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Two local senators pleased with session
Here's what the bipartisan state budget could mean for Greater Minnesota
Law Enforcement Blotter: May 17-19
Koopman dies in rollover; recalled for helping others
Minnesota begins another 'Click It or Ticket' campaign on 10th anniversary of seat belt law
Softball: Ashby splits doubleheader with HLA
Baseball: Errors lead to Chargers' loss
Free Play Ball! Minnesota youth baseball clinic coming to Alexandria
Baseball: Late run propels Sauk Rapids over Alexandria
Golf: Cardinals distance themselves with CLC win
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
John Sr Bosek
John Sr Bosek
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
After winter fish kill, how will Lake Christina respond?
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
Not a bad bite on opening morning
Lorraine C. Rachel
Shirley A. Larson
Georgene F. Gunderson
Francis "Frank" Krafthefer
Letter to the Editor: Stop throwing stones and make country better
Letter to the Editor: CIA has blood on their hands
Letter to the Editor: Protect our elections, authorize funding
Commentary: For health care, build on what works
Letter to the Editor: More information on Arthur Hesse
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
On The Street
Alex grad helps newlyweds
Make room for a new press: Alexandria Industries breaks ground on expansion
Farmers under pressure
Miltona native wins UMD Shark Tank event
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May 15, 2019
'Once-in-a-lifetime bog': Crew removes football field-sized mass of cattails from beach
A bog the size of a football field that floated across Lake Miltona and wedged against a beach took an excavator and 119 dump truck trips to...
May 15, 2019 - 6:26am
April 23, 2019
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
The two-year budget Gov. Tim Walz has proposed for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would maintain and enhance many of the services...
April 23, 2019 - 8:30am
March 15, 2019
Minnesota moose holding their own
Minnesota’s moose population continues to hold its own, with slightly increased numbers this winter compared to 2018. That was the report Monday,...
March 15, 2019 - 8:46am
January 22, 2019
New DNR commissioner talks challenges, priorities as she takes over
Sarah Strommen is the new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, replacing Tom Landwehr, who had been at the DNR helm...
January 22, 2019 - 10:00am
December 23, 2018
Commentary: Nothing gained from encounter with DNR
By Kevin Weber, Alexandria, MN I am an avid sportsman. I have raised both of my boys to be respectful, honest and ethical hunters. Hunters who do their part to give back to the species and hunt in a way that preserves the sport for future generations. My intention with sharing the...
December 23, 2018 - 10:48am
October 9, 2018
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Projects to bolster conservation efforts for Minnesota loons will get a huge boost under a settlement agreement announced...
October 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
October 1, 2018
Paid Political Letter: The facts about Franson and lead bullets
To the editor: Regarding State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen's letter (Sept. 17 Echo Press). Sen. Ingebrigtsen questions a recent letter relating how Rep. Mary Franson voted for an amendment that denied the Department of Natural Resources' authority to limit lead bullets on state lands....
October 1, 2018 - 8:00am
September 19, 2018
Bear scares hikers: Couple says black bear followed them as they fled
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Two area college students can laugh about it now, but a close encounter with a black bear north of Detroit Lakes...
September 19, 2018 - 4:42pm
August 24, 2018
Nude dudes make waves mooning pontoons on north-central Minnesota lake
BRAINERD, Minn.—Nude dudes on water scooters—that's the gist of it. That, more or less, was the dispatch report to Tim Collette,...
August 24, 2018 - 7:56pm
August 23, 2018
National Guard helping fight state forest wildfire in northwest Minnesota
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered the Minnesota National Guard to help in fighting a wildfire in the Beltrami Island State Forest...
August 23, 2018 - 4:39pm
August 6, 2018
DNR report: Zebra mussels found in Amelia Lake of Pope County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Amelia Lake in Pope County. A group of swimmers contacted...
August 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
May 30, 2018
EDITORIAL: Be smart on the water
The whole summer lies ahead — an opportunity to have fun on Douglas County's many lakes. When one thinks of summer in the lakes area, visions of boating, water skiing, fishing and lazily floating along in a pontoon are common images. Don't invite danger into the picture. Last...
May 30, 2018 - 9:28am
May 12, 2018
EDITORIAL: Welcome back, anglers!
"A ripple spreads when a bobber plops in calm water. Waves of economic impact roll over Minnesota when all its anglers do the same." That description from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sums up the important role anglers play in the state's economy. This Saturday —...
May 12, 2018 - 11:17am
May 4, 2018
Red Flag Warning issued; area is ripe for wildfires
If you're thinking of burning things outside, think again. Almost all of state of Minnesota, including Douglas County, is under a Red Flag Warning issued today, Friday, by the Naitonal Weather Service. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds people that the warning means...
May 4, 2018 - 11:33am
April 6, 2018
Strategy for lake invaders: Slow the spread
With a steady stream of reports of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species getting into lakes, the battle to stop these invaders might...
April 6, 2018 - 10:47am