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Magic, wonder and faith at Church for the Harvest
New method for funding nursing homes?
Snow Saturday Night
Law enforcement blotter: January 22, 2015
News Briefs: Smoking in Minnesota drops
Boys hockey: Alex can't overcome Bemidji's torrid start as Cards drop second straight
Girls hockey: Shorthanded Alexandria falls 1-0 against Bemidji
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Sports roundup from Friday, January 23
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 9, 2014
County government in spotlight this month
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is joining other counties across the country in designating April as National County Government Month. It approved a proclamation stating that counties are ready and resilient to prepare, respond and thrive. Other points made in the proclamation: •...
April 9, 2014 - 12:00am
March 28, 2014
April is national County Government Month
To the editor: April is national County Government Month and we want to express our sincere thanks to each and every Douglas County employee for the fine jobs they do. Counties really do matter. Counties play a central role in our communities and the lives of all Americans. They...
opinion / letters
March 28, 2014 - 12:00am
February 21, 2014
Editorial - Public's right to know takes step backward
Douglas County commissioners made a decision Tuesday that could ultimately topple a domino that crushes the public’s right to know exactly what their locally elected officials are doing. It voted, 3-2, in favor of a resolution that supports legislation allowing counties to publish...
opinion / editorials
February 21, 2014 - 10:23am
Letter - Government spending is out of control
To the editor: We need more people like Bill Ingebrigtsen to work for us. He knows that we need to live within our means, not like our spendy Democrats. For example, our governor is building a billion dollar stadium for a rich, crooked owner and rich, spoiled-brat players. Think...
opinion / letters
February 21, 2014 - 10:16am
December 27, 2013
New plan looks at highway needs for next 20 years
The Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP) has been finalized and is available online, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). MnSHIP connects the Minnesota GO 50-year vision and policies established in the Statewide Multimodal Transportation...
news / state
December 27, 2013 - 8:43am
December 6, 2013
Updated: Salaries for county leaders weighed
This updated story now includes the salary request from sheriff Troy Wolbersen. Douglas County Commissioners will soon have a decision to make about the salaries of four elected officials in 2014. Three of those four elected officials stated their case on what they believe...
December 6, 2013 - 9:30am
November 15, 2013
Developmental Achievement Center gets boost from county
It had one of lowest client rates in state
November 15, 2013 - 8:49am
October 11, 2013
For the record
MEETINGS ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 (Monday is holiday) 4:00 p.m. Council work session. 1. 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance; invocation. Consent agenda: A. Approve minutes of September 23. B. Approve September bills and authorize issuance. C. Approve license...
October 11, 2013 - 9:06am
September 12, 2013
Insurance rollout brings more debate
ST. PAUL -- A new way for Minnesotans to buy health insurance could provide the lowest premiums in the country, but when state officials announced those numbers Friday, they could not compare the new prices to what consumers pay today. Governor Mark Dayton's administration promoted...
news / state
September 12, 2013 - 2:49pm
September 4, 2013
Authorities investigate thefts at state Capitol
Security at the state Capitol is investigating a reported theft of approximately $15 from a candy fundraiser envelope, blood pressure medication, and keys to offices on the second floor of the State Office Building in St. Paul. Capitol Security was notified on August 27 by a research...
news / crime
September 4, 2013 - 10:42am