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Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
At funeral of Watkins girl, mourners try to cope with 'evil act'
Body found in Park Rapids lake; crash victim identified
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
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
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
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Minnesota wolf population stable
ST. PAUL—Minnesota had an estimated 2,278 wolves last winter, up just a tick from the year before, according to survey results released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The winter survey estimate showed several more wolf packs across the wolf range —...
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December 2, 2015
Holiday goodies to help homeless animals
Looking for some scrumptious baked goods to serve at your holiday gatherings? The Lakes Area Humane Society in Alexandria will hold its annual Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
ASK A TROOPER: Should farm animals be penned securely?
Question: My neighbor has cattle and horses, and it seems like they are always getting out of their fences and many times out onto the road. Isn’t there some kind of law requiring animals to be kept a little more secure than that? Can he get into trouble with the law or get sued? Answer:...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
It's fair time!
Rides, games, animals, races, exhibits, food and more. It’s time for the Douglas County Fair. The fair starts Thursday, August 20 and continues...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
Art With a Heart supports local humane society
The public is invited to attend Art with a Heart, a fine art and memorabilia auction hosted by Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria on Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the winery, 6693 County Road 34 N.W. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria. The...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
List of endangered, threatened, special concern species updated
A state list first established nearly 30 years ago to highlight and help protect plants and animals at risk of disappearing from Minnesota has received its first official update since 1996. Following a series of five public hearings, an 86-day comment period and review by an administrative...
August 30, 2013 - 9:04am
June 28, 2013
Bob and Buckie
Bob and Katie Winter's place north of Garfield is peaceful, lakeside, private and lovely. They are a warm and welcoming couple, so you can't...
June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
Excitement under the big top!
The Alexandria Shrine Circus entertained crowds at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Friday. The George Carden Circus International presented...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
May 12, 2013
College students interested in animal agriculture sought for 4-H mentor program
Minnesota Foundation for Responsible Animal Care (MnFRAC) is inviting college students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture to apply for the position of Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Peer Mentor.
May 12, 2013 - 12:10pm
September 28, 2012
Shalom Lutheran Church to host animal blessing
Shalom Lutheran Church will host a blessing of the animals celebration on Sunday, September 30 at 9:45 a.m. on the patio by the bell tower. The blessing of the animals is a tradition that goes back to St. Francis of Assisi, who taught that God's love extends to everything God has...
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
April 21, 2012
Zoo, aquarium visitors more concerned about climate change, says survey
Saint Paul, MN - People who visit zoos and aquariums are more concerned about climate change than other Americans and are willing to take action to help because they feel a connection with animals. The findings are in the final report, "Global Climate Change as Seen by Zoo and Aquarium...
April 21, 2012 - 11:35am
September 29, 2011
'Get Wild' at Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria Saturday
Looking for something wild to do? A "Get Wild" animal show will take place Saturday, October 1, at 10 a.m. at Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria. It will feature fun for the entire family with Lori and Jim Quistorff and some fascinating animals from around the world. You will...
September 29, 2011 - 4:01pm
July 24, 2011
Report animal losses from excessive heat to Farm Service Agency
Livestock producers who incur losses on eligible livestock including Cattle, Poultry, and Swine along with other death losses due to the recent extreme temperatures and other adverse weather events may be eligible for the USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Livestock Indemnity Program...
July 24, 2011 - 10:17am
May 21, 2011
Spring brings out fawns, bears and beavers; DNR urges people to leave them alone
With the arrival of spring when wildlife is active, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging people to leave fawns and other wildlife alone. Jeff Lightfoot, DNR Northeast Region wildlife manager, offers these tips for dealing with nuisance wildlife: DEER A doe's...
May 21, 2011 - 3:48pm
January 12, 2011
Workshop for animal waste applicators
The Douglas County Land and Resource Management office is teaming up with Morrison County Planning and Zoning and Stearns County SWCD to bring a free workshop to animal waste handlers. "Current Issues in Manure Management" will be held Thursday, January 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am