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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
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
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
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
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
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
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
On The Street
April 18, 2013
JHS spring musical tonight is postponed
The spring musical at Jefferson High School for tonight has been postponed due to the weather. It will now be held on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. All tickets sold for Thursday night will automatically be transferred to the Saturday matinee. If tickets must be exchanged, stop by...
April 18, 2013 - 2:02pm
April 10, 2013
Warm weather, where are you? Spring sports on hold
The players and coaches who basked in the sun as winter changed straight to summer last year during a time usually designated for spring are...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
February 22, 2013
Bursting with spring splendor
Under all that snow and ice, Mother Nature is patiently waiting to sprout green grass and nourish delicate spring flowers. Believe it or not,...
February 22, 2013 - 12:00am
February 13, 2013
Out and About: Robins spotted
Is all the snow bringing you down? Maybe a sign of spring will cheer you up. It did for Sue Odell of Alexandria, who took this photo after spotting...
February 13, 2013 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Growing Green - Spring chores for the impatient gardener
The signs of spring have been seen several weeks earlier than normal this year. From the record ice out dates on our lakes to the activity of squirrels to the mosquito and tick sightings, spring just seems to be a train barreling down the track toward summer. With the onset of our...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
I'm on a (spring) roll
Four adults lined both sides of the island in my kitchen on a recent Sunday afternoon. Picking and choosing from an array of brightly colored...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 16, 2012
Rites of spring: 60-degree days, Ice Out Contest
Ah, spring! The return of brown lawns, robins, bluebirds, 60-degree temperatures and the Echo Press Ice Out Contest. When will the ice melt...
March 16, 2012 - 12:00am
March 13, 2012
Is spring here? Signs are springing up!
Signs of an early spring are popping up all over Douglas County. The newspaper has received quite a few calls from residents who have spotted robins. A resident known as "Andy Evergreen," who lives east of Lake Victoria near Alexandria, reported seeing bluebirds today as well. "I've...
March 13, 2012 - 11:29am
April 8, 2011
Hello spring, goodbye winter
Just like their human counterparts, animals and birds are adjusting to the change of seasons. Ducks in Alexandria walked among swirling snowflakes...
April 8, 2011 - 12:00am
March 23, 2011
Spring meltdown has waterway quality detective poised to pounce
Armed with precision and urgency, a team from Sauk River Watershed District has a limited window of time to collect vital data about the region's creeks, rivers and lakes. Protectors of creeks, rivers and lakes in central Minnesota are scrutinizing the unfolding spring meltdown to...
March 23, 2011 - 12:00am
March 16, 2011
Ready for spring? Its official start on the calendar is just four days away but judging from all the high snowbanks, it will be awhile before...
March 16, 2011 - 12:00am
February 26, 2011
Spring is in the air: Join Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 trees
Celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to participate. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2011 and receive 10 white pine trees. "White pines are such a versatile tree that adds beauty to your home and neighborhood...
February 26, 2011 - 4:24pm
April 21, 2010
'Fall Classic in the Spring' brings in 197 racers
A field of 197 cars took part in the FYE Motorsports promoted "Fall Classic in the Spring" last weekend at Viking Speedway. The event was postponed three times last fall due to inclement weather. Following is a summary of the six WISSOTA division competitions: Street Stock Chris...
April 21, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Spring truck weight restrictions end today
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways ends today, April 19, for Minnesota's Central frost zone. Load restrictions remain in place for the state's north-central and north frost zones. Mn/DOT limits truck weights to prevent damage to roads weakened by the spring thaw. Spring...
April 19, 2010 - 5:59am
April 16, 2010
'Fall Classic in the Spring' kicks off tonight
Racing is back at the Viking Speedway. After having the 7th annual Fall Classic postponed three separate weekends October as the rain and snow continued to pound the area, Viking Speedway officials opted to move the races to April as a kickoff to the 2010 racing season. The "Fall...
April 16, 2010 - 12:00am