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Law Enforcement Blotter: April 24
ATCC wins 20 firsts at state SkillsUSA
Westrom's bill funds ag programs, broadband
Should Minnesota allow 2 fishing rods per angler? Republicans say yes, Democrats say no
Minnesota woman agrees to plead guilty to laundering up to $1.5M
Should Minnesota allow 2 fishing rods per angler?
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 25
Track and Field: Minnewaska top two again at Benson
Track and field: Ashby-Brandon-Evansville showing improvement
Adapted Bowling: Alexandria competes with Cambridge-Isanti
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
Fred & Rose Julig
Should Minnesota allow 2 fishing rods per angler?
Mike Frisch: A look back before looking ahead
Kensington’s Troy Helget piles up more honors for his carvings
McFeely: Lincoln angler breaks N.D. state walleye record, but doesn't think it'll last long
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
Hugh K. Phillips
Nancy Kay Norling
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Letter to the Editor: Food shelf helps 250 families a month
Letter to the Editor: Cell phone bill will save lives
1919: Plans start for pickle factory
Letter to the Editor: Mistake made at 50th Avenue and Highway 29
Letter to the Editor: Those opposing Laughing Buddha aren't monsters
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
On The Street
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
Farm group hosting rural voices discussion
hires and promotions
on the street
April 10, 2019
County moves ahead with AIS prevention
One of the main goals of the county's Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan is to not only monitor infestations, but to also manage any new...
April 10, 2019 - 8:50am
April 5, 2019
Veterans applaud county board decision
Roughly five years ago, the Douglas County Veterans Service Office was moved under the umbrella of the Social Services Office. This meant that...
April 5, 2019 - 7:22am
February 24, 2019
Lake Brophy County Park to get new playground equipment
Youth in Douglas County will have another place to play and have fun after the new playground equipment is installed at Lake Brophy County Park...
February 24, 2019 - 7:53am
February 15, 2019
Senior services coordinator introduced to county board
Senior citizens have a new face to greet them at the Douglas County Senior Services office. Joyce McIntosh, the new senior coordinator, was introduced...
February 15, 2019 - 9:10am
November 8, 2018
Shakeup on Douglas County Board: Two newcomers come out on top
The voters have spoken and come January, two new faces will represent residents on the Douglas County Board. Two first-time candidates squared...
November 8, 2018 - 1:22pm
October 31, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Stratton would help protect water quality
To the editor: After being president of the Douglas County Lakes Association for a number of years and working with the Douglas County Commissioners, I feel that Jim Stratton needs to stay on to help us protect our water quality. We have been working with Soil and Water, Land and...
October 31, 2018 - 8:00am
An Echo Press Editorial: Our choices for county board; Echo Press endorsements
A big decision awaits voters in Douglas County Board Districts 2, 4 and 5. Who they support on Nov. 6 will shape county board decisions for...
October 31, 2018 - 5:57am
October 26, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Why does newspaper endorse candidates?
Throughout the year, the Echo Press Opinion page includes editorials written by the newspaper's Editorial Board on a wide range of issues. If the county commissioners, for example, make a decision that we don't agree with, we'll write an editorial explaining why. If we see a problem...
October 26, 2018 - 6:19am
September 20, 2018
County halts lakeshore practice
Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday halted a disputed practice of allowing lakeshore owners to expand houses and other buildings as long as they replaced sidewalks or driveways with materials that better absorbed stormwater. The moratorium was approved during the commissioner's...
September 20, 2018 - 4:04pm
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
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
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
June 4, 2018
Three Douglas County Board seats contested
All three of the Douglas County commissioner seats up for election are contested. With the filing period still open through Tuesday, June 5, the following candidates have filed: District 2 -- Jim Stratton (incumbent), Judy Backhaus, Tim Kalina. Since more than two candidates have...
June 4, 2018 - 3:03pm
Lake Brophy Park bathhouse architect hired
Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday approved an architectural firm for the bathhouse project at Lake Brophy Park. Five firms submitted proposals, with the contract being extended to Buetow 2 Architects of Minneapolis. Bids submitted ranged from Buetow's low bid of $13,500 to...
May 4, 2018 - 10:57am
April 27, 2018
Letter to the Editor: A double standard in county pay?
To the editor: On the April 16 Open Line program, County Commissioner Chair Owen Miller complained that "The county cannot afford to give 11 percent increases over to some employees." Isn't that interesting? If there a few employees who are due increases for not only COLA's 2.5 percent,...
April 27, 2018 - 11:09am