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Danger zones: After series of I-94 crashes, drivers urged to spread out
Scenic paths through the chain
Two injured when pickup hits buggy in Todd County
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, July 24
Council votes to censure Batesole
Local teams ready to compete for Region 16C title
Resorters veteran wins MGA Amateur Championship
Bison Bound: Brock Anderson commits to NDSU
Moorhead wins Substate 14 title over Bemidji
Viking Speedway: Zach Johnson moves from ninth to first in Modified feature
Loose Change to deliver free concert
Alexandria chaplain serves those in military service
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
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Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Big smallmouth caught on Miltona
Equipment switch does the trick
A sunny day on Cowdry
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Charles S. "Chuck" Harris
Clifford W. Wunderlich
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
It's Our Turn: Dare to do a random act of kindness
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
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On The Street
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
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