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Watch out for fresh oil on Hwy 27 between Alexandria, Hoffman
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Grant application approved for visitor center
Mall is ready for a comeback
Alexandria martial arts group competes at national tournament
Baseball: Post 87 loses two heartbreakers against Perham
Baseball: Alex Junior Red Legion team sweeps Aitkin for 16th win
Baseball: Post 87 splits with Thief River Falls for its ninth win in July
A chance to say thank you: Dan Kiser reunites with the man that saved his life at Alexandria boxing event
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
Jerry and Mary Kaye Wright
Open house dedicated to deer conversation set for Aug. 22 in Glenwood
Morken: Laying out a setup on a buck bed
Popular Minnesota state parks working to keep the crowds in the future
Morken: The path toward curing target panic
Bentlee's big bass
Paul D. LeBrasseur
Shirley (Schwartz) Fimon
Janice L. Payne
Philip Eugene Yeutter
An Echo Press Editorial: Now we know what fantastic is
2009: Brock Lesnar rules UFC
Letter to the Editor: Land of the free, home of the brave?
In the Know: What this new campaign will NOT tell you
A Guest Editorial: Honor journalists who gave their all
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
SuperAmerica to close doors
Hospitals blast Minnesota insurer
Endless Treasure opens: New second-hand store supports MS Society
Sanford helps high school athletes 'beef up'
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Douglas County Board
July 19, 2019
Grant application approved for visitor center
Adam Barnett believes Lake Brophy County Park is one of the best assets in the region "hands down." Barnett, who works for JLG Architects, and...
18 hours 44 min ago
License bureau and facilities directors hired
Susan Crotteau has officially been hired as the deputy registrar/license director of the Douglas County License Bureau. The Douglas County Board...
23 hours 44 min ago
July 16, 2019
No-wake restrictions remain on area lakes
Due to continued high water concerns, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners has extended its no-wake restriction on 16 lakes in Douglas County. The board approved the recommendation as presented at its regular board meeting Tuesday, July 16. The restrictions will be in effect...
July 16, 2019 - 3:10pm
July 6, 2019
Squeezed for space: Social Services, library need more room
The purchase of the First Lutheran Church building by the Douglas County Board last month begs the question: Why does the county need more space?...
July 6, 2019 - 7:18am
June 24, 2019
License Bureau to be reimbursed for MNLARs
The Douglas County License Bureau will soon be getting a reimbursement grant worth more than $116,000 from the state. Interim director Susan Crotteau shared the news with Douglas County commissioners at the Tuesday county board meeting. Legislation signed by Gov. Tim Walz included...
June 24, 2019 - 6:13am
June 17, 2019
Temporary no-wake zones set: 19 Douglas County lakes affected
Attention watercraft users on Douglas County lakes: A 300-foot no-wake zone has been put in place on 19 area lakes. The temporary restriction...
June 17, 2019 - 5:11pm
June 4, 2019
Sold: County buys First Lutheran, closing will happen in September
Despite opposition from residents in the neighborhood, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners – in a 4-1 vote – approved the purchase...
June 4, 2019 - 5:39pm
May 24, 2019
Steele resigns from license bureau: Crotteau is appointed interim director
Susan Crotteau has been appointed interim director of the Douglas County License Bureau. She was appointed by the Douglas County commissioners at their regular board meeting Tuesday, May 21. Crotteau will take over for Angie Steele, whose resignation was accepted by the commissioners...
May 24, 2019 - 4:47pm
May 23, 2019
Courthouse parking lot on hold
Although the discussion was minimal, Douglas County Board Chairman Charlie Meyer stated at Tuesday's meeting, "The (proposed) parking lot is...
May 23, 2019 - 2:10pm
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
April 15, 2019
Plans for Hwy 27/I-94 include roundabout
A presentation about the state's plans for the Highway 27 and Interstate 94 corridor -- including a roundabout -- will take place during the...
April 15, 2019 - 10:40am
March 22, 2019
County employee recovers $1 million
More than $1 million has been collected in the past two years by the Douglas County strategic finance collections officer. Phyllis Johnson, who works in the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer office and is a liaison to the Social Services office, recovers funds from estates to reimburse...
March 22, 2019 - 7:11am
March 13, 2019
County starts budget talks
Although the Douglas County budget for next year isn't set for several months, its commissioners and auditor/treasurer Char Rosenow have already begun taking a look at what it's going to look like. At a special budget meeting last Thursday, March 7, Rosenow asked the commissioners...
March 13, 2019 - 7:46am
March 8, 2019
County continues fight against aquatic invasive species
The fight against aquatic invasive species continues in Douglas County on a number of fronts, Land and Resource Management representatives told...
March 8, 2019 - 8:19am