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Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
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
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Solid waste training and assessment offered
The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), a non-regulatory technical assistance program for Minnesota businesses, will offer free solid waste training and on-site assessments for cities and businesses in Douglas County and the surrounding region. Hosted by the Pope/Douglas...
January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
November 20, 2012
Minnesotans disposed of more than 18 tons of waste pesticides
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) helped hundreds of Minnesotans safely dispose of more than 18 tons of unwanted, unusable or out-of-date pesticides in 2012 through its Waste Pesticide Collection program. The program is funded by a surcharge paid to MDA by pesticide registrants,...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 23, 2012
Recent online mercury discovery leads to more tips
Got mercury? If so, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency warns that it's important to manage it properly to protect yourself and the environment, and to avoid significant health and legal problems. In recent weeks since a statewide news story about a Floodwood, Minnesota man...
June 23, 2012 - 2:36pm
January 12, 2011
On schedule, on budget
The incinerator project at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is right on schedule - and on budget. Pete Olmscheid, PDSWM executive...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 20, 2009
Incinerator expansion plan goes smoothly
There wasn't any public outcry at a special meeting Tuesday night about the addition of a third combustor at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM). The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) hosted a public meeting at Alexandria Technical College about the proposed expansion...
November 20, 2009 - 12:05am
September 18, 2009
Too much garbage to handle?
The expansion project at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is one step closer to being completed. At the September 16, 2009 board meeting, the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Board members passed a motion requesting the Pope and Douglas County Boards pursue temporary...
September 18, 2009 - 12:05am
May 15, 2009
Meeting - Pope/Douglas Solid Waste and County Boards Joint Meeting May 21
JOINT MEETING OF POPE AND DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARDS AND POPE/DOUGLAS SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD MAY 21 A joint board meeting of Pope and Douglas County Boards and Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management will be held Thursday, May 21 at 7 a.m. in the Administration Building, 2115...
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
Solid waste management to host open house today, Wednesday
An Earth Day open house will take place today, Wednesday, at the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management facility at 2115 South Jefferson Street in Alexandria. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include tours of the waste-to-energy facility, along with coffee and cookies. Those...
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Visitors from Japan tour waste-to-energy plant
Two representatives from a company based in Tokyo, Japan toured the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management facility in Alexandria on February 5. The...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
Give Christmas tree a second life - recycle it
Still wondering what to do with that live Christmas tree you bought this past holiday? Recycle it. Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management is once again sponsoring a free Christmas tree recycling project for all residents of Douglas and Pope counties. This is for live trees only. No...
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Solid waste asks for 9 percent budget increase
More garbage in means more costs going out for Douglas County next year, but not more taxes. County commissioners approved Tuesday the 2009...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
July 30, 2008
Incinerator plan clears $1M hurdle
One million dollars recently secured for an expansion at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management may not cover the cost of the whole project, but it will reduce the financial impact to citizens. "It will definitely help out," said Pete Olmscheid, director of the Waste to Energy facility...
July 30, 2008 - 12:00am