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Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Rep. Peterson: Rural America's critical infrastructure needs include broadband, flood control
So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
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On The Street
September 30, 2016
LETTER: Laws should help seriously ill
To the editor: Your excellent article on civil commitment, highlights a nationwide trend. We now have a mental health system that inversely prioritizes who receives care. The least ill go to the head of the line, and the most seriously mentally ill go to jail and prison. Rather than...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Inside the walls of the county jail
Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the Douglas County Jail. For most, the words “incarceration” and “freedom”...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
Sex offender changes delayed
Minnesota will not be forced to change how it treats sex offenders until a federal appeals court decides whether the program is constitutional. Last month, the court granted the state a stay, which delays enforcement of a federal judge’s ruling ordering major changes in the state...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
May 24, 2013
Has our youth gone mild? Incarceration rates at historic low
The number of minors locked up in the nation's correctional facilities is lower now than it has been in 35 years. Since 1975, juvenile incarceration...
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
April 22, 2013
Two inmates who escaped Becker County jail are back in custody
Two Becker County jail inmates are back in custody after a short-lived escape Saturday. Sheriff Kelly Shannon said 30-year-old Scott Allan Sellers and 20-year-old Arlan Ray Bergstrom escaped from the jail by removing a metal plate from the handicap shower, then breaking out a 9-inch-wide...
April 22, 2013 - 9:27am
May 16, 2012
Commissioners OK DOC agreement with jail and talk TV
A renewal of the joint powers agreement between the Douglas County Jail and Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) was approved for 2013 at the May 8 county commissioners meeting. The agreement with DOC allows the county to house inmates at the jail who are participating in the...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
Locked Up: Echo Press reporter goes to jail
Confined. Scared. Trapped. Bored. That is how I felt Saturday night when I spent nearly four hours in the new Douglas County Jail. Fortunately...
November 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Courthouse remodeling upsets chair
The Douglas County Courthouse remodeling project caused a heated debate at the May 25 commissioners' meeting. Near the end of the four-hour-long meeting, a representative from Klein McCarthy, the architectural firm working on the project, was supposed to give a presentation to the...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
December 29, 2009
Medical contract for jail weighed
Although he was not on the agenda at last week's Douglas County Board meeting, Sheriff Troy Wolbersen went before the commissioners with two issues. His first issue was to ask the commissioners to approve a $500 donation to the sheriff's office from Rick and Connie Rosengren.
December 29, 2009 - 12:00am
November 13, 2009
County hears about homeless problem
Homelessness, increased fees for food, beverage and lodging licenses, the floodplain ordinance and law enforcement center were all topics at Tuesday's regular Douglas County Board Meeting. Connie Nelson from the Homeless to Housed Coalition spoke before the commissioners, asking...
November 13, 2009 - 12:05am
August 12, 2009
Klobuchar calls for crackdown on using cell phones in prison
As part of her ongoing Senate work on law enforcement issues, U.S.
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
July 14, 2009
City pursues joint law enforcement center; cost: $5.6 million
The process of building a city-county law enforcement center (LEC) next to a new Douglas County jail inched ahead Monday night. After studying preliminary cost estimates, the Alexandria City Council voted 5-0 to proceed with "phase two" of the project - preparing the plans, drawings...
July 14, 2009 - 12:28am
May 27, 2009
City takes lead on law enforcement center project
The city of Alexandria is now taking the lead on the project to build a joint law enforcement center inside a new county jail. At its meeting Tuesday night, the Alexandria City Council approved changes to its "memorandum of understanding" with Douglas County regarding the preliminary...
May 27, 2009 - 12:01am
Board sells bonds for jail
"Today was a good day to sell bonds." That's what Todd Hagen from Ehlers and Associates told the Douglas County commissioners at their regular board meeting Tuesday morning. Ehlers and Associates is the independent financial advisory firm in charge of selling bonds for the Douglas...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am
March 20, 2009
County locks down jail bids of $12.9 million
After a lengthy discussion at a special board meeting Tuesday, the Douglas County jail project is moving forward. Douglas County commissioners...
March 20, 2009 - 12:00am