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Jury awards Ventura $1.8 million
Broadway update: Project is at half-way point
Study recommends four rinks at Runestone Community Center
One dead, one injured in powerline accident
High-speed chase in Bemidji ends in fatality
Alexandria VFW 15s advance past 16s for state tournament berth
Four Blue Anchors to play in Big Leagues Dreams Showcase
Alex Legion baseball finishes off dominant run to state
AGC crowns four club champions
Sports roundup: Osakis Legion punches ticket to state, Anchors win
Tina and Lena to perform free concert on Thursday
Learn about virtual water
Author of Moe Township history to hold book signing
Brandon Summer Fest set
Disenchanted comes to Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Pearson and Bender
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 22, 2014
Engaged - Swenson and Paradis
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 14, 2014
Engaged - Thill and Radil
Freedom found through fishing
Local deer areas a part of rule changes for 2014
DNR to hold public hearing on Simon Lake
Garfield company making its mark in the archery field
Senior Fishing Day afloat for 30 years
Melvin Ost, 85
Evelyn Stenson, 91
Ida Johnson, 86
Verna Williams, 83
Maci Bordeaux, 1
Supreme Court ruling gives power to the wealthy and corporations
Doctor is a gentle, kind soul
Nice change of pace in Echo Press
No more excuses not to vote
Echo Press Editorial: How to defuse online harassment
One farm, five generations
Arndt and Oberg farms named 2014 Century farms
New plant labeling law protects pollinators
Sustainable learning experience
Snapdragons for your garden
Resident volunteers recognized at Ecumen Bethany Community
On the street
Developmental Achievement Center honors employers, employees
Alexandria Motors hosts first Car Care Saturday
Patients participate in bionic challenge
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On The Street
December 24, 2013
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
December 4, 2013
Apply now for spring turkey hunt
Applications accepted through January 10
December 4, 2013 - 8:02am
2 bucks in 2 years
Osakis’ Hunter Infanger executed a little maneuvering to perfection before putting down the second buck of his life on the evening of opening day of the firearms season on November 9. Infanger, 11 years old, was sitting with his dad, Bill Infanger, in a stand on Hunter’s great-grandfather’s...
December 4, 2013 - 8:02am
DNR question of the week
By Rich Sprouse Information officer, DNR enforcement division Question: I am planning on going deer hunting in South Dakota. Are there any regulations about transporting my deer back into Minnesota? Answer: Restrictions for importing carcasses into Minnesota are in place for...
December 4, 2013 - 8:02am
Watch and wait, wait and watch
Learning patience in a deer stand
December 4, 2013 - 8:01am