Skip to main content
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Search continues for victim as two boats collide on Park Rapids lake
Wild about wine: Carlos Creeks to sell in Xcel Center
A prop for Big Ole: Viking 'Gjallahorn' to stop in Alexandria, Kensington
Teen keeps cool in face of medical emergencies
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Boys soccer: Cards' attack jumps on East Grand Forks in opener
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
Tickets on sale for Alexandria Education Foundation events
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
On The Street
March 11, 2016
Photo of the Week: February camping
Heather Swanson snapped a candid moment of Elle Heydt, Greta Oldenkamp and Skylar Swanson, all of Alexandria, prepping their sleeping bags for...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
October 23, 2012
DNR removes burning and campfire restrictions except for 18 counties
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is removing the burning and campfire restrictions in counties in northwestern and southeastern Minnesota, while 18 counties in east-central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, remain under burning/campfire restrictions. Counties...
October 23, 2012 - 10:19am
August 24, 2012
Family tradition takes root at park
Camping has been a time honored tradition for many, especially in Minnesota where the forests are extensive and the lakes are in abundance, and...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 12, 2012
DNR reminds visitors to bring only approved firewood onto state lands
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds visitors that only approved firewood is allowed on land administered by the DNR, which includes state parks, state forests and wildlife management areas. In recent weeks, various state parks have been experiencing a surge...
August 12, 2012 - 4:17pm
July 14, 2012
Resorts, campgrounds still welcoming summer reservations
Minnesota's many great resorts and campgrounds just completed a busy Fourth of July week and the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association wants to make sure that people know there are still plenty of openings for the remainder of the summer and into fall. An informal survey of...
July 14, 2012 - 4:10pm
April 3, 2012
New state park reservation system fully phased in
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that the phased-in rollout of their state park reservation system is complete. Camping and lodging reservations are once again being accepted up to a year in advance. More than 8,500 reservations have already been...
April 3, 2012 - 3:00pm
October 7, 2011
DNR restricts campfires throughout Minnesota due to high fire danger
With dry conditions persisting throughout much of Minnesota, wildfire agencies have restricted open burning throughout the state. As of midnight Oct. 6, by order of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Tom Landwehr, open burning is only allowed for special...
October 7, 2011 - 12:03pm
June 16, 2011
Summer camps in Minnesota designed for military-connected youth
Spots are filling up for summer camps in Minnesota designed for military-connected youth ages 8-14. "There are still 50 spots available at several different summer camps at little-to-no cost," said Kirsten Fisher, Youth Coordinator with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. In May 2,400 Minnesota...
June 16, 2011 - 2:18pm
July 2, 2010
Lake Carlos State Park to host workshop on camping basics
Learn to camp or refresh rusty camping skills at Lake Carlos State Park on August 19 during an overnight, "I Can Camp!" workshop. A group of up to six people pays $55 for an entire day of outdoor recreation and quality camping instruction. The workshop includes a wide range of activities...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
Lots to explore at state park Saturday
Some Douglas County families travel hundreds of miles to go camping. But they can find plenty of outdoor fun in their own backyard - at Lake Carlos State Park. This Saturday is a good time to check it out. Lake Carlos State Park is having an open house on June 12.
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 17, 2010
Give early-season camping a try
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- It was a dark and quiet night. A really quiet night. A little travel trailer and one small tent were the only camping units occupying any of the 62 campsites at Pattison State Park south of Superior on a recent night. The next night was just as lonely. Most people...
April 17, 2010 - 9:00am
May 28, 2008
Camping reservation change made for parks
In response to requests from campers, the Minnesota State Park system will accept camping reservations up to a year in advance, beginning June 2. When Minnesota State Parks first went to a centralized reservation system for camping and lodging, customers were able to book overnight...
May 28, 2008 - 12:00am