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UPDATE: Three family members injured in crash north of Alexandria
Glenwood man deceased after fight at Legion Park
Brandon-Evansville High School holds commencement
Friday's Weak Tornado
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, May 26
Section softball: Cards stay cool under pressure to edge Sauk Rapids
High numbers show out for Geneva's first annual night golf tourney
Whole weekend of racing washed out at Viking Speedway
Baseball: Cards gets fourth seed, enter playoffs with some momentum
Osakis track sends many to section meet
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum hosts Smithsonian exhibit
The price they paid
Worship offers a break from busyness
Boy Scouts clean up landscaping at First Lutheran
First Friday Concert teams up Orlo Thompson, Neal Nelson
Engaged - Cunningham and Thielke
Engaged - Reis and Frovarp
Engaged - Nelson and Dahlheimer
Wedding - Schoenfelder - Wagner
Births - May 27, 2016
Mike Frisch: Early season bassin'
Legislative audit: DNR deer management sound but needs improvement
Outdoor issues after the legislative session: No blaze pink, but lead ammo ban is a go
Millerville Sportsmen help 22 kids gain gun safety certificates
Alexandria trap team still first in its league
Gerald Arnold "Jerry" Golembeck
Aurelia Anna Emma Schimmelpfennig
Jerome "Jerry" A. Loehlein
Rose M. Shores
Calice "Cal" G. Courneya
COMMENTARY: Ice programs not looking for handout
LETTER: Transportation and infrastructure left to deteriorate
EDITORIAL: A frustrating session with tiny headway
IT'S OUR TURN: There's no book for adulting
LETTER: Socialism and communism are penetrating our society
Sabolik named a Princess Kay finalist
Back to Basics: Low maintenance flower care creates beautiful garden
Working buffers for water quality
Phosphorus, buffers and water quality on the ground
Seeking students for 4-H Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture
Alexandria Public Schools retirees honored
Get certified as short-call substitute teacher
Moen receives 2016 Humanitarian Service Award
Alexandria Industries receives Progress Minnesota award
Employment law update provides current information
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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,...
opinion / letters
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...
opinion / commentaries
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...
opinion / letters
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...
opinion / commentaries
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