Skip to main content
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Friday meeting to address ag, environment legislative issues
Will Alexandria host Governor's Fishing Opener?
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
December 14, 2016
IN THE KNOW: An honor to serve Douglas County
My responsibility as sheriff is to keep and preserve the peace of Douglas County. I have 89 employees that are dedicated to service that help me do that. Public safety is important to every community, and plain and simple, it costs money. Throughout the years, the Douglas County...
December 14, 2016 - 8:00am
September 28, 2016
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
Most people would like to live in a community that can be described as feeling peaceful. A number of things have been put into place to provide that feeling. Rules, or laws, are some of the things that help keep a community peaceful. In order for those laws to be effective, someone...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
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,...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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