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Aerodynamic stunts fill Lifestyles Expo
Law enforcement blotter: March 31, 2015
High Fire Danger Today
Minnesotans in oil train ‘danger zones’ urged to prepare
For the record
Peewee A team takes third at state
Sports roundup from Tuesday, March 31
Laker boys track and field has numbers
Loaded and ready for a repeat
Osakis boys golf team returns young nucleus
Another trip to state? That’s great!
Community Education offers spring classes
Parkers Prairie still working on pool funds; $700,000 of 1.8 million raised
Figure skaters ‘ignite’ the ice
Kids’ Easter celebration to be held in Evansville
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Wildlife of Douglas County: Sharp-shinned hawk
Governor Dayton calls for stricter poaching laws
Cards’ program continues to grow
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Karen Lenz, 69
Mary Peterson, 69
Verlyn Phipps, 85
Maycel Clark, 89
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Readers debate: Should Alexandria allow food trucks in city limits?
Observations from the archives, 1990: Unpaid parking fines mean prosecution
Food trucks: great for time-crunched workers
Have we reaped what we have sown?
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Color and texture in shady spots
Apply for master gardeners scholarship
Farmers: Stay informed!
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
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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