Skip to main content
Nearby Earth-sized planet GJ 1132b hot but oh-so-cool
Ten tips for Cyber Monday
Holiday lights roll down Broadway
Quality of Christmas trees high this year, say growers
Christmas season kicks off in Alexandria
State aspirations for Knights wrestling
Sports roundup from Saturday, November 28
Sports schedule for Saturday, November 28
Blizzard hockey: Alex wins third straight heading into Granite City
Sports schedule for Friday, November 27
Catnap apps far from purr-fect
Five tips for cleaning Thanksgiving spills
Alexandria Jaycees presents Jingle Bells Telethon
'Dashing Through the Snow'
Holiday ball: a touch of red
Engaged - Burreson and Schwegel
BIRTHS - Through Nov. 23, 2015
BIRTHS Through Nov. 18, 2015
Wedding - Tuma and Phillipe
Buck of a lifetime comes early
Deer harvest numbers continue to rise
Luedeke's Miltona giant
A shot at redemption
John Boyd Boysen
Desiree Sarah Kloos
John R. Sherman Sr.
Howard J. Linser
THUMBS UP/DOWN - Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
IT'S OUR TURN: Thanksgiving weekend sports guide
LETTER: Where are the smarts?
LETTER: Writer entitled to own opinion, but not to his own facts
LETTER: Minnesota should not allow Syrian refugees to enter the state
Help yard trees survive the winter
Sustainable agriculture grants due in December
Workshop to detail houseplant care
Herbicide resistance survey asks for farmers' help
ON THE JOB: Crystal Hoepner, Public Health Educator, Horizon Public Health, Alexandria
Infinite Vapor offers free starter kits
Sanford employees get double bonuses
ON THE STREET (Nov. 27, 2015)
Tax-Aide volunteers needed
Hires and Promotions
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,...
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...
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