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Alexandria takes part in National Night Out Tuesday
Law enforcement blotter: August 3, 2015
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Phantom (w/video)
Alexandria police investigate arson
Law enforcement blotter: July 31 - August 2, 2015
Resorters results Tuesday: Action begins in seven divisions
Resorters' Masters field glitters with champions
Resorters: Boraas, Kulics pace Junior 13-15s during qualifying
Resorters: Glenwood's Jenna Janu searches for first title after shooting a 74 in qualifying
Resorters: St. Cloud's Schomer shoots 64 in Men's Execs qualifying round
Forada Days in full swing this weekend
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord
Strap on your boots for an Old West melodrama
Jazz Dot Combo to perform Thursday
Legacy grant helps repair Evansville Art Center
Engaged - Hacker and Cruz
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 27
Engaged - Moe and Prins
Engaged - Bryan and Moran
Engaged - Iker and Hansberry
Beware! Wild parsnips are lurking in Douglas County
DNR announces another conservative deer season across much of Minnesota
Minnesota dentist accused of killing Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion
DNR Question of the week
Weeds, weeds, everywhere weeds
Vincent Huntley, 55
Stephen Bloom, 55
Donald Soderholm, 93
Jo Ann Broom, 80
Conrad Pfeffer, 87
Echo Press Editorial: Primary election in Alexandria makes sense
It's Our Turn: Turning ideas into action
Needs of children are of vital importance in federal spending measures
Kudos to Alexandria’s Mayor Carlson
KCMT-TV: No longer here, but impact will never fade away
Klimeks recognized for farming contributions
July weed of the month: purple loosestrife
Gardening Tips: Pest control in the garden
A family legacy
Farmers, ranchers can apply for conservation assistance
JLG Architects earns accolades
Voyager Industries commits to safety
Diamond Buick GMC given Mark of Excellence
REA Operation Round Up grants awarded
ATCC receives skills grant
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 10, 2013 - 9:43pm