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‘She’s all of ours’: Candlelight vigil and prayer service held for missing teen
Ready, set, mow! Lawn mowers become battle-tested at fair
Weekend rain strains sewer plant's capacity
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
Sports schedule for Saturday, Aug. 19
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
Photo of the Week
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
James "Jim" K. Davern
Orvis L. Jibben
John "Jack" McLaughlin
Delores M. Johnson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
hires and promotions
on the street
August 15, 2017
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
There are 15 lakes within Douglas County that will have temporary no wake zoning on them beginning, today, Aug. 15. The temporary 300-foot no...
August 15, 2017 - 5:18pm
August 3, 2017
L'Homme Dieu to get permanent boat decontamination station
In the fight against aquatic invasive species, the first permanent boat decontamination station will soon be in place at one of the busiest...
August 3, 2017 - 6:14am
August 1, 2017
Expect Douglas County vacation rental rules in 2018
Douglas County commissioners approved moving forward with putting together some rules for property owners who rent out their homes as vacation...
August 1, 2017 - 5:29pm
July 29, 2017
For the record
Douglas County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting Tuesday, August 1 Location: Douglas County Courthouse Boardroom, 305 8th Avenue W. in Alexandria. 9 a.m. Call to order, invocation, approve agenda, approve minutes from July 18 regular and work session board meeting. 9:03 a.m. Gabe...
July 29, 2017 - 7:02am
July 26, 2017
For the record
Lake Carlos Area Association Annual Meeting Thursday, July 27 Location: The Phoenix Event Center at 3904 County Road 42 NE. Time: 7 p.m. Douglas County Land and Resource Management Director Dave Rush will be the guest speaker.
July 26, 2017 - 3:20pm
June 30, 2017
County Road 12 bid approved
County Road 12 — from Garfield north to County Road 58, about three-and-a-half miles — will soon be rebuilt. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the bid for the project Wednesday. Depending on the contractor's schedule, the project could start mid- to late...
June 30, 2017 - 8:21am
June 20, 2017
County getting state aid to enforce buffer law
Douglas County will soon receive funding to help enforce the state's law requiring buffer strips of vegetation between farmland and waterways....
June 20, 2017 - 4:11pm
May 2, 2017
County to study rules for vacation rental homes
Property owners who rent out their homes during the summer months may soon have to adhere to new rules and regulations. Douglas County Land and...
May 2, 2017 - 4:26pm
March 24, 2017
Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
A Douglas County landowner has ensured that a wetland area he owns will be preserved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Fish and Wildlife Service recently secured a 34 acre plot in Orange Township near Burr Oak Road SE south of Interstate 94 from the Jerry D. Kuhlman Living...
March 24, 2017 - 7:00am
March 10, 2017
An AIS battle plan
Dave Rush held up a one liter bottle of water at Tuesday's Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting. Rush, director of Douglas County Land...
March 10, 2017 - 6:00am
February 22, 2017
Law enforcement contract with Evansville renewed
The town of Evansville will pay more for law enforcement services from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office this year. Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract between the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the city of Evansville for law enforcement services.
February 22, 2017 - 3:12pm
December 15, 2016
Worker housing for Arrowwood moves forward
In a matter of 10 minutes and with no opposition, the conditional use permit for two employee houses to be used by Arrowwood Resort and Conference...
December 15, 2016 - 9:35am
November 22, 2016
Employee housing project faces opposition
A boarding house project at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria is drawing a lot of opposition from neighbors. The resort has...
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
November 4, 2016
Shooting range standards in the works
Douglas County is looking at developing an ordinance for public and semi-public shooting ranges. The public, however, will get a say first before the ordinance would be approved by the five Douglas County commissioners.
November 4, 2016 - 9:00am
October 19, 2016
Threat of another AIS
It may have a pretty name and sound more like a fun character from Harry Potter, but a new form of aquatic invasive species is being called...
October 19, 2016 - 6:00am