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For the record
Graduates leave trail of good deeds
Flower basket sale to help Honor Flight
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Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
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Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Philip R. Harrang
Lori A. Hornberger
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
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Economist: U.S. well positioned
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March 13, 2013
It was another weird weather weekend in Douglas County. A wintry mix of sleet and big pelting flakes of snow descended on central Minnesota...
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
March 5, 2013
Melting snowpack won't help drought; spring floods predicted
Melting snowpack won't help drought; spring floods predicted Melting winter snowfall won't do much to alleviate the extremely dry soil conditions across Minnesota, even if some areas experience spring flooding, said Greg Spoden, the state climatologist. Roughly 70 percent of Minnesota...
March 5, 2013 - 8:51am
UPDATE 6:15 A.M.: Schools, including Alexandria, running two hours late because of snow today
Schools in the area are running two hours late today, Tuesday, because of a winter storm warning that remains in effect until noon. Schools that will start two hours late include Alexandria, Brandon, Evansville, Osakis, Minnewaska (buses will run on plowed roads only), Parkers Prairie...
March 5, 2013 - 5:23am
February 18, 2013
Douglas County under blizzard warning
Snowy trouble is headed Douglas County's way, according to the National Weather Service. It has issued a blizzard warning for Douglas and eight other counties in west central Minnesota. At 11:35 a.m. this morning, the weather service noted that blizzard conditions are developing...
February 18, 2013 - 12:19pm
February 11, 2013
Winter weather advisory in effect until noon
A winter weather advisory remains in effect today, Monday, February 11 until noon following the weekend storm that dumped an estimated foot of...
February 11, 2013 - 11:11am
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