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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 29, 2016
Douglas County receives Pinwheels for Prevention Award
Twelve Minnesota tribes and communities, including Douglas County and Douglas County Child Abuse Prevention Council, have received the 14th annual Pinwheels for Prevention Award from Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC). This award is presented annually to recognize communities...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 28, 2016
Missing person found
A missing person report issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department (DCSO) Monday has been canceled. Todd Richard Logan, age 52, of Moorhead,...
April 28, 2016 - 10:08am
April 22, 2016
County sticking with state probation services
For now, Douglas County will continue to contract with the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide probation services. During Tuesday's county board meeting, commissioners voted to continue with the DOC for probation services for the next two years, along with implementing...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Ready to respond
While most people would shy away from situations involving weapons and danger, there is a group in Douglas County that is prepared to step in...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 9, 2016
UPDATED: Sheriff's office urges no burning after two fires burn hundreds of acres over the weekend
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to refrain from burning after fire departments responded to two grass fires over the weekend...
April 9, 2016 - 8:23pm
April 8, 2016
Statewide mobile mental health services become reality
Soon, mobile mental health services will be available in every Minnesota county. These services were made possible through more than $13.6 million in mobile mental health crisis grants recently awarded to local service providers by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The funding...
April 8, 2016 - 7:59am
County approves bump for mowing money
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners moved quickly through a slate of business during Tuesday's meeting. Following is a brief overview of a few action items. • Commissioners authorized an increase in the county's allocation to the Douglas County Agriculture Association, which...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
Last piece in place
The last piece is in place. All 142 acres of Lake Brophy Park are now owned by Douglas County. The new, yet-to-be-developed park is a mosaic...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
Local partnership could boost organics recycling
Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) recycles about 50 percent of Pope and Douglas counties, but there's still opportunity to improve, officials there said. Greater Minnesota counties' recycling programs are faced with potential mandates to increase recycling rates from 35...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
County approves aquatic invasive species plan
Douglas County now has a plan in place to prevent, manage and monitor aquatic invasive species (AIS) in area lakes. The Douglas County Board...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Recycle that plastic wrap from farm and boats
There's a new opportunity to recycle those large pieces of plastic that protected silage, bales and boats all winter long. Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) has launched a plastics recycling pilot program. For the first time, PDSWM will accept agricultural and boat wrap...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 12, 2016
Explosive material discovered in rural Douglas County
On Friday, an explosive material was found in a rural area of the county. According to Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), a report came in about a suspicous material discovered in a shed on County Road 107 in Moe Township, between Brandon and Holmes City. Deputies arrived and...
March 12, 2016 - 3:45am
March 11, 2016
Commissioners Bales, Johnson won't run for re-election
Douglas County Commissioners Bev Bales and Jerry Johnson won't seek re-election to the county board. Both announced their decision this month and both agree, it's time to move on. BALES "It has been a very interesting, rewarding and many times challenging job serving these 12 years...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
County denies new hotel tax abatement
On Tuesday, Douglas County commissioners denied tax abatement for a new hotel development in Alexandria. Schultz Properties Investments has proposed building a 52,000-square-foot, 80-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites hotel, plus infrastructure and a road to access the new hotel...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
County proceeds with layoff
Efforts to keep a county corrections worker on the job have failed. During the March 1 Douglas County Board meeting, Commissioner Bev Bales made a motion to retain the case aid position in the court services department; Bales and Charlie Meyer voted "yes" and Owen Miller, Jim Stratton...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am