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Law enforcement blotter: Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26
Minn. college student remains missing
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
Bridge at Osakis exit closed starting today
SkillsUSA competition held Friday at ATCC
Sports schedule for Monday, March 27
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Clarence Raymond Lehn
Janice Carol Schultz
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
FORUM EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 24, 2017
Fishing out vehicles
Doing recovery dives at the end of the winter season is much more preferable than earlier in the season, according to Jeff Bosek. The reason?...
March 24, 2017 - 6:00am
March 13, 2017
Ban on new wells sinks, for now
A public hearing on an ordinance to ban the drilling of new private wells in Alexandria drew a packed crowd at Monday night's council meeting, along with a stream of concerns and questions. Three people from out of the area who represented well drilling groups opposed the idea. Freeport...
March 13, 2017 - 11:51pm
March 1, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL - Wanted: spring hunters for water research
By Greg Brick, Department of Natural Resources research analyst, St. Paul, MN Anyone who enjoys the outdoors can help with important groundwater research by reporting springs to the Department of Natural Resources. A spring is any natural flow of water from an aquifer — an underground...
March 1, 2017 - 7:00am
February 24, 2017
Open for comment: water quality report for Long Prairie River watershed
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and local partners have developed plans to restore and protect water quality in the Long Prairie River watershed in Central Minnesota. A Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) report is open for public review and comment through...
February 24, 2017 - 8:00am
February 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
By State Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, MN
February 17, 2017 - 10:03am
January 18, 2017
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
To the editor: I am writing to outline Minnesota's water protection process. Citizens test waters they are concerned about to document their condition. Occasionally, Minnesota Pollution Control provides grant funding. If enough samples are documented as polluted, the water will be...
January 18, 2017 - 8:00am
January 11, 2017
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
The Central Minnesota Irrigator's Corporation will hold an Irrigation Clinic on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Prairie Event Center in Parkers Prairie. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:15 a.m. and concluding by 1 p.m. This is followed by the corporation's...
January 11, 2017 - 11:00am
January 4, 2017
Open house to discuss water quality certification
The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program is a voluntary program designed to accelerate adoption of on-farm conservation practices that protect Minnesota's lakes and rivers. Farm owners and operators who implement and maintain approved farm management practices...
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
October 12, 2016
Innovative approach to water management takes next step
Continuing statewide work to shift local water planning to a more holistic, coordinated approach, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources approved seven new planning grants for the One Watershed, One Plan program. The Aug. 26 board action allocates up to $1,700,000 in Clean...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
Free nitrate water testing offered
The Douglas County Soil and Water District (SWCD) in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will offer a free nitrate water testing clinic at the Douglas County Fairgrounds during the fair on Thursday, Aug. 18 and Friday, Aug. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
LETTER: Need action to protect surface and ground water
To the editor: Thanks to the Echo Press team for your editorial on the need for action to protect and preserve our surface and ground water. You’ve brought attention to a problem that extends beyond Douglas County but one that may have its solution being born here. On April 29,...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
The state of Minnesota's water
Water is a finite resource and people converged last week in Alexandria to explore the state's water resource issues. The State of Water Conference...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
COMMENTARY: Communities need to get the lead out
By Peter Suechting, Minneapolis, MN Minnesotans take their drinking water for granted sometimes. We think of contaminated drinking water as a problem that happens to other people in other parts of the world; that is, until the recent crisis in Flint, Michigan forced us to realize...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
LETTER: Standing up for clean water
To the editor: Here in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes and sky blue waters, we understand the importance of water. We recognize the blessings God has bestowed upon our state, in particular, the blessings of our land, soil, and water. Rural and small town America depend on water...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
February 27, 2016
800 voices on how to save Minnesota’s water: Dayton holds summit today
By Christopher Magan and Dave Orrick, St. Paul Pioneer Press Water — Minnesota’s most cherished natural resource — takes center stage today,...
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am