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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
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
April 23, 2012
Otter Tail County lake associations to hold first meeting
The first meeting of the Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) will be held on Saturday, April 28th at 9 a.m.
April 23, 2012 - 10:19am