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Vehicle at the bottom of the lake? Minn. dive team explains process
Short sleeves in January
Turnouts strong for women's marches across ND, Minn.
DL's Leonard Thielen - Adam Thielen's grandpa - recounts his days as an ice harvester
Reports surfacing of central Minn. lake travelers going through ice again
Wrestling: Cardinals win 15-team tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria swept by New Ulm, drops fourth straight
Girls basketball: Knights finish off LPGE with late run
Boys basketball: Knights win third game in as many days
Swimming and Diving: Cards land in third place in home True Team meet
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Leland "Lee" Hedstrom
Roger E. Cole
Bryan John Appelget
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
Manufacturers to meet in Alexandria, tour company
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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
July 26, 2017
For the record
Lake Carlos Area Association Annual Meeting Thursday, July 27 Location: The Phoenix Event Center at 3904 County Road 42 NE. Time: 7 p.m. Douglas County Land and Resource Management Director Dave Rush will be the guest speaker.
July 26, 2017 - 3:20pm
June 30, 2017
County Road 12 bid approved
County Road 12 — from Garfield north to County Road 58, about three-and-a-half miles — will soon be rebuilt. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the bid for the project Wednesday. Depending on the contractor's schedule, the project could start mid- to late...
June 30, 2017 - 8:21am
June 20, 2017
County getting state aid to enforce buffer law
Douglas County will soon receive funding to help enforce the state's law requiring buffer strips of vegetation between farmland and waterways....
June 20, 2017 - 4:11pm
May 2, 2017
County to study rules for vacation rental homes
Property owners who rent out their homes during the summer months may soon have to adhere to new rules and regulations. Douglas County Land and...
May 2, 2017 - 4:26pm
March 24, 2017
Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
A Douglas County landowner has ensured that a wetland area he owns will be preserved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Fish and Wildlife Service recently secured a 34 acre plot in Orange Township near Burr Oak Road SE south of Interstate 94 from the Jerry D. Kuhlman Living...
March 24, 2017 - 7:00am
March 10, 2017
An AIS battle plan
Dave Rush held up a one liter bottle of water at Tuesday's Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting. Rush, director of Douglas County Land...
March 10, 2017 - 6:00am