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County fair attendance down from 2014 (w/video)
For the record
Local winery named best of Minnesota
Silverstreaks hope bigger is better
Tennis: Alexandria falls in season opener at Bemidji
Roste gets his shot at QB
Much more than a weight room
Homeless, not hopeless
Fall Adult Basic Education classes begin August 26
Grandparents go back to school
4-H summer daycamps wrap up at county fair
Fish decoys on exhibit at Evansville Art Center
Engaged - Wall and Moore
Getting to know the pelican
DNR announces fall duck, goose seasons
Fishing report: Anglers waiting through tough August bite
Bit by the bass bug
Kids tackle a tournament
Roman Koep, 72
Laverne McCall, 58
Alice Hovland, 72
Loyis Pease, 76
Earl Mittag, 85
Thank you for the support
Utilities need time to comply with EPA regulations
In the Know: Remember those who help local causes when you shop
Observations from the archives, 1964: Safecrackers hit Millerville Liquor Store
Echo Press Editorial: The tragic consequences of trying meth
Douglas County Extension assists community garden
Farmers Union potluck hosted at Jensen home
Ag innovation was topic of meeting
When are my melons ready to pick?
Roers family honored as 2014 Farm Family of the Year
Community day of fun held at Knute Nelson
Charter to switch to all-digital network
Lakes Area News now delivers local TV weather
Douglas Scientific and LGC team up
Dr. Shan Flatt joins Alexandria Clinic
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
May 31, 2013
Reasons to have your soil tested this spring
Did you know that one pound of phosphorus from excessive fertilization can produce anywhere from 300 to 500 pounds of algae if that phosphorus reaches a lake or river? Reducing excessive fertilization is just one of the reasons to have your soil tested as the weather warms up this...
news / state
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
Rare testing opportunity on Minnesota River shows positive results in reducing phosphorus
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is releasing results of testing on the Minnesota River that shows significant improvements in pollution levels in the river. For three weeks in August, MPCA staff monitored a 20-mile stretch of the Minnesota River to see if this hot,...
news / state
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
August 26, 2011
New concussion testing in schools will help ensure athlete safety
The days of rushing back athletes from head injuries are a thing of the past as more and more research shows the dangers of returning too soon...
Cardinals / sports
August 26, 2011 - 12:00am
October 16, 2010
Ag department offers online video to help homeowners test private wells for atrazine
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has created a video, educating homeowners on how to test private wells for atrazine. This video explains some of the ways a well could become contaminated, provides a step-by-step procedure for screening a well, and what to do if atrazine...
farm / news
October 16, 2010 - 11:22am
August 13, 2010
Scientific achievement: Local students do well on state MCA science test
Students will soon be hitting the books once again. They'll be back in the classroom learning about reading, writing and arithmetic. They'll also learn about science, which will help when they take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments-Series II (MCA-II) science test next spr...
news / school
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
Number of AIDS cases inches upward: Free testing available in Alexandria
Reported new cases of HIV infection in Minnesota reached 326 in 2008 compared to 325 new cases in 2007 and 318 cases in 2006, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), "HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report - 2008." A total of 8,819 HIV/AIDS cases have been...
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
February 20, 2009
Taste wine and beer tonight at United Way fundraiser
The United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties announces its first-ever Beer and Wine Tasting Gala. The fundraising event will take place today, Friday, February 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort. A fabulous selection of wines from around the world will be available, as well...
February 20, 2009 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Digital TV testing will impact KCCO channel next week
WCCO TV will perform a "test run" of its digital transmission Wednesday, December 17, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on its KCCO, Channel 7 and KCCW, Channel 12 northern transmitter. WCCO TV Chief Engineer Gary Kroger said the traditional analog transmission will not be...
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
August 27, 2008
Radio club offers amateur testing
The Runestone Radio Club of Alexandria will conduct examinations for amateur radio licensing on Saturday, September 6. These exams are for all levels of amateur radio and will be held at The Alexandria Technical College. Talk-in will be on the 146.790 repeater. Registration will...
August 27, 2008 - 12:00am