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Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, June 21
A 'case' study at engineering camp
Tuition rising 1 percent at state colleges
Work to begin on new roundabout
Colorful for a cause: Fundraiser for Kensington playground takes place during Runestone Days
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
Mission accomplished: Parkers Prairie baseball gets its title a year later
State baseball: Hibbing, Marshall both stun Cards with walk-offs as Alexandria finishes fourth in Class AAA
State baseball: Panthers get their second chance at a title
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Ham radio demonstration June 24-25
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
Timothy J. Olson
Orville Arnold Botner
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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