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Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Alex is sweet spot for young families
Photo of the Week - Dog playing on melted ice
Pushing for a new identity
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
Osakis girls cruise past LPGE
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
February 19, 2013
Attend SWCD open house on Wednesday
Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District will host its annual Tree Open House on Wednesday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center, directly behind McDonald's on Highway 29 North in Alexandria.
February 19, 2013 - 10:37am
June 17, 2011
Native plant and weed ID workshop offered in Alexandria
So you have planted a shoreland buffer or rain garden full of wonderful native plants, and things have grown, but what are they? How can you tell the difference between desirable plants and unwanted weeds? A Native Plant and Weed ID workshop will be held Friday, June 24 from 9 a.m....
June 17, 2011 - 2:07pm
June 16, 2010
Conservation district announces poster, mural contest winners
"Conversation Habits = Healthy Habitats" was the theme of the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 2010 poster and mural contest for 5th and 6th graders in Douglas County. This spring, Elwood Anderson of the SWCD visited classrooms and gave presentations about the...
life / school
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
Douglas SWCD offers tree close-out sale
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a tree close-out sale in Alexandria next Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8-9 at the Douglas SWCD Tree Barn. To get there, turn by the north McDonalds, then turn right on service road (north along Highway 29); go a quarter of...
June 4, 2010 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
Free workshop offers rain garden advice
Learn more about how to design, install and maintain rain gardens at a free workshop for homeowners. It will take place Thursday, March 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Works Building. Presenters include Emily Siira, Douglas Soil Water Conservation District and Sally...
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
July 10, 2009
Free workshop will address shoreland buffers
Here's a chance to learn how to landscape your shoreline to benefit the lake. The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting a free Shoreland Buffers workshop on Friday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Public Works Building. Karen Terry, Extension educator,...
July 10, 2009 - 12:00am
May 27, 2009
Wetland restoration program sign-up is under way in county
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are announcing a RIM-WRP partnership sign-up that began April 20 and runs through June 5, 2009. This program offers competitive payment rates for landowners to enroll in...
news / state
May 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 2, 2009
Volunteers needed to collect lake samples
The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for volunteers to collect water samples on Oscar, Little Oscar, and Freeborn lakes. A grant covers the cost of the equipment and lab analysis, however, volunteers will need a boat to collect the samples. No experience is...
May 2, 2009 - 9:22am
March 18, 2009
Paul Barsness, Douglas SWCD supervisor, meets with local legislators
Paul Barsness of Brandon, supervisor of the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District, attended a legislative briefing and meetings at the State Capitol February 23-24 in St. Paul. He joined a group of other officials from the state's Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs)...
March 18, 2009 - 12:00am
February 14, 2009
Tree Open House set for February 25
The Douglas Soil Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host its annual "Tree Open House" on Wednesday, February 25 at the USDA Service Center located at 900 Robert Street in Alexandria (behind the McDonald's on Highway 29 North). Stop in between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy some...
February 14, 2009 - 3:27pm