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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
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
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 1, 2017
Alexandria Public Schools spelling bee results announced
Sixty-three students in first through fifth grade participated in the Alexandria Public Schools Elementary Spelling Bee held Jan. 20 at Woodland...
February 1, 2017 - 11:00am
December 21, 2016
Santa Day in Carlos
Crafts, coloring, hot dogs and cookies were part of the Santa Day at the Carlos Town Hall on Friday. The Liberty Livewires 4-H led the craft...
December 21, 2016 - 8:00am
December 16, 2016
Bales proud of county's parks, services building
On Dec. 31, Bev Bales will be celebrating. Yes, she will be ringing in the New Year like everyone else, but she will also be celebrating her...
December 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 2, 2016
Out and About: Halloween Happenings in Carlos
Kids of all ages took advantage of the free Halloween party at the Carlos Town Hall Sunday evening. The event was sponsored by the Liberty Livewires...
November 2, 2016 - 11:00am
October 26, 2016
Carlos to host youth Halloween party
The city of Carlos invites youth to attend a Halloween party on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Carlos Town Hall. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. This free event is co-sponsored by Carlos Lions and Liberty Livewires 4-H Club of Nelson. Children will get to show off their...
October 26, 2016 - 9:00am
October 7, 2016
Head-on crash near Carlos
Law enforcement, fire and first responders were called to a head-on crash near the intersection of Highway 29 N and Prairie Road near Carlos...
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Carlos Fire Department receives grant for Jaws of Life
The Carlos Fire Department recently received a grant of $19,985 that was used to buy new Jaws of Life, a machine used to pry apart crashed vehicles...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
LETTER: Area schools recognized for excellence
To the editor: Hearty congratulations to Carlos Elementary and Miltona Science Magnet School for receiving the “School of Excellence” Award. They are two of only six schools in the state of Minnesota to receive this prestigious award. It is given by the Minnesota Department of...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Teacher shaves head for Hoops for Heart
Chris Janssen, physical education teacher and Hoops for Heart volunteer coordinator for Carlos, Garfield and Miltona elementary schools, challenged...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
December 21, 2015
Fisherman wins appeal
A Carlos man found guilty of gross overlimit of fish in 2014 filed an appeal with the state of Minnesota Court of Appeals and won. Ronald Wayne Johnson argued that Douglas County District Court erred in concluding that he voluntarily consented to the search of his house and in denying...
December 21, 2015 - 3:42pm
December 11, 2015
A text ending in trauma
Before her world came shattering down around her, Katie DeGier of Carlos sat on her deck, putting together photo albums with a friend. Her phone...
December 11, 2015 - 9:54am
December 8, 2015
Car crashes into Carlos garage
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a Carlos resident shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday, December 6 stating that a green...
December 8, 2015 - 4:05pm
September 25, 2015
Carlos, Miltona set preliminary levies
City councils in Carlos and Miltona have set proposed property tax levies for 2016. All cities must certify their final levy to the county auditor by December 28. The final levy can only be decreased from the preliminary tax levy. Carlos’ preliminary 2016 levy has been...
September 25, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Carlos council bonds to cover street costs
Work is well under way on a two-part infrastructure improvement project in Carlos. This summer, work started on the city’s water main, curb and gutter, streets and new water treatment facility and well. The entire project is estimated at $2.6 million and the majority of the project...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
July 8, 2015
Family fun awaits during Carlos Daze Saturday
Summertime festival fun is at full tilt in the lakes area and the city of Carlos is getting in on the fun this weekend. Saturday, July 11, is Carlos Daze and the day’s events include fitness, frozen treats, a festive parade and dancing in the street. The day starts at 8 a.m. with...
July 8, 2015 - 12:00am