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Wild about wine
Teen keeps cool in face of medical emergencies
A prop for Big Ole
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Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Boys soccer: Cards' attack jumps on East Grand Forks in opener
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Tickets on sale for Alexandria Education Foundation events
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DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
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
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
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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
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
November 30, 2012
Recount central: Wenner requests recount of county board ballots
Douglas County is recount central this year. Political observers know about a state House recount (see related story), but there also will be...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 15, 2012
For sale: Douglas County License Bureau?
A lot of people have personalized license plates. How about a private license bureau? The first meeting of the Douglas County commissioners...
November 15, 2012 - 10:45am
November 9, 2012
Two challengers win county seats
Two challengers defeated incumbents in Douglas County commissioner races Tuesday. In District 2, Jim Stratton edged Norm Salto by a margin of...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
October 31, 2012
A Christmas break for commissioners and added vacation for Teamsters
Douglas County commissioners packed a lot into their last meeting in October. A few noteworthy items were the new feedlot officer, additional vacation for Teamsters members, prayer on the courthouse steps and a Christmas break for commissioners. The regular meeting for the fourth...
October 31, 2012 - 1:33pm
October 29, 2012
Douglas County board denies Osakis wind tower request for second time
The little wind turbine tower that could, according to the Douglas County planning advisory commission, found out it really can't, at least not in Osakis Township at the corner of Hope Road and Calvary Road Southeast. Property owner Barbara Trisco applied for a conditional use permit...
October 29, 2012 - 4:20pm
Cyber care: Social Services to try new-age approach to child placement
Placing children in foster care is a strategic process that affects personal lives. Douglas County commissioners accepted a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services that may help ease this undertaking. Social Services Director Mike Woods introduced a web-based technology...
October 29, 2012 - 4:14pm
October 26, 2012
Douglas County commissioner candidates speak at forum
Incumbents and challengers for the five Douglas County commissioner seats faced county residents side-by-side at a candidate forum held at the Alexandria City Hall on Tuesday. The session was sponsored jointly by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
October 24, 2012
Weeding out issues in Lund Township
A habitat easement was recently secured by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for land in Lund Township. Douglas County commissioners debated the agreement at Tuesday's meeting. Lund Township contains prairie and wetlands, which are receding in the state. Cheri Sloneker with the...
October 24, 2012 - 11:40am