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Dean Beck

August 14, 2018
Alexandria's Shawn Olson (left) and Terry Crosgrove of Carlos hold up four smallmouth bass that helped them take fourth place with an eight-fish total weight of 23.48 pounds on a Lake Minnewaska tournament during the summer of 2017. Smallmouth fishing on many area lakes has taken off in the ability to catch fish of both size and numbers in recent years. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Zebra mussels' effect on local fisheries
August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
April 20, 2018
Alexandria's Dave Grewey fishes off the ice on Lake Victoria the morning of April 17. Grewey said there was about 30 inches of ice still on the lake. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Time to worry about opener? More than 30 inches still covered many area lakes this week
April 20, 2018 - 6:41am
January 31, 2018
The Minnesota DNR announced that it will stock less walleye fingerlings like these in some lakes after an analysis of the state's accelerated walleye stocking program showed that 70 percent of the 254 lakes in that program saw no improvement in walleye numbers, according to DNR Fisheries Chief Don Pereira. (File photo)
DNR to stock fewer walleye fingerings: How it impacts local lakes
January 31, 2018 - 5:47am
November 8, 2017
Mercury discovered in Lake Aaron fish
November 8, 2017 - 8:11am
August 25, 2017
Treated water from the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District cascades into Lake Winona at a steady rate. Seeing the outlet was one of the highlights of a pontoon tour city leaders took of the lake. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Carp removal a solution nobody wants to pay for on Lake Winona
August 25, 2017 - 11:10am
April 9, 2010
No new lake accesses for five years? Lawmakers consider moratorium
April 9, 2010 - 12:05am