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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
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Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 13, 2016
Voters choose new parks and trails license plate
Following a week of online voting, during which more than 30,000 votes were cast, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith announced the winner of the contest to...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Admission to state parks free on Black Friday
While some will be burning off their Thanksgiving calories by frantically pushing a shopping cart through the aisles of a large retailer on Black Friday, the state of Minnesota has another idea. In an effort to encourage Minnesotans to explore the great outdoors on one of the biggest...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
Signs of spring: Park plans, road work
County board calls for plan updates at Lake Brophy, Runestone parks By Al Edenloff email@example.com Signs of spring sprouted up at Tuesday’s Douglas County Board meeting. Plans to improve parks and roads moved forward. Commissioners called for requests from consulting...
March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
September 3, 2013
Governor Dayton appoints Al Lieffort
Governor Mark Dayton recently announced the appointment of Al Lieffort of Alexandria to the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission as a member representing District 3. His term was effective August 31 and will expire January 4, 2016.
September 3, 2013 - 4:42pm
June 7, 2013
Minnesota state parks offer free admission June 8
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is celebrating National Get Outdoors Day by offering free admission at all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 8. Lake Carlos State Park near Alexandria will offer a variety of activities that day, including...
June 7, 2013 - 12:00am
June 4, 2013
Free admission to Minnesota state parks this Saturday
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is celebrating National Get Outdoors Day by offering free admission at all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 8. Many special programs will also take place at parks that day. Families uncertain about which...
June 4, 2013 - 6:00am
May 30, 2013
Gov. Dayton proclaims June as Great Outdoors Month
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages Minnesotans to pack a picnic, grab a fishing rod and visit a state park or trail on Saturday, June 1, which is National Trails Day as well as the start of Great Outdoors Month, as proclaimed by Gov. Mark Dayton. Minnesota's...
May 30, 2013 - 2:57pm
March 25, 2013
Deadline nears for seasonal, monthly camping reservations at Minnesota state parks
The deadline is approaching to reserve a campsite for seasonal or monthly camping at Minnesota state parks. Reservations are due Friday, April 5, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). At a limited number of state park campsites, visitors can stay for a whole month...
March 25, 2013 - 7:43am
February 20, 2013
How would you spend $100 on county parks, trails?
Development of a new Douglas County Parks and Trails Plan is well under way, but there's still time to have your say. The plan is a blueprint...
February 20, 2013 - 12:00am
February 3, 2013
DNR state parks help reduce carbon footprint
Several Minnesota state parks are replacing old gas guzzlers with electric cars, installing solar panels that help generate electricity for many of its park buildings and visitor centers and rehabbing those buildings to use less energy.
February 3, 2013 - 12:38pm
January 12, 2013
DNR awards $7.49 million in new Parks and Trails Legacy grants
Many miles of new hiking and biking trails and the acquisition of nearly 300 acres to expand regional parks across the state are among the projects to be funded with the $7.49 million in recently awarded Parks and Trails Legacy grants, said the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
January 12, 2013 - 3:36pm
January 11, 2013
Free winter activities offered in area parks
Community Education is offering the following free classes this winter in area parks. CROSS COUNTRY SKI OUTING Runestone Park in Kensington will offer cross country skiing. Bring equipment or contact the Bike and Fitness Company in Alexandria to borrow equipment (free rentals will...
January 11, 2013 - 12:00am
December 9, 2012
Parks, trails groups reach consensus on funding
Three leading Minnesota parks and trails providers have developed consensus allocation recommendations for Parks and Trails Legacy Funds for the fiscal 2014-2015 biennial budget. The work group was recommended by the Legislature as a way to guide investments into Minnesota's parks...
December 9, 2012 - 12:32pm
December 8, 2012
State parks offer candlelight activities
Thirty-two candlelight ski, snowshoe and hiking events are scheduled to take place at Minnesota state parks and trails this winter, including Lake Carlos State Park, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The family-friendly events are typically held on candlelit...
December 8, 2012 - 12:34pm
November 21, 2012
DNR encourages Minnesotans to hit the trails during Thanksgiving weekend
From trails along the coast of Lake Superior to routes through hardwood forests and over prairie knolls, Minnesota offers abundant hiking opportunities for all ages and abilities. This fall, Minnesota State Parks Director Courtland Nelson encourages families to get outdoors to enjoy...
November 21, 2012 - 9:25am