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Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Wild about wine
Teen keeps cool in face of medical emergencies
A prop for Big Ole
Photo of the Week: Rainbow
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Boys soccer: Cards' attack jumps on East Grand Forks in opener
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
Tickets on sale for Alexandria Education Foundation events
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
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
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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
September 3, 2014
Trail cam trophies
Busting through the jungle of a river bottom, over slippery rocks and through moving water on a 90-degree day in late August doesn’t sound...
September 3, 2014 - 6:46am
July 17, 2013
Andes Tower Hills introduces new trail race
Andes Tower Hills in Kensington will introduce Norseman Trail, a mountain bike and trail run race, at its ski area Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22. Norseman Trail will give participants an opportunity to traverse the cross country trails and ski slopes of Andes Tower Hills. The...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
June 8, 2013
DNR urges ATV enthusiasts to brush up on safety
Now that the summer recreation season is officially in full swing, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging all-terrain vehicle (ATV) enthusiasts to brush up on safety. "The weather warms up, school is out, it's the time of year that we start seeing an increase...
June 8, 2013 - 2:57pm
April 14, 2013
DNR closes trails in some state parks
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will need to close many roads and trails temporarily in state forests, state parks, recreation areas and wildlife management areas, due to wet, snowy conditions. Road and trail conditions are deteriorating rapidly this spring, and...
April 14, 2013 - 2:58pm
March 20, 2013
Remember rules for groomed ski trails
With fresh snow on the ground and crews busy grooming trails for cross-country skiing at Lake Carlos State Park, park staff reminds visitors about winter trail rules and etiquette. On groomed trails, with or without a set of tracks: Pets are not permitted on ski trails. Hiking...
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
February 21, 2013
Ski or snowshoe on candle-lit trails February 23
Lake Carlos State Park near Alexandria will host a candlelight event on Saturday, February 23. Attendees may ski or snowshoe on trails illuminated by candles or luminaries and warm up around a fire or enjoy snacks and refreshments provided by event sponsors Bike and Fitness Company...
February 21, 2013 - 1:00pm
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
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
December 19, 2012
Trails not ready
Despite recent snowfall throughout much of northern Minnesota, snowmobile trails are not yet ready for riding, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Minnesota's snowmobile trails officially open December 1.
December 19, 2012 - 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
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
July 24, 2012
Applications accepted for parks and trails grants
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a grant opportunity for funding park and trail projects across Minnesota. The Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program and Regional Park Program are soliciting applications. All applications are due Sept. 28. Eligible projects...
July 24, 2012 - 11:17am
May 18, 2012
'Shift Gears Saturdays' offers free, guided bike rides on trails for families
After a busy week of work or school, bicyclists are invited to "shift gears" and enjoy a change of scenery during a new series of guided bike rides on Minnesota state trails - including four rides along the Central Lakes Trail in the Alexandria lakes area. Starting in May, which...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
November 19, 2011
DNR plans statewide meetings about off-highway trail assistance grants
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Parks and Trails has scheduled a series of statewide meetings that will provide important information about the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant-in-aid (GIA) program. These meetings pertain only to groups with an active...
November 19, 2011 - 11:48am