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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
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