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Douglas County commissioners congratulate two Douglas County Sheriff's Office employees at Tuesday's regular board meeting. Deputy Bryan Ziegler and Jail Sergeant Kristie Reuss (right) were commended for completing an independent leadership program. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Sheriff's employees get leadership training
10 min 7 sec ago
This is a copy of a personnel policy that was sent out last week as part of the County Board packet. A new one was sent out five days later. play button
County drops idea to stop employees from talking to media w/video
52 min 27 sec ago
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19
2 hours 2 min ago
Superintendent Julie Crist of the Alexandria Area School District talks about Devin Lancaster, right, a 2017 AAHS grad who is now a student in Alexandria Technical & Community College's welding program. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Area working to plug skills gap
2 hours 16 min ago
Alexandria's Dave Grewey fishes off the ice on Lake Victoria the morning of April 17. Grewey said there was about 30 inches of ice still on the lake. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Time to worry about opener? More than 30 inches still covered many area lakes this week
6 hours 12 min ago
April 19, 2018
West Central Area school medalists from the April 21 Section 6A speech meet: From left: John Barber, Emily Engen, Brianna Kreft, Matthew Poyzer and Nathan Lewis. (Contributed)
Kreft to defend state speech title
April 19, 2018 - 9:22am
For the record
April 19, 2018 - 6:27am
April 18, 2018
The Douglas County Hospital has been serving the region since 1955 as a non-profit, community owned and locally governed hospital. A name change will be announced on May 11. (File photo)
Hospital to change name
April 18, 2018 - 4:09pm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, April 17
April 18, 2018 - 2:34pm
Dawson Karl, 19, spends time in the worklab at Transition Tech, a program that supports special education students after graduation. (Contributed)
Program helps students make transitions
April 18, 2018 - 2:14pm
This drawing is an "in process draft" of the Big Ole Central Park Master Plan. The street that designates parallel parking on both sides of the road is Second Avenue. (Contributed)
Big plans for Big Ole Park
April 18, 2018 - 11:58am
Lanes close on I-94 between Garfield, Evansville
April 18, 2018 - 9:10am
In addition to year-round species of birds in Minnesota, bird watchers are seeing migrant species, like these common redpolls, staying around longer until the weather shifts. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Hungry birds: Cold spring delays migration, limits food sources
April 18, 2018 - 6:57am
April 17, 2018
Kayloni Nelson introduced herself as Justis Burland's cousin at the vigil Monday and shared memories of the boy with attendees. Mathew Holding Eagle/Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Vigil in Fergus Falls remembers 6-year-old who died of abuse
April 17, 2018 - 4:02pm
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, April 16
April 17, 2018 - 2:50pm