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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 19, 2019
DATA: Best snowmobiling in 20 years
The Douglas County area saw some of the best snowmobiling it has seen in the last 20 years, Jeff Linn told the Douglas County commissioners at...
April 19, 2019 - 10:27am
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
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
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
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