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Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
Law enforcement blotter: March 3, 2015
Dive team called to Lake Andrew
From the Bench: What does it mean to be on probation?
Osakis’ season ends at Sauk Centre
Season ends for Ashby Arrow boys
Battle Lake ends Chargers’ season
Loss ends Ashby girls regular season
Knights go 1-2 as team at state
Two local Scouts earn Eagle award
Runestone Museum makes New York Times Magazine
Alexandria teams rank high at Tri-College Math Contest
ATCC students dominate at competition
County library is a resource and a treasure
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Robert Sinotte, 71
William Bjerkness, 45
Sylvia Haabala, 90
Wilbur Nelson, 93
Shirley Eaton, 79
Echo Press Editorial: Increased LGA is wise investment in rural cities
Column: Observations from the archives, 1965: Loneliest man advertises for a wife
In the Know: Thank you, farewell and parting thoughts
Gross misdemeanor needed as third option for careless driving
Very thankful for our local medical community
Crop disaster assistance deadline approaches
State Fair accepting Century Farm applications
Submit your specialty crop grant proposals
Organic farm transition support returns for 2015
Conservation Stewardship Program deadline extended
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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Dive team called to Lake Andrew
August 17, 2013
DNR seeks designs for Minnesota's 2014 migratory waterfowl stamp
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) 2014 waterfowl stamp from Monday, Aug. 19, through 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. The Canada goose is the only eligible species for depiction on the 2014 Minnesota Waterfowl Stamp. Other waterfowl...
August 17, 2013 - 3:19pm
September 26, 2012
Waterfowl hunters reminded to avoid spreading invasive species
With the hunting season upon us, it's waterfowl hunters' turn to help stop aquatic hitchhikers, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Hunters must take steps to avoid inadvertently transporting aquatic invasive species during the hunting season.
news / state
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
August 6, 2012
DNR seeks designs for Minnesota's 2013 migratory waterfowl stamp
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) 2013 waterfowl stamp from Monday, Aug 20, through 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. The northern pintail is the only eligible species for depiction on the 2013 Minnesota Waterfowl Stamp. Other waterfowl...
August 6, 2012 - 10:27am
August 5, 2012
60-day, three-zone waterfowl season will open Sept. 22
Waterfowl hunters in southern Minnesota will have additional late season hunting opportunities under a new three-zone, 60-day season announced today by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Last year, the DNR split the state into two hunting zones with different season...
August 5, 2012 - 11:19am
July 31, 2012
Waterfowl hunters and harvest increase from 2010
Minnesota hunters bagged more ducks and Canada geese in 2011 than in 2010 and more waterfowl hunters took to the field, too, reversing a downward trend, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "The results are in and the numbers moved in a good direction,"...
July 31, 2012 - 3:20pm
July 23, 2012
Applications for September mentored waterfowl hunt due soon
Youth who want to experience waterfowl hunting for the first time can apply by Monday, Aug. 13, to be one 80 participants in this year's mentored youth waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Sept.
July 23, 2012 - 4:02pm
November 8, 2011
DNR investigating swan deaths
Every fall, officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources warn waterfowl hunters to avoid mistakenly shooting trumpeter swans. Notices are printed in Minnesota's waterfowl hunting regulations and warning signs are posted on some lakes frequented by swans. Despite...
November 8, 2011 - 2:15pm
September 25, 2011
DNR question of the week: Who decides hunting dates, limits?
Editor's note: The following "question of the week" is provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resouces (DNR). Question: How does Minnesota decide the date for the waterfowl opener, season length and bag limit? Answer: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with input...
September 25, 2011 - 2:39pm
September 19, 2011
Dry conditions may create challenges for waterfowl hunters
In spite of abnormally wet conditions earlier this year, waterfowl hunters may find access to lakes and wetlands challenging in some areas this fall. "Some hunters may be surprised by water levels, especially at the very shallow sites," said Ken Varland, area wildlife supervisor...
September 19, 2011 - 2:34pm
July 30, 2011
Pheasants Forever adds 185-acre parcel of habitat near Sunburg
Pheasants Forever and partners have added a 185-acre parcel of quality wildlife habitat to the Randall Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) near Sunburg, Minnesota. The Johnson/Foley Memorial Build a Wildlife Area project adds acres that will be open to public hunting and recreation....
news / region
July 30, 2011 - 4:53pm
July 24, 2010
'Turn In Poachers' program has amazing year, many changes
2010 has been an amazing year for Turn In Poachers (TIP) with 679 TIP calls resulting in 499 cases being started and 114 arrests, according to TIP leaders. The arrests are mainly for deer and fish violations, but also include arrests for waterfowl, small game, turkey and recreational...
July 24, 2010 - 11:21am