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One transported after minor injuries in crash near Miltona
Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Douglas County offers free water checks
'Everything was a mess:' Kensington turkey farm cleaning up after storm
Be prepared: Marching bands are coming
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
December 27, 2013
Association of Minnesota Counties announces 2013 service awards
Individuals from Douglas, Pope and Itasca counties were recently recognized with Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) 2013 Outstanding Service Awards for exhibiting excellence, innovation and dedication to their work in county government. Bev Bales, Douglas County commissioner,...
December 27, 2013 - 8:26am
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...
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...
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...
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