Skip to main content
Get your water checked at upcoming clinic
‘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 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
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
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 17, 2017
County commission salaries increase $1,000
"It would be easier if you guys weren't sitting there," Douglas County Commissioner Keith Englund said to the audience while the commissioners...
August 17, 2017 - 4:27pm
July 18, 2017
Eurasian watermilfoil found in Lake Victoria
Douglas County is home to more than 300 lakes and only a handful of aquatic invasive species including zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil....
July 18, 2017 - 5:07pm
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 21, 2017
Work to begin on new roundabout
Construction on a new roundabout is about to begin in a high-traffic area between Woodland Elementary School and Alexandria Area High School....
June 21, 2017 - 4:20pm
June 7, 2017
Roadwork begins on County Road 22
Road construction on County Road 22 between the fairgrounds and Casey's Convenience Store began on Wednesday, June 7. The resurfacing work,...
June 7, 2017 - 3:16pm
June 6, 2017
Foreclosures down, home sale prices up in 2016
There are positives signs in the Douglas County housing market, with foreclosures continuing to decline and average sales prices rising. In...
June 6, 2017 - 6:35pm
May 17, 2017
SunOpta tax request 'morally offensive,' county official says
After receiving 10 years of tax breaks through a job creation program, SunOpta is asking a tax court to lower its property valuation and tax...
May 17, 2017 - 6:13pm
May 16, 2017
$146,171 error caught on Knute Nelson’s taxes
A significant error was recently discovered regarding the property tax statement for Knute Nelson Senior Living, a Grand Arbor project. The...
May 16, 2017 - 6:05pm
May 9, 2017
Douglas County roadwork season about to begin
Road construction projects around Douglas County are set to begin next week with a couple of road closures occurring. The first is County Road...
May 9, 2017 - 6:13pm
May 8, 2017
First half tax payments are due soon
Property owners are being reminded that their first half real estate tax payments are due soon. Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow sent out the reminder, stating that payments are due on or before Monday, May 15. Payments can be made in person until 4:30 p.m. Monday, May...
May 8, 2017 - 6:05am
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
May 1, 2017
Update: Girl who apparently drowned was longboarding along the trail
A 12-year-old Alexandria girl who died in an apparent drowning along the Central Lakes Trail may have been skateboarding, Douglas County Sheriff...
May 1, 2017 - 4:57pm
April 23, 2017
Miltona home destroyed by fire; two dogs die
A home near Miltona was destroyed by fire Sunday, April 23, with two of the homeowner's dogs unable to escape. No people were inside the house...
April 23, 2017 - 4:36pm
April 20, 2017
Lack of snow affecting trail group
With little to no snow the past three winters, members of the Douglas Area Trails Association have been feeling a little annoyed. Jeff Linn,...
April 20, 2017 - 11:52am
April 19, 2017
Echo Press editorial: County bucks population trends
Fact or fiction: Many people who grew up in Douglas County move away and live for awhile in a metro region but they return, glad to call this area their home once again. There's plenty of anecdotal evidence that this happens in the Alexandria area more frequently than in other areas....
April 19, 2017 - 4:09pm