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Final lesson for grads: Don't drink and drive
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
A 'Good' run for retiring early childhood program coordinator
Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
Softball: Lakers fall in second round, face long road to championship
Softball: WCA wins 6A first round matchup
Boys tennis: Cards' season ends in individual tournament
Softball: Chargers cruise past Owls in playoff opener
Girls track and field: Cards capture CLC title
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Gilbert G. Poepping
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
April 12, 2017
County gets $60,000 for Brophy Park trails
The biking and hiking trails proposed at Lake Brophy Park got a $60,000 boost thanks in part to Douglas County Hospital and Sanford Health. At Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting, commissioners approved an agreement from the Douglas County Hospital and Sanford Health for a combined...
April 12, 2017 - 7:53am
April 4, 2017
Fleet Farm challenges property assessment
The owner of Mills Fleet Farm in Alexandria has filed petitions seeking a lower property assessment, a tactic used by big box stores, such as...
April 4, 2017 - 6:09pm
March 27, 2017
Bridge at Osakis exit closed starting today
A bridge replacement project at the Osakis exit on Interstate 94 will mean some detours for drivers this spring and summer. The Minnesota Highway...
March 27, 2017 - 9:47am
March 16, 2017
Township elections spring a few surprises
Elections in 18 of Douglas County's 20 townships took place Tuesday and yielded a few surprises — a successful write-in campaign in Hudson Township and new supervisors replacing incumbents in LaGrand and Lund townships. Here's a look at the results: (Elections in Brandon and...
March 16, 2017 - 8:21am
March 10, 2017
Updated property assessments on the way
Residents in Douglas County should keep an eye on their mail after March 22 as more than 30,000 assessment notices and tax statements will be mailed out by the county assessor's office. Douglas County Assessor Keith Albertsen explained the difference between an assessment notice...
March 10, 2017 - 6:00am
March 8, 2017
Bending in the wind
Some yards in Douglas County these days look like a nearby twig factory blew up. Sticks and branches are scattered all over the place. That'll...
March 8, 2017 - 2:05pm