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Corn and Pork Chop Jubilee is under way
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, August 15
MN Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man accused of throwing a pig's foot at Somali-American
Douglas County Outstanding Seniors: Pickles, bowling and much more
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
Tennis: Panthers looking for continued progress
Minnewaska Golf Club: Peters, Verkinderen hit holes-in-one in the same group
Eagles Horseshoe Standings
Alex 11U baseball team takes home state title
Atkinson wins Race for the Fallen Lineman at Viking
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Engaged - Sharp and Kasper
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
James F. Chan
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
on the street
August 3, 2017
L'Homme Dieu to get permanent boat decontamination station
In the fight against aquatic invasive species, the first permanent boat decontamination station will soon be in place at one of the busiest...
August 3, 2017 - 6:14am
August 1, 2017
Expect Douglas County vacation rental rules in 2018
Douglas County commissioners approved moving forward with putting together some rules for property owners who rent out their homes as vacation...
August 1, 2017 - 5:29pm
June 20, 2017
County getting state aid to enforce buffer law
Douglas County will soon receive funding to help enforce the state's law requiring buffer strips of vegetation between farmland and waterways....
June 20, 2017 - 4:11pm
March 24, 2017
Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
A Douglas County landowner has ensured that a wetland area he owns will be preserved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Fish and Wildlife Service recently secured a 34 acre plot in Orange Township near Burr Oak Road SE south of Interstate 94 from the Jerry D. Kuhlman Living...
March 24, 2017 - 7:00am
January 20, 2017
Need for additional part-time position questioned
Hiring part-time staff, planning meetings, approving final plats and hearing about County Ditch 10 were just some of the topics on the agenda at Tuesday's regular Douglas County board meeting. Here's a look at some of the action taken by the commissioners. Public Works
January 20, 2017 - 7:00am
January 6, 2017
County swears in two new commissioners
Two newcomers joined the Douglas County Commissioners at their first meeting of the new year. Commissioner Keith Englund and Commissioner Jerry Rapp were sworn in during the ceremonial oath of office by Douglas County District Court Judge Ann Carrott during Tuesday's organizational...
January 6, 2017 - 7:00am
December 23, 2016
LETTER: Time for new commissioners
To the editor: After attending a couple meetings concerning the major feedlot expansion in Millerville Township, I couldn't believe the disinterest from the commissioners. A few showed little attentions on the matter. They appeared to have little interest whatsoever! We township...
December 23, 2016 - 8:00am
November 4, 2016
Shooting range standards in the works
Douglas County is looking at developing an ordinance for public and semi-public shooting ranges. The public, however, will get a say first before the ordinance would be approved by the five Douglas County commissioners.
November 4, 2016 - 9:00am
October 26, 2016
Roundabout, water for beach bathhouse among county board actions
Last week's four-hour Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting was full of informational items as well as plenty of action items. From road construction and hiring a new assistant county attorney to receiving a clean audit report and much more, the five-member board was busy....
October 26, 2016 - 7:00am
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
August 12, 2016
County Board race goes down to the wire
It was a close race for Douglas County Commissioner District 1 candidates at Tuesday’s primary election as only 44 votes separated the four candidates. The top two vote getters were Dick Gulbranson and Keith Englund. They will now appear on the ballot in November. Whoever wins...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
Commissioners get raise, calls for referendum
Without much discussion, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted on Aug. 2 to raise their salaries by roughly 3 percent. Their salary for 2016 was $27,169 and their salary for 2017 will be an even $28,000. Commissioner Jerry Johnson, who made the motion to raise...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
Commissioner candidates answer questions about budgets, buffer zones
Budgets, buffer zoning laws, state aid, law enforcement, the hospital and more were the topics of debate for the four Douglas County commissioner candidates vying for a seat on the Douglas County Board.
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
Elected officials present salary requests to county board
The four Douglas County elected officials went before the Board of Commissioners at Tuesday's meeting with their salary requests. The officials included Dawn Crouse, recorder; Chad Larson, attorney; Troy Wolbersen, sheriff; and Char Rosenow, auditor/treasurer. No numbers were discussed...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
County board hears from new Chamber director
At last week's Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting, there were several preliminary plats and conditional use permits that were approved, along with a few other agenda items.
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am