Skip to main content
It's time to chase their dreams
Remembering the uncle he never met
AgweekTV: Better grilling
Education funding up, but union urges veto
UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 4, 2013
Photo of the Week - flinging water
Amy Amundson of Alexandria took this photo of her daughter, Alison Amundson and friends Taylor Partington and Emma Schmidt as they were beating...
September 4, 2013 - 4:03pm
August 30, 2013
Boaters urged to stop 'power loading' at public water accesses
As summer progresses and lake water levels drop, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters using public accesses to check ramp conditions before launching any boat and to refrain from "power loading." Power loading is a phrase that describes using the motor thrust...
August 30, 2013 - 9:01am
July 6, 2013
Explore paddleboarding at Glacal Lakes Park
Families throughout the region are invited to spend a day communing with nature and enjoying some summer fun on a paddleboard. The Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park have organized a demonstration and hands-on learning of the fundamentals of paddleboarding from the experts of HanglooseMN....
July 6, 2013 - 11:42am
July 4, 2013
Minnesota waters are moving fast; boaters should be cautious
Water levels in lakes and rivers around Minnesota are expected to remain high during the Fourth of July holiday, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging boaters to slow down and use caution. A no-wake zone is in effect on the St. Croix River from Taylors...
July 4, 2013 - 8:32am
June 29, 2013
MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota
MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota St. Paul, Minn.
June 29, 2013 - 12:14pm
June 15, 2013
New program aims to improve water quality in state
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton officially launched a new agricultural water quality pilot program this week designed to enhance water quality in the state.
June 15, 2013 - 2:09pm
May 26, 2013
MPCA begins water quality monitoring field work throughout state
Monitoring crews from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are beginning the sixth year of a 10-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams and lakes in Minnesota. This work is being funded by the Clean Water Fund from the constitutional amendment passed by voters...
May 26, 2013 - 11:46am
May 22, 2013
Studies show chemicals detected in lakes and rivers
Two studies released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirm that a wide variety of unregulated chemicals are ending up in Minnesota's lakes and rivers. The chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, are of concern because many have properties...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 19, 2013
Report shows lowest number of boating fatalities on record, overall drop in accidents and injuries
May 19, 2013 - 4:12pm
May 18, 2013
Studies show unregulated chemicals widespread in lakes, rivers
Two studies released this week by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirm that a wide variety of unregulated chemicals are ending up in Minnesota's lakes and rivers. The chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, are of concern because many have...
May 18, 2013 - 9:06am
May 3, 2013
Students soak up lessons
Students from across Douglas County went hands-on Wednesday participating in the 20th annual Kids' Groundwater Festival in Alexandria. More...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Water is key part of outdoors measure
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
Check recreation status before traveling
Before venturing out to campgrounds, trails and public water accesses statewide, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advises people to check online or call ahead to avoid surprises. "Winter weather is always a challenge to public water access," said Nancy Stewart, DNR public...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 21, 2013
Are Minnesotans using too much water? Report provides insights
Are Minnesotans overusing groundwater in ways that could leave us short of water - for human needs and for the environment - in the future? The short answer to that question is: Yes, in some places across the state. A new Freshwater Society Report estimates that total reported groundwater...
April 21, 2013 - 11:15am
April 17, 2013
Lawmakers hash out Legacy spending
ST. PAUL - Studying the Minnesota film industry, funding public television and conducting water quality studies are a few ways lawmakers propose spending some of the nearly $300 million from the state's legacy fund next year. They are working to hash out a plan to split the money...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am