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Douglas County

April 22, 2015
Bill Ingebrigtsen
Oil pipeline plan moves ahead
April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
April 17, 2015
Christine Klimek, the executive director of the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria, is holding a lost cat brought in recently. (Annie Harman | Echo Press)
Dealing with Douglas County’s lost pets
April 17, 2015 - 12:00am
April 1, 2015
Douglas County’s Safe Communities Coalition members include (back row, left to right) Jeremy Vogt, LifeLink III; Jim Gripne, Alexandria Police Department; Scott Johnson, North Ambulance; Scott Kent, Alexandria Police Department; (front, left to right) Bev Bales, county commissioner; Crystal Hoepner, public health educator with Horizon Public Health; and Lynn Ransom, District 206 Community Education. Other members were not available for the picture. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
A decade of safer drivers, saving lives
April 1, 2015 - 12:00am
March 20, 2015
County gears up for another battle against invasive species
March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
March 13, 2015
Patrick Beattie of Osakis is a longtime motorcycle rider and as he headed out on one of his first rides of the season Tuesday, he said, “It is important for your readers to also now be on the lookout for motorcyclists...” (Contributed)
Warm up revs up local motorcycle riders
March 13, 2015 - 12:00am
March 11, 2015
Tina McPherson and Keith Polipnick are longtime dispatchers for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and now, they’re also certified communications unit leaders – trained to set up and maintain a communications center in the midst of an emergency or incident. (Amy Chaffins | Echo Press)
Communication is critical
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
Brad Bonk is Douglas County’s new parks superintendent. Since he started February 23, he’s checked out the parks and said he’s looking forward to working with residents to develop the new Lake Brophy Park. (Amy Chaffins | Echo Press)
Forward focus on ‘the people’s parks’
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
The four-member country/rock band Contention of Sauk Centre will play guests into the night from 8 p.m. to midnight at Nelson’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash on Saturday, March 14. (Contributed)
Party Irish-style in Nelson this Saturday
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
March 6, 2015
Troy Wolbersen
Sign up for CodeRED
March 6, 2015 - 12:00am
Judy Meyer shovels snow off the sidewalk in front of Ben Franklin in Alexandria Tuesday morning. (Lowell Anderson |  Echo Press)
Winter returns with a vengeance
March 6, 2015 - 12:00am
March 4, 2015
Mike Woods
County task force to examine child protection process
March 4, 2015 - 12:00am
February 20, 2015
One of the seven projects in Douglas County that’s included in Governor Mark Dayton’s transportation plan is to improve this section of bridge on Highway 27 West over Interstate 94, just west of the Pilot Travel Center in Alexandria. (Al Edenloff  |  Echo Press)
Dayton’s plan: 7 projects in county
February 20, 2015 - 12:00am
February 18, 2015
Less fraud, but more money taken
February 18, 2015 - 12:00am
January 28, 2015
County coroner announces retirement
January 28, 2015 - 12:00am
Northeastern and southwestern counties will lose population, while growth will continue to radiate out from the Twin Cities and north into the central lakes region, with some substantial growth in southeastern MN.
Douglas County’s growth expected to slow down
January 28, 2015 - 12:00am