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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
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
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
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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
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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
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On The Street
August 14, 2013
Second car replaced in county vehicle fleet in two months
Douglas County Commissioners discussed a range of topics at Tuesday's county board meeting. Tax forfeited lands, a vehicle purchase, bridge replacement and a security committee were key topics. Two parcels of land in Douglas County will be evaluated for reclassification from conservation-withheld...
August 14, 2013 - 4:03pm
August 1, 2013
E-this, e-that, not always e-z
Summer hasn't yet passed and autumn projects are on the agenda for the Douglas County commissioners. A courts remodel project is slated to pick up where it left off and funding requests are becoming common as budget talks draw nearer. Presently, a shelled out area in the courthouse...
August 1, 2013 - 11:00am
Rx savings plan not widely known in county
Fifteen people in Douglas County saved a combined total of $31,694 on prescription drugs so far this year. Since the Coast2Coast prescription savings plan hit the streets and shores of Douglas County last fall, residents using the program have paid just $20,089 for $62,949 worth of...
August 1, 2013 - 10:30am
July 23, 2013
Wheelage tax passed in Douglas County
Smoothing out that bumpy road has just bumped up the cost of your license tab renewal. Douglas County commissioners approved implementation of a new wheelage tax at Tuesday's meeting. Beginning in 2014, when Douglas County residents register their vehicles each year, they will be...
July 23, 2013 - 7:15pm
July 15, 2013
Douglas County commissioners vote on wheelage tax July 23
Douglas County commissioners will be voting on whether or not to implement an additional motor vehicle tax at their regularly scheduled board meeting on July 23. The topic was discussed and tabled on July 9. A decision must be made by August 1. A "Wheelage Tax" is being considered...
July 15, 2013 - 2:38pm
July 11, 2013
Douglas County to outsource sliding fee child care?
Douglas County's basic sliding fee child care program could affect 124 families and 190 children if the program is transferred to the West Central Community Action Partnership (CAP) agency in Elbow Lake. Douglas County Social Services Director Mike Woods said if the program migrates,...
July 11, 2013 - 8:50am
Should Douglas County drop permit fee for rural structures?
Douglas County commissioners are breaking the rules. During Tuesday's county board meeting, the routine of approving permits to allow temporary dwellings on rural properties was challenged. Land and Resource Management Director Dave Rush often presents commissioners with permits...
July 11, 2013 - 8:35am
July 9, 2013
Douglas County parks department preps for grant season; social services needs new car
Douglas County Parks Superintendent Al Lieffort is pursuing a 56-acre tract of land in LaGrand Township to broaden Lake Brophy Park. The project was listed on a Legacy grant application last year and did not receive funding. Lieffort also has plans for 17.5 acres on the south boundary...
July 9, 2013 - 3:34pm
June 26, 2013
You shall not pass...without safety precautions
The railroad crossing two miles north of Miltona on County State Aid Highway (CSAH)36 will be receiving substantial safety upgrades at no cost...
June 26, 2013 - 4:49pm
County supports an honest day's work: STS contract renewed, grant received for hazard mitigation plan
At their Tuesday meeting, Douglas County commissioners renewed a joint powers agreement with the state of Minnesota for the purpose of operating...
June 26, 2013 - 9:34am
June 18, 2013
Douglas County tries courtroom remodel options
Douglas County commissioners recently met with court administration to discuss options for a $2.2 million pending court remodel project set to resume this fall. Presently, a shelled out space in the Douglas County Courthouse awaits finishing. Hindering progress is the approach to...
June 18, 2013 - 8:25am
June 17, 2013
We don't want your water
Murky water became a point of contention between members of the Ida Lake Association and Douglas County officials during the county board meeting on June 11. County Drainage and Ag Inspector Tom Anderson explained a tile repair is needed in County Ditch 23 off County Road 82 to south...
June 17, 2013 - 5:29pm
Zoning ordinance update affects sign placement
Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs - as long as they're not too close to property lines. Douglas County commissioners approved a zoning ordinance revision that affects sign placement throughout the county at the June 11 county board meeting. Land and Resource Management Director...
June 17, 2013 - 1:11pm
June 12, 2013
Brandon business has plans to expand while schools may consolidate
Voyager Industries, formerly Voyager Aluminum, plans to double manufacturing and office space in Brandon. Meanwhile, the school district is polling residents on the potential of combining Brandon and Evansville schools completely. Both changes would be effective July 2013. At Tuesday's...
June 12, 2013 - 4:17pm
May 29, 2013
PC (or Mac) politics: Commissioner meetings going online
It's 3 a.m. You can't sleep. You're wondering, "What did I miss at Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting?" Discussions to air commissioners' meetings began more than a year ago. In September 2012, a video camera was mounted to the wall in the Commissioners' Room at the courthouse...
May 29, 2013 - 9:50am