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Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Douglas County offers free water checks
'Everything was a mess:' Kensington turkey farm cleaning up after storm
Be prepared: Marching bands are coming
Raising sheep for a cure to Huntington's disease
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 6, 2015
COMMENTARY: Apprenticeship - Workforce training for today and tomorrow
By Commissioner Ken Peterson, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Minnesota’s workforce is experiencing tremendous transition. Thousands of our experienced baby boomers are retiring, while many employers are seeking a workforce capable of meeting increased levels of skill...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Burnin' it up
Fire was ablaze Tuesday night in Forada, shooting high in the sky. But don't worry. It was an intentional fire. The Forada and Villard fire...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
How to respond to a shooter
What is the best way of dealing with someone who starts firing a gun inside a school or a business? Nineteen people from law enforcement,...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Training prepares snowplow operators for winter
More than 100 snowplow operators recently participated in an intensive training program to prepare them for the worst road conditions a typical Minnesota winter has to offer, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The training session ran September 21 through...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
December 30, 2014
Lakes Area Humane Society offers dog obedience classes
The Lakes Area Humane Society in Alexandria will offer a basic dog obedience class starting on Tuesday, January 6. It will run one night per week for five weeks and will cover the basic obedience commands of “heel, sit, stay, come” and more. The cost is $60 and the profits will...
December 30, 2014 - 4:30pm
September 18, 2013
A crash course in emergency response
The scenario was chilling: A plane crashes at the Alexandria Airport, bursting into a fireball of flames and smoke as trapped passengers scream...
September 18, 2013 - 10:25am
September 17, 2013
Messiah Lutheran Church launches Habitudes training
Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman sent youth minister Charis Bjorklund and recently retired WCA teacher Pat Hanson to Atlanta, Georgia, to be trained in Habitudes in June. Habitudes is a student leadership training experience for the next generation (Generation Y). As the materials...
September 17, 2013 - 1:25pm
July 26, 2013
Area nonprofits invited to apply for board leadership training
The Board Leadership Academy is accepting applications from nonprofits in west central Minnesota to participate in its 2013 training. Sponsors West Central Initiative, Bremer Bank and HBH Consultants will offer customized training to help nonprofit board and staff leaders work together...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 21, 2013
Basic motorcycle training offered
The Alexandria Technical and Community College is again offering the Basic Rider Motorcycle course this summer at the college. The course is 14 1/2 hours in length and combines practice riding, classroom discussion and a pre-course homework assignment. The classroom discussion helps...
June 21, 2013 - 12:00am
June 7, 2013
Aquatic invasive species decontamination training offered
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering free training sessions this summer for lake service providers interested in hot water/high pressure decontamination methods to remove aquatic invasive species (AIS) from watercraft. Attendees will learn proper decontamination...
June 7, 2013 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
55+ driver improvement courses offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement four-hour refresher course on Thursday, May 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Crossings Hotel, 211 East Main Street, Parkers Prairie. The fee for the course is $20. The driver improvement courses are open to the public....
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Dog obedience class starts April 23
The Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) will offer a basic dog obedience class starting on Tuesday, April 23. The cost is $60, and the profits will be applied toward the operating expense of the animal shelter. The class will run one night per week for five weeks and will cover the...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Dog training classes offered
Lakes Area Recreation (LAR) will offer four different dog obedience training classes. They will be held on Monday and Wednesday evening starting April 15. Beginner Dog Obedience is a perfect place to start training your puppy or dog. Obedience Two will pick up where basic obedience...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
Free training offered for rental owners
The Alexandria Police Department is hosting a free one day crime-free multi housing training for anyone who owns rental properties. The event will be held at the Alexandria Police Department on Wednesday, June 11 at 8:30 a.m. Topics covered will include fire safety, drug awareness,...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Basic motorcycle training offered
Alexandria Technical and Community College will again offer a basic motorcycle rider course this summer.
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am