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The day Curt Felt died
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Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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May 17, 2018
Central Specialties wins three road projects
Road construction season is already in full swing and several roads throughout Douglas County will soon be worked on. Central Specialities, Inc. of Alexandria was awarded three bids for several road projects throughout the county at Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting. And in...
May 17, 2018 - 2:43pm
April 28, 2018
See orange - slow down, pay attention
With the road construction season getting underway, drivers need to be extra alert of their surroundings, other drivers and workers doing their...
April 28, 2018 - 7:05am
January 4, 2018
Open house for 2020 Starbuck project set
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Starbuck are planning a project in 2020 to reconstruct and resurface parts of three state highways - Highway 28, Highway 29 and Highway 114. The plan also calls for replacing city utilities and improving pedestrian accessibility....
January 4, 2018 - 9:18am
September 14, 2017
Railroad work closes intersections
Railroad crossings at Sixth and Eighth Avenues near Nokomis Street in Alexandria are being reconstructed to make them smoother There were several...
September 14, 2017 - 12:01pm
August 4, 2017
Highway 79 near Evansville to close overnight Aug. 7 - 8
Minnesota Highway 79 under Interstate 94 near Evansville will close to all traffic the nights of Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8.
August 4, 2017 - 12:53pm
July 17, 2017
Construction begins on County Road 12
Construction began on County Road 12 Monday between Garfield and County Road 58 northwest of Alexandria. The $1.2 million project is expected...
July 17, 2017 - 3:59pm
June 30, 2017
County Road 12 bid approved
County Road 12 — from Garfield north to County Road 58, about three-and-a-half miles — will soon be rebuilt. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the bid for the project Wednesday. Depending on the contractor's schedule, the project could start mid- to late...
June 30, 2017 - 8:21am
June 7, 2017
Roadwork begins on County Road 22
Road construction on County Road 22 between the fairgrounds and Casey's Convenience Store began on Wednesday, June 7. The resurfacing work,...
June 7, 2017 - 3:16pm
May 9, 2017
Douglas County roadwork season about to begin
Road construction projects around Douglas County are set to begin next week with a couple of road closures occurring. The first is County Road...
May 9, 2017 - 6:13pm
April 18, 2017
Roundabout between high school, Woodland moves forward
Despite opposition from a couple of Douglas County commissioners, plans for a new roundabout in a high-traffic area between Woodland Elementary...
April 18, 2017 - 4:54pm
April 5, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Are you prepared for the unexpected?
Although road construction is jokingly described as Minnesota's "other season," it poses dangers that are no laughing matter. Each year in Minnesota,...
April 5, 2017 - 7:12pm
April 3, 2017
Ramps, lanes on I-94 near Osakis to close at night
Drivers traveling on Interstate 94 near the Highway 27/Osakis interchange may encounter delays as both directions of the interstate will intermittently...
April 3, 2017 - 2:19pm
February 17, 2017
LETTER: Project was seriously flawed
To the editor: I currently live in Holmes City, the unincorporated town established in 1866, before Alexandria. I am disabled and have a child with special needs. Public works needs a change in leadership, along with the good-old-boy network that has been in existence in Alexandria...
February 17, 2017 - 10:03am
October 20, 2016
County Road 3 to close for roadwork
County Road 3 between County Road 5 and County Road 14 east of Miltona will be closed temporarily Friday, Oct. 21, in preparation for road work that will begin next week. The road will be closed next week for a culvert replacement project. It will remain closed for approximately...
October 20, 2016 - 4:50pm
September 23, 2016
Work on County Road 1 near Kensington started last week
Construction on County Road 1, south of Kensington, began last Friday, Sept. 16. Dave Robley, Douglas County Public Works director, said the asphalt surface will be ground up this week from Kensington south to the county line. Earthwork and culvert replacements will begin next week....
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am