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Alexandria's Nicolas Witt cracks a smile as he changes stations on June 17 at the championship shoot in Alexandria. Witt shot a 96 that day and is one of seven students from this program who finished in the top 100 by average this spring and will shoot in the individual state tournament on Friday in Prior Lake. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
8 hours 6 min ago
June 18, 2018
Alexandria's Adam Oehlenschlager takes aim during Sunday's championship shoot. Oehlenschlager shot a 96 out of 100 on Sunday as the Cardinals finished second as a team in the Class 7A competition with a five-person score of 487. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Trap shooting championship: Alexandria proves itself as a top team in Minnesota
June 18, 2018 - 2:49pm
 A nice bag of walleyes is brought in to be weighed during the Osakis Lions Tournament on Lake Osakis June 16. (Eric Morken / Osakis Review)
Osakis natives bring home big payday from Lions Walleye Tournament
June 18, 2018 - 10:41am
June 6, 2018
Alexandria's Erik Knight reloads his shotgun during a shoot at the Alexandria Shooting Park on April 16 of this year. Knight is one of seven students from Alexandria to finish among the top 100 in the state out of more than 11,000 participants. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Trap shooters to converge on Alex Shooting Park
June 6, 2018 - 5:47am
June 5, 2018
This black bear was spotted crossing a road near Lobster Lake, about 10 miles west of Alexandria, on May 30. (Submitted photo)
Morken: How frequent are bear sightings in Douglas County?
June 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
Annual Osakis Walleye Tournament set for June 16
June 5, 2018 - 10:32am
May 23, 2018
Eric Morken with a Merriam turkey he shot on a hunt in Wyoming during the first weekend in May. (Photo courtesy of Gary Morken)
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
May 23, 2018 - 5:00pm
May 22, 2018
A net full of spottail shiner minnows at Christopherson Bait in Alexandria. The local bait shop got in the shiners late last week for the first time since the opener as the popular bait for walleye anglers has been hard to find at shops all over the state. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
May 22, 2018 - 6:02pm
May 12, 2018
Anglers fish not far from the north public boat access on Lake Mary near Alexandria on Saturday's fishing opener. Many anglers coming off the lake had reports of a slow bite. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
May 12, 2018 - 11:57am
May 10, 2018
Ryan and Joy Larson hold up some walleyes they caught for the livewell during the 2016 fishing opener in Minnesota on Lake Mary. The 2018 fishing opener is this Saturday as anglers get back on the water after pike and walleyes. (File photo)
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
May 10, 2018 - 5:00pm
Mike Frisch with an opening day walleye caught on a Fire-Ball Jig and a minnow a few years back. (Submitted photo)
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
May 10, 2018 - 9:19am
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
May 10, 2018 - 8:56am
May 3, 2018
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
May 3, 2018 - 1:03pm
May 1, 2018
Eric Morken shot his first turkey with a bow this past Saturday in Minnesota as his daughters, Aubree (left) and Kyla, helped him out in the field. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
A few firsts in the turkey woods
May 1, 2018 - 5:00pm
April 24, 2018
Hunters and others who are interested in the management of deer came out to Glenwood on April 19 for one of the more than 35 public meetings the Department of Natural Resources is hosting around the state to talk about the deer management plan that was recently released. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Hunters, farmers talk deer management in Glenwood
April 24, 2018 - 6:02pm
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