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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Large wildfire ignites north of Staples
Beware of 'sweepstakes' scam
Osakis girls look ready for true team
Sports schedule for Thursday, May 5
Boys golf: Osakis runner-up in second CMC meet
Osakis boys track first at home quad
Growing with experience: Alex boys track focused on progress each meet
Destination ImagiNation teams perform well at regionals, state
Local Math Masters teams dominate top 10 at regionals
Mother's Day concert features family harmony
Luncheon serves up fun at senior center
Connecting Faith to Life: There's more to people than what meets the eye
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Births - April 29, 2016
Youth Outdoor Activity Day gets a boost
State park taking reservations for all sites
Greengo, Pederson, Knight perfect in week two for Alex shooters
Slowing the spread of emerald ash borer
Morken: A perfect morning, minus the ending
Donald D. Schaffer
Ervin H. Meyer
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From the archives: 1916 - Glee Club girls picnic on Lake Geneva with gentlemen friends
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Taking a bite out of wasted pumpkins
New loans offered for portable storage, equipment
USDA seeks input from local food producers
Gardening Tips: Extend garden season with bulbs
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Lake Carlos State Park
May 3, 2016
State park taking reservations for all sites
Starting on May 4, state parks in Central and Northwestern Minnesota will have sites opened up for reservations for the entire camping season. State parks in Southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area were taking reservations as of yesterday, Tuesday, while parks in Northeastern...
May 3, 2016 - 1:14pm
March 21, 2016
Lake Carlos State Park offers fishing rod building workshop
Lake Carlos State Park is offering a two-day rod building workshop for those interested in constructing their own open-water fishing rod. The workshop is Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, with Friday's portion not mandatory. Participants will have the chance to learn about "thread art"...
March 21, 2016 - 11:07am
February 19, 2016
Enjoy last candle-lit hike at state park
Lake Carlos State Park in Alexandria will host the last of its candle-lit hikes for this season on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. This event provides an opportunity to hike on trails lit by candles or luminaries. Participants can also warm up around a fire, roast marshmallows...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Hike on candlelit trails at Lake Carlos State Park
Lake Carlos State Park will host a candlelight event on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. This event provides an opportunity to hike on trails lit by candles or luminaries. Participants can also warm up by a fire and enjoy roasted marshmallows or hot beverages. The trail is 1.2 miles...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Out & About Around the County: Refreshing hike into the New Year
A refreshing winter hike kicked off the New Year for a group of about 20 people at Lake Carlos State Park (LCSP) on New Year's Day. Ben Eckhoff,...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 28, 2015
Lake Carlos State Park offers New Year's events
To celebrate the new year, Lake Carlos State Park in Alexandria is hosting a variety of events. All are free to the public with a purchase of a Minnesota state parks vehicle permit. Thursday, Dec. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. All are invited to a New Year's Eve Candlelight Event that will offer...
December 28, 2015 - 11:16am
November 6, 2015
Lake Carlos State Park to remain open during deer hunt
During the special resource management deer hunt on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, Lake Carlos State Park will remain open, but visitors are advised to wear blaze orange if they visit while the hunt is in progress. Visitors should also check for hunt-related information...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
October 15, 2015
Lake Carlos State Park offers snowshoe-lacing workshop
Lake Carlos State Park will host a snowshoe-lacing workshop on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park visitor center. Workshop presenters will demonstrate how to string the laces on pre-built Ojibwe-style (pointed end) wooden snowshoe frames...
October 15, 2015 - 12:14pm
October 1, 2015
Lake Carlos State Park celebrates fall with a festival
Lake Carlos State Park will host its fall festival on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park, 2601 County Road 38 NE, Carlos. Attendees...
Life / events
October 1, 2015 - 3:01pm
September 25, 2015
Photo of the Week
Barry Leeson of Alexandria took this photo of a snapping turtle crossing a road in Lake Carlos State Park September 13. Leeson estimated the...
September 25, 2015 - 12:00am