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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old whose look on her face was priceless
Beautiful day for Applefest
Two Minnesota tribes authorized to kill 10 moose this fall
Two adults, 4-year-old injured in rollover on I-94
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
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
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