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Law enforcement blotter: March 26, 2015
News Briefs: Duluth man dies from snowmobile crash injuries on lake
What’s going on on McKay Avenue?
Should police be able to arrest legislators for driving drunk?
Ryback gives back
Maddock qualifies for hoop shoot nationals
How they're doing now: Fearing, Stockert earn early playing time at NDSU
Season begins for Card bowlers
Tonic Sol-Fa kicks off 2015 tour in Alexandria
Recognize outstanding service with nomination
Realizing Christ’s passion
Church rallies together to warm pastor
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show packs the RCC
Nohre talks state of local deer herd
A knack for carving
Maycel Clark, 89
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Thomas Muzik Jr., 79
Joanne Holl, 84
Jamie Schaffran, 41
Echo Press Editorial: Should Alexandria allow food trucks?
It's Our Turn: Saving my pet helped save me
Special interest groups trump science
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Bill would not fund program
Funding expanded for ag programs
Family farms: backbone of agriculture
Demand high for wetlands program
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 8, 2014
Challengers file for Alexandria City Council positions
The Alexandria City Council election has sparked some interest. Three candidates have filed for the Ward 1 council seat -- incumbent Virgil Batesole and challengers Shawn Olson and Jeff Tacker. Two candidates have also filed for the Ward 2 position -- incumbent Roger Thalman...
August 8, 2014 - 11:28am
Primary is Tuesday
Local residents still undecided of whom to vote for in Tuesday’s primary had one more chance to learn about the Douglas County commissioner and sheriff candidates Wednesday evening. The Alexandria League of Women Voters sponsored a candidate forum at the Alexandria Senior Center....
news / government
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
June 10, 2014
Third candidate files for District 5 county commissioner
A third candidate has filed for the Douglas County Commissioner District 5 position -- former Alexandria City Council member, Elroy Frank. Frank filed this afternoon, the last day of a filing period that was extended when one of the candidates, incumbent Dan Olson, withdrew from...
June 10, 2014 - 3:46pm
June 9, 2014
Owen Miller files for commissioner position
There will be a race for Douglas County Commissioner District 5. Owen Miller, who is currently serving on the Alexandria City Council, filed for the county board position on Monday. Incumbent commissioner Dan Olson withdrew from the race last week, leaving former Alexandria...
June 9, 2014 - 11:06am
June 4, 2014
Backer files to run against McNamar in District 12A
Small business owner and former Browns Valley Mayor Jeff Backer filed for State Representative at the Traverse County Courthouse, officially submitting the necessary paperwork to appear on the August 12 primary ballot as the endorsed Republican candidate. Backer is seeking the House...
news / government
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Miltich, Sieling win DFL endorsement in District 8A, 8B
The Minnesota DFL Senate District 8 Endorsing Convention was held May 21 at the Alexandria Technical and Community College. In addition to voting delegates, many community members were present as witnesses and supporters. In House District 8A, Jim Miltich of Pelican Rapids was nominated...
news / government
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
June 2, 2014
Challenger emerges in Douglas County commissioner race
A challenger has filed for one of the three Douglas County commissioner positions that are up for election this fall. Jon Gaugert filed for the District 2 post currently held by Jim Stratton. The two other incumbent commissioners, Charlie Meyer in District 4 and Dan Olson in...
June 2, 2014 - 11:11am
May 29, 2014
Fourth candidate files for sheriff
A fourth candidate has filed for the Douglas County sheriff position – Scot Umlauf. Umlauf, a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, joins the incumbent sheriff, Troy Wolbersen, State Trooper Rich Homan and Greg Windhurst, a DCSO patrol sergeant, in the race. The filing period...
May 29, 2014 - 4:21pm
Third candidate files for Douglas County sheriff
A third candidate has filed for the Douglas County sheriff position -- Greg Windhurst. Windhurst, a patrol sergeant with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, joins the incumbent sheriff, Troy Wolbersen, and State Trooper Rich Homan in the race. The filing period ends on June...
May 29, 2014 - 9:16am
March 17, 2014
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will seek re-election
By Forum News Service MOORHEAD - U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, the congressman who represents a wide swath of western Minnesota, including Douglas County, announced Monday morning that he plans to run for re-election. Peterson, a Democrat from Detroit Lakes, will seek his 13th term...
March 17, 2014 - 10:52am
March 12, 2014
Low turnout for township elections in Douglas County
What if they held an election and no one came? That was almost the case on Tuesday during the township elections that took place in Douglas County. Many of the 18 townships that held elections reported very small turnouts, some in the single-digits. Urness Township, for...
March 12, 2014 - 4:11pm
November 8, 2013
Voters say no to West Central Area referendums
Elementary schools in Kensington and Elbow Lake to remain open
November 8, 2013 - 9:46am
November 6, 2013
Voters defeat West Central Area Schools building referendum
Voters in the West Central Area School District soundly defeated a proposed $12.25 million referendum Tuesday to add on to the secondary school in Barrett. The project would have added pre-K to 5th grade space, resulting in the closing of elementary schools in Kensington and Elbow...
November 6, 2013 - 8:15am
May 1, 2013
Alexandria League of Women Voters identifies concerns from past election
After each election cycle The League of Women Voters studies how the electoral process works and offers recommendations for improvement. This happens at all levels - national, state and local. The Alexandria Area League of Women Voters (AALWV) invited four election officials to...
news / state
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
March 14, 2013
Voters elect leaders in 18 townships in Douglas County
Voting for township elections in Douglas County was light Tuesday since most of the candidates were running unopposed. Eighteen of the 20 townships in Douglas County held elections. Brandon and Miltona townships hold their elections in the fall. Here's a look at the voting results...
March 14, 2013 - 7:23am