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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, June 26
To vape or not to vape
Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Junior Legion Baseball: Alex Junior Legion Black drops two to Fergus Falls
Vikings Speedway: Winners crowned on cool night
Baseball: Alex Junior Legion Black team takes Perham title
Baseball: Area baseball players earn All-Pheasant Conference honors
Softball: Okerlund wins Pheasant Conference MVP, McNamara COY
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
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Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
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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
February 13, 2013
Bold budget request approved for Douglas 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 13, 2013 - 3:02pm
January 24, 2013
Concerns about library internet use discussed at commissioners' meeting
Fifteen cents. That's how much it costs to print a page at the Douglas County Library. Fifteen cents is part of what brought one citizen to Tuesday's commissioners' meeting. He disagreed with some of the library's practices; Internet use was one point he argued. The library's Internet...
January 24, 2013 - 9:58am
January 15, 2013
Douglas County Adopt-a-Highway program covers 63 percent of county roads
Despite "going green" and environmentally conscious efforts across the globe, people still toss trash out their windows along the highway. Douglas County has endorsed a resolution to support the Minnesota Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway program. "It's a good program,"...
January 15, 2013 - 4:29pm
January 10, 2013
A patriotic pat on the back
"It seemed like what we ought to be doing," said Dave Rush, Douglas County Land and Resource Management director. Rush was honored for his role...
January 10, 2013 - 10:43am
Douglas County board reorganizes for 2013
Another round of musical political chairs: The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has added two new members for 2013. The shift has altered...
January 10, 2013 - 9:43am
December 29, 2012
A lot of hay over zoning in Douglas County
Pups in Millerville Township have a new spa but horses in Hudson won't be gaining ground. Douglas County commissioners approved a conditional use permit for John and Kathleen Bakken to operate a water therapy and grooming business for dogs in Millerville.
December 29, 2012 - 3:06pm
December 28, 2012
Kensington Runestone Park to expand in 2013
Yes, no and maybe. One grant application was approved, another denied and plans to apply for one next year were discussed at Thursday's county board meeting. Award letters for two Park Legacy grant applications applied for in 2012 were received on Wednesday. Park Superintendent Al...
December 28, 2012 - 2:37pm
December 27, 2012
Douglas County employees paid more in 2013
Douglas County officials' compensation was set for 2013 at Thursday's commissioners' meeting. Salaries for the sheriff, county attorney, county auditor/treasurer and county recorder all increased. Commissioners' salaries remained the same as they have been for the past nine years,...
December 27, 2012 - 4:49pm
December 19, 2012
In 30 minutes or less
In what might have been the shortest tax hearing in Douglas County history, commissioners passed both the levy and budget for 2013. About a dozen...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 13, 2012
In 30 minutes or less: Douglas County commissioners approved 2013 budget and levy
In what might have been the shortest tax hearing in Douglas County history, commissioners passed both the levy and budget for 2013. About a dozen people, mostly department heads, attended the half-hour meeting at Public Works on the evening of December 12. The levy was passed at...
December 13, 2012 - 1:06pm
December 12, 2012
Sheriff's office figures debated before budget hearing
They fought the law and the law won. A small victory was scored for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at Tuesday's county commissioners meeting. Sheriff Troy Wolbersen was granted permission to retain one of his deputies until construction of the law enforcement center in Alexandria...
December 12, 2012 - 4:59pm
Douglas County keeps license bureau, talks public health, solid waste and fire
Seven Douglas County families can resume their lives as usual without fear they are losing a source of income. Douglas County commissioners voted on whether or not to turn the license bureau service over to the state at Tuesday's meeting. In a two-to-three vote, the motion failed. "It...
December 12, 2012 - 4:47pm
Elected county officials request pay raises
Four elected officials in Douglas County discussed salaries with commissioners for the coming year at Tuesday's board meeting. Salaries will be set at the December 27 county commissioners' meeting. Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow requested a 1.8 percent increase, which would raise...
December 12, 2012 - 3:07pm