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April 3, 2009
Divers from the Douglas County Dive Team, along with several other counties around the state and in Wisconsin, participated in a three-day ice dive training seminar last month on Lake Latoka. Contributed photo courtesy of Kay Hultman.
Diving into trouble: Douglas County team is ready when tragedy strikes
April 3, 2009 - 2:59pm
March 20, 2009
This drawing gives an idea of what the outside of the new Douglas County Jail will look like. The jail will be located at the current site of the Douglas County Public Works office. At a special board meeting Tuesday, county commissioners voted 4-1 to sell bonds in the amount of $12.9 million to pay for the jail project. This amount is a savings of nearly $3 million from the projected cost of $15.76 million. The board awarded contracts to the low bidders in 28 of the 29 work categories, reserving a decis...
Douglas County locks down jail bids of $12.9 million
March 20, 2009 - 1:54pm
Alexandria street department workers pumped water out of the ditch along Agnes Boulevard into the stormwater drainage system Wednesday afternoon. One lane on a section of the roadway near Kinkead Cemetery was barricaded after rapidly melting snow flooded the street. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)
Temperature turnaround creates flooding problem in Alexandria
March 20, 2009 - 1:50pm
March 16, 2009
Alexandria man dies in rollover
March 16, 2009 - 12:41pm
March 14, 2009
Douglas County Commissioners discus consequences of not building new jail
March 14, 2009 - 2:14pm
One of the three Selective TV towers sits on a five-acre parcel of land on County Road 22 near County Road 6 northwest of Alexandria. (Celeste Beam/Echo Press)
A towering challenge - Selective TV faces huge increase in tower rent
March 14, 2009 - 6:00am
March 4, 2009
Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education Alice Seagren
Reshaping education - Commissioner touts governor's plan in Alexandria
March 4, 2009 - 10:37am
Douglas County ER could become trauma center soon
March 4, 2009 - 10:36am
February 18, 2009
The fifth annual job fair at ATV drew record numbers. (Mike Enright/Echo Press)
Job slump sharpens interest in new careers
February 18, 2009 - 9:01am
Don Thoennes of Alexandria, who works for Kane Transport, Inc., was named this year's "Truck Driver of the Year" by the Minnesota Trucking Association. He earned the award based on his safe driving record, job performance and community service.
Alexandria man named state's top truck driver
February 18, 2009 - 8:58am
February 17, 2009
Alexandria police investigate accidental shooting
February 17, 2009 - 9:00am
February 16, 2009
The new electronic cigarette uses high-frequency patented technology to atomize nicotine and produce only a smokeless "vapor," which as seen above, looks like real smoke. The vapor, however, dissipates quickly and has no odor. (Celeste Beam/Alexandria Echo Press)
New e-cigarette hits Minnesota's lake country
February 16, 2009 - 8:00am
February 11, 2009
Central Lakes Region Sanitary Distric takes step toward shutting down
February 11, 2009 - 4:00pm
Alexandria gets tougher on tax increment financing
February 11, 2009 - 4:00pm
January 16, 2009
2001 Chevy Silverado on the side of the road.
Car crash in Alexandria sends one to the hospital
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am