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Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, July 26
Minnesota revokes day care license after 2-year-old found in street
Fines to increase in Minn. for failing to stop for school buses
As state wants DNA from families of the missing, retired cop remembers the first to come forward
Parkers Prairie adds cross country, hockey this school year
Junior Legion state baseball: Alexandria takes lessons from 0-2 trip
Local teams ready to compete for Region 16C title
Resorters veteran wins MGA Amateur Championship
A wish come true for Kennedi Hay
A sweet setup to fight cancer
Garden concert features New Orleans sound
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Big smallmouth caught on Miltona
Equipment switch does the trick
A sunny day on Cowdry
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Steven Brian Ignowski
Shirley Ann Faehnrich
Alvin E. Sibell
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Observations from the Archives: 1967: High-voltage wire claims three lives
Letter: Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors
Echo Press Editorial: Keep school debate on the high road
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
hires and promotions
on the street
April 6, 2017
Minnesota water board releases possible alternatives to buffers
ST. PAUL — Landowners are learning what types of alternative practices will be allowed as options to meet Minnesota's new buffer law. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources released a list of six possible options Thursday that are meant to serve as guidance to landowners...
April 6, 2017 - 8:07pm
January 4, 2017
LETTER: Whose job to monitor water?
To the editor: We attended the county commissioners' meeting on Dec. 20, regarding the feedlot in Millerville Township. We were told we were not allowed to speak at this meeting, that we had a chance at the public meeting the week before. Each person was allowed two minutes to talk...
January 4, 2017 - 8:00am
December 30, 2016
LETTER: Should raise water quality standards
To the editor: I am writing to express my concern for protecting our water quality here in Alexandria and the surrounding community. The abundance of water we have here in Minnesota is perhaps our most precious gift. Our community depends on having good quality water, which in turn...
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am
December 21, 2016
LETTER: Misleading comments distract from challenge
To the editor: We, the Water Quality Committee of Douglas County Lakes Assn., feel compelled to respond to the Friday, Dec. 9 article, "City presents wish list to legislators." With many polluted lakes and dozens of clean lakes, our community faces tough choices. As urban development...
December 21, 2016 - 7:00am
December 16, 2016
LETTER: Have they won the war on the environment?
To the editor: I was so excited when I saw the sub-headline "Water quality regulations are top concern" in the Echo today! I thought to myself, "Finally, our good mayor is calling out our senators — realizing how important this issue is for the economy of our lakes area." Then...
December 16, 2016 - 7:00am
December 7, 2016
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
Winter grazing of cover crops and its role in building soil health and improving water quality in row-cropped fields will be the subject of a workshop and field day on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Starbuck Community Center, 307 E. Fifth St. A field tour will follow...
December 7, 2016 - 8:00am
September 2, 2016
Water quality outreach event set for Sept. 9
The Douglas County Corn and Soybean Growers Association invites the public to its Water Quality Outreach event next Friday. The event will take place Sept. 9 beginning with a social at 6 p.m. There will be two guest speakers at 6:30 p.m. — Warren Formo and Mark Dybdal —...
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
A statewide editorial that appeared in ECM publications on June 24 called on agriculture to take the lead on managing pollutants. As farmers, we’re always working to improve how we grow food, feed, fiber and fuel for an increasing world population. And when it comes to the important...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
Phosphorus, buffers and water quality on the ground
Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on working lands and water quality in Douglas County, written by Mae Petrehn, Douglas County Feedlot coordinator and Andy Rice, Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation District technician Phosphorus makes agriculture and civilization...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
Local water quality topic of meeting
Douglas County is known for its lakes and is considered a popular summer destination. However, this could change if water quality in the county...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Day of the Lakes to be held in Alexandria
Do you have questions about your lake or lakeshore property? Have you been searching for the right person to answer your questions? The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Douglas County Lakes Association (DCLA) are sponsoring an event for anyone wanting to know...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Central Minnesotans' insistence on protecting water quality heard at Capitol
Key advocates for clean water in central Minnesota joined others from around the state at the state Capitol as part of a coordinated mission to let legislators know how important the environment is to Minnesotans. District managers, staff and others for the Sauk River Watershed District...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Pumping begins on Jennie Lake
With help from Ducks Unlimited (DU) and other funding partners, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun to enhance Jennie...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
Program helps livestock farmers improve water quality efforts
Minnesota livestock producers have a new voluntary and proactive way to address water quality issues on their land through the Livestock Environmental Quality Assurance (LEQA) program. With funds from the environmentally-dedicated sales tax, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
Lake groups find common ground over water quality
With so many of this area's recreational and tourism opportunities centered on its lakes and rivers, it's no secret that water quality is a priority issue in west central Minnesota. At no time in state history has its surface waters been at greater risk than they are today - with...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am