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Police investigate shooting in Alexandria
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Jingle Bells correction
Law Enforcement Blotter: Dec. 5-6
Volleyball: Duwenhoegger takes home MVP for the Cards
Sports schedule for Sunday, Dec. 9
Boys cross country: Galloway delivers as Cards' top runner
Girls basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 7
Boys basketball: Jensen, Barkeim help Minnewaska edge Sauk Centre
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
And the most-requested library books are....
Faith Weisel Curtis
Shelbee Jean Kaufman
Presumptive positive for CWD in wild deer found in Houston County for first time
Mike Frisch: In the blink of an eye
DNR announces two December deer hunts as part of CWD management efforts
DNR intensifies CWD response efforts in southeastern Minnesota
Terry Lynn Dillon
Lowell O. Berg
Virgil A. Warkenthien
Terry L. Dillon
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
It's Our Turn: Is the past becoming irrelevant?
An Echo Press Editorial - Series message: David can beat Goliath
1968: Alexandria top choice for junior college
In the Know: Christmas season begins!
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
Cupkie Christmas Village is a true holiday experience!
Creating a culture of mutual support: Adapting is part of survival
Retail is reinventing itself: Education, customer service among keys for area stores
Gas prices fall to lowest of the year in North Dakota, Minnesota, nation
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December 4, 2018
Early ice draws anglers out onto the water for a reason. The action can feature some of the best bites of the winter season, and Cory Schlosser...
December 4, 2018 - 6:02pm
December 2, 2018
35 fishermen rescued from ice on Superior Bay
DULUTH - Nearly three-dozen fishermen were rescued from an ice floe on Superior Bay this morning. According to the Duluth Fire Department, 36...
December 2, 2018 - 11:30am
February 18, 2018
Battling the elements for cancer: Fish tournament raises more than $50,000
The sun was shining, but the wind was brutal at Alexandria Industries annual "Fishing for the Cure" ice fishing event. The tournament took place...
February 18, 2018 - 4:48pm
Sheriff's office warns of unsafe ice
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is advising of continued unpredictable ice conditions throughout the area. In a news release Monday, the...
December 18, 2017 - 6:46pm
Ice fishing season is here
Ice anglers are always quick to get onto the lakes after bodies of water freeze up. There's a reason for that. That first ice offers some of the best fishing of the winter, especially for anyone going after walleyes. The serious anglers around the Alexandria area are experiencing...
December 18, 2017 - 3:54pm
February 22, 2017
Contributed Elliot Blanchette of Evansville showed off his ice fishing abilities by catching this northern pike on Lake Freeborn with a sucker...
February 22, 2017 - 12:00am
February 20, 2017
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
By law, ice fishing houses have to be off lakes in the area by March 6 this year, but Mother Nature forced many anglers to make an early exit with their houses this past weekend. Temperatures topped 50 degrees and were expected to stay in the mid-50s through Tuesday, with rain mixed...
February 20, 2017 - 3:56pm
February 16, 2017
Fishing for the Cure is Saturday on Smith Lake
The 11th annual Alexandria Industries' Fishing for the Cure ice fishing tournament will try to raise $30,000 for cancer research Saturday on Smith Lake. Created by a small group of Alexandria Industries employees, the Fishing for the Cure Ice Fishing Challenge is about people making...
February 16, 2017 - 1:54pm
January 4, 2017
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
Crappies during mid-winter are a top attraction on lots of waters for many anglers. These fish often locate in deep-water basins or holes. Hot...
January 4, 2017 - 12:00am
December 27, 2016
Fire spreads from fish house near Perham
PERHAM, Minn. -- A rural Perham man was injured Sunday, Dec. 25, when a fish house fire spread to nearby residences. According to a report from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, Perham area fire crews and members of the sheriff’s office were called about 6:30 a.m. Sunday...
December 27, 2016 - 11:19am
December 21, 2016
Ice fisherman with camera finds missing paddleboarder in Minnesota lake
WACONIA, Minn. -- An ice fisherman using an underwater camera Tuesday led to the recovery of the body of a man who went missing Nov. 26 while...
December 21, 2016 - 9:12pm
December 13, 2016
Time to fish: Frigid temps send anglers onto area lakes
Winter anglers who have been waiting months to get onto the ice got their wish this past week as frigid temperatures made conditions safe enough to walk on on a number of area lakes. Portable houses were up on Saturday morning on Lake Reno as anglers try to take advantage of what...
December 13, 2016 - 11:50am
December 8, 2016
Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn.—December in Minnesota is usually a time for activities such as ice fishing and skiing. But this year's abnormally warm...
December 8, 2016 - 5:34pm
March 9, 2016
Big northern on Villard
The ice fishing season is winding down with warmer weather starting the thaw, but Alexandria's 7-year-old Taven Maeyaert has a fishing tale to...
March 9, 2016 - 11:41am
February 29, 2016
Scanton wins first Depot Fishing Tournament on Agnes
The first Depot Ice Fishing Tournament hosted anglers on Lake Agnes on Feb. 21 with Ashley Scanton winning the tournament after landing an 8.78-pound northern. Second through fourth place went to Mike Trainor, John Vega and Shawn Solum, respectively, with all four catching perch that...
February 29, 2016 - 3:00pm