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February 23, 2018
Plan to mainstream disabled workers causes worry
February 23, 2018 - 8:35am
Council to consider apartment, townhome plan
February 23, 2018 - 6:48am
February 22, 2018
Douglas County commissioners approved the purchase a new election device, the Poll Pad, that could reduce wait time in lines at the polls, as well as save taxpayer dollars and reduce the number of election judges. (Contributed)
County upgrading to electronic voting system
February 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
February 21, 2018
President Donald Trump holds a card with questions during a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House on Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti
Photo captures Trump's notes for listening session
February 21, 2018 - 7:58pm
Families share shocking stories of elder abuse at Minn. care centers
February 21, 2018 - 6:31pm
Windom, Minn., Mayor Dominic Jones tells reporters Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, that his city cannot afford to build a $15 million sewage treatment plant without state help. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
February 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
The Alexandria area is brimming with lakes and homes along the shores. (Echo Press file photo)
New rules proposed for vacation rentals
February 21, 2018 - 1:09pm
For the record
February 21, 2018 - 12:31pm
Evansville seeking applications for City Council seat
February 21, 2018 - 8:33am
February 20, 2018
Demonstrators with the gun control advocacy group Mom's Demand Action rally in the Rotunda on the opening day of the 2018 Minnesota Legislature at the Minnesota State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. John Autey / Pioneer Press
Gun control rally at Minn. Capitol draws unexpected crowd
February 20, 2018 - 7:46pm
Area veterans gathered outside the Douglas County Commissioners meeting room Tuesday waiting to talk with the commissioners. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Veterans seek answers on complicated driver issue
February 20, 2018 - 6:18pm
County pursues part-time drivers, shuttle service as possible options for veterans
February 20, 2018 - 5:39pm
Karla Bigham takes the oath of office to become a Minnesota senator on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Chief Justice Lori Gildea administers the oath while the new senator's husband, John, holds a Bible. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New legislators start as Legislature begins
February 20, 2018 - 12:34pm
February 19, 2018
County hires first HR director
February 19, 2018 - 4:07pm
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
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