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February 3, 2017
COMMENTARY: Zebra mussels are mucking up our lakes
February 3, 2017 - 8:00am
January 20, 2017
Wanted: Watercraft inspectors
January 20, 2017 - 6:00am
January 9, 2017
Treatment plant costs could skyrocket
January 9, 2017 - 10:21pm
August 16, 2016
Lifeguard season ends Aug. 18
August 16, 2016 - 10:55am
August 12, 2016
The three members of "The M Club" paddle out to collect zebra mussels.  (Contributed photos)
Saving the lakes, one mussel at a time
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
(File photo)
YOU ASKED: Who owns a lake?
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
During the State of Water Conference April 14 in Alexandria, Doug Malchow (standing at right), U of M Extension educator from Rochester, led a group through The Watershed Game – an interactive tool used to outline how land use by a wide range of citizens – farmers, cabin owners, city officials, residents – can impact the health of lakes, streams and rivers. The group discussed how those land use changes have led to watershed degradation and how it can be reversed. (Photo by Amy Chaffins, Echo Press)
The state of Minnesota's water
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 29, 2016
Nothing but open water could be seen Saturday, March 26 from Krueger’s Creek public access on Lake L’Homme Dieu in Alexandria. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Ice leaves Lake L'Homme Dieu early
March 29, 2016 - 9:13am
February 3, 2016
2015: No new AIS infestations
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Lake Brophy Park is Douglas County's newest park. A master plan has been developed for it, which will eventually include a beach, trails, parking and bathroom facilities. (Echo Press file photo)
YOU ASKED: Is it Lake Brophy or Brophy Lake?
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2015
Water aware
July 15, 2015 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Wake restrictions lifted
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
July 18, 2014
Earlier this month, Douglas County Sheriff’s Water Patrol Deputy Mack Carr put up a “No Wake Zone” sign at the public waters access at Lake Cowdry, just west of Alexandria. (Amy Chaffins | Echo Press)
UPDATE - TWO LAKES ADDED: Details on no wake zones on 10 local lakes
July 18, 2014 - 2:25pm
September 4, 2013
Amy Amundson of Alexandria took this photo of her daughter, Alison Amundson and friends Taylor Partington and Emma Schmidt as they were beating the heat with a swim in Lake Burgen during the last days of summer vacation. "They did something spectacular with their hair in the water and I captured it on film at just the right moment," Amundson said. If you have an item for "Photo of the Week," e-mail it to or drop it off at the Echo Press office at 225 7th Avenue East, Alexandria. Re...
Photo of the Week - flinging water
September 4, 2013 - 4:03pm
August 30, 2013
Boaters urged to stop 'power loading' at public water accesses
August 30, 2013 - 9:01am