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June 16, 2019
Baxter resident Jason Fugate holds the unfinished mount of his rare golden bigmouth buffalo fish he bow fished in April. Now at Wild North Taxidermy, the 32.8-pound, 36-inch fish created a lot of attention because of its estimated 100-year age and rarity. Fugate, who struggles with a rare illness, sees the fish as a good sign of things to come in his family’s future. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
The golden fish: Ailing central Minnesota man pulls living symbol of hope out of water
June 16, 2019 - 10:00am
June 15, 2019
John Figi (right), a pro angler out of Bloomington, is all smiles as he accepts his $10,000 top prize for winning the Classic Bass Champions Tour event on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes on June 14. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Champions Tour Bass: Top two anglers find huge numbers on the Alexandria chain
June 15, 2019 - 11:16am
June 14, 2019
Trap shooting: Hibbing wins 4A team title, 99 takes high gun
June 14, 2019 - 8:58am
June 12, 2019
Brandon-Evansville freshman Riley Bitzan gets ready for his shot during Wednesday morning's Class 3A championship shoot at the Alexandria Shooting Park. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Trap championship: B-E, Ashby compete among the 3A field
June 12, 2019 - 8:52pm
June 11, 2019
Osakis' Reed Hiles takes aim during Tuesday's Class 2A championship shoot at the Alexandria Shooting Park. Hiles, shooting in the junior varsity division at the event, finished with a 75 out of a possible 100. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Trap championship: Local shooters shine as part of 2A field
June 11, 2019 - 7:36pm
June 7, 2019
Between the two of them, Mike (left) and Duane Shelden served Minnesota’s people and natural resources for nearly seven decades. Mike Shelden’s retirement on May 28 marked the first time in 51 years that one of them isn’t patrolling the Alexandria station in west-central Minnesota. (Submitted photo)
Retirement of longtime CO Mike Shelden marks big changes in Alexandria
June 7, 2019 - 9:43am
June 4, 2019
Boats take off from the docks at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center for the afternoon session of the Classic Bass Champions Tour Championship that was held on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes on Aug. 31, 2018. Classic Bass will hold a tournament in Alexandria again this year when anglers come to Lake L'Homme Dieu on June 14. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Boat marshals needed for Classic Bass event on L'Homme Dieu
June 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
Alexandria's Ashton Schlosser takes aim at a target during a May 13 league night at the Alexandria Shooting Park. Schlosser and his Alexandria teammates will shoot on June 16 starting at 8:30 a.m. during this year's championship.  (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Trap shooting: Alex wraps up conference crown with championship looming
June 4, 2019 - 9:07am
May 28, 2019
A buck bed is worn to the ground with hair and large droppings all around, suggesting frequent use. This particular bed is positioned so the deer can smell any danger coming from the mainland behind him and looking over a river and onto a field that is often used by hunters to access these woods. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)play button
Fine-tuning your scouting
May 28, 2019 - 5:00pm
May 25, 2019
A nice bag of walleyes is brought in to be weighed during the Osakis Lions Tournament on Lake Osakis June 16, 2018. The 2019 Osakis Lions Club Walleye Tournament set for June 15 will not have a weigh-in as the format moves to catch, photo, and release. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Osakis Lions walleye tournament makes changes
May 25, 2019 - 5:47am
May 15, 2019
Otter Tail Lake, pictured here at sunset, will serve as the hub for the Governor's Fishing Opener on May 7-10, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Erik Osberg, Otter Tail County)
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
May 15, 2019 - 4:01pm
May 14, 2019
Dead fish line the shore of Lake Christina in western Douglas County after ice came off the lake this spring. Lake Christina is managed by the DNR as a wildlife lake, so the fish kill was a desired effect through the winter after drawing down the water levels there last fall. (Submitted photo by Mike House)
After winter fish kill, how will Lake Christina respond?
May 14, 2019 - 6:02pm
Otter Tail Lake will serve as the hub for the Governor's Fishing Opener on May 7-10, 2020. Photo courtesy of Erik Osberg / Otter Tail County
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
May 14, 2019 - 5:22pm
May 11, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz kicked off the 2019 summer fishing season on Saturday, May 11, at Fountain Lake in Albert Lea. Photo courtesy of Explore Minneosta
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
May 11, 2019 - 7:44pm
Philip Messner (left) of Hancock and Brady (middle) and Doug Cardwell of Donnelly had no complaints about the bite on opening morning as they brought home a few walleyes from Stowe Lake on Saturday. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Not a bad bite on opening morning
May 11, 2019 - 1:32pm