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Klobuchar backs bill to help locate missing people with Alzheimer's, autism
In court, Detroit Lakes cop, ex-convict allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Dog sniffs out pot on I-94 near Alexandria
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Girls hockey: Cardinals lament their effort after Warroad runs away in semifinals
Boys basketball: Bitzans, Hintermeister help Chargers edge WCA
Girls basketball: Willmar escapes Alexandria with a CLC title
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Betty Jean Fischer
Dorothy M. Arne
DiAnn E. Bakke
Rollin "Rollie" Berglund
Merlin V. Thompson
LETTER: Have kids sat down with an NRA official?
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
hires and promotions
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February 4, 2013
Climate outlooks indicate moisture, but drought isn't over yet
Although much of Minnesota is still in severe to extreme drought, University of Minnesota Extension climatologist Mark Seeley says the outlook shows a different story for late winter all the way into planting season. "By no means am I saying that the drought is ending, but agreement...
February 4, 2013 - 11:13am
January 31, 2013
Brrrrr! Wind chill warning in Douglas County; some schools running late
The Douglas County area is under a windchill warning through noon on Friday. Some schools in the area are running two hours late this morning, Thursday, including Minnewaska Area and West Central Area. If you venture outside, brace yourself for dangerously cold windchills of 30...
January 31, 2013 - 7:50am
January 23, 2013
A chilling weekend
It was a bitterly cold weekend in Douglas County. Not just your typical Minnesota January cold, but the teeth-chattering, bone-numbing, freeze-your-skin-off...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
January 19, 2013
Tips for putting the brrrrrakes on winter driving crashes
As Minnesotans drive into the depths of winter and another cold snap next week, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists about important driving skills for winter road conditions and the important survival items to store in a vehicle in the case motorists become...
January 19, 2013 - 7:00am
December 7, 2012
Snow, strong winds expected this weekend on Minnesota roads
The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511 before travelling this weekend. A series of systems are expected to bring snow and strong winds into parts of Minnesota. MnDOT crews are prepared to assist motorists through...
December 7, 2012 - 1:40pm
June 28, 2012
Hyperthermia: too hot for your health; here are tips for staying cool
Hot summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid heat-related illnesses, known as hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high...
June 28, 2012 - 12:54pm
June 23, 2012
New alerts coming to cell phones
Minnesotans will now be able to receive time-sensitive, critical information about severe weather, emergencies, and disasters with the next generation of emergency alerts on their smart phones and cell phones. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are location-specific so recipients will...
June 23, 2012 - 3:51pm
June 11, 2012
Warmest start to year and spring on record for Midwest
May 2012 ranked as one of the top 10 warmest months for eight of the nine states in the Midwest region with Minnesota being the lone state outside the top 10 (18th) based on preliminary temperature data. May was warmer than normal in all nine Midwest states, continuing the string...
June 11, 2012 - 11:37am
April 6, 2012
Warmth of March
It was a warm and wooly month of March in Douglas County. Weather data for the month has experts marveling at just how mild the month was. Based...
April 6, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Ice out ties record
It was a race: Would the ice leave the lake before the deadline to enter the Echo Press Ice Out Contest ended? As it turned out, the ice lingered long enough. This year's official ice out on Lake L'Homme Dieu was Sunday, March 25 - tying the earliest ice out date ever, which was...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Wow, what a weekend - if you like an early spring served up with balmy, summer-like temperatures. After basking in 60-degree temps earlier in...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Winter storm wallops Alexandria area
A strong winter storm kicked into action Tuesday night in the Alexandria area. What a difference 12 hours can make. Residents in west central...
February 29, 2012 - 7:19am
Central Plains thunderstorms hijack moisture from Northern Plains blizzard
The blizzard that wasn't left Hubbard County wind, but little snow. "You're not alone," laughed National Weather Service meteorologist Al Voelker. "From...
February 29, 2012 - 6:33am
February 28, 2012
UPDATE: Snow cancels schools throughout area
Several school districts in the area have cancelled school for tomorrow, Wednesday, because of the snow. Closings have been announced for Alexandria, Brandon, Evansville, Osakis, Parkers Prairie, Minnewaska and West Central Area.
February 28, 2012 - 7:16pm
Blizzard warning downgraded to winter storm warning; a foot of snow still possible in some areas
A blizzard warning for parts of west central Minnesota, including Douglas County, has been downgraded to a winter storm warning. The National Weather Service reports that heavy snow will still occur overnight but the winds will not be strong enough to cause widespread whiteout conditions. A...
February 28, 2012 - 4:38pm