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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
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
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
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
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
October 16, 2012
Commissioners OK agreement with SOS office for recount
As elections draw near, a related item was near the top of the Douglas County commissioners' agenda on Tuesday, October 9. Commissioners authorized a joint powers agreement with the state of Minnesota through the Office of the Secretary of State to act as an election recount site...
October 16, 2012 - 9:51am
October 3, 2012
Rebuilding, repaving and recovering in Douglas County
Recycled Plastics is ready to rebuild in Garfield. The city of Garfield requested Douglas County commissioners waive the customary right to a...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
Boardwalk at Kensington Runestone Park plods ahead
Douglas County commissioners started their Tuesday, September 11 meeting on a somber note. "Remember how our country was just ripped apart," board chair Jerry Johnson said as the room stood to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Johnson urged all in attendance to keep that feeling...
September 12, 2012 - 2:20pm
August 31, 2012
Blowin' in the wind
An air of discontent blew into the Commissioner's Room at the Douglas County Courthouse Tuesday as concerns were vented over a proposed wind...
August 31, 2012 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
District 5 candidates answer questions
Now it's time for the candidates in Douglas County Commissioner District 5 to answer a few questions. To help readers reach a more informed...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 23, 2012
Grant awards, applications highlight county board meeting
Awarded grants and grant requests topped the topics at the Douglas County commissioners' meeting on August 14. Sheriff Troy Wolbersen presented the board with two federal boating and safety equipment grants. The funds will supplement a state grant that will help acquire a 19-foot...
August 23, 2012 - 9:51am
August 22, 2012
District 1 county board candidates answer questions
To help readers reach a more informed decision on Election Day, the Echo Press sent questionnaires to all the candidates who are running for...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 15, 2012
Douglas County Commissioners review preliminary 2013 budget
In midsummer with fall quickly approaching, Douglas County commissioners have already begun reviewing the 2013 budget. Department heads met with the board recently to glance at projections and make requests for adjustments in the preliminary numbers. Overall, the county has been...
August 15, 2012 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
Douglas County primary election to be held Tuesday
Primary elections will be held in Douglas County on Tuesday, August 14. Three commissioner districts, 2, 3 and 4 will be on the ballot. Non-partisan county commissioner candidates Norm Salto, Jim Hafdal and James Stratton are on the primary ballot for District 2; Bev Bales, Jerry...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00pm
August 3, 2012
Commissioner candidates in District 4 answer questions
Now it's time for the candidates in Douglas County commissioner District 4 to have their say. To help voters reach a more informed decision...
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
County board candidates in District 2 answer questions
To help voters reach a more informed decision in the primary election on August 14, the Echo Press mailed questionnaires to the Douglas County...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 26, 2012
Douglas County changes septic regulations
A new septic ordinance will be instituted in Douglas County as of August 1. The ordinance includes additional permit requirements and adjustments in fees charged by the county for septic services. Standard systems, holding tanks and privies, alternative systems and restaurant/bar/hotel...
July 26, 2012 - 3:27pm
July 12, 2012
Commissioners dismiss legal advice
Despite a solicited opinion from their attorney disapproving the action, Douglas County Commissioners approved a contract with Computer Professionals Unlimited, binding the county to the company's services until 2018. "My concern certainly isn't vendor specific," said Chad Larson,...
July 12, 2012 - 9:10am
July 6, 2012
County continues working toward solution on Lake Oscar
Work to alleviate the overflow on Lake Oscar is ongoing. At their June 26 meeting, Douglas County commissioners approved a contract for Sellin Brothers, Inc. of Hawley to make improvements to the outlet. Sellin Brothers' bid for $262,480 was 14.67 percent under the engineer's e...
July 6, 2012 - 10:44am
June 29, 2012
AHRA request for county property approved
Douglas County commissioners approved the Alexandria Housing and Redevelopment Authority's (AHRA) request to purchase a tax-forfeited property in Alexandria for economic development. The request came before the board at the June 12 commissioners' meeting and was tabled in order for...
June 29, 2012 - 11:52am