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April 18, 2018
In addition to year-round species of birds in Minnesota, bird watchers are seeing migrant species, like these common redpolls, staying around longer until the weather shifts. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Hungry birds: Cold spring delays migration, limits food sources
April 18, 2018 - 6:57am
April 6, 2018
Brandon Strouth of Alexandria hits golf balls out into the snow at the Scott Dirck Golf Academy in Alexandria Friday afternoon. The Golf Academy, which is located near Geneva Golf Club, offers year round indoor practice areas and golf lessons. It includes several heated hitting bays, two golf simulators, and a putting and chipping area. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Golfers beat winter
April 6, 2018 - 4:07pm
March 7, 2018
Kendra Sieve, 12, takes a ride down the luge built by her dad, Danny Sieve, in their backyard. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press) 
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Going to extremes: Dad builds luge for backyard fun
March 7, 2018 - 6:30am
February 23, 2018
Steve Johansen, Douglas County Public Works maintenance superintendent, shows where the salt/sand mixture comes out of the back of a snowplow. In a typical year, the county uses around 1,000 tons of the salt/sand mixture. So far this winter season, the county hasn't even used half that amount. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
February 23, 2018 - 12:11pm
January 18, 2018
A snowplow driver works his way along an Evansville Township road near Lake Jennie. (Echo Press file photo)
Echo Press Editorial: Here comes the plow - what do you do?
January 18, 2018 - 1:09pm
December 27, 2017
The rising sun colors the fog over Lake Superior in warm tones that contrasts with the chill blue of ice-coated rocks along the shore of Brighton Beach Wednesday morning, Dec. 27. Bob King / Forum News Serviceplay button
Northern Minnesota sees record lows as cold snap continues
December 27, 2017 - 8:02pm
May 10, 2013
Andes Tower Hills, near Alexandria, was open in May for the first time, when it opened its hills to the public for the last time on Saturday, May 4. (Contributed photo)
Andes Tower Hills open in May for first time
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 19, 2013
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Photo of the Week - Robins
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Central Lakes winter All-conference teams
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
March 22, 2013
The Guarding of the Tomb, presented by members of Zion Lutheran and Good Shepherd Lutheran churches in Alexandria, will take place from 7 p.m. on Good Friday, March 29 through Easter morning at 3rd Avenue and Lake Street in Alexandria. A crucifixion scene will also be presented on Good Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same location. (Contributed photo)
Passion drama cancelled because of wintry weather
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
Passion Drama in Alexandria cancelled this year
March 20, 2013 - 9:39am
Driven by strong gusting winds, snow swirled near Voyager Elementary School Monday afternoon. Schools throughout the area were closed and another day was added to the school year. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)
The winter that won't go away
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
March 8, 2013
Shifting temperatures, along with recent snowfalls, have created ice dams on many homes and buildings in the Alexandria area, including the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum off 3rd Avenue West. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)
They're baaack!
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am
February 22, 2013
Photo submitted by Tara Stock.
Photo of the Week - Winter wonderland
February 22, 2013 - 12:00am
February 15, 2013
Deer foraged through the snowfall in a backyard in rural Glenwood Sunday. (Contributed photo by Dacia Doroff Photography)
Weathering the storm
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am
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