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Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, May 23
Three teams qualify for global finals
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Elementary students have their day
Baseball: Olson’s homer sparks B-E, but Eagles hold on
Baseball: Cardinals look toward the playoffs after a CLC title
Softball: WCA captures subsection crown with matching 7-3 wins
Horseshoe League standings: Week one
Boys golf: Osakis’ season ends at the 5A meet
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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September 14, 2017
Letter: Noticing the beauty of the courthouse
To the editor: While attending a music presentation on the Douglas County courthouse lawn and hearing the wonderful sounds, I looked up and really noticed the beauty of the old courthouse architecture, the very well-manicured lawn and leaves of the trees moving gently in the breeze...
September 14, 2017 - 6:10am
September 30, 2016
Second half real estate tax due Oct. 17
The second half real estate tax payments for properties are due on or before Monday, Oct. 17. Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. If mailing your tax payment, envelopes must be postmarked no later than Oct. 17 to avoid penalty. Douglas County has installed a tax payment...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
The Red Letter Band to perform Thursday
The Red Letter Band will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, June 18 on the lawn at the Douglas County Courthouse...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
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
September 3, 2014
Irrigation system goes in at county courthouse campus
A lawn irrigation system has been installed around the campus of the Douglas County Courthouse and Services Center in downtown Alexandria. In July, county commissioners approved a low bid of $27,056 from Exterior Designs to install the system. The bid includes a two-year warranty...
September 3, 2014 - 6:58am
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
August 2, 2013
Cimarron to perform free concert Thursday
Cimarron will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, August 8 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County Courthouse...
August 2, 2013 - 12:00am
July 19, 2013
Cassie and the Bobs to perform free concert
Cassie and the Bobs will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
Lawn concerts return with 57 Chevy reunion
57 Chevy will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County Courthouse in Alexandria. This will be a reunion concert, as the band, consisting of Luis "King Louie" Moreno, Paul Strand, Dave Primus, Chuck Wencl...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
Legislation combats courthouse violence with added security
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) reintroduced the Local Courthouse Safety Act to improve security at smaller courthouses. He originally introduced the legislation following a 2011 shooting at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais that injured three, including the Cook County...
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Cassie and the Bobs perform at free concert Thursday
Cassie and the Bobs will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
Doc's Dixieland to perform free concert Thursday
Doc's Dixieland will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County Courthouse in Alexandria. Doc's Dixieland group was founded in the early 1970s by Dr. Paul Engebretson.
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
Young musicians to perform at free Thursday concert
The Red Willow Arts Coalition presents the 2012 Young Musicians Night Concert on Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
DC and Hawk to perform free concert Thursday
The group DC and Hawk will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Funky Gumbo to perform at free Thursday night concert
Funky Gumbo will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County Courthouse...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am