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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
Alexandria schools' preliminary tax levy rises 0.8%
Radtke, Fletcher named AAHS homecoming king and queen
Blizzard hockey: Crouse likes the mix of youth, veterans as Alexandria takes season opener
Volleyball: Knights fall in five to Rothsay
Opener comes in hot
Cross country: Grove breaks own record to lead Osakis
Girls tennis: Silverstreaks power past Braves 6-1
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....
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
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
Letter to the Editor: Something is wrong at AAHS
It's Our Turn: Many miles and memories
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
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
4-H holds county competition
hires and promotions
on the street
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
June 13, 2018
County simplifies sign ordinance
If you want to put up a sign or billboard within Douglas County, there will soon be fewer restrictions. At its monthly meeting on Monday afternoon, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved amendments to the zoning ordinance that covers signs. About four years ago, the commissioners...
June 13, 2018 - 12:35pm
April 27, 2018
Permits denied for two vacation rentals
Emotions ran high at Tuesday night's Planning Advisory Commission meeting, with the first hearings for conditional use permits on private vacation home rentals coming before the board. Several residents voiced their concerns about having VRBO's in their neighborhoods. They spoke...
April 27, 2018 - 6:17am
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
March 6, 2018
County OKs new rules, licenses for vacation rentals
Stricter rules are now in place for private vacation home rentals. On Tuesday, March 6, Douglas County commissioners unanimously approved amendments...
March 6, 2018 - 4:56pm
March 2, 2018
Vacation rental license fee set
Property owners who rent out their homes to vacationers may soon have to fork over more than $300 to have their homes licensed for that purpose....
March 2, 2018 - 6:27am
January 25, 2018
Douglas County again gearing up for boat inspections
Douglas County will once again be running its watercraft inspection program to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species and it needs you....
January 25, 2018 - 8:51am
January 16, 2018
Many county permits to cost more starting Feb. 1
Anyone applying for a land use or special permit through the Douglas County Land and Resource Management office may see an increase in fees...
January 16, 2018 - 5:57pm
January 3, 2018
You asked: What's with all the noise?
The nuisance of loud noises — vehicles, music, neighbors and more — is a complicated issue. The Echo Press was asked to look into the rules and regulation regarding vehicle and other noise. According to Douglas County Land and Resource Management Director Dave Rush, Douglas...
January 3, 2018 - 9:08am
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
December 19, 2017
Land of 10,000 boat inspections: County details efforts in battle against invasive species
During the 2017 boating season, 17 watercraft inspectors hired by Douglas County performed close to 10,000 inspections, including two inspections...
December 19, 2017 - 5:20pm
County crafting buffer compliance rules
The state's new buffer law was championed by the governor's office, but it will be up to local authorities to enforce it. Representatives from Douglas County Land and Resource Management have been working cooperatively with other local and state authorities on a countywide buffer...
October 19, 2017 - 11:08am
August 15, 2017
High water prompts no wake zones on 15 lakes
There are 15 lakes within Douglas County that will have temporary no wake zoning on them beginning, today, Aug. 15. The temporary 300-foot no...
August 15, 2017 - 5:18pm
August 3, 2017
L'Homme Dieu to get permanent boat decontamination station
In the fight against aquatic invasive species, the first permanent boat decontamination station will soon be in place at one of the busiest...
August 3, 2017 - 6:14am
August 1, 2017
Expect Douglas County vacation rental rules in 2018
Douglas County commissioners approved moving forward with putting together some rules for property owners who rent out their homes as vacation...
August 1, 2017 - 5:29pm