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Willmar businessman to be re-sentenced on criminal sexual conduct charges
Brandon Lions Club to host pond hockey tournament
Authorities ID Motley man who died in fire
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Jan. 16
Minnesota congressman joins 30 others in skipping Trump inauguration
Nordic Ski: Cardinals wrap up busy stretch at Giants Ridge, Camp Ripley
Girls hockey: Cards pull away from Willmar
Dance: Cards highlight busy weekend with fifth in kick at Rocori
Boys hockey: Cards cruise after slow first period
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 17
Ecumen Bethany Community celebrates 100 years with birthday party
Packing a punch line
Persistence pays off
FIRST Robotics students visit Garfield Elementary
Christian illusionist featured during Faith at Work Lunch
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
RLou Mae Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
LETTER: Electoral College votes for us
LETTER: Kudos to construction workers
LETTER: Pray for Trump
EDITORIAL: How to make 2017 a financial success
IT'S OUR TURN: Memories made to last
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
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On The Street
November 9, 2016
Sexual assault victims benefit by going to a hospital
New analysis from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that about 1,400 men and women a year sought hospital services after a sexual assault between 2010 and 2014. Public health officials expect that there are far more victims of sexual assault who could benefit from seeking hospital...
November 9, 2016 - 6:00am
October 28, 2016
City of Alexandria to appoint 2017 committee members
The city of Alexandria will appoint members of the public to the following committees for duties beginning at the first meeting of 2017, unless otherwise noted: Airport Commission, Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District, Board of Public...
October 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
July 22, 2016
Public forum set for District 1 commissioners
The League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women (AAUW) will sponsor a public forum for candidates running in the primary election for Douglas County District 1 commissioners. The forum will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Alexandria City Hall Chambers....
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
Commissioner cautious of clutter in Douglas County
Permit applications, donations, and bid contracts rounded out a fairly routine Douglas County board meeting on May 14.
May 22, 2013 - 4:34pm
June 18, 2012
E-charging triggers change at Osakis Police Department
Douglas County commissioners approved a renewed contract with the Osakis Police Department (OPD) that will streamline record keeping. E-charging, an initiative from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, has been implemented in Douglas County.
June 18, 2012 - 4:10pm
Auditioning auditors - Douglas County breaks from traditional procedure
Douglas County commissioners may be rolling the dice with an unconventional request for proposals (RFP) pertaining to the county's audit arrangement. The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) previously provided audit services for the county. To obtain the service at a lower cost than...
June 18, 2012 - 4:00pm
June 5, 2012
Two more candidates file for Douglas County Board
With the final day of filing ticking away, more candidates have emerged for the Douglas County commissioner elections. Because of redistricting, all five seats are up for election this year and all five districts are being contested. The latest candidates to file are Carol Wenner...
June 5, 2012 - 11:48am
January 9, 2011
New DNR chief will not tolerate arrogance
ST. PAUL -- The new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources commissioner wants to make sure the agency does not appear arrogant. "I will not stand for arrogance," Tom Landwehr said Thursday, shortly after new Gov.
January 9, 2011 - 3:26pm
January 2, 2011
Peterson hails ag commissioner appointment
U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, who represents the 7th District that includes Douglas County, issued the following statement on Dave Frederickson's appointment as Minnesota's Agriculture Commissioner: "Governor-elect Dayton made an excellent choice for Minnesota's next Agriculture...
January 2, 2011 - 7:17am
December 21, 2010
Frederickson to replace Hugoson as ag commissioner
ST. PAUL -- A U.S. Senate staff member and former National Farmers' Union president will be the next Minnesota agriculture commissioner. Dave Frederickson was Gov.-elect Mark Dayton's pick Tuesday, ending Gene Hugoson's tenure of serving three governors. Dayton has "a deep understanding...
December 21, 2010 - 9:54am
October 27, 2010
Echo Press editorials: Who did the newspaper endorse?
October 27, 2010 - 4:07pm
October 4, 2010
County Commissioner Anderson hospitalized after fall
Douglas County Commissioner Paul Anderson is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis after he took a tumble outside...
October 4, 2010 - 12:34pm
August 13, 2010
Anderson, Kakac survive county primary
The voters of Douglas County Commissioner District 4 have spoken. They selected incumbent Paul Anderson and challenger Arlan Kakac in Tuesday's...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
Commissioner candidates state their case
To help voters in Douglas County Commissioner District 4 make a more informed decision in the August 10 primary election, the Echo Press sent...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Hensley tells his side of story
Steven Hensley, a candidate for Douglas County District 4 commissioner, provided the following statement concerning the criminal charges that have been filed against him. "In my life I've learned several lessons the hard way. In the past I wrote two checks to two different entities....
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am