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Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
Helicopter clips power line, sparks grass fire
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, August 29
DNR begins to suck out invasive species infestation
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Lacey (w/video)
Girls tennis: Section favorite Minnewaska outlasts Osakis again
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 16, 2016
Work on Highway 29's east bridge nearly complete
Work is nearing an end on the east half of the new Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria. Over the next week, some final areas will be poured and other wrap-up work will be completed, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). On Monday, July 25, the east side...
July 16, 2016 - 8:00am
July 14, 2016
Three road projects to begin soon near Evansville
Three road construction projects are about to begin in the western part of Douglas County near Evansville. County Road 25 from CR 8 to State...
July 14, 2016 - 2:04pm
County Road 17 road work begins: Detours in place
Reconstruction of County Road 17 (known as Gene’s Barn Road) near Nelson has begun. According to Douglas County Public Works, the asphalt surface between County Road 79 and South Lake Jessie Road will be ground up this week and then the earthwork will start next week. The portion...
July 14, 2016 - 10:36am
July 1, 2016
Two more roundabouts coming soon
At last week's Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting, Dave Robley asked for the approval of the design and construction of another roundabout in Alexandria. The roundabout, according to Robley, public works director, will be placed at the intersection of County Roads 23 and...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
Get ready for 'mumble strips'
Motorists on several west central Minnesota highways will soon encounter a quieter form of rumble strips on the roadway. Crews will begin installing sinusoidal centerline rumble strips, or “mumble strips,” on 13 highways, some of them near Douglas County, starting May 31. The...
May 27, 2016 - 9:27am
April 20, 2016
Get ready for orange cones
Road construction season is starting early in Minnesota this year and, no different than in recent years, without the funds needed to meet all...
April 20, 2016 - 8:50am
August 14, 2015
Road work rolls on for Highway 29 Project
Roundabout coming later this season
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am
July 23, 2015
County Road 28 road work under way
Reconstruction work on Douglas County Road 28 has begun. Douglas County Public Works Director Dave Robley reported Thursday that the asphalt surface will be ground up this week and the earthwork will begin the week of July 27. A portion of County Road 28 is being reconstructed...
July 23, 2015 - 2:39pm
June 4, 2014
Letter - Road project hurts Holmes City
To the editor: Summer is upon us along with the road construction season. Holmes City is scheduled for a reconstruction project – not the road resurfacing and curb and gutter that was discussed years ago. It will dig up the existing County Road 4 in Holmes City and take the curve...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
September 11, 2013
I-94 lane to shut down between Alexandria, Garfield
Motorists on eastbound Interstate 94 between Garfield and Alexandria will encounter intermittent daytime lane closures starting this week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
September 11, 2013 - 9:07am
October 3, 2012
Big changes in store for Highway 29 South
Big changes await the main southern route in and out of Alexandria - Highway 29 South. The public is invited to attend a meeting on Thursday,...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
August 10, 2012
Broadway work in full swing
If you plan on traveling on Alexandria's Broadway between 8th and 50th Avenue, be prepared for traffic jams and delays. Crews are busy resurfacing...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
Bike route awaits County Road 42
Bicyclists will soon have another designated safe route to ride in Douglas County. At Tuesday's regular Douglas County Board meeting, commissioners...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
Big project to begin on Geneva Road
It's been in the works for about 10 years, but now it looks like it's finally going to happen. A one-mile stretch of Geneva Road is set to receive...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Here's the news on County Road 42
With summer in full swing, people may be wondering why the construction project on County Road 42 hasn't started yet. According to Dave Robley,...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am