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Winter is back with a vengeance
Law enforcement blotter: March 2, 2015
I-94 lanes close near Clearwater, Hasty; multiple crashes reported
Pet of the Week: Spud
News Briefs: Options for rural ambulance approved
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Alexandria girls basketball: Section 8AAA opener postponed to Wednesday
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
William Bjerkness, 45
Robert Sinotte, 71
Sylvia Haabala, 90
Wilbur Nelson, 93
Shirley Eaton, 79
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
May 16, 2013
County honored for preventing child abuse
Douglas County commissioners were presented with the Blue Ribbon Award at Tuesday's county board meeting. The honor is given to counties and...
May 16, 2013 - 3:51pm
April 11, 2013
Sauk River Watershed District meets 90 percent of goals
The Sauk River Watershed District (SRWD) presented it's 10 year report to update Douglas County commissioners on the progress of improving water quality in area lakes and rivers. SRWD Administrator Holly Kovarik explained that by law, watershed districts are required to have a 10...
April 11, 2013 - 3:50pm
April 1, 2013
More manpower on lakes this summer, commissioners question limitations
Aquatic hitchhikers will be facing a muscled up watercraft inspection force in Douglas County this summer. Douglas County Land and Resource Management Director Dave Rush plans to hire eight watercraft inspectors to patrol area lakes. In 2012, five inspectors, two level one and three...
April 1, 2013 - 11:49am
March 28, 2013
¿Se habla español en Douglas County?
Asking for help is frustrating, especially when you aren't speaking the same language - literally. Douglas County Social Services recognizes this hurdle with a limited English proficiency component added to the 2013 Civil Rights Compliance Plan. Social Services Director Mike Woods...
March 28, 2013 - 1:05pm
March 18, 2013
More buzz about the roundabout
The long awaited, long debated roundabout coming to Highway 29 south of Alexandria nudged forward at the March 12 Douglas County Commissioners'...
March 18, 2013 - 11:40am
March 13, 2013
Historical Society pitches Carnegie Library plea to commissioners
Alexandria city and Douglas County boundary lines continue to converge since the governing bodies first joint meeting on April 25, 2012.
March 13, 2013 - 9:55am
February 18, 2013
Assessing the situation on ag land in Douglas County
The numbers are in and agriculture land value in Douglas County is on the rise. Douglas County Assessor Keith Albertsen explained how the values were calculated and who it's going to affect at the February 12 county commissioners' meeting in Alexandria. "We have had just a tremendous...
February 18, 2013 - 5:20pm
February 15, 2013
Douglas County board budget briefs
The communication system for Douglas County Social Services will be getting a little boost. Commissioners approved Social Services Director Mike Woods request to purchase a new ITV system for the department. Morris Electronics from Morris, Minnesota was granted the contract for...
February 15, 2013 - 11:13am
Bold budget request approved for county IT department
Douglas County commissioners took a virtual leap into the county's future on Tuesday at their county board meeting in Alexandria. After just two months on the job, new Internet Technology Director Brent Birkeland submitted a bold request to adjust the 2013 IT department budget for...
February 15, 2013 - 6:29am