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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
September 22, 2017
Good news, bad news for fall: Maples should be healthy, oaks maybe not
Are maple trees in Douglas County sick and in danger because they are turning color early and their leaves are dropping to the ground? Robin...
September 22, 2017 - 1:32pm
May 12, 2017
Views By the Echo Press: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
May 12, 2017 - 1:37pm
April 7, 2017
Tree cutting at Brophy Park part of bigger plans
What happened to all the trees at Lake Brophy Park? Why are they all being cut down? These are questions being raised by numerous people in...
April 7, 2017 - 11:42am
October 12, 2016
A color fiesta: Area's top destinations to see the beauty of fall
Fall is a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. In addition to cooler temperatures and fewer bugs, people are treated to an explosion...
October 12, 2016 - 3:00am
July 13, 2016
DNR offers advice for dealing with storm-damaged trees
Cleanup following a storm can be an overwhelming task for homeowners. Knowing which trees to save and which to remove can impact safety and the...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
January 9, 2016
Winter is ideal time to prune trees
Winter is the best time to prune trees to keep them healthy and protect them from disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
January 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
November 25, 2015
Decorating under way for first Parade of Trees
Sarah Reif, Runestone Museum board member, was joined by dozens of people decorating Christmas trees Tuesday in preparation for the first Parade...
November 25, 2015 - 8:13am
November 24, 2015
Help yard trees survive the winter
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends taking steps to help yard trees survive the winter. "Make sure your trees are healthy when winter arrives by taking action now," said Jennifer Teegarden, DNR forestry outreach specialist. "When conditions are dry, soak...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 22, 2015
Stingless wasps used to battle emerald ash borers
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) continues to wage war on emerald ash borer (EAB) with the help of stingless wasps. This year the...
November 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
October 30, 2015
Photo of the Week: Fall colors at Lake Carlos State Park
Sherry Bruckner of Alexandria took this photo of a colorful tree contrasted against a bright blue sky at Lake Carlos State Park. If you have...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
August 20, 2013
Why are ash trees producing so many seeds this year?
Editor's note: The following is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' "Question of the Week." Question: The ash trees in my yard are producing lots of seeds this year, more than in previous years. How unusual is this? Is it weather related? Answer: Trees produce large amounts...
August 20, 2013 - 7:47am
August 12, 2013
Uptick in conifer mortality is drought-related
We've all noticed it, here and there, a few more mature conifers than usual have died in the last couple of years. Is this related to our recent droughts? Yes, definitely. Eight of the past 11 years have been very dry during the summer and fall, plunging many forested areas of...
August 12, 2013 - 10:16am
July 17, 2013
Caring for your storm-damaged trees
Enjoying the warm weather is one of the many perks of summer. These glory days bring many great opportunities to the people of Minnesota, such as spending time at the lakes, camping and gardening. Unfortunately, heat and humidity often lead the way to severe weather. Summer storms...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 7, 2013
Help forests: Join Arbor Day Foundation
America's forestland is a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins in July by planting...
July 7, 2013 - 9:19am
May 10, 2013
Arbor Day foundation offers tree-care booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily-understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the foundation...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am