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Christmas in the Fort brings festive cheer
Class donates memorial to Dingwall family
Council to consider Knute Nelson's daycare request
Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 22-23 (Sheriff only)
A mixed bag of property tax levies
Morken: Gophers basketball built for now and the future
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Paul Dennis Aasness
Kenneth "Ken" LeRoy Baker
Catherine A. Brainard
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Franson has right to express her opinion
1917: Sudden roaring storm claims a life
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
LETTER: Supportive of Franson's tweet
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
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
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July 23, 2013
Wheelage tax passed in Douglas County
Smoothing out that bumpy road has just bumped up the cost of your license tab renewal. Douglas County commissioners approved implementation of a new wheelage tax at Tuesday's meeting. Beginning in 2014, when Douglas County residents register their vehicles each year, they will be...
July 23, 2013 - 7:15pm
July 15, 2013
Douglas County commissioners vote on wheelage tax July 23
Douglas County commissioners will be voting on whether or not to implement an additional motor vehicle tax at their regularly scheduled board meeting on July 23. The topic was discussed and tabled on July 9. A decision must be made by August 1. A "Wheelage Tax" is being considered...
July 15, 2013 - 2:38pm
July 11, 2013
Douglas County to outsource sliding fee child care?
Douglas County's basic sliding fee child care program could affect 124 families and 190 children if the program is transferred to the West Central Community Action Partnership (CAP) agency in Elbow Lake. Douglas County Social Services Director Mike Woods said if the program migrates,...
July 11, 2013 - 8:50am
Should Douglas County drop permit fee for rural structures?
Douglas County commissioners are breaking the rules. During Tuesday's county board meeting, the routine of approving permits to allow temporary dwellings on rural properties was challenged. Land and Resource Management Director Dave Rush often presents commissioners with permits...
July 11, 2013 - 8:35am
July 9, 2013
Douglas County parks department preps for grant season; social services needs new car
Douglas County Parks Superintendent Al Lieffort is pursuing a 56-acre tract of land in LaGrand Township to broaden Lake Brophy Park. The project was listed on a Legacy grant application last year and did not receive funding. Lieffort also has plans for 17.5 acres on the south boundary...
July 9, 2013 - 3:34pm
June 26, 2013
You shall not pass...without safety precautions
The railroad crossing two miles north of Miltona on County State Aid Highway (CSAH)36 will be receiving substantial safety upgrades at no cost...
June 26, 2013 - 4:49pm
County supports an honest day's work: STS contract renewed, grant received for hazard mitigation plan
At their Tuesday meeting, Douglas County commissioners renewed a joint powers agreement with the state of Minnesota for the purpose of operating...
June 26, 2013 - 9:34am
June 18, 2013
Douglas County tries courtroom remodel options
Douglas County commissioners recently met with court administration to discuss options for a $2.2 million pending court remodel project set to resume this fall. Presently, a shelled out space in the Douglas County Courthouse awaits finishing. Hindering progress is the approach to...
June 18, 2013 - 8:25am
June 17, 2013
We don't want your water
Murky water became a point of contention between members of the Ida Lake Association and Douglas County officials during the county board meeting on June 11. County Drainage and Ag Inspector Tom Anderson explained a tile repair is needed in County Ditch 23 off County Road 82 to south...
June 17, 2013 - 5:29pm
Zoning ordinance update affects sign placement
Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs - as long as they're not too close to property lines. Douglas County commissioners approved a zoning ordinance revision that affects sign placement throughout the county at the June 11 county board meeting. Land and Resource Management Director...
June 17, 2013 - 1:11pm
June 12, 2013
Brandon business has plans to expand while schools may consolidate
Voyager Industries, formerly Voyager Aluminum, plans to double manufacturing and office space in Brandon. Meanwhile, the school district is polling residents on the potential of combining Brandon and Evansville schools completely. Both changes would be effective July 2013. At Tuesday's...
June 12, 2013 - 4:17pm
May 29, 2013
PC (or Mac) politics: Commissioner meetings going online
It's 3 a.m. You can't sleep. You're wondering, "What did I miss at Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting?" Discussions to air commissioners' meetings began more than a year ago. In September 2012, a video camera was mounted to the wall in the Commissioners' Room at the courthouse...
May 29, 2013 - 9:50am
May 16, 2013
County honored for preventing child abuse
Douglas County commissioners were presented with the Blue Ribbon Award at Tuesday's county board meeting. The honor is given to counties and...
May 16, 2013 - 3:51pm
April 11, 2013
Sauk River Watershed District meets 90 percent of goals
The Sauk River Watershed District (SRWD) presented it's 10 year report to update Douglas County commissioners on the progress of improving water quality in area lakes and rivers. SRWD Administrator Holly Kovarik explained that by law, watershed districts are required to have a 10...
April 11, 2013 - 3:50pm
April 1, 2013
More manpower on lakes this summer, commissioners question limitations
Aquatic hitchhikers will be facing a muscled up watercraft inspection force in Douglas County this summer. Douglas County Land and Resource Management Director Dave Rush plans to hire eight watercraft inspectors to patrol area lakes. In 2012, five inspectors, two level one and three...
April 1, 2013 - 11:49am