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Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
Write-in votes determine township spot
Woman who stole squad car pleads guilty
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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On The Street
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
July 10, 2009
The circus is coming to town!
An exciting crowd is rolling into the Alexandria area. The Alexandria Shrine Circus will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Friday, July 17. This...
July 10, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Letter - Animals need help
To the editor: A big thank you to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department for helping rescue a cat that had become frozen to the ice on the Long Prairie River when it tried to get a drink of water this past weekend. And thank you for ensuring my husband got out of the river safely....
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
Dangerous dogs come under scrutiny
Minnesota legislators are considering whether to tighten dangerous dog laws after some well-publicized Minneapolis attacks. Lawmakers are talking about regulations as strict as banning some breeds in the state. Other proposals are aimed at dog owners instead of specific breeds. The...
February 17, 2008 - 12:00am