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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cecil (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 22
More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
State hockey: Ellingson's OT goal wins a thriller
NA3HL: Blizzard gains cushion heading into weekend series
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 11, 2017
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
Each hunting season is filled with lessons. Oftentimes, the lesson is that we don't always know what we think we know. We read all about how...
January 11, 2017 - 8:44am
January 9, 2017
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Landowners in Minnesota now have expanded opportunities to voluntarily enroll property in a popular Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practice after the first of the year. Thanks to a new allocation of CRP acres by the USDA's Farm Service Agency, the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement...
January 9, 2017 - 3:17pm
January 4, 2017
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Hunting and fishing trips are about making memories and snapping a lasting photo is a big part of that for many. The Echo Press asked readers...
January 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
Crappies during mid-winter are a top attraction on lots of waters for many anglers. These fish often locate in deep-water basins or holes. Hot...
January 4, 2017 - 12:00am
December 29, 2016
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
A third deer infected with chronic wasting disease has been discovered in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources. A hunter harvested the deer in mid-November about five miles north of the two previously reported infected deer, which were killed about...
December 29, 2016 - 3:04pm
December 28, 2016
Morken: Sitka added to list of gear I love to hunt with after this season
The oak trees that had long since dropped their leaves were covered in ice and snow. It was Nov. 19, and the first blizzard of the season had...
December 28, 2016 - 11:37am
December 23, 2016
Fishing heats up with the temperatures
A stretch of temperatures well below freezing helped anglers get onto the ice in mid-December. Now a warmer stretch that has followed seems to...
December 23, 2016 - 2:47pm
December 21, 2016
Time is dwindling to chase late-season roosters
The cackle rang out in the cold December air before the rooster ever showed itself above the cattails. Birds like to flush wild this time of...
December 21, 2016 - 12:00am
Mike Frisch: Little heavyweights
New lures hit the fishing scene every year. Some of these lures are hits, others are so-so fish producers, and still others disappear rather quickly. A few years ago, tungsten lures came upon the ice fishing scene and have changed the way most ice anglers fish, especially when panfish...
December 21, 2016 - 12:00am
December 20, 2016
DNR announces five-county feeding ban to combat CWD
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will focus actions to slow and hopefully eliminate the spread of chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota within about a 10-mile radius of Preston and include a deer feeding ban in the five adjoining area counties.
December 20, 2016 - 10:52pm
December 14, 2016
Trumpeter swans finding a home around Alexandria
Seven swans have been a swimming on area waters. Actually, there's been more than that. Many more. And it's a sight that those around Alexandria...
December 14, 2016 - 12:00am
December 13, 2016
Time to fish: Frigid temps send anglers onto area lakes
Winter anglers who have been waiting months to get onto the ice got their wish this past week as frigid temperatures made conditions safe enough to walk on on a number of area lakes. Portable houses were up on Saturday morning on Lake Reno as anglers try to take advantage of what...
December 13, 2016 - 11:50am
December 7, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
Tips for finding walleyes during the very productive "early ice" fishing season were offered in my last story. This writing will be a look at...
December 7, 2016 - 2:22pm
From the stand: A good way to end it
I knew what I had to do by the time the third deer passed my stand on Saturday afternoon. I hunted all season hoping to catch up to a mature...
December 7, 2016 - 12:00am
December 6, 2016
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Firearm hunters looking to hunt spring turkeys during the first two seasons this spring can apply in the lottery now, with a deadline of Friday, Jan. 27, to do so.
December 6, 2016 - 10:36am