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Two local senators pleased with session
Here's what the bipartisan state budget could mean for Greater Minnesota
Law Enforcement Blotter: May 17-19
Koopman dies in rollover; recalled for helping others
Minnesota begins another 'Click It or Ticket' campaign on 10th anniversary of seat belt law
Softball: Ashby splits doubleheader with HLA
Baseball: Errors lead to Chargers' loss
Free Play Ball! Minnesota youth baseball clinic coming to Alexandria
Baseball: Late run propels Sauk Rapids over Alexandria
Golf: Cardinals distance themselves with CLC 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
John Sr Bosek
John Sr Bosek
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
After winter fish kill, how will Lake Christina respond?
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
Not a bad bite on opening morning
Lorraine C. Rachel
Shirley A. Larson
Georgene F. Gunderson
Francis "Frank" Krafthefer
Letter to the Editor: Stop throwing stones and make country better
Letter to the Editor: CIA has blood on their hands
Letter to the Editor: Protect our elections, authorize funding
Commentary: For health care, build on what works
Letter to the Editor: More information on Arthur Hesse
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
Alex grad helps newlyweds
Make room for a new press: Alexandria Industries breaks ground on expansion
Farmers under pressure
Miltona native wins UMD Shark Tank event
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May 10, 2019
Proposed county policies cause controversy
The talk of two proposed policies — one that needed updating/clarifying and one new — ruffled the feathers of some department heads and a couple of commissioners during Tuesday's regular meeting of the Douglas County Board. The first policy was listed on the agenda as...
May 10, 2019 - 9:50am
County looking at expanding courthouse parking
Three options to increase parking at the Douglas County Courthouse were presented to the Douglas County commissioners at their regular meeting...
May 10, 2019 - 6:09am
November 9, 2016
Sexual assault victims benefit by going to a hospital
New analysis from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that about 1,400 men and women a year sought hospital services after a sexual assault between 2010 and 2014. Public health officials expect that there are far more victims of sexual assault who could benefit from seeking hospital...
November 9, 2016 - 6:00am
October 28, 2016
City of Alexandria to appoint 2017 committee members
The city of Alexandria will appoint members of the public to the following committees for duties beginning at the first meeting of 2017, unless otherwise noted: Airport Commission, Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District, Board of Public...
October 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
July 22, 2016
Public forum set for District 1 commissioners
The League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women (AAUW) will sponsor a public forum for candidates running in the primary election for Douglas County District 1 commissioners. The forum will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Alexandria City Hall Chambers....
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
Commissioner cautious of clutter in Douglas County
Permit applications, donations, and bid contracts rounded out a fairly routine Douglas County board meeting on May 14.
May 22, 2013 - 4:34pm
June 18, 2012
E-charging triggers change at Osakis Police Department
Douglas County commissioners approved a renewed contract with the Osakis Police Department (OPD) that will streamline record keeping. E-charging, an initiative from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, has been implemented in Douglas County.
June 18, 2012 - 4:10pm
Auditioning auditors - Douglas County breaks from traditional procedure
Douglas County commissioners may be rolling the dice with an unconventional request for proposals (RFP) pertaining to the county's audit arrangement. The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) previously provided audit services for the county. To obtain the service at a lower cost than...
June 18, 2012 - 4:00pm
June 5, 2012
Two more candidates file for Douglas County Board
With the final day of filing ticking away, more candidates have emerged for the Douglas County commissioner elections. Because of redistricting, all five seats are up for election this year and all five districts are being contested. The latest candidates to file are Carol Wenner...
June 5, 2012 - 11:48am
January 9, 2011
New DNR chief will not tolerate arrogance
ST. PAUL -- The new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources commissioner wants to make sure the agency does not appear arrogant. "I will not stand for arrogance," Tom Landwehr said Thursday, shortly after new Gov.
January 9, 2011 - 3:26pm
January 2, 2011
Peterson hails ag commissioner appointment
U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, who represents the 7th District that includes Douglas County, issued the following statement on Dave Frederickson's appointment as Minnesota's Agriculture Commissioner: "Governor-elect Dayton made an excellent choice for Minnesota's next Agriculture...
January 2, 2011 - 7:17am
December 21, 2010
Frederickson to replace Hugoson as ag commissioner
ST. PAUL -- A U.S. Senate staff member and former National Farmers' Union president will be the next Minnesota agriculture commissioner. Dave Frederickson was Gov.-elect Mark Dayton's pick Tuesday, ending Gene Hugoson's tenure of serving three governors. Dayton has "a deep understanding...
December 21, 2010 - 9:54am
October 27, 2010
Echo Press editorials: Who did the newspaper endorse?
October 27, 2010 - 4:07pm
October 4, 2010
County Commissioner Anderson hospitalized after fall
Douglas County Commissioner Paul Anderson is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis after he took a tumble outside...
October 4, 2010 - 12:34pm
August 13, 2010
Anderson, Kakac survive county primary
The voters of Douglas County Commissioner District 4 have spoken. They selected incumbent Paul Anderson and challenger Arlan Kakac in Tuesday's...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am