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New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
Ten school, city elections contested
Douglas County Fair deemed a success
AARP honors Bev Bales as 50 Plus Leader
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
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
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
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On The Street
March 9, 2016
Big northern on Villard
The ice fishing season is winding down with warmer weather starting the thaw, but Alexandria's 7-year-old Taven Maeyaert has a fishing tale to...
March 9, 2016 - 11:41am
February 29, 2016
Scanton wins first Depot Fishing Tournament on Agnes
The first Depot Ice Fishing Tournament hosted anglers on Lake Agnes on Feb. 21 with Ashley Scanton winning the tournament after landing an 8.78-pound northern. Second through fourth place went to Mike Trainor, John Vega and Shawn Solum, respectively, with all four catching perch that...
February 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
February 24, 2016
Mike Frisch: Late winter panfish
My favorite time of the entire ice fishing season is the last few weeks of the season before safe ice eventually becomes no ice. Why is this...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: The winter search for perch
One of my favorite winter fish species to chase is yellow perch. These fish grow big and feisty in some waters and are very tasty table fare,...
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Worth the wait: Anglers take advantage of beautiful winter days after late ice
Seven-year-old Tristan Angen set the hook and had a fish halfway up to the hole before it got loose on Sunday morning. Not to be deterred, he...
February 3, 2016 - 10:23am
January 27, 2016
Mike Frisch: Target crappies for good mid-winter bite
The middle of winter can be a challenging time for ice anglers. The hot early-ice bite has passed and most good fishing spots and the fish that...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
January 18, 2016
Largest charitable fishing contest in world delayed to Feb. 6
By Forum News Service The Brainerd Jaycees have announced its $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza contest—billed as the largest charitable one in the world—will not take place next Saturday, but has been delayed until Feb. 6. Sixty holes drilled by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's...
January 18, 2016 - 9:45am
December 30, 2015
Mike Frisch: Give Big Stone a try on the ice
Big Stone Lake, on the Minnesota-South Dakota border, has long had a reputation as a top-notch walleye fishery. While the walleye has long been...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 27, 2015
Anglers take to the ice
More ice fishing houses are popping up in the Alexandria area, including this group of portable houses on Lake Agnes Saturday evening. The Minnesota...
December 27, 2015 - 5:36pm
December 17, 2015
Lack of ice leads to frustration for anglers
The lakes are iced over and the walleye bite is going in full force through much of December during most winter fishing seasons in Minnesota. Drive...
December 17, 2015 - 12:31pm
December 9, 2015
A call to action on the ice
Successful ice fishing usually involves finding fish and then manipulating at least some of them in to biting. I often spend most of my ice...
December 9, 2015 - 12:00am
March 26, 2014
Fish Report: Still waiting for the final flurry of action
Anglers are still waiting for that warm up that pushes panfish shallow and creates the last really good bite before the melt. Dick Gustafson of Christopherson Bait in Alexandria said things have been slow with a lot of anglers “We’ve been fishing in March, but right now nothing...
March 26, 2014 - 12:00am
March 12, 2014
Fish Report: Thaw makes for messy conditions
The warm weather that hit the area this week is a welcome relief for those who want to sit out on the ice and chase panfish this time of year, but they have also made for some wet conditions on the lakes. “It’s still been pretty spotty,” Dick Gustafson of Christopherson...
March 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Landgaard lands nice walleye on Ida
Culley Landgaard of Alexandria was fishing Lake Ida on February 1 when he landed this 8.5-pound walleye through the ice. (Contributed)
March 12, 2014 - 12:00am
March 7, 2014
Deadline passes for fish house removal
Is your fish house off the ice? It’d better be. The deadline for removing fish shelters in this part of Minnesota was Monday, March 3. Shelters...
March 7, 2014 - 12:00am