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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Vogeler wraps up standout career at DB after entering college as a quarterback
Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 16
Class A state swim: Cardinals’ 4x400 relay advances to finals
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
1918: Soldier writes home
4-H holds county competition
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
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
Minnesota unemployment rate remains steady
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
hires and promotions
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September 10, 2018
New water director impressed with plant
The new director of the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District has only been on the job three days but he likes what he sees. Introduced at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting, Scott Gilbertson said he's impressed with the district's wastewater treatment plant, its superintendents...
September 10, 2018 - 9:18pm
August 31, 2018
Nelson reflects on 40 years of overseeing sewer
On the walls of Bruce Nelson's corner office are photographs of wilderness and water: canoeing, loons, an underwater view of a turtle and aquatic...
August 31, 2018 - 8:49am
July 28, 2018
Sewer board hires new chief
At its Wednesday, July 25 meeting, the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District board unanimously approved the hiring of a new sewer chief to replace executive director Bruce Nelson, who will retire at the end of August. Scott Gilbertson, a water/wastewater supervisor at Detroit Lakes...
July 28, 2018 - 10:11am
Lake cleanup plan moves forward
Lake Winona and Lake Agnes, each suffering from poor water quality, have moved a step closer toward what proponents say is a plan to clean them up. Representatives from the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency "reached an initial agreement...
June 28, 2018 - 5:52am
May 4, 2018
Pollution chief OKs Winona cleanup plan
Minnesota's pollution chief said he agrees, at least in concept, with allowing Alexandria's sewer district to take a new approach in cleaning...
May 4, 2018 - 2:24pm
February 24, 2018
LETTER: Professional response to a leak
To the editor: On Friday morning, Feb. 16, my wife observed a growing puddle of water in the street in front of our house after walking our dog. Alas, a water main had sprung a leak. Unsure of who to call, we used the ALASD number to reach their on-call person at 6:30 in the morning....
February 24, 2018 - 8:05am
September 13, 2017
Sewer district seeks waiver from stricter discharge limits into Lake Winona
How to restore Lake Winona is a challenge that continues to vex, judging by a public hearing Wednesday evening about the sewer district's intention...
September 13, 2017 - 11:12pm
August 25, 2017
A pontoon's eye view of Lake Winona
Members of the Alexandria Stormwater Management Committee gained a new view of Lake Winona, the discharge point for the Alexandria Lake Area...
August 25, 2017 - 11:12am
Carp removal a solution nobody wants to pay for on Lake Winona
There are some very happy carp these days, poking around in Lake Winona's shallow waters. They take part of the blame for a lake so yucky that...
August 25, 2017 - 11:10am
August 18, 2017
Weekend rain strains sewer plant's capacity
So much rain fell in Alexandria on Sunday that it overwhelmed two pumps at a sewer system lift station, causing about 200 gallons of sewage and stormwater to spill near Lake Victoria and forcing sewage workers to truck wastewater to a treatment plant. It also pushed the treatment...
August 18, 2017 - 4:53pm
December 21, 2016
Big concern, big cost: Cleaning Lake Winona
Cleaning up Alexandria's Lake Winona will take some time, new efforts from the city and property owners, and millions of dollars. It's that last...
December 21, 2016 - 6:00am
December 15, 2016
LETTER: Attend meeting Friday and speak up
To the editor: (Regarding the Dec. 9 story, "City presents wish list to legislators.") They talked about our ALASD and we need a new facility as soon as possible. I believe this facility was put in the wrong part of the county and we need so many updates so a new facility would be...
December 15, 2016 - 10:36am
March 27, 2013
The trickle effect of triclosan
A lot of questionable decisions were made in the 1960s. Was introducing the antibacterial agent triclosan one of them? The antimicrobial ingredient...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
August 21, 2012
ALASD invites public to open house this Friday
The Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District (ALASD) invites the public to its open house on Friday, August 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. The location of the open house is 2201 Nevada Street S.W., just west of the airport and north of Highway 27 West. The event will feature plant tours, equipment...
August 21, 2012 - 2:59pm
September 29, 2010
A cleaner Winona?
A sparkling clean Lake Winona. Is it possible? Probably not - and it would cost a lot of money just to try, according to a discussion that...
September 29, 2010 - 12:00am