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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
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
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
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
Betty A. Johnson
Delores M. Johnson
James "Jim" K. Davern
Orvis L. Jibben
John "Jack" McLaughlin
Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
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
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
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Douglas County Board
August 17, 2017
Downtown eyed for veteran's memorial
It looks like Alexandria is going to be joining the cities of Brandon, Osakis, Long Prairie and Elbow Lake in honoring local veterans. Gabe...
August 17, 2017 - 3:49pm
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
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
April 18, 2017
Roundabout between high school, Woodland moves forward
Despite opposition from a couple of Douglas County commissioners, plans for a new roundabout in a high-traffic area between Woodland Elementary...
April 18, 2017 - 4:54pm
December 16, 2016
Bales proud of county's parks, services building
On Dec. 31, Bev Bales will be celebrating. Yes, she will be ringing in the New Year like everyone else, but she will also be celebrating her...
December 16, 2016 - 10:00am
Johnson proud of road work; fiscal restraint
Jerry Johnson has been sleeping great the last couple of months. As of January 1, he will be a retired Douglas County commissioner. "I've slept...
December 16, 2016 - 10:00am
October 14, 2016
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COUNTY BOARD BEHAVIOR
October 14, 2016 - 3:00am
September 2, 2016
County to rescind tax plan for restaurant
A decision giving the owners of an Alexandria restaurant five years to pay off their taxes is set to be rescinded at next week's Douglas County Board meeting. The meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, Sept. 6. and the item is on the agenda at 9:40 a.m. County Board Chair Jerry Johnson...
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
Commissioners get raise, calls for referendum
Without much discussion, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted on Aug. 2 to raise their salaries by roughly 3 percent. Their salary for 2016 was $27,169 and their salary for 2017 will be an even $28,000. Commissioner Jerry Johnson, who made the motion to raise...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
March 20, 2015
Signs of spring: Park plans, road work
County board calls for plan updates at Lake Brophy, Runestone parks By Al Edenloff email@example.com Signs of spring sprouted up at Tuesday’s Douglas County Board meeting. Plans to improve parks and roads moved forward. Commissioners called for requests from consulting...
March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
August 15, 2014
County launches effort to streamline cost of government
Douglas County leaders are working toward streamlining processes used to serve the public. It’s part of the lean improvement process, most...
August 15, 2014 - 9:33am
August 12, 2014
Smoother traffic flow coming to McKay and CR 82
Prepare to be far less frustrated when trying to make a left turn onto County Road 82 east of Alexandria. The traffic signal system at County...
August 12, 2014 - 11:25am
December 10, 2013
Sheriff Wolbersen asks for pay increase
Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen submitted a statement to the board of commissioners Friday asking to receive the same pay increase that other department heads will have in 2014. In his statement, Wolbersen mentioned that 2014 will be his eighth year as the Douglas County...
December 10, 2013 - 9:58pm