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County crafting buffer compliance rules
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, October 18
Douglas County exploring system to speed up voting
Minnesota State system to update tuition, fee policies
Names released in officer-involved shooting in St. Cloud
Football: Lakers ready for playoffs after taking care of Benson
Football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 18
Football: Osakis ends regular season on five game losing streak
Football: Spuds drop Alexandria to the third seed
Football: Chargers rolling into playoffs after seventh straight win
Kensington museum holds open house
Pageant seeking Miss Teen Douglas County
'Voices from the Hillside' returns to Evansville
Ventriloquist brings act to humane society fundraiser
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Deloris A. Elmquist
Margaret Ann Steidl 'Peggy' Karnis
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
LETTER: Look inward and listen in discussing racism
1967: Four rolls of toilet paper cost 39 cents
EDITORIAL: Is First Amendment disgusting?
Letter: Support the fair, share your ideas
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
Summit to showcase young, regional companies
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
hires and promotions
on the street
November 5, 2010
Douglas County 4-H'ers compete at state horse, dog shows
September is a busy month for Douglas County 4-Hers as they complete the 4-H year by competing at state events. The 4-H State Horse Show was held at the State Fairgrounds Coliseum September 17-20. Riding in the pleasure classes were: Trenton Coyer with the Hoofbeats 4-H Club of...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
Pet store joins downtown group
Lea's Pet Products recently joined the Downtown Merchants Association (DMA) in Alexandria. Shown are Marlene Bettin (DMA), Annette Bourdeaux,...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
Dog obedience classes to help humane shelter
Having a well-behaved dog makes the experience of having a pet much more enjoyable. Imagine being able to take your dog for a walk without it pulling you the entire way or imagine having a dog that sits quietly when company comes to the door. The Lakes Area Humane Society will be...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
Humane society offers 5K/10K run, dog walk and kids' run
The Lakes Area Humane Society invites residents to participate in the "Alexandria 5K/10K Run" on Saturday, September 18. This family-friendly event takes place at the Big Ole Central Park in Alexandria, with 5K/10K run check-in starting at 6:45 a.m. Check-in for a scenic dog walk...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Double the love for cats at Lakes Area Humane Society
Have you been considering a new cat or kitten for your family? Are you thinking it's time to adopt a cat or two for companionship? Then the "Double the Love" program is just what you've been waiting for. You can adopt one cat or kitten at the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) from...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
Shrine Circus to perform two shows July 16
A summer family fun three-ring production including a tiger troupe, elephants and more, can only mean the circus is in town. The Shrine Circus...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2010
Hunting Retriever Club to host event for area hunters and dogs
Area hunters who own hunting retrievers will have a unique opportunity to improve their dogs' skills on Saturday, May 15. Prairie Lakes Hunting Retriever Club has again joined with Elk Lake Heritage Preserve to present a daylong learning event. The day will begin with Ed's Retriever...
May 7, 2010 - 12:00am
May 2, 2010
State veterinarian encourages pet owners to vaccinate their animals
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reminds pet owners to vaccinate their animals against rabies, and to make sure to keep the vaccinations up-to-date as warm weather sets in. Typically, summer and early fall are peak times of the year for human and pet interactions with wildlife,...
May 2, 2010 - 10:06am
February 17, 2010
Dog obedience training classes start February 22
Spring will return and then it will be time to enjoy taking dogs for walks on the trail, in the park, or even just around the block. However,...
February 17, 2010 - 12:00am
February 12, 2010
County holds off on paying for spaying pets - for now
Who should have to pay for dogs and cats to be spayed and neutered? That's a question Douglas County Board members are grappling with. At Tuesday's regular board meeting, commissioners heard from Christin Klimek, Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) executive director, about an opportunity...
February 12, 2010 - 12:05am
January 13, 2010
Council supports plan to tame cat, dog problem
Too many unwanted cats and dogs are causing problems in Alexandria and Douglas County. The number of animals impounded and euthanized costs local governments and the Lakes Area Humane Society a lot of money. The solution: An ongoing program to spay and neuter animals. Christen...
January 13, 2010 - 12:05am
October 7, 2009
4-H students strike purple at State Fair
Here are some Douglas County 4-H students who earned purple ribbon honors at the Minnesota State Fair: Heather Huwe, Lake Mary Troopers, Alexandria,...
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am
August 20, 2009
Minnesota wild cat sanctuary is home to neglected, mistreated
SANDSTONE -- Deep in the woods of east central Minnesota, 108 exotic cats are living out their golden years. They're permanent residents of...
August 20, 2009 - 3:31pm
July 24, 2009
Close encounters of the natural kind
Two photos snapped by Douglas County residents recently showcased wildlife in the area. It's rare to catch a glimpse of badgers in the daytime...
July 24, 2009 - 12:05am
July 22, 2009
Commissioner Hugoson urges USDA to reshape animal identification discussion
Citing the importance of animal traceability in responding to food safety threats and livestock disease outbreaks, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson and Minnesota State Veterinarian Dr. Bill Hartmann recently sent a joint letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am