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Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Sept. 26
Homecoming week: All Douglas County high schools celebrating this week
Woman jumps into lake to help save duck hunters
UPDATE 1:30 p.m: Two dead in crash on I-94 near Osakis
Developer seeks tax break for $3 million apartment project
Tennis: Osakis sweeps Mainstreeters
AGC Junior Golf Academy finishes summer program
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 27
Girls soccer: Knoblach's goal stands up at Cathedral
Boys soccer: Cards can't find the net in loss at Cathedral
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Ervin "Erv" Kluver
Matthew "Matt" Kjelland
Robert W. Cochran
Kathleen L. Haining
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
UPDATE 1:30 p.m: Two dead in crash on I-94 near Osakis
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