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Elementary students have their day
Filings open for county, cities, school board
Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
Visitors celebrate Norway connection
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 22
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
Baseball: Knights rally to top Ashby, fall to Parkers Prairie
BASEBALL: Stockert stymies Eagles in 5-0 shutout
Boys golf: Cards shoot a season best in Brainerd, take second in CLC
Viking Speedway: Gerdes, Karl, Crouse get feature wins
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
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
Herbert G. Hoppe Jr.
Larry E. Thielmann
Lori A. Hornberger
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
On The Street
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July 18, 2017
Eurasian watermilfoil found in Lake Victoria
Douglas County is home to more than 300 lakes and only a handful of aquatic invasive species including zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil....
July 18, 2017 - 5:07pm
June 30, 2017
County Road 12 bid approved
County Road 12 — from Garfield north to County Road 58, about three-and-a-half miles — will soon be rebuilt. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the bid for the project Wednesday. Depending on the contractor's schedule, the project could start mid- to late...
June 30, 2017 - 8:21am
June 21, 2017
Work to begin on new roundabout
Construction on a new roundabout is about to begin in a high-traffic area between Woodland Elementary School and Alexandria Area High School....
June 21, 2017 - 4:20pm
June 7, 2017
Roadwork begins on County Road 22
Road construction on County Road 22 between the fairgrounds and Casey's Convenience Store began on Wednesday, June 7. The resurfacing work,...
June 7, 2017 - 3:16pm
June 6, 2017
Foreclosures down, home sale prices up in 2016
There are positives signs in the Douglas County housing market, with foreclosures continuing to decline and average sales prices rising. In...
June 6, 2017 - 6:35pm
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