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New method for funding nursing homes?
Snow Saturday Night
Law enforcement blotter: January 22, 2015
News Briefs: Smoking in Minnesota drops
Boys hockey: Alex can't overcome Bemidji's torrid start as Cards drop second straight
Girls hockey: Shorthanded Alexandria falls 1-0 against Bemidji
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Sports roundup from Friday, January 23
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
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On The Street
December 31, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.) 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
December 6, 2013
A double blast of winter
A double blast of winter descended on Douglas County this week. First, there was the snow. More than 10 inches of it fell in the Alexandria area on Monday and Wednesday, creating crashes, postponements and a two-hour late start to school on Thursday morning. Now comes the cold. Douglas...
December 6, 2013 - 9:31am