Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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BASEBALL Alexandria 9, Fergus Falls 2 The Alexandria baseball team had no problems in its season and conference opener against Fergus Falls as the Cardinals went on the road to...
Craig Haseman's home is tucked back among the trees that his father and he have planted on their property over the course of many years. The view once stepping into the front door is a live picture. Windows line the back wall looking over the yard that gives way to trees and cattails surrounding a small pond. The water turns into a narrow creek that runs out of sight.
The federal duck stamp has a deep tradition among collectors, artists and waterfowlers that has spanned more than eight decades and collected more than $800 million for wildlife in the process. The 82-year-old program provides 98 cents of every dollar generated by the stamp's sales to purchase or lease wetland habitat, but it's more than a conservation success story for those deeply involved in it. For the collector, it's a series of art. For the outdoor artists, winning the annual contest is a source of great pride.
I woke up to what I thought was a dream on the morning of April 6. It wouldn't have been surprising. My mind shifts to turkey hunting quite often at this time of year, so the gobbles I thought I heard at first light could have easily been my subconscious mind slipping to the spring opener. My 3-year-old daughter had gotten sick that night, so I slept next to her in her bedroom that overlooks our back yard. I was just wiping the sleep from my eyes when I heard them again. A gobble instantly followed by another. Maybe I wasn't dreaming.
BASEBALL Alexandria at Fergus Falls, 5 p.m. Osakis at Royalton, 5 p.m. WCA vs. B-EV, 5 p.m. Minnewaska vs. BOLD, 5 p.m. Ashby at Pelican Rapids, 5 p.m. Parkers Prairie...
BASEBALL Brandon-Evansville vs. CGB, 5 p.m. Ashby at Pelican Rapids, 5 p.m. SOFTBALL Parkers Prairie vs. B-EV, 4 p.m. PPD DUE TO WEATHER Ashby vs. Barnesville, 5 p.m.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to refrain from burning after fire departments responded to two grass fires over the weekend that burned hundreds of acres. The latest...
Traffic was slowed on Friday but serious injuries were avoided after a two-vehicle crash on Minnesota Highway 29 between Glenwood and Alexandria was reported at 8:48 p.m. A release from...
BASEBALL Osakis at Sauk Centre, 3:30 p.m. POSTPONED TO MAY 23 Brandon-Evansville at WCA, 4:30 p.m. POSTPONED TO MAY 8 Minnewaska at Paynesville, 4:30 p.m. Parkers Prairie at BHV, 4:30...
Alexandria's Tyler Rauscher has seen success in the most commonly defined sense of the word during his years with the Cardinals' adapted bowling team. Rauscher, one of three senior captains this spring with Ryan Frick and David Madison, has been a part of teams that did well at the state tournament. Individually, he finished 15th out of more than 100 bowlers in the singles competition in 2015.