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Fire breaks out in Alexandria apartment
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UPDATE: Rollover crash injures 2 in Pope County
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Sports roundup from Saturday, Dec. 3
Sports roundup from Friday, Dec. 2
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 3
Boys basketball: Bitzan, Hintermeister lead Chargers to win over Swanville
Boys hockey: Alex records six-goal first period in 10-1 win
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
DNR release: Stands not allowed overnight on WMAs
Ann C. Ebsen
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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