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Boys basketball: Imdieke secures one point victory for Silverstreaks
Girls basketball: Cardinals win 15 games straight
Girls basketball: Knights beat Wolverines in over time
Boys basketball: Knights push past Falcons in section game
Wrestling: Knights fall to Ottertail Central in section championship
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Wayne & Berdeen Benson
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Outdoor briefs: Pheasants Forever banquet set for Feb. 24
Edward "Ed" Kenneth Grussing
Dorothy M. Weaver
Arlene L. Zavadil
Dorothy M. Wiswell
Alice "Marmer" R. Akenson
COMMENTARY: Stop supporting dirty polluters
COMMENTARY: Infrastructure — a bipartisan job creator
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
IT'S YOUR TURN: Readers react to splash pad idea
1918: Local 'soldier boys' on torpedoed ship
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
Estate planning seminar on Tuesday
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September 21, 2016
Absentee voting for November election begins Sept. 23
Eligible Minnesota voters can begin casting their ballots early for the Nov. 8 general election by voting absentee on Friday, Sept 23. This is the first presidential election year where Minnesotans no longer need an excuse to vote absentee, a reform also known as no-excuses absentee...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
County denies new hotel tax abatement
On Tuesday, Douglas County commissioners denied tax abatement for a new hotel development in Alexandria. Schultz Properties Investments has proposed building a 52,000-square-foot, 80-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites hotel, plus infrastructure and a road to access the new hotel...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
County commissioners gather input about court services staffing
Douglas County commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday. The first part of the meeting was a work session to gather information on a court service staffing issue. The second portion was closed to the public to conduct employee performance evaluations.
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 2, 2016
County board reverses layoffs decision
Douglas County Commissioners rescinded their vote to layoff two county corrections office employees. The 4-1 vote to rescind happened during the board’s February 2 meeting; Commissioner Jerry Johnson voted no. The board will now take 60 days to gather more information before addressing...
February 2, 2016 - 2:52pm
January 29, 2016
More fraud cases, more money taken in 2015
For the second year in a row, there were fewer cases of public assistance fraud in Douglas County, but more money was taken. Last year in Douglas...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
Year one done for Horizon
The end of 2015 wrapped up the inaugural year for Horizon Public Health. "It's satisfying to look back and see how well it went," said Sandy Tubbs, the agency's administrator. Horizon — the combined, five-county public health department serving residents in Douglas, Grant, Pope,...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
YOU ASKED: Is it Lake Brophy or Brophy Lake?
As part of our "You Asked" feature, reader Willie Woida of Alexandria contacted the Echo Press and asked, Lake Brophy, Brophy Lake — What...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
County board puts gravel mining operation on hold
Douglas County commissioners voted Tuesday to table a decision on whether or not further environmental impact review is needed for a proposed gravel mining operation near Miltona. They said they want more time to review information about the project. Owners of R&R Ready Mix...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
Letter: Was sprinkler system good use of county money?
To the editor: The Echo Press reported in the September 3, 2014 issue that the Douglas County commissioners decided, after years of discussion, now is the right time to install an in-ground sprinkler system around both the courthouse and services center. Really! Why now? At this...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
August 15, 2014
County cuts insurance to avoid penalty
As of January 1, 2015, people who work for three county-related agencies will no longer be insured by Douglas County. During their August 5 meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to discontinue insurance benefits for employees of Douglas County Housing and Redevelopment Authority,...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Schlangen appointed county coordinator
Douglas County Commissioners appointed Heather Schlangen to serve as Douglas County Coordinator/Human Resources Director as of September 29. The appointment was announced during Tuesday’s county board meeting. With applause from the room, Schlangen stood up and told commissioners,...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
August 16, 2013
Cactus Blossoms to perform free concert Thursday
Cactus Blossoms will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m.
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
Be entertained at the county fair!
The 2013 Douglas County Fair is under way! The fair kicked off on?Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Douglas County Faigrounds. Admission prices are $6 for adults with children ages 12 and younger free. A four-day wristband is $15.
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
Find fun at the fair
Pick your fun: rides, games, 4-H exhibits, corn dogs, races or just strolling down the midway. It's Douglas County Fair time! This year's fair...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
February 20, 2013
How would you spend $100 on county parks, trails?
Development of a new Douglas County Parks and Trails Plan is well under way, but there's still time to have your say. The plan is a blueprint...
February 20, 2013 - 12:00am