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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 8, 2016
Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn.—December in Minnesota is usually a time for activities such as ice fishing and skiing. But this year's abnormally warm...
December 8, 2016 - 5:34pm
November 21, 2016
Icy ruts from blizzard linger
A perfect storm of circumstances last Friday created treacherous road conditions in the area — built-up patches of thick ice ruts that...
November 21, 2016 - 4:20pm
April 8, 2016
Photos of the Week - April 8, 2016
High winds, lake mist and cold temperatures recently created a strange phenomenon on the shores of Lake Miltona. As the mist hit the shore, it...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
Bad ice, stay off
Ice on area lakes has that springtime, grey slushy look to it. It's ready to let loose. With the early-March weather warm-up and rain on Sunday,...
March 16, 2016 - 12:00am
February 28, 2016
ATV falls through ice on Lake Mary
An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) fell though the ice on Lake Mary over the weekend, serving as a reminder that not all ice conditions are safe. At 7:43 a.m. on Sunday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a report from a resident on the south west side of Lake Mary that an ATV...
February 28, 2016 - 6:20pm
February 21, 2016
Video of ice stacking at Brighton Beach draws millions of viewers
By Forum News Service A mesmerizing video of Lake Superior ice stacking up along the shore at Duluth's Brighton Beach, shot Feb. 13 by local photographer Dawn LaPointe, has spread like wildfire across the Internet in recent days. LaPointe posted the video on the Facebook page of Radiant...
February 21, 2016 - 8:00am
January 13, 2016
The recent cold snap is a wintry delight for shutterbugs. One good thing about the brutally cold weather: It creates the perfect canvas to showcase...
January 13, 2016 - 4:43pm
December 4, 2015
Photo of the Week: Moonlight on Ice
Shirley Saathoff of Brandon took this photo of the moon’s long reflection on ice, west of the Alexandria Airport. If you have an item for “Photo...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
March 31, 2015
Two-year-old who fell through ice dies at hospital
Four weeks after falling through the ice on Lake Andrew with his grandfather, 2-year-old Hayden Minnerath of Alexandria lost his struggle for life. He died Monday, March 30 at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Hayden and his grandfather, 50-year-old James Minnerath of Alexandria,...
March 31, 2015 - 8:52am
January 3, 2015
Icy weekend on tap
An icy weekend is on tap in Douglas County. Saturday's forecast calls for widespread blowing snow, mainly before 8 p.m. with low temperatures...
January 3, 2015 - 3:15pm
December 13, 2014
Sheriff: Local ice deteriorating, use caution
A weekend warm up is deteriorating ice on local lakes and Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen strongly recommends people avoid driving on the ice. According to the sheriff, the department has received several reports of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles going through ice this...
December 13, 2014 - 10:04pm
November 29, 2014
DNR reminds parents of ice danger to children
A mix of warm and cold weather across Minnesota has created inconsistent ice on lakes, rivers and ponds. The Department of Natural Resources is warning parents to keep an eye on their children this Thanksgiving as they visit friends and family who live near bodies of water. Last...
November 29, 2014 - 6:00am
May 14, 2013
Stubborn ice finally gives up; L'Homme Dieu ice-out is May 13
This year's late spring missed making ice-out history by two days. The ice finally vanished on Lake L'Homme Dieu on Monday, May 13. That's...
May 14, 2013 - 11:01am
May 7, 2013
Making the most of an icy situation in Osakis
May 7, 2013 - 11:08am
April 17, 2013
Lessons learned from the 2012 ice fishing season
The 2012 ice fishing season is drawing to a close. For those of you who spend time on the ice, there are a few things we can learn from this year's ice fishing season. These are important lessons, life's moments that will someday be the "I remember back during the winter of 2012"...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am