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April 20, 2018
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
19 hours 51 min 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
20 hours 33 min ago
April 13, 2018
Bud Nornes
State Senate District 8 endorses candidates
April 13, 2018 - 1:51pm
Amy Reineke
Trying to snuff out tobacco use: Minnewaska students visit Capitol, talk with legislators
April 13, 2018 - 10:28am
April 11, 2018
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (left) asks a Carlos Creek Winery server about a white wine she was pouring while the co-owner of the winery, Kim Bredeson, looks on. Smith said she enjoyed the April 4 tour and the chance to see the wine making process. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Bill would help wineries, breweries
April 11, 2018 - 2:26pm
April 9, 2018
Travis Pennig was walking along this section of 34th Avenue, near Meadowland Estates mobile home park in south Alexandria, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle on March 19. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Request for sidewalk at fatal crash site made 15 months ago
April 9, 2018 - 10:29pm
City gets good bid on public restroom
April 9, 2018 - 10:29pm
Tax agreement reached with SunOpta
April 9, 2018 - 10:28pm
April 7, 2018
Restroom and roof bids on council agenda
April 7, 2018 - 11:48am
April 6, 2018
Energy dollars available for small business, farms
April 6, 2018 - 2:12pm
Union unhappy with contract
April 6, 2018 - 8:46am
April 5, 2018
County hires veterans service officer
April 5, 2018 - 4:46pm
April 4, 2018
Charter Commission wants to meet with council
April 4, 2018 - 9:31am
March 28, 2018
Rep. Mary Franson, R- Alexandria. Courtesy of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Franson apologizes for social media posts
March 28, 2018 - 3:12pm
March 27, 2018
Rep. Mary Franson, R- Alexandria. Courtesy of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Minn. lawmaker draws criticism for Facebook posts about Parkland students
March 27, 2018 - 9:42pm