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Tyler Craig, 6.5-years-old of Long Prairie, points at his target to try to get a good visual before throwing a tomahawk during the 2017 Youth Outdoor Activity Day at the Alexandria Shooting Park. Last year’s youth day drew 2,180 kids and organizers are planning for 2,500 kids ages 16 and younger to come through the gates for this year’s free event. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
More record numbers expected at youth outdoor day this Sunday
1 hour 20 min ago
Miltona's Tyler Wolden holds up a big walleye that he caught on Lake of the Woods with Nate Leininger, also of Miltona, that helped the duo win the AIM Pro Walleye Series Minnesota state championship Aug. 17-18. (Submitted photo)
Miltona’s Wolden and Leininger win AIM Pro Walleye Series state championship
2 hours 3 min ago
August 16, 2018
Gabriel Heidelberger, 5-years-old of Garfield, looks over all of the fish species in the aquarium at the Department of Natural Resources building during the Douglas County Fair on Thursday. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Finding your fit at the fair
August 16, 2018 - 1:01pm
August 14, 2018
Alexandria's Shawn Olson (left) and Terry Crosgrove of Carlos hold up four smallmouth bass that helped them take fourth place with an eight-fish total weight of 23.48 pounds on a Lake Minnewaska tournament during the summer of 2017. Smallmouth fishing on many area lakes has taken off in the ability to catch fish of both size and numbers in recent years. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Zebra mussels' effect on local fisheries
August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Heavy, shallow cover and soft-bodied frogs are a winning combination when largemouth bass are the target. (Submitted photo)
Try something new: Froggin' for bass
August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 13, 2018
Another opportunity to talk whitetails with local DNR set for Sept. 6
August 13, 2018 - 5:06pm
August 9, 2018
Zebra mussels are attached to a boat lift that was on the shore of Lake Mary on May 1, 2018. Mary is one of 42 bodies of water on the DNR’s 2018 infested waters list for zebra mussels in Douglas County. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Zebra mussels force anglers to adjust on local lakes
August 9, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 6, 2018
Zebra mussels found from Amelia Lake in Pope County, just south of Alexandria. (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR)
DNR report: Zebra mussels found in Amelia Lake of Pope County
August 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
July 31, 2018
Alexandria sophomores Logan Croonquist (left) and Aaron Jost prepare to take off from shore with coach Jason Faith before the start of the Heart O' Lakes Fishing League's tournament on Lake Miltona on July 26. The Heart O' Lakes Fishing League, which features almost 300 kids, is in its first year as an organized fishing league. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
New fishing league offers new opportunities for students
July 31, 2018 - 5:00pm
July 30, 2018
A whitetail doe stands at attention while looking for some green grass early in the spring of 2016. Most permit areas around Alexandria allow hunters to take additional does this upcoming fall. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Hunters have plenty of chances to take deer this fall around Alexandria
July 30, 2018 - 4:24pm
July 25, 2018
Morken: Making the most of summer scouting
July 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
Shirley Syverson (left) and Susan Brooks, both of Alexandria, try their hand at fishing in a fish pond provided by Bosek Fisheries during the annual Senior Fishing Day. Johnny Bosek and Anakin Bosek help keep an eye on their bobbers. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Senior Fishing Day moves indoors
July 25, 2018 - 5:47am
July 24, 2018
Mike Frisch pitched a jig to catch this big walleye earlier this summer.  Watching your fishing line when pitching lures is one way to become a better angler.  (Photo by Chad Peterson)
Mike Frisch: Quick tips for catching more fish
July 24, 2018 - 5:00pm
DNR release: First statewide deer plan set
July 24, 2018 - 1:34pm
July 17, 2018
Two white squirrels search through the yard of Chuck and Carol Bokinskie earlier this summer. (Submitted photo)
Rare white squirrels show up in Alexandria
July 17, 2018 - 5:00pm