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July 1, 2016
A hen mallard swims with ducklings in a small pond in Alexandria. The photo was taken by pastor Scott Keehn of First Congregational UCC in Alexandria.
Waterfowl numbers soar
July 1, 2016 - 9:45am
June 29, 2016
Mike Frisch
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 27, 2016
Alexandria's Owen Weisel walks to the next shooting station during the state championship in Alexandria on June 21. Weisel tied for 18th at the state tournament at the Minneapolis Gun Club this past Saturday after busting 95 of 100 targets.
A final shot at state
June 27, 2016 - 11:52am
June 19, 2016
Drake (left) and John Herd of Alexandria pose with their first-place plaques and a tournament walleye caught during the 36th annual Lake Osakis Tournament on Sunday afternoon. The Herd team won the top prize of $5,440 by exceeding the total weight of the second-place boat by four one-hundredths of a pound in the final tally. (Will Benson | Osakis Review)
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
June 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
June 15, 2016
Dawson Zuroff of Hebron, North Dakota holds up a 4 pound, 1 ounce bass he caught while fishing on Big Chippewa Lake on June 4. (Contributed)
One for the wall
June 15, 2016 - 11:42am
Seven-year-old Chase Walgrave of Savage holds up a one-pound crappie he caught in late May while fishing with his grandpa and Alexandria native Randy Mickelson (back). (Contributed)
Walgrave's big day
June 15, 2016 - 11:39am
Matthew Mickelson of Maple Grove holds up an eight-pound northern that he caught while fishing on Lake L'Homme Dieu on May 27. (Contributed)
Mickelson's big pike
June 15, 2016 - 11:37am
June 13, 2016
Skyler Quinn, a recently graduated senior at Brandon-Evansville, tosses a fish into the barrell at the weigh-in on the Douglas County fair grounds on Sunday morning. All the fish shot at the tournament are sold to Bio Corporation in Alexandria to raise money for local Archery in the Schools programs.
Reducing some rough fish
June 13, 2016 - 11:35am
June 8, 2016
(Left to right) Skylar Swanson, Eloise Homelvig and Marin Halvorson spread some of the seed during the planting of a one-acre pollinator garden near Alexandria Area High School on June 1. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
PF, AAHS team up to educate and provide for pollinators
June 8, 2016 - 10:20am
Mike Frisch with a walleye he caught. (Contributed)
Mike Frisch: Walleyes on the move
June 8, 2016 - 9:57am
June 6, 2016
Second DC bow fishing challenge coming to Alexandria
June 6, 2016 - 9:31am
June 2, 2016
Minnesota moose may need endangered list
June 2, 2016 - 1:14pm
A man was burning garbage behind his house—with a dumpster a few steps away. Wind was blowing ashes and embers into a nearby shed. (Contributed photo from the Minnesota DNR)
A burning problem
June 2, 2016 - 10:34am
May 26, 2016
The author, Mike Frisch, holds up a nice largemouth bass he caught in some pencil reeds. (Contributed)
Mike Frisch: Early season bassin'
May 26, 2016 - 4:42pm
White-tailed deer make their way down a hill. (
Legislative audit: DNR deer management sound but needs improvement
May 26, 2016 - 1:29pm