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Two injured in I-94 crash near Evansville
Explosion event underway in Alexandria
Saturday Morning Weather Update
Drivers urged to use caution in work zones over Labor Day holiday
Local lab tech self-diagnoses cancer
Football: Trick play downs Alex in AAHS opener
Sports roundup from Thursday, August 28
Alex youth softball team takes second in Morris travel league
Volleyball: Osakis dominates Little Falls in home opener
Artist workshop to teach watercolor technique
Lake Region Pioneer Show to be held September 5-7
Awana resumes at New Life Christian Church
GriefShare seminars begin September 16
A strong sense of self
Wedding - Colton and Kriel
Births - Douglas County Hospital through August 15, 2014
Engaged - Mistele and Maloney
Engaged - Helberg and Schmidt
Engaged - Ondracek and Stone
All the outdoors has to offer
Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter opens
DNR welcomes public comments on lake in Grant and Stevens
Youth outdoor activity day draws hundreds to Alex Shooting Park
Saturday Morning Forecast Discussion
Shirley Nelson, 79
Lyle Rindahl, 71
Funeral - Kim Clayton, 53
Gloria Anderson, 91
Loren Spaulding, 95
Vast majority of Americans claim some religious affiliation
Honor Flight experience never forgotten
Observations from the archives, 1964: Twelve beef loins stolen from Steakhouse
Echo Press Editorial: Don't fall for this phone scam
Making dreams a reality
4-H food stand served locally grown food at the Douglas County Fair
Amy Klobuchar receives Champion of Agriculture award from AAW group
Asian soybean buyers tour Minnesota farms
When are my melons ready to pick?
Douglas County Extension assists community garden
New helicopters increase speed, improve safety
Knute Nelson to showcase new technology at State Fair
Charter to switch to all-digital network
Dr. Shan Flatt joins Alexandria Clinic
Douglas Scientific and LGC team up
Hires and Promotions
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