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Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Westbound I-94 lanes between Evansville, Garfield to open today
Alexandria schools' preliminary tax levy rises 0.8%
Radtke, Fletcher named AAHS homecoming king and queen
Volleyball: Cards fend off Rocori in five after an early 2-0 advantage
Boys soccer: Cardinals content after hanging with Apollo
Blizzard hockey: Crouse likes the mix of youth, veterans as Alexandria takes season opener
Volleyball: Knights fall in five to Rothsay
Opener comes in hot
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
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Shirley Ann Battey
Donald "Don" Skrove
David F. Rau
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
Letter to the Editor: Thefts aren't victimless crimes
Letter to the Editor: Something is wrong at AAHS
It's Our Turn: Many miles and memories
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
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
4-H holds county competition
hires and promotions
on the street
government and politics
August 27, 2018
Body cams for officers on hold
The Alexandria Police Department's decision to have officers wear body cameras has been put on pause — at least until the budgeting can be worked out. At the Alexandria City Council's Monday meeting, Police Chief Rick Wyffels talked about the body cam policy he put together,...
August 27, 2018 - 11:41pm
'Feeding the 5,001' event approved
The Alexandria City Council issued a special event permit to Bill Jarvi, owner of Common Ground Coffee House for an annual block party, "Feeding the 5,001." The name of the event refers to a Biblical account of Jesus feeding a crowd of 5,000, plus women and children, with five loaves...
August 27, 2018 - 11:32pm
August 24, 2018
County may not be in compliance: Rush working on shoreland development policy with DNR
Douglas County's ordinance allowing lakeshore owners to remove certain kinds of sidewalks or driveways in exchange for bigger homes is not in...
August 24, 2018 - 7:50am
August 23, 2018
Minnesota minimum wage to rise on Jan. 1
ST. PAUL — The 219,000 Minnesotans paid minimum wage will get a raise Jan. 1. State officials announced Thursday, Aug. 23, that employees of large businesses will be paid at least $9.86 an hour, up from $9.65 that is required today. Those who work for smaller businesses will...
August 23, 2018 - 6:32pm
August 22, 2018
Beefing up social services
(Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series about rising numbers of children removed from their homes in Douglas County. The first part (Friday, Aug. 17 Echo) examined how those numbers more than doubled following news coverage of the death of a 4-year-old Pope County...
August 22, 2018 - 11:41am
August 21, 2018
Raises approved for elected officials: No change in commissioner salaries, per diems
Salaries were set for all four elected county officials and county commissioners, with increases approved for the Douglas County attorney, sheriff...
August 21, 2018 - 4:39pm
August 17, 2018
Johnson-Pawlenty race tighter here
Douglas County voters were in sync with the rest of Minnesota in Tuesday's primary election. In all nine primary races, they preferred the same candidates as those who received the most votes state- or district-wide. The percentages were a bit different, however. The Republican race...
August 17, 2018 - 6:00am
'Remember Eric Dean': Number of children removed from homes rising in Douglas County
(Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part series on foster care in Douglas County.) The number of children removed from their parents is...
August 17, 2018 - 5:44am
August 16, 2018
UPDATE: City, school races to spice up ballots
Races for city councils, mayoral seats and school boards throughout Douglas County will spice up the ballot this fall. There will be council races in Alexandria, Evansville, Garfield, Kensington, Miltona and Osakis. Three cities — Bandon, Evansville and Osakis — have contested...
August 16, 2018 - 4:21pm
August 15, 2018
Stratton knocked out in primary: Incumbent Meyer wins spot on Nov. 6 ballot
Tuesday's primary results came as a surprise for not only the challengers who prevailed in making it to the November ballot for Douglas County...
August 15, 2018 - 6:06pm
Meeting addresses money in politics
Douglas County American Promise Association is holding a free meeting in Alexandria this Saturday, Aug. 18 in an effort to remove big money from politics. It will take place at the Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore St., from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Presenters from this grassroots movement...
August 15, 2018 - 12:15pm
Final primary results: Meyer wins, Stratton loses in county board races
Residents in Douglas County Commissioner District 2 will have a new commissioner next year.
August 15, 2018 - 12:47am
August 14, 2018
Turnout for Minnesota primary election highest in 24 years
ST. PAUL—Nearly a quarter of Minnesota's registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's state primary elections, with DFL voters nearly doubling the turnout of Republicans. Around 780,000 of the state's registered 3.2 million voters had cast ballots as of 10:40 p.m., with 83 percent...
August 14, 2018 - 11:36pm
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
ST. PAUL -- Jeff Johnson and Tim Walz will be Minnesotans' choices for governor this fall. "I think we sent a message, people want something...
August 14, 2018 - 10:07pm
August 13, 2018
Veterans park marches along
A key step toward building a Veterans Memorial Park in Alexandria was taken Monday night. The Alexandria City Council authorized the city attorney...
August 13, 2018 - 10:10pm