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UPDATE: Crash near Miltona injures three people Thursday
Aaron's Weather Talk: Nor'easter
Fire damages house in Alexandria
Three charged with felonies for Halloween night robbery
Holiday Train dazzles despite fog
Alex girls basketball: Heggie reaches 1,000 career points as Cards run past Fergus (w/video)
Sports schedule for Thursday, December 18
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 16
Alex boys win third straight against Otters
Leaning on seniors
Homemade for the holidays: Trio of foods makes perfect gifts
The start of a national movement
A real renaissance man
Alexandria pianist releases Christmas CD
Theatre L’Homme Dieu announces 2015 season
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 17, 2014
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Donald Huwe, 82
Melvin Paradis, 75
Terry Roth, 90
Darlene Schuman, 56
Funeral - Darlene Schuman, 56
Echo Press Editorial: Did you hear about this??? (It’s probably not true)
Letter: What is wrong with health coverage?
Letter: Council can avoid negative religious messages
Observations from the archives, 2004: Explosion flattens veterinary clinic
Echo Press Editorial: Teach children how to save during holidays
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Douglas County DAC announces Employers, Employees of the Quarter
Alexandria molding firm featured in ‘IndustryWeek’ businesss magazine
ATCC Foundation receives $10,000 to support STEM education
New building will house plumbing company
Cinema 9 supports local breast cancer research
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 21, 2011
Commissioner Bales appointed to national committee
Glen Whitley, president of the National Association of Counties, has re-appointed Douglas County Commissioner Bev Bales to the National Committee of Programs and Services. The Douglas County Board also approved Bales to serve on this committee this year. The purpose of the committee...
government / news
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
September 10, 2010
Letter - Thanks to those protecting our lakes
To the editor: We are extremely fortunate to have the energetic, concerned folks who are with the Douglas County Lakes Association and all the lake associations in the county. These folks work hard to protect our waters - our most valuable asset. They ware watchdogs for the lakes...
letters / opinion
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
Letter - ATCC is growing stronger than ever
To the editor: Alexandria Technical and Community College is celebrating a half-century of service. Congratulations to those who had the foresight to get the college here, and to all those who have contributed to its success these 50 years. The celebration luncheon was very nice...
letters / opinion
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Bales receives award for health services work
Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Sanne Magnan presented a plaque to Douglas County Commissioner Bev Bales on December 11 in recognition of...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
Commentary - Why rush to build new?
By Bev Bales, Douglas County commissioner, Carlos, MN There has been lots of information floating around about the Law Enforcement Center. I'd like to clarify some of the information being spread. The Law Enforcement Center built in the 1930s is more than three decades newer than...
commentaries / opinion
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 14, 2009
Letter - Hats off to county public works
To the editor: They didn't ask to move, they didn't have to move, but they did so to accommodate the jail taking their building. When we weren't allowed to put the new jail at the fairgrounds, we were requested by law enforcement to put the jail where the Public Works building was. The...
letters / opinion
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am
May 1, 2009
Letter - Remember county employees
To the editor: Everybody in our culture has their own week to celebrate. County government is about to have its week. May 3-9 is County Government Week across the USA. I would hope that all residents of Douglas County would help celebrate it. We have super employees and I want...
May 1, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
Letter - You can make a difference
To the editor: You can make a difference! You've often heard these remarks: "My input doesn't mean anything." "My vote doesn't count." "I'm only one person, so I can't have any influence." Don't believe it. You can make a difference.
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
September 9, 2008
County board primary winners: Johnson, Nagle, Bales and Callaghan
Douglas County commissioners Jerry Johnson and Bev Bales both posted victories in Tuesday's primary elections. Johnson will face Dennis Nagle in the November general election in District 1 and Bales will go up against Jeff Callaghan in District 3. Here are the candidates and the...
September 9, 2008 - 12:00am
June 4, 2008
Callaghan to run for county board
Voters in Douglas County Commissioner District 3 will have a decision to make this fall. Jeff Callaghan has announced to the Echo Press that he will file for commissioner in District 3 - the position currently held by Bev Bales, who also intends to run for another term. The filing...
June 4, 2008 - 12:00am