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DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
June 23, 2016
Conditional use permits cause stir at county board meeting
It was a packed house at the Douglas County Board Meeting Tuesday morning. The majority of people were there because of action being taken on two particular conditional use permits brought forward by Dave Rush, director of Land and Resource Management. Rush spoke to the board for...
June 23, 2016 - 9:46am
June 10, 2016
Top action items at county board meeting
Here’s a look at some of the other top action items at the Tuesday, June 7 meeting of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners: LAW ENFORCEMENT The board approved the annual contract for the work release program for inmates at the Douglas County Jail. In addition, the board approved...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
County commissioners gather input about court services staffing
Douglas County commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday. The first part of the meeting was a work session to gather information on a court service staffing issue. The second portion was closed to the public to conduct employee performance evaluations. TO RECAP On Jan. 19, the...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
LETTER: Elected officials appear to bend the ordinances
To the editor: I attended the Central Minnesota Land Use Decision Makers Symposium in Parkers Prairie on October 7. Several speakers stressed the importance of teamwork between the various governmental agencies and the public. One statement in particular stressed the importance...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
For the Record
MEETINGS ALEXANDRIA PLANNING COMMISSION MONDAY, JUNE 15 Meeting in Alexandria City Council chambers: 1. 7:00 p.m. – Public hearing: Conditional Use Permit for Paul Carlsen on behalf of Lund Manufacturing to allow open and outdoor storage and display of docks, boat lifts and...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
Letter: Was sprinkler system good use of county money?
To the editor: The Echo Press reported in the September 3, 2014 issue that the Douglas County commissioners decided, after years of discussion, now is the right time to install an in-ground sprinkler system around both the courthouse and services center. Really! Why now? At this...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Primary is Tuesday
Local residents still undecided of whom to vote for in Tuesday’s primary had one more chance to learn about the Douglas County commissioner...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
September 5, 2013
Meeting - Douglas County Commissioners
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 10 9:00 a.m. — Call to order; Pledge of Allegiance; invocation; approve agenda; approve minutes of August 27. 9:05 a.m. — Keith Albertsen, County Assessor 1. Trainee placement on grid 9:10 a.m. — Char Rosenow,...
September 5, 2013 - 10:57am
September 3, 2013
Water patrol awarded grant for depth finder
Douglas County commissioners accepted grant funding and agreed to allocate money to the county Housing and Redevelopment Agency during their regular county board meeting on August 27.
September 3, 2013 - 5:29pm
August 29, 2013
Douglas County may nix surprise health inspections
It's not polite to show up unannounced. Unless you're a sanitarian. A routine policy revision to the department of public health's licensing and inspection and enforcement policies spurred some debate at Tuesday's Douglas County board meeting. Commissioner Charlie Meyer, owner of...
August 29, 2013 - 10:11am