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Board dissects report card data
DWI campaign nabs driver at dental office
Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Westbound I-94 lanes between Evansville, Garfield to open today
Volleyball: Osakis makes quick work of Upsala
Geneva crowns club champs
Volleyball: Knights edge Ortonville in five sets
Tennis: Osakis coasts to a 12th win
Girls soccer: Defense, Paschka help Cards to a fourth-straight win
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....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Delores V. Marston
Charles "Chuck" Towner
Gloria Louise (Anderson) Hulsey
In the Know: A lot to like about street project
An Echo Press Editorial: Early smoking carries big risks
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
Letter to the Editor: Thefts aren't victimless crimes
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
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
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September 7, 2018
County board approves doubling solid waste fee in 2019: First increase since 2005
Douglas County taxpayers will see the solid waste fee from Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management double on next year's tax statements. Steve Vrchota, executive director of the waste-to-energy facility, asked for the increase at the regular Douglas County Board meeting Tuesday morning...
September 7, 2018 - 6:54am
August 24, 2018
County may not be in compliance: Rush working on shoreland development policy with DNR
Douglas County's ordinance allowing lakeshore owners to remove certain kinds of sidewalks or driveways in exchange for bigger homes is not in...
August 24, 2018 - 7:50am
August 17, 2018
Johnson-Pawlenty race tighter here
Douglas County voters were in sync with the rest of Minnesota in Tuesday's primary election. In all nine primary races, they preferred the same candidates as those who received the most votes state- or district-wide. The percentages were a bit different, however. The Republican race...
August 17, 2018 - 6:00am
August 15, 2018
Stratton knocked out in primary: Incumbent Meyer wins spot on Nov. 6 ballot
Tuesday's primary results came as a surprise for not only the challengers who prevailed in making it to the November ballot for Douglas County...
August 15, 2018 - 6:06pm
August 12, 2018
Mobile home taxes due soon
Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow issues a reminder to owners of a mobile home that first half tax payments are due on or before Friday, Aug. 31. Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 31. If mailing your tax payment, envelopes must be postmarked no later...
August 12, 2018 - 11:10am
August 11, 2018
Volunteers needed to search for starry stonewort
Are you interested in aquatic invasive species? Do you want to help Douglas County Land and Resource Management authorities? Volunteers are...
August 11, 2018 - 5:07am
July 21, 2018
Bathhouse design approved for Lake Brophy County Park
A beautiful park in a beautiful setting on a beautiful lake needs a place for swimmers to shower off, change their clothes and use a restroom....
July 21, 2018 - 6:30am
July 20, 2018
One year later, frustration abounds: Problems persist with MNLARS
Although the lines may be long and stress levels at an all-time high, Angie Steele said for the most part customers remain understanding. Steele,...
July 20, 2018 - 5:29am
July 14, 2018
Hope, heat index run high at Relay for Life
Another successful Douglas County Relay for Life event took place Friday night in Alexandria. With temperatures nearing 90 degrees, participants...
July 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
July 12, 2018
Omnibus hearing held for Powers
One of three defendants in the Jasmine Block abduction case appeared in court Tuesday, July 10, for a contested omnibus hearing. Steven Powers,...
July 12, 2018 - 5:38pm
June 22, 2018
County to sell parcel near Lake Le Homme Dieu
A small piece of county-owned land across the road from Krueger's Creek public access to Lake Le Homme Dieu will soon be up for sale. At its regular meeting Tuesday, June 19, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved selling the 4.18 acres of land, which is north of Pike...
June 22, 2018 - 8:58am
June 13, 2018
Carrott was a trailblazer
When Ann Carrott began her career 38 years ago, gender was a huge issue. There weren't many female lawyers and there definitely weren't many...
June 13, 2018 - 6:10am
June 6, 2018
Douglas County growth speeds up
As population falls in most surrounding counties, Douglas County has not only added people, but growth is picking up the pace. According to recently-released...
June 6, 2018 - 8:09am
June 4, 2018
Omnibus hearing delayed for Traut
A new date was set Monday for the omnibus court hearing for Troy Traut. It will now take place Thursday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m. Traut, 33, of...
June 4, 2018 - 4:07pm
May 26, 2018
Filings open for county, cities, school board
Ready to run for office? The filing period for local, state and federal offices opened on Tuesday, and will run until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. Many local races may develop during the filing period. Here's a look at the seats that are up for election. Douglas County Board of Commissioners...
May 26, 2018 - 9:32am