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Long repair list for B-E schools
NorthStar Group breaks ground on sports complex, home of FCA Hockey
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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Volleyball: Panthers fall to Knights in five sets
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
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Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
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Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
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Douglas County Board
September 19, 2017
Douglas County preliminary tax levy shows 3.96 increase
A preview of Douglas County's tax levy shows there will be an increase for 2018. However, how much of an increase remains to be see. The preliminary levy was approved at Tuesday's regular County Board meeting. The levy was set at $27 million, which is a 3.96 percent increase from...
September 19, 2017 - 3:41pm
September 9, 2017
Agency details scope of domestic violence
Last year, 550 Douglas County residents received services through Someplace Safe for domestic violence-related issues. Of those 550, 113 were children. In Minnesota last year, at least 18 women were killed in cases where current or former partners were the suspected or convicted...
September 9, 2017 - 7:39am
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
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
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
October 14, 2016
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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