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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
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)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
October 14, 2016
Chippewa River Watershed Project seeks photo contest entries
The Chippewa River Watershed Project is sponsoring a photo contest and is seeking entries that feature the Chippewa River Watershed, including the river, lakes and tributaries. Chippewa River Watershed includes a western portion of Douglas County. The winning photos will be published...
October 14, 2016 - 2:00am
May 4, 2016
Five rescued after boat sinks
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies helped rescue five young men after their boat sank on Lake Carlos late Saturday night. The Douglas County...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
LETTER: Possible effects of gravel pit by lake
To the editor: I just read a letter in the Echo Press about the concerns of a proposed gravel pit near Lake Vermont. The concerned person brought up issues about possible effects of what could happen to the lake should a gravel pit be allowed to operate in that area. This brought...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
August 25, 2013
DNR: Don't power-load at public accesses
As summer progresses and lake water levels drop, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters using public accesses to check ramp conditions before launching any boat and to refrain from "power loading." Power loading is a phrase that describes using the motor thrust...
August 25, 2013 - 7:42am
August 16, 2013
Camper celebrates 100th birthday at Lake Carlos State Park
As he's been doing for the last 35 years or so, Ansis Vilcins returned to Lake Carlos State Park last week to enjoy the great outdoors and time...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Tests reveal E. coli present in Lake Osakis
Test results have been returned to city officials regarding the impact of a water runoff event that flowed into Lake Osakis. A heavy rain moved through the Osakis area June 20-21 and forced the release of rainwater runoff that had reportedly infiltrated the city's sewer system. How...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Bad storm forces runoff into Lake Osakis
The extreme rain event that moved through the Osakis area June 20-21 forced the release of rainwater runoff that had reportedly infiltrated the city's sewer system. How much was released remains unknown, according to Osakis City Council member Kyle Kostrzewski. The majority of the...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
May 17, 2013
Fish contest offers up to $8,000 prize for anglers on Lake Osakis
The Osakis Lions Club will host its 33rd annual Walleye fishing tournament on Lake Osakis Father's Day weekend, June 15 and 16. Registration for the tourney requires two-person teams, a $350 entry fee per team and entry forms must be received by the Lions by midnight on June 14....
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
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
April 19, 2013
"Welcoming the bluebirds" program at Lake Carlos State Park postponed
The program, "Welcoming the Bluebirds", scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at Lake Carlos State Park has been postponed until Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 19, 2013 - 1:34pm
June 29, 2012
Holm victorious at annual Lake Swim and Pool Sprints
Alexandria's Carter Holm was the individual winner of the boys' 8-under division of the 37th annual Alexandria Lake Swim and Pool Sprints last weekend. Winners in the other divisions include Rachel Shelstad of the Sea Devils, girls' 8-under; Kelsey Kocon of the Sea Devins, girls'...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 28, 2012
Eurasian watermilfoil discovered in Lake L'Homme Dieu
Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Lake L'Homme Dieu in Alexandria, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A small patch of the nonnative, invasive aquatic plant was discovered by an angler June 27 in the middle of the lake between the...
June 28, 2012 - 1:39pm
June 7, 2012
Lake Irene added to list of zebra mussel-infested lakes
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has updated its website to show the additional lakes and river sections that were newly designated as waters infested with invasive species. Lake Irene in Douglas County was added to the list of lakes infested with zebra mussels. "The...
June 7, 2012 - 9:20am
June 5, 2012
High temperatures can bring harmful algal blooms
When the summer sun shines and temperatures climb, conditions are ripe for Minnesota lakes to produce harmful algal blooms. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is reminding people that some types of algae can harm pets, livestock and even humans. Algae are microscopic aquatic...
June 5, 2012 - 10:05am
May 12, 2012
Attention, fishing opener anglers: DNR says expect to be checked, cited for aquatic invasive species violations
Anglers and boaters can expect stepped-up patrols and citations for violating the state's aquatic invasive species (AIS) laws, according to Lt. Col.
May 12, 2012 - 7:54am