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For the record
Expect I-94 detour west of Alexandria Tuesday
Hope, heat index run high at Relay for Life
AgweekTV: Dicamba Damage in 2018
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 11-12
Sports schedule for Sunday, July 15
Roses capture a special title at AGC
Junior legion: Alex Black runs away from Reds ahead of districts
Sports schedule for Saturday, July 14
Snowmen to welcome in Minot with playoff implications
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
The day Curt Felt died
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Breeding duck, goose numbers improved from last year
Harold A. Ranum
Leland Ray Evavold
Milford Gene Gulbranson
Letter to the Editor: In abortion issue, remember commandment
It's Our Turn: Balancing on the shoreline
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter to the Editor: Vinegar, honey and truth
Letter to the Editor: Outlandish letter doesn't reflect Muslim views
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
On The Street
Viking Plaza sale postponed again
Deadline for farmers approaching
Report: Small businesses increasingly wary of fraud
hires and promotions
on the street
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
July 29, 2017
For the record
Douglas County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting Tuesday, August 1 Location: Douglas County Courthouse Boardroom, 305 8th Avenue W. in Alexandria. 9 a.m. Call to order, invocation, approve agenda, approve minutes from July 18 regular and work session board meeting. 9:03 a.m. Gabe...
July 29, 2017 - 7:02am