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Roste transfers from the Gophers
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
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May 12, 2018
EDITORIAL: Welcome back, anglers!
"A ripple spreads when a bobber plops in calm water. Waves of economic impact roll over Minnesota when all its anglers do the same." That description from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sums up the important role anglers play in the state's economy. This Saturday —...
May 12, 2018 - 11:17am
May 4, 2018
Red Flag Warning issued; area is ripe for wildfires
If you're thinking of burning things outside, think again. Almost all of state of Minnesota, including Douglas County, is under a Red Flag Warning issued today, Friday, by the Naitonal Weather Service. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds people that the warning means...
May 4, 2018 - 11:33am
April 6, 2018
Strategy for lake invaders: Slow the spread
With a steady stream of reports of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species getting into lakes, the battle to stop these invaders might...
April 6, 2018 - 10:47am
March 12, 2018
Zebra mussels double water clarity in Big Winnie: DNR calls meeting to talk about future of walleye fishery
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — The first zebra mussel babies, called veligers, were confirmed in Lake Winnibigoshish in 2012. By 2016 the first...
March 12, 2018 - 6:05am
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
A timber wolf that had earlier become entangled in a wire trapping snare was shot and killed by a Duluth police officer Saturday afternoon along...
February 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
January 22, 2018
County looks to acquire historic fire tower overlooking northern Minn. forests
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn.—The uncertain future of a historic landmark fire tower overlooking northern Minnesota forest land might be getting...
January 22, 2018 - 9:52pm
January 19, 2018
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
BLOOMINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be cutting back on the number of fingerling walleye it stocks, but maintain its commitment to stocking young fry. The decision comes in response to an analysis of the state's accelerated walleye stock program over...
January 19, 2018 - 6:57pm
December 20, 2017
Survey shows frustration with DNR
Minnesota lake association leaders say they donate millions of dollars and volunteer hours each year caring for lakes, yet the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources doesn't take them seriously. In a statewide survey, their comments reflect frustration and alarm over the spread...
December 20, 2017 - 7:59am
December 2, 2017
Snowmobile safety for kids
Brown ground will not stop instructors from teaching kids about snowmobile safety. "We're doing it snow or no snow," said Sonya Anderson, one of the volunteer instructors. "We can put wheels on them." Kids ages 11 to 15 can sign up for safety training Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Runestone...
December 2, 2017 - 12:43pm
November 29, 2017
NWS warns of fire danger in central Minn. lakes area
BRAINERD, Minn.—The National Weather Service, based out of Duluth, sent out a warning Wednesday, Nov. 29, of increased risk of fire in...
November 29, 2017 - 4:46pm
'As high as I've ever seen it:' Two lakes reached record highs in October
Richard Wagner uses a gauge to measure lake levels, but he could just as well use his dock. This summer, water was so high that boaters were able to lower their motors just 15 feet out from shore, said Wagner, the owner of Shady Creek Resort between Moses and Aaron lakes in northwestern...
November 29, 2017 - 9:46am
September 28, 2017
Zebra mussels confirmed in Grant County's Elk Lake
Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Elk Lake near Hoffman in Grant County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday. The...
September 28, 2017 - 3:49pm
September 25, 2017
With higher deer population, Minn. wolf numbers jump 25 percent
DULUTH — Minnesota's wolf population jumped 25 percent in the past year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Monday, Sept....
September 25, 2017 - 5:34pm
September 10, 2017
DNR: Minnesota bear harvest down a bit, and that's good
DULUTH — Minnesota's bear harvest is down from last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. But some bear guides...
September 10, 2017 - 6:30am
August 30, 2017
Big project to begin at Lake Osakis access
The public access on Lake Osakis will close on Tuesday, Sept. 5 for several weeks to allow for reconstruction, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The project includes the addition of an aquatic invasive species boat inspection and cleaning area, and new bituminous...
August 30, 2017 - 8:59am