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DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 12, 2016
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
February 5, 2016
Dayton vows to stop state from being 'another Flint'
Stating that he’s not going to allow Minnesota to become “another Flint, Michigan on a larger geographic scale,’’ Gov. Mark Dayton vowed...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Dayton seeks $220M to improve water
Minnesota cities, especially small rural ones, ask the state for money almost every year to improve their sewage treatment systems. Same for...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
Dayton lays out conservation plan
Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state and the federal government to spend nearly $800 million to improve water quality by taking 100,000 acres out...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
COMMENTARY: New EPA water regulations cause ripples
By State Representative Paul Anderson, District 12B, Starbuck, MN Despite numerous efforts to stop its implementation, the Environmental Protection Agency, on August 28, put into effect new regulations pertaining to Waters of the United States (WOTUS). According to the agency, it’s...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 5, 2015
County, city leaders in region to talk about clean water
An eight-county Central Minnesota Land Use Decision Makers Symposium will take place Wednesday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature prominent water quality experts from Minnesota. The keynote speaker is Don Shelby, a supporter of the Clean Water Legacy Amendment....
October 5, 2015 - 9:06am
August 7, 2015
When Marge Demaree woke up in the middle of the night on July 26, one foot hit the floor and she was ankle-deep in water. Her husband, Jim,...
August 7, 2015 - 11:49am
September 5, 2014
Photo of the week: Fog over water
Scott Wirtjes of Alexandria took this photo right after the Labor Day Monday hailstorm at Latoka Beach. The hail caused fog to rise above the...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Wake restrictions lifted
A streak of relatively dry weather means no more no-wake restrictions on 10 Douglas County lakes. The restrictions expired July 30 and there are reportedly no immediate plans to renew. On July 1, commissioners enacted temporary special controls restricting watercraft wake 300 feet...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
Fish Report - June 4
From bass and crappies to northerns and walleyes, the bite on area lakes has heated up with the weather in recent weeks as anglers are in a peak period of the season for catching fish. “About the middle of last week, the water temps got up into the 60s and of course that brought...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am