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UPDATE: Airman identified as shooter in Grand Forks shooting
Good news for Alexandria homeowners
Law enforcement blotter: DCSO - May 25 and APD May 22-25
Two men injured after plane crash in Lake Minnewaska
Bemidji teen dies after collapsing at ballgame
Season Opener: Blue Anchors fall to Bucks 15-0
6A South baseball: B-E explodes early, sets sights on deep run
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 26
8AAA Baseball: Kuhn, Drew dominate as Alex wins first two games
8AAA softball: Brainerd knocks Alexandria out of winner's bracket after long delay
Evansville Art Center to host book signing
Christians are all equal under God
Faith Lutheran offers Church for Busy People
Alexandria Covenant begins GriefShare series
Former pastor to present worship service concert Sunday, May 24
Wedding - Erickson and Larsen
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 20, 201
Engaged - Fraser and Lunneborg
Engaged - Flynn and Connell
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 11, 2015
Living her dream: Osakis' Swenstad pursues a passion in the outdoors with no hesitation
Mike Frisch: Keep it simple
Council seeks funding requests from Outdoor Heritage Fund
Fishing opener comes with a quiet bite
Service - Joyce Carlson, 84
Service - Ronald Ferguson, 78
Service - Daniel Anderson, 51
Service - Pamela Soltis, 68
Service - Daniel Snyder, 72
Echo Press Editorial: Are you forgetting something this Memorial Day?
It's Our Turn: Cat, a day in the life
Dog should be under owner’s control
Should keep pet at home
Will USA soon become Humpty Dumpty?
Gardening Tips: Grow your best tomato yet
The best field for new college graduates: agriculture
MN dairy uses wasp larvae to control flies
Ag producers must file for federal crop insurance
Protect your pet
ALP Utilities earns Safety Award of Excellence
Marco recognized for service excellence
North Dakota’s Small Business Person of Year has local connection
Hospice of Douglas County receives honors
OfficeMax invests in teachers, students
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
December 31, 2013
Fishing report: Big fish getting hard to find
The big fish are getting harder to find for a lot of anglers as they head into the New Year, but fish were still being caught on some of the common lakes in the area. “It’s going all right,” Dillan Berglin of Christopherson Bait in Alexandria said last Friday. “Not too many...
December 31, 2013 - 12:44am
Blane Klemek: Minnesota’s resident wildlife tough it out through the winter
(Klemek is the DNR Area Wildlife Supervisor in Detroit Lakes. You can contact him at email@example.com.) The thermometer read minus 22 degrees a few mornings ago at my house in the woods. The snow squeaked underfoot on my way to the shed to get the morning’s supply of black-oil...
December 31, 2013 - 12:44am
December 27, 2013
Snowmobiling picks up in Douglas County
Thanks to the winter’s early snowfall, most of the snowmobile trails in Douglas County have been groomed and are ready for riding. Although much of the state has been blessed with some early-season snow, officials at the Douglas Area Trails Association (DATA) are looking for...
December 27, 2013 - 8:47am
A hunter’s perspective on wolf killing
By Matt Johnson, Minneapolis, MN I used to be a member of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA), the largest deer hunting advocacy group in the state. I started deer hunting as an adult as a way to harvest meat for my family’s consumption. Not long after joining MHDA,...
opinion / commentaries
December 27, 2013 - 8:45am
December 24, 2013
Walleyes still going on many lakes
Jigging for walleyes along weed beds is still working for a lot of area anglers
December 24, 2013 - 8:37am
Early snow leads to best start to winter recreation season since 2010
Anyone eager to get out cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling will find an abundance of opportunities at many Minnesota state parks and trails, thanks to this year’s early snowfall. “The recent heavy snowfall and the forecast for sustained cold temperatures offers...
December 24, 2013 - 8:35am
December 17, 2013
In the nick of time
Alexandria’s Dan Loken was down to the last day in the firearms season with nothing to show for his efforts in sticking it out in the woods through more than a week. Loken hadn’t seen much all season, but he entered his stand this past Sunday morning to give it one more try....
December 17, 2013 - 2:18pm
Get close to wary roosters
The days to chase pheasants are dwindling with only a couple weeks left in the 2013 season, but some memorable hunts are still there for the taking for hunters who like the challenge of hunting wary roosters. Finding the birds generally isn’t an issue this time of year. Getting...
December 17, 2013 - 12:07pm
Finding pheasants through the cold
Alexandria’s Jeff Dewanz and his longtime college buddy Jeff Schelhaas of Pipestone are proof that some of the most memorable hunts come in the most miserable conditions. Dewanz and Schelhaas, along with their yellow labs Maggie and Molly, were hunting private land six miles...
December 17, 2013 - 12:03pm
Firearms deer harvest numbers down
Minnesota hunters harvested 164,550 deer during the 2013 firearms season, according to preliminary numbers announced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Excluding the late season in southeastern Minnesota, hunters harvested 144,000 deer, a 6 percent drop from the 153,000...
December 17, 2013 - 12:01pm
Send us your ice fishing photos
The Echo Press is looking for ice fishing photos from readers throughout all of this winter’s ice fishing season. Send us a photo, along with a detailed story behind your catch, including what lake the fish was caught on and what day. Some photos will go into the Outdoor Section...
December 17, 2013 - 12:00pm
December 12, 2013
DNR issues ice warning for aerated lakes
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, especially those that feature aeration systems, such as Aldrich Lake in Douglas...
December 12, 2013 - 10:13pm
December 10, 2013
Lessons learned in tracking
We sometimes have to remind ourselves as hunters how important it is to pay attention to every detail when it comes to taking a shot that gives us the best chance for a quick, clean kill on a whitetail. I learned that the hard way while bow hunting near my hometown in Southwestern...
December 10, 2013 - 9:45pm
A buck worth the wait
St. Joe resident and 2005 Jefferson High School graduate Evan Eigen has bow hunted for three seasons and never shot a buck until this year. When he finally connected, he made sure it was a big one. Eigen got into his stand around 4 p.m. on the evening of November 22 near St. Joe. “I...
December 10, 2013 - 9:44pm
Millerville Sportsmen Club stock area lakes with walleye
The Millerville Sportsmen Club, with matching funds from The Viking Sportsmen Club and a permit from the Minnesota DNR Fisheries, recently stocked 113 pounds of fingerlings into Lake Moses and 112 pounds into Lake Aaron. They ran about 35 fish to a pound. Bosek Bait of Garfield provided...
December 10, 2013 - 9:43pm