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UPDATE: Farwell garage total loss after fire
Douglas County Hospital celebrates early expansion completion with open house
Applefest harvest celebration in full swing
AgweekTV: Soil Your Undies
Council considers ban on vaping
Blizzard Hockey: Alex teamwork scores another win
Sports schedule for Saturday, Oct. 21
Football: Panthers lose final regular season game
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
Auditions begin for Andria Theatre's Mousetrap
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Chester W. Seiford, Jr.
Derek S. Baker
Neva B. Andrews
Dorothy Elizabeth Trousil
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
OUR TURN: A wish list for Alexandria
LETTER: Concerts provide rich source of enjoyment
EDITORIAL: A gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
LETTER: Protesting is an American right
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
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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
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