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June 25, 2019
Tristan Angen (left) and Ethan Goodwin help stock brown trout into the Spruce Creek at Spruce Hill County Park near Miltona Saturday. Volunteers used buckets to transport about 3,000 brown trout from a truck to the creek. Some rainbow trout were also stocked in that location earlier this spring. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Giving trout a try: Outdoor groups fund trout stocking project in Douglas County
22 hours 45 min ago
June 22, 2019
A pelican soars over the St. Louis River Valley. The largest white pelicans can have wingspans of 10 feet, an overall length of more than 60 inches, and weigh more than 20 pounds. Steve Kuchera /
Western Minnesota pelicans slowly rebounding
June 22, 2019 - 12:10pm
June 21, 2019
Alexandria's Erik Knight shoots at the championship in Alexandria on June 16. Knight led Alexandria in the team competition at the state tournament in Prior Lake on June 21 by busting 99 out of 100 clays. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Trap shooting: Alexandria wraps up its season second at state
June 21, 2019 - 4:26pm
Seth Moore, director of biology and environment at the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, attaches a transmitter to a moose. Ron Moen photo
Researchers tackle brainworm epidemic in northern Minnesota moose population
June 21, 2019 - 11:45am
June 19, 2019
Alexandria's Jordon Trenne busts a clay during his team's Class 7A championship shoot on June 16. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Trap shooting: Championship in Alex wraps up after record numbers
June 19, 2019 - 11:01am
June 17, 2019
Parkers Prairie shoots among the 5A field
June 17, 2019 - 12:23pm
Alexandria trap shooters (left to right) Nicolas Witt, Jeremy Knight, Erik Knight and Ford Allen-Opp all come together after wrapping up their morning session at the Class 7A championship on June 16. That foursome combined to miss just nine clays out of a possible 400 between them as they helped Alexandria to the 7A championship. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Trap shooting: Alex proves its place in the state by winning 7A title
June 17, 2019 - 11:59am
Top three two-person teams from the Osakis Lions Club Walleye Tournament on June 15 are (left to right) Dean Grochow and Tim Servin, second place; Joe Brickow and Andy Mahowald, third place; and Brice Gillman and Rene Marelic, first place. (Jared Rubado / Osakis Review)
Osakis walleye tourney: Gillman and Marelic take home top prize
June 17, 2019 - 11:37am
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