routines, closed roads and...
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
March 18, 2013
Lingering storm delays start of schools Tuesday
Drifting and blowing snow will delay the start of several schools on Tuesday, March 19. Schools that will be running two hours late include Alexandria, Brandon, Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis, Parkers Prairie and West Central Area. Douglas County is under a winter weather advisory...
March 18, 2013 - 9:41pm
I-94 re-opens near Alexandria; travel still not advised
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol opened three roadways in west central Minnesota at 5 p.m. The highways include: --Interstate 94 between Moorhead and Alexandria --Highway 10 between Moorhead and Audubon --Highway 210 between Breckenridge...
March 18, 2013 - 5:07pm
March 17, 2013
I-94 between Alexandria and Moorhead closes
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol closed three highways at 11 p.m. tonight, Sunday, due to heavy snow, high winds and low visibility. Highways closed include: --Interstate 94 from Moorhead to Alexandria --Highway 10 from Moorhead to Audubon --Highway...
March 17, 2013 - 10:57pm
March 13, 2013
It was another weird weather weekend in Douglas County. A wintry mix of sleet and big pelting flakes of snow descended on central Minnesota...
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
March 9, 2013
UPDATE at 5:30 PM: Rain, snow make for sloppy Saturday in Alexandria area
First came the rain, then the sleet and now, as of 5:30 p.m., it's still snowing... A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Alexandria...
March 9, 2013 - 1:47pm