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5 charged for holding pregnant Minnesota woman at gunpoint who they thought was meth dealer
For the record
Burglary, chase suspect sentenced
Soul of a surfer
Highway 114 near Garfield to close
Junior Legion state baseball: Alexandria takes lessons from 0-2 trip
Local teams ready to compete for Region 16C title
Resorters veteran wins MGA Amateur Championship
Bison Bound: Brock Anderson commits to NDSU
A wish come true for Kennedi Hay
A sweet setup to fight cancer
Garden concert features New Orleans sound
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
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
Letter: Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors
Echo Press Editorial: Keep school debate on the high road
Commentary: Memories of a heroes' welcome home
In The Know: Preparing for emergencies
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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