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Track and field: Lesnar’s school record paces seventh-place finish at true team state
Sports schedule for Saturday, May 19
Adapted bowling: Cardinals continue to shine at the state tournament
Baseball: Panthers sit at .500 but hopeful they can rekindle some playoff magic
Softball: WCA wraps up regular season with 16 wins
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
Henry (Hank) B. Suchy
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
LETTER: Franson spent $40,000 in 2017
LETTER: Learn more about mental illness
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
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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April 27, 2018
Letter to the Editor: A double standard in county pay?
To the editor: On the April 16 Open Line program, County Commissioner Chair Owen Miller complained that "The county cannot afford to give 11 percent increases over to some employees." Isn't that interesting? If there a few employees who are due increases for not only COLA's 2.5 percent,...
April 27, 2018 - 11:09am
December 8, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Lights aglow 24/7
December 8, 2017 - 3:29pm
October 20, 2017
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
Dian Lopez gets to make a real difference in people's lives. Because of her, elderly people in the county can get rides to doctor's appointments....
October 20, 2017 - 1:29pm
October 17, 2017
Letter: Coal is not where we should put our efforts
To the editor: Congratulations and sincere thanks to Dr. Erika and her mother, Jeanne Johnson, on the installation of the wonderful solar grids at their home on Lake Brophy ("Grabbing some rays" story in the Sept. 27 Echo Press). Leaders — the very first such undertaking of...
October 17, 2017 - 11:35am
August 26, 2017
Letter: County's per diem increase is shocking
To the editor: When I learned that the Douglas County commissioners raised their per diems 25 percent, I was shocked. How many folks, especially rural, get a 25 percent increase? Changing the per diem from $75 to $100 is exorbitant, especially when a $5 increase over the years has...
August 26, 2017 - 10:19am
December 23, 2016
Bales, Johnson honored for years of service
Conditional use permits, grants, donations, underpasses and more were topics of discussion at Tuesday's Douglas County Board of Commissioners...
December 23, 2016 - 11:00am
COMMENTARY: Retiring from a very rewarding career
By Bev Bales, Carlos, MN It has been a sincere pleasure and privilege to serve as your Douglas County commissioner for 16 years. As I reflect on some of the things that have happened during my tenure it is hard to name just a few.
December 23, 2016 - 9:00am
December 16, 2016
Bales proud of county's parks, services building
On Dec. 31, Bev Bales will be celebrating. Yes, she will be ringing in the New Year like everyone else, but she will also be celebrating her...
December 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 4, 2016
County to roll out timekeeping system in three phases
At an initial cost of more than $18,000, a much-discussed timekeeping management system was approved by the Douglas County commissioners at...
November 4, 2016 - 6:00am
October 26, 2016
Much agreement among county commissioner candidates
Several topics were discussed among the candidates vying for seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners but there wasn't much debate...
October 26, 2016 - 11:00am
October 7, 2016
Sheriff says timekeeping policy 'doesn't work'
Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen has issues with a new timekeeping system recently approved by the county and he shared his concerns with...
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
October 6, 2016
County commissioner calls employee 'disrespectful' but board disagrees
An allegation against a Douglas County employee that he was disrespectful to the county board was dropped Tuesday after a hearing. Douglas County...
October 6, 2016 - 11:00am
September 9, 2016
County wants employees to punch 'time clock'
Very soon, an estimated 300 Douglas County employees will be keeping track of their hours in a different manner. And this upsets some county officials. Douglas County Commissioner Bev Bales feels strongly against a revised compensation policy approved Tuesday that would require all...
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
AARP honors Bev Bales as 50 Plus Leader
AARP Minnesota and Pollen recently unveiled the first Minnesota 50 over 50 list. The 50 individuals are being honored as accomplished community...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
September 11, 2015
Forty year tradition ends
Bev Bales stops daily calls to Birthday Club
September 11, 2015 - 9:46am