Skip to main content
Law Enforcement Blotter: April 23
Ingebrigtsen's bill focuses on environment
For the record
Echo Press Ice Out Contest winner announced (w/video)
On The Clock: Who the Vikings could be picking when the NFL Draft begins Thursday
Softball: Osakis drops two of three in busy start to the week
Golf: Osakis boys and girls open at Maple Lake
Boys golf: Cardinals win at St. Cloud
Baseball: Osakis shuts out Browerville
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
Fred & Rose Julig
Mike Frisch: A look back before looking ahead
Kensington’s Troy Helget piles up more honors for his carvings
McFeely: Lincoln angler breaks N.D. state walleye record, but doesn't think it'll last long
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
Release: CWD positive Crow Wing County deer farm depopulated
Ronald H. Koehn
Robert "Bob" E. Thompson
Scott Thomas Taveirne
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
LuVerne H. Skare
Letter to the Editor: Those opposing Laughing Buddha aren't monsters
In the Know: Diligence goes into hiring officers
An Echo Press Editorial: Easy ways to save money
Letter to the Editor: Feeling betrayed by U.S. senators
Letter to the Editor: Guns OK but meditation is threatening?
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
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
Farm group hosting rural voices discussion
hires and promotions
on the street
Chronic wasting disease
April 18, 2019
Release: CWD positive Crow Wing County deer farm depopulated
St. Paul, Minn. - The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced in a press release on April 17 the depopulation of all the deer on a Crow Wing County Farm first infected with CWD in 2016.
April 18, 2019 - 11:22am
February 28, 2019
Hunting group targets deer farms for CWD policy
Minnesota’s largest deer hunting group has taken an aggressive stance toward captive deer farms as it seeks to contain a the spread of chronic...
February 28, 2019 - 9:22am
February 15, 2019
Walz proposes $4.6 million in response to CWD spread
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Friday, Feb. 15, requested $4.6 million to fight the spread of chronic wasting disease, a deadly...
February 15, 2019 - 4:23pm
February 12, 2019
Morken: Recent info on CWD more reason to pay attention
There was a common theme that emerged from Adam Murkowski when I interviewed him in February of 2017. Murkowski, then the big-game program leader...
February 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
Minnesota lawmakers talk details of legislation looking to combat CWD
Minnesota lawmakers agree that scientists should get nearly $2 million to create a test that would detect a fatal disease in deer. But some want...
February 12, 2019 - 9:23am
February 9, 2019
Deer disease seen as threat to humans: Experts compare CWD with resilient Mad Cow virus
There is growing concern in the scientific and public health community that chronic wasting disease, which is killing deer in Minnesota, Wisconsin...
February 9, 2019 - 9:46am
February 7, 2019
Chronic wasting disease: As reports continue, lawmakers try to combat fatal condition
Minnesota lawmakers want to combat a fatal disease in deer and other animals, but they've not yet come to an agreement on how best to do that....
February 7, 2019 - 8:49am
January 3, 2019
DNR release: CWD discovery in Houston County prompts additional late-season deer hunts
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering additional late-season deer hunts in southeastern Minnesota following the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer taken in Houston County.
January 3, 2019 - 1:40pm
December 6, 2018
Presumptive positive for CWD in wild deer found in Houston County for first time
A wild deer harvested in Houston County on Nov. 17 has been identified as presumptive positive for chronic wasting disease, the Department of Natural Resources said. Official confirmation will come later this week. The hunter has been notified and the DNR is making arrangements to...
December 6, 2018 - 11:37am
December 4, 2018
DNR announces two December deer hunts as part of CWD management efforts
Hunters can participate in two special deer hunts to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota....
December 4, 2018 - 10:54am
December 1, 2018
DNR intensifies CWD response efforts in southeastern Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking additional steps to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota. Eleven new cases of wild deer infected with the neurological disease were discovered this fall in or around the CWD...
December 1, 2018 - 12:09pm
October 5, 2018
Morken: Time to pay attention to CWD around Alexandria
One of the primary goals of the Department of Natural Resources from the first-ever deer management plan that came out this year was to improve...
October 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
December 6, 2017
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
For the second straight year, Chronic Wasting Disease has been found in Minnesota's wild deer herd as hunters and Department of Natural Resources...
December 6, 2017 - 5:47am
November 28, 2017
Five cases of CWD confirmed in southeastern Minnesota
The Department of Natural Resources announced recently that five deer killed in southeastern Minnesota’s disease management zone 603 during the first firearms deer season were infected with chronic wasting disease.
November 28, 2017 - 11:52am
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
The Department of Natural Resources announced recently that five deer killed in southeastern Minnesota's disease management zone 603 during the first firearms deer season were infected with chronic wasting disease. Two deer that had tested presumptive positive during initial tests...
November 28, 2017 - 11:25am