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Alexandria to hire two new police officers
K9 unit deployed after chase with suspect
Law enforcement blotter: January 23-25, 2015
News Briefs: Dayton signs tax conformity bill
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
Sports schedule for Monday, January 26
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Ruby Benson, 73
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Allan Altnow, 87
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
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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