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Baseball: Chargers shutout Raiders, 13-0
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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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