Skip to main content
It's time to chase their dreams
Remembering the uncle he never met
AgweekTV: Better grilling
Education funding up, but union urges veto
UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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