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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
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
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
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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May 26, 2018
Filings open for county, cities, school board
Ready to run for office? The filing period for local, state and federal offices opened on Tuesday, and will run until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. Many local races may develop during the filing period. Here's a look at the seats that are up for election. Douglas County Board of Commissioners...
20 hours 55 min ago
May 21, 2018
Updated: Bail set for suspects in connection with Forada assault
Bail has been set for two men in connection with the May 5 assault of Steven “Beaver” Hlinsky of Forada. Troy Nathan Traut, 33, of Alexandria,...
May 21, 2018 - 3:35pm
May 18, 2018
Update: Two charged with manslaughter in Hlinsky death
Manslaughter charges have been filed against two men in connection with the May 5 assault of Steven "Beaver" Hlinsky of Forada, Douglas County...
May 18, 2018 - 9:12pm
May 17, 2018
Central Specialties wins three road projects
Road construction season is already in full swing and several roads throughout Douglas County will soon be worked on. Central Specialities, Inc. of Alexandria was awarded three bids for several road projects throughout the county at Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting. And in...
May 17, 2018 - 2:43pm
May 16, 2018
Details emerge in assault case
Search warrants requested by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for cell phone records in the assault case of 46-year-old Steven "Beaver' Hlinsky...
May 16, 2018 - 4:56pm
May 12, 2018
Park reservation system changed
If you have plans to camp at Chippewa Park this summer, Brad Bonk wants you to know the reservation system has changed. Bonk, Douglas County...
May 12, 2018 - 12:22pm
May 11, 2018
Library director leaving county
When Jake Odland was in ninth grade, he had no idea what he wanted to do for a living. With Jefferson High School's annual career day fast-approaching,...
May 11, 2018 - 1:16pm
May 10, 2018
Victim’s family speaks out at manslaughter sentencing
As a photo of Phillip Altstadt with his two children was placed on a banister in a Douglas County courtroom Thursday afternoon, members of his...
May 10, 2018 - 8:32pm
May 4, 2018
Lake Brophy Park bathhouse architect hired
Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday approved an architectural firm for the bathhouse project at Lake Brophy Park. Five firms submitted proposals, with the contract being extended to Buetow 2 Architects of Minneapolis. Bids submitted ranged from Buetow's low bid of $13,500 to...
May 4, 2018 - 10:57am
April 27, 2018
Permits denied for two vacation rentals
Emotions ran high at Tuesday night's Planning Advisory Commission meeting, with the first hearings for conditional use permits on private vacation home rentals coming before the board. Several residents voiced their concerns about having VRBO's in their neighborhoods. They spoke...
April 27, 2018 - 6:17am
April 25, 2018
Commissioners meet new veterans services officer
Once a combat engineer in the U.S. Army, Jacob Turner now serves as Douglas County's new veterans services officer. As a U.S. Army specialist,...
April 25, 2018 - 1:05pm
April 6, 2018
Union unhappy with contract
A group of social workers from Douglas County Social Services expressed concerns to county commissioners during Tuesday's regular board meeting about labor negotiations, lack of support and how they've been treated.
April 6, 2018 - 8:46am
March 28, 2018
In the Friday, March 23, article, "Statue move tabled by county," due to incorrect information provided to the Echo Press, the statue was incorrectly identified. The statue is of a Union soldier. In the Friday, March 23, article, "Taxidermists bring their best to Alexandria," a...
March 28, 2018 - 7:51am
March 22, 2018
Statue move tabled by county
The statue of a civil war soldier that has stood on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn for more than a century could be moving to Alexandria's...
March 22, 2018 - 12:58pm
March 8, 2018
County backs idea of another I-94 exit for Alexandria
There is still plenty of work that needs to be done and it may take several more years, but motorists will likely have another way to access Alexandria from Interstate 94. At the Tuesday, March 6 Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting, Public Works Director Dave Robley asked...
March 8, 2018 - 10:06am