Skip to main content
Big laughs at Lifestyles Expo (w/video)
Fargo Sunrise Time-lapse
Law enforcement blotter: March 26, 2015
News Briefs: Duluth man dies from snowmobile crash injuries on lake
Should police be able to arrest legislators for driving drunk?
Figure skaters wrap up season with ice review show (w/video)
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
Memorial Service - Patricia Rupert, 66
Memorial Service - Verlyn Phipps, 85
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Thomas Muzik Jr., 79
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
December 12, 2012
Douglas County keeps license bureau, talks public health, solid waste and fire
Seven Douglas County families can resume their lives as usual without fear they are losing a source of income. Douglas County commissioners voted on whether or not to turn the license bureau service over to the state at Tuesday's meeting. In a two-to-three vote, the motion failed. "It...
December 12, 2012 - 4:47pm
April 25, 2012
Give your old books a new life this Arbor Day
Books are special. No one wants to throw them away and recycling options can be hard to find. This Earth Day, Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is hosting Books for Earth, a free book collection event to provide a new life for your old books. Books for Earth will take...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Meeting - Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Board March 15
The regular board meeting of Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management is Thursday, March 15 in the Board Room in the Administration Building, 2115 South Jefferson Street, Alexandria. Agenda: 7 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance. Call to order. 1. Minutes of February 16 2. Plant operations...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
On schedule, on budget
The incinerator project at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is right on schedule - and on budget. Pete Olmscheid, PDSWM executive director, provided an update to the Douglas County Board last month. The major pieces of the puzzle for the $20 million expansion project...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
MPCA fines incinerator for violation
Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) - along with 63 other facilities around the state - were penalized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The MPCA recently concluded 64 enforcement cases totaling $710,274 in penalties during the third quarter of 2010.
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
It took a train, a flatbed truck and two cranes, but a key piece of the expansion project at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management's waste-to-energy facility is now in place. A 220,000-pound boiler was added to the plant's unit three expansion on Wednesday. It will be used to extract...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
Full steam ahead for incinerator
Although state funding for Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management's (PDSWM) incinerator project fell through, the project is still moving forward. A...
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
November 20, 2009
Incinerator expansion plan goes smoothly
There wasn't any public outcry at a special meeting Tuesday night about the addition of a third combustor at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM). The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) hosted a public meeting at Alexandria Technical College about the proposed expansion...
November 20, 2009 - 12:05am
September 18, 2009
Too much garbage to handle?
The expansion project at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is one step closer to being completed. At the September 16, 2009 board meeting, the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Board members passed a motion requesting the Pope and Douglas County Boards pursue temporary...
September 18, 2009 - 12:05am
April 10, 2009
Incinerator project picks up steam
The light at the end of the tunnel is finally shining for a project that has been in the works for the past couple of years. The project - the...
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am