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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
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COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
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On The Street
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
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