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New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
Ten school, city elections contested
Douglas County Fair deemed a success
AARP honors Bev Bales as 50 Plus Leader
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
May 12, 2016
Mike Frisch: A guide to opener success
Finally, opening day for the gamefish season, aka "the walleye opener," is here! This is the day many of us have been waiting for since putting...
May 12, 2016 - 8:24am
May 11, 2016
DNR release: Mandatory training required for AIS violators
Starting this boating season, anyone found guilty of violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws will not only have to pay the required fines but will also have to complete mandatory training. The short “Clean In Clean Out” training must be completed before people found...
May 11, 2016 - 2:13pm
Different times: Fishing has changed and so has the industry as anglers look ahead to opener
This Saturday at midnight, there will be anglers backing their boats into waters around Douglas County, and landings on some of the most popular...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Alex trap shooters in first place
The Alexandria Area High School trap team is in first place in the Class 8A, Conference 2 standings after a week of competition with 27,446 points, while Lakeville South is second at 26,557.5. The Cardinals had 84 of their 89 team members participating under nearly ideal weather conditions...
May 6, 2016 - 11:25am
May 4, 2016
Youth Outdoor Activity Day gets a boost
The success of the Youth Outdoor Activity Day at the Alexandria Shooting Park the past two summers has caught the attention of people well outside...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
May 3, 2016
State park taking reservations for all sites
Starting on May 4, state parks in Central and Northwestern Minnesota will have sites opened up for reservations for the entire camping season. State parks in Southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area were taking reservations as of yesterday, Tuesday, while parks in Northeastern...
May 3, 2016 - 1:14pm
April 27, 2016
Greengo, Pederson, Knight perfect in week two for Alex shooters
The Alexandria Area High School trap shooting team has two weeks in the book and has had to shoot through some wet weather conditions on each...
April 27, 2016 - 1:01pm
Slowing the spread of emerald ash borer
Jennifer Schultz doesn't like to be pessimistic but knows the reality the state's landscape could face with the spread of emerald ash borer....
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 26, 2016
Morken: A perfect morning, minus the ending
Saturday morning in the turkey woods would have been perfect had I had a camera in my hands instead of a bow. As it is, it will have to serve...
April 26, 2016 - 9:56am
April 24, 2016
A sport for all ages
By Tom Cherveny, Forum News Service There are a lot of different strategies for taking turkeys, and Marlin Hanson has proven the best of them....
April 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
April 20, 2016
Numbers keep booming: Trap league grows again locally, statewide
The fastest-growing high school sport in Minnesota keeps getting bigger. The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League announced on April...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
Time well spent: Turkeys in the morning, crappies in the evening
Last week had the potential to be one of the best weeks of the spring for those who love the outdoors. Warm weather finally arrived, which meant...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Ag and conservation come together
Craig Haseman's home is tucked back among the trees that his father and he have planted on their property over the course of many years. The...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 12, 2016
A turkey gobbles, the heart races
I woke up to what I thought was a dream on the morning of April 6. It wouldn't have been surprising. My mind shifts to turkey hunting quite often...
April 12, 2016 - 9:25am
April 7, 2016
Outdoor Briefs: Osakis walleye tourney set
The 36th annual Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament is set for June 18 and 19 with an $8,000 prize going to the first-place team. The entry fee is $350 per team with a limit of 100 teams in the tournament. Cash prizes are paid out to the top 15 teams, ranging from that $8,000 top prize...
April 7, 2016 - 2:41pm