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Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
House in Evansville catches fire
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Light Up the Night!
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Boys basketball: Cards falter late in loss to section power Detroit Lakes
Sports roundup from Saturday, December 20
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Pushing for a new identity
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
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On The Street
February 11, 2011
Sheriff's office could get fix-up
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has a new jail up and running, construction is under way on a courts-holding facility at the courthouse, and now, Sheriff Troy Wolbersen is looking for more space for the sheriff's office. During Tuesday's county board meeting, Wolbersen proposed...
February 11, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Salaries frozen: County approves 0 percent increase for elected officials
Douglas County commissioners are sticking to their guns when it comes to keeping the county's budget at a 0 percent increase. At Tuesday's regular board meeting, commissioners approved a 0 percent increase for their per diems, a 0 percent increase in their salaries and a 0 percent...
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
New radio dispatch system gains ground
A new era in emergency radio communications is making progress in Douglas County. Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen wants to move forward with the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) system for Douglas County. He asked Douglas County commissioners at its last...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
Letter - Sheriff's office faces challenges
To the editor: I am writing to thank the citizens of Douglas County for your support over the last four years. Your votes on November 2 were greatly appreciated. I look forward to continue serving you as your sheriff. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has many challenges to face...
letters / opinion
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
Letter - Slow down, wear seat belt, pay attention
To the editor: It is with a heavy heart that we submit this letter. In light of the recent traffic deaths in our state, we are asking everyone to please slow down, pay attention, wear your seat belts and don't drink and drive. These were all factors involved with the fatal crashes....
letters / opinion
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
County sets salaries for 'team leaders'
A new year equals new leadership for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and new salaries for four elected officials. At its organizational meeting Tuesday morning, the five county commissioners voted Paul Anderson in as the new board chair. Outgoing board chair Bev Bales...
government / news
January 8, 2010 - 12:05am
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
September 2, 2009
Ambulance donated to sheriff's office
The Douglas County Commissioners recently voted to approve the donation of this North Ambulance to the Douglas County Sheriff''s Office. The...
September 2, 2009 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
Letter - Fun rivalry will continue
To the editor: To our fans: On behalf of the Alexandria Fire Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, we wanted to thank each of you, fans and businesses alike, for your support of the charity broomball game. This year's game was not played, but that doesn't mean our...
April 3, 2009 - 12:00am