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UPDATE: Crash near Miltona injures three people Thursday
Aaron's Weather Talk: Nor'easter
Fire damages house in Alexandria
Three charged with felonies for Halloween night robbery
Holiday Train dazzles despite fog
Alex girls basketball: Heggie reaches 1,000 career points as Cards run past Fergus (w/video)
Sports schedule for Thursday, December 18
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 16
Alex boys win third straight against Otters
Leaning on seniors
Homemade for the holidays: Trio of foods makes perfect gifts
The start of a national movement
A real renaissance man
Alexandria pianist releases Christmas CD
Theatre L’Homme Dieu announces 2015 season
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 17, 2014
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Melvin Paradis, 75
Funeral - Darlene Schuman, 56
Funeral - Reanie Mrnak, 87
Visitation - Elza Manning, 62
Donald Huwe, 82
Echo Press Editorial: Did you hear about this??? (It’s probably not true)
Letter: What is wrong with health coverage?
Letter: Council can avoid negative religious messages
Observations from the archives, 2004: Explosion flattens veterinary clinic
Echo Press Editorial: Teach children how to save during holidays
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Douglas County DAC announces Employers, Employees of the Quarter
Alexandria molding firm featured in ‘IndustryWeek’ businesss magazine
ATCC Foundation receives $10,000 to support STEM education
New building will house plumbing company
Cinema 9 supports local breast cancer research
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August 12, 2013
Uptick in conifer mortality is drought-related
We've all noticed it, here and there, a few more mature conifers than usual have died in the last couple of years. Is this related to our recent droughts? Yes, definitely. Eight of the past 11 years have been very dry during the summer and fall, plunging many forested areas of...
August 12, 2013 - 10:16am
August 11, 2013
Minnesota DNR announces fall duck and goose seasons
Minnesota's waterfowl season will open a half-hour before sunrise on Sept. 21 and continue for 60 days under a north, central and southern zone structure with different season dates for each zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This is the same...
August 11, 2013 - 2:17pm
What causes some lakes to turn green?
DNR QUESTION OF THE WEEK Editor's note: The following is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's "Question of the Week." Question: What causes many lakes, rivers and ponds to turn green by mid-summer? Some even have an odor. Answer: By mid-summer many waterbodies turn green...
August 11, 2013 - 10:20am
August 10, 2013
Application deadline approaching for 2013 Camp Ripley archery hunts
Hunters interested in the 2013 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls are reminded that this year's Aug. 16 application deadline is fast approaching, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. Because of military training needs, the dates for this...
August 10, 2013 - 11:19am
August 7, 2013
DNR question of the week
Q: Given the drought situation over most of Minnesota last summer and fall, how did turtles and frogs fare? A: We did have some pond kills because the oxygen levels got too low in ponds that had reduced water levels and shallower depths. There were a few winter kills of turtles...
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August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
August 4, 2013
DNR question: How can ATV riders find trails that fit their needs?
Editor's note: The following is a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' "Question of the Week." Question: Finding a place to ride an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or other off-highway vehicle (OHV) takes a little research. Are there different levels of riding choices - from novice...
August 4, 2013 - 4:12pm
August 3, 2013
Have a hunting or fishing license? Get a special rate on Twins tickets
Kids and adults who have a 2013 Minnesota hunting or fishing license can buy discounted tickets online for three Minnesota Twins baseball games and receive a free regulation blaze orange Twins logo baseball cap as part of a special promotion with the Department of Natural Resources...
August 3, 2013 - 4:11pm
July 29, 2013
Minnesota fishing and hunting licenses go mobile
Forgot to buy your license? Then connect to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) mobile licensing page to purchase select fishing and hunting licenses via your smartphone. "This service is a convenience for people who need a license when they're on the go," said Steve...
July 29, 2013 - 5:09pm
Minnesota to offer fewer wolf licenses
DULUTH -- With Minnesota's estimated wolf population down about 25 percent from last year, Department of Natural Resources officials will allow fewer wolf hunting and trapping licenses this fall, the agency announced Monday. The DNR has set the statewide target harvest of wolves...
July 29, 2013 - 4:08pm
July 28, 2013
Walk-In Access adds 6,000 acres, $3 validation fee for hunting this fall
Hunters heading to western and south-central Minnesota will have access to an additional 6,083 acres of hunting land this fall as the Walk-In Access program grows to more than 20,000 acres and the number of counties increases from 19 to 28. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
July 28, 2013 - 2:07pm
Deadline nears for youth deer hunts
Minnesota youth have until Friday, Aug. 16, to apply for 18 mentored deer hunts this fall, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Youth ages 12-15 may apply for one of 15 special firearms youth deer hunts at selected state parks and refuges. Youth ages...
July 28, 2013 - 12:05pm
July 27, 2013
Applications for September mentored waterfowl hunt due Aug. 12
Youth who want to experience waterfowl hunting for the first time can apply to be one of 65 participants in this year's mentored youth waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Sept. 7. Application deadline is Monday, Aug. 12. The hunts will be conducted at Hamden Slough near Detroit Lakes, the...
July 27, 2013 - 12:04pm
July 22, 2013
DNR question: When can I operate my personal watercraft?
Editor's note: The following is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) "Question of the Week." Question: I just bought a personal watercraft. Are there restrictions on the hours I can operate it? Answer: Yes, operation of personal watercraft is allowed only from 9:30...
July 22, 2013 - 12:08pm
July 21, 2013
Sharing a fishing license is illegal
A Minnesota man faces multiple charges and fines after he was caught using his brother's fishing license while on the St. Louis River near Knife Falls Dam in Cloquet, May 13, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). His brother was also cited. Andrew T.
July 21, 2013 - 12:07pm
July 20, 2013
Online firearms safety hunter course now available for adults
Minnesota residents 18 and older can now take the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' firearms (DNR) safety hunter education course online. The new training option includes a virtual field day that emphasizes responsible gun handling and hunting safety.
July 20, 2013 - 12:10pm