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Tennis: Morris-WCA tennis knocks off Panthers in tight opener
Tennis: Osakis sweeps opening tri at Pequot Lakes
Volleyball: Cardinals set for new-look season
Carlsen's chance: Matthew Carlsen set to take over at QB for the Cards
Slow-pitch softball: Nelson League lobs up entertaining atmosphere
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....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Magdalen Rose Kelly
Kirk and Joyce Gunderson
Finding your fit at the fair
Zebra mussels' effect on local fisheries
Try something new: Froggin' for bass
Another opportunity to talk whitetails with local DNR set for Sept. 6
Zebra mussels force anglers to adjust on local lakes
William Harry Michaelson
Dale Luverne Kluver
Gary W. Bast
Commentary: Memorial will be a peaceful place
Letter to the Editor: Diet can reduce greenhouse gas emissions
It's Our Turn: Global travel and a lingering guilt
Letter to the Editor: Come to the political meeting tomorrow
Echo Press Editorial: Dirty war against media must end
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
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Farm family of the year: Ron and Ann Branch of Berry Ridge Farm honored
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Alomere Health forfeits $242,000
'I feel good about leaving': Olson set to retire from Legacy of the Lakes Museum
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Douglas County Board
August 15, 2018
Final primary results: Meyer wins, Stratton loses in county board races
Residents in Douglas County Commissioner District 2 will have a new commissioner next year.
August 15, 2018 - 12:47am
August 10, 2018
Primed for the primary?
Are you ready to vote in the primary election on Tuesday? Some already have. The Douglas County Auditor's Office had received 236 absentee ballots as of Wednesday morning, which is about average for a primary election, according to Elections Administrator Vicki Doehling. Direct primary...
August 10, 2018 - 7:06am
August 7, 2018
Public works employees ask for meeting with commissioners
When it came time for items from the floor at Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting, Joe Zunker took center stage and addressed the commissioners. Zunker, a 28-year employee of Douglas County Public Works in the survey division and a E-911 coordinator for the county, spoke on behalf...
August 7, 2018 - 4:41pm
August 3, 2018
County board candidates to speak at forum
The Alexandria Area League of Women Voters and Alexandria chapter of the American Association of University Women will sponsor a public forum for candidates running in the primary election for Douglas County Commissioner in Districts 2 and 4. It will take place on Monday, Aug. 6 at...
August 3, 2018 - 5:26pm
July 26, 2018
County board candidates state their case
Candidates who are running in the primary election for two Douglas County Board positions offered ideas on a wide range of topics Wednesday —...
July 26, 2018 - 9:46am
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
May 17, 2018
Central Specialties wins three road projects
Road construction season is already in full swing and several roads throughout Douglas County will soon be worked on. Central Specialities, Inc. of Alexandria was awarded three bids for several road projects throughout the county at Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting. And in...
May 17, 2018 - 2:43pm
April 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: County board misses chance to be upfront
At its Tuesday meeting, the Douglas County commissioners missed a chance to clear the air and be more straightforward with the public. Instead, they choose to attack the media for writing "crazy" things and for taking a proposed policy "out of context."
April 20, 2018 - 1:24pm
Sheriff's employees get leadership training
Through their own initiative, two Douglas County Sheriff's Office employees completed an online leadership training program and were commended...
April 20, 2018 - 12:43pm
County drops idea to stop employees from talking to media w/video
Douglas County Coordinator Heather Schlangen presented an updated personnel policy at Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting, and it was approved...
April 20, 2018 - 12:01pm
March 22, 2018
Statue move tabled by county
The statue of a civil war soldier that has stood on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn for more than a century could be moving to Alexandria's...
March 22, 2018 - 12:58pm
December 21, 2017
County affirms no environmental statement needed on Forada gravel pit
Douglas County commissioners agreed with the Douglas County Planning Advisory Commission's recommendation that an environmental impact statement is not necessary for the potential gravel pit near Forada. The commissioners made that decision at Tuesday's regular board meeting.
December 21, 2017 - 3:52pm
November 7, 2017
2017 Douglas fair: Small shortfall, big impact
The Douglas County Agricultural Association invested heavily into the fair this year, making improvements and bringing in new attractions like...
November 7, 2017 - 5:28pm
September 19, 2017
Douglas County preliminary tax levy shows 3.96 increase
A preview of Douglas County's tax levy shows there will be an increase for 2018. However, how much of an increase remains to be see. The preliminary levy was approved at Tuesday's regular County Board meeting. The levy was set at $27 million, which is a 3.96 percent increase from...
September 19, 2017 - 3:41pm
September 9, 2017
Agency details scope of domestic violence
Last year, 550 Douglas County residents received services through Someplace Safe for domestic violence-related issues. Of those 550, 113 were children. In Minnesota last year, at least 18 women were killed in cases where current or former partners were the suspected or convicted...
September 9, 2017 - 7:39am