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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
State swimming: Cardinals' 4x100 takes 16th at state
Sports schedule for Sunday, Nov. 18
Girls hockey: Brainerd-LF downs Alexandria in CLC play
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
Commentary: What happens in mental health therapy?
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
4-H holds county competition
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
Wendy's closes in Alexandria
'Making my dreams come true': Minnesota farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
hires and promotions
on the street
April 5, 2018
County hires veterans service officer
Anyone who walks into the Douglas County Veterans Services Office will be greeted by two new faces. Jacob Turner has been hired as the new veterans services officer and Rhonda Fuchs was hired as the assistant veterans services officer. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved...
April 5, 2018 - 4:46pm
March 6, 2018
County to hire part-time drivers for vets
Veterans will soon be able to get to their doctor appointments at Veteran Affairs clinics in St. Cloud, Minneapolis and Fargo via county employees. On Tuesday, March 6, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of three part-time employees who would be responsible...
March 6, 2018 - 4:57pm
February 20, 2018
Veterans seek answers on complicated driver issue
As Douglas County Commissioners sat in a closed-door session Tuesday afternoon to discuss the county's labor negotiations, a group of veterans...
February 20, 2018 - 6:18pm
County pursues part-time drivers, shuttle service as possible options for veterans
Douglas County Commissioners are looking into two possible solutions for the driver program that transports veterans to medical appointments — part-time driver positions and a shuttle service. Veterans have been upset with the county since commissioners cut a $40-a-day stipend...
February 20, 2018 - 5:39pm
February 19, 2018
County hires first HR director
Douglas County has hired a human resource director, a newly designed position for the county. At a special board meeting Friday, Feb. 16, the Douglas County Commissioners approved hiring Lee Katzmarek as the new director. Heather Schlangen, county coordinator, requested permission...
February 19, 2018 - 4:07pm
February 16, 2018
Giving veterans a lift: Alexandria pilot joins program that flies veterans to clinics for free
Jim Conn's passions are veterans, airplanes and aviation, along with always needing to be on a mission. So when he heard about Veterans Airlift...
February 16, 2018 - 3:02pm
Veterans encouraged to attend county meeting
Members of the Veterans Council in Douglas County are encouraging all veterans in the area to attend next week's Douglas County Commissioner's meeting. A work session to discuss veterans issues is set to follow the regular board meeting and is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11:50...
February 16, 2018 - 7:23am
January 19, 2018
County board: 'We want to support our veterans'
The message from the Douglas County commissioners to veterans attending the Jan. 16 county board meeting was loud and clear — the county wants to work with the veterans on the issue of volunteer drivers, they support veterans and they are not out to get them. At a September...
January 19, 2018 - 10:46am
January 18, 2018
Letter: Commissioners should support veteran service
To the editor: How typical of the doublespeak from local, state, national politicos! So the county commissioners want to get rid of non-mandated items, as long as they continue to collect their increased per diem rates! It is so typical of these hacks to offer a lame excuse rather...
January 18, 2018 - 12:07pm
Letter: Reinstate stipend for veteran drivers
To the editor: What is a day spent helping others worth? The stipend paid to the Douglas County Veteran Service Office volunteer drivers should be reinstated. I live in Osakis and need a ride to the Minneapolis Veteran Hospital every six weeks to have injections in the areas around...
January 18, 2018 - 12:05pm
January 12, 2018
LETTER: County board shows little respect for veterans
To the editor: I, as a voter in Douglas County and a Vietnam combat veteran, want to point out some items in the Veterans Affairs stipend for volunteer drivers that were overlooked. I did research from past board meeting minutes and found the following.
January 12, 2018 - 6:56pm
January 10, 2018
Veterans call for return of stipends for VA drivers
The $40 a day stipend for volunteer drivers for the Veteran Service Office in Douglas County was terminated by Douglas County commissioners...
January 10, 2018 - 2:10pm
January 2, 2018
Veterans remembered with wreaths
Osakis joined communities throughout the nation on Saturday, Dec. 16 in a special remembrance of those who fought for America's freedoms. It...
January 2, 2018 - 12:19pm
November 15, 2017
LETTER: Very honored by school's veterans program
To the editor: I just returned from Voyager Elementary School. I was a "special guest" by way of invitation from fourth grader Elise Jacobson to attend an afternoon program honoring our veterans. I was not sure what to expect, but I was totally impressed. It was pointedly patriotic...
November 15, 2017 - 10:25am
November 13, 2017
Honor Flights deliver priceless memories
When Len Schreiber learned he was being called to serve, he was quick to marry his long-time girlfriend Evy. He spent a mere five days with...
November 13, 2017 - 2:31pm