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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
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8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
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From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
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How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
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
March 28, 2013
¿Se habla español en Douglas County?
Asking for help is frustrating, especially when you aren't speaking the same language - literally. Douglas County Social Services recognizes this hurdle with a limited English proficiency component added to the 2013 Civil Rights Compliance Plan. Social Services Director Mike Woods...
March 28, 2013 - 1:05pm
March 18, 2013
More buzz about the roundabout
The long awaited, long debated roundabout coming to Highway 29 south of Alexandria nudged forward at the March 12 Douglas County Commissioners'...
March 18, 2013 - 11:40am
March 13, 2013
Historical Society pitches Carnegie Library plea to commissioners
Alexandria city and Douglas County boundary lines continue to converge since the governing bodies first joint meeting on April 25, 2012.
March 13, 2013 - 9:55am
February 18, 2013
Assessing the situation on ag land in Douglas County
The numbers are in and agriculture land value in Douglas County is on the rise. Douglas County Assessor Keith Albertsen explained how the values were calculated and who it's going to affect at the February 12 county commissioners' meeting in Alexandria. "We have had just a tremendous...
February 18, 2013 - 5:20pm
February 15, 2013
Douglas County board budget briefs
The communication system for Douglas County Social Services will be getting a little boost. Commissioners approved Social Services Director Mike Woods request to purchase a new ITV system for the department. Morris Electronics from Morris, Minnesota was granted the contract for...
February 15, 2013 - 11:13am
Bold budget request approved for county IT department
Douglas County commissioners took a virtual leap into the county's future on Tuesday at their county board meeting in Alexandria. After just two months on the job, new Internet Technology Director Brent Birkeland submitted a bold request to adjust the 2013 IT department budget for...
February 15, 2013 - 6:29am
February 13, 2013
Bold budget request approved for Douglas County IT department
Douglas County Commissioners took a virtual leap into the county's future on Tuesday at their county board meeting in Alexandria. After just two months on the job, new Internet Technology Director Brent Birkeland submitted a bold request to adjust the 2013 IT department budget for...
February 13, 2013 - 3:02pm
January 24, 2013
Concerns about library internet use discussed at commissioners' meeting
Fifteen cents. That's how much it costs to print a page at the Douglas County Library. Fifteen cents is part of what brought one citizen to Tuesday's commissioners' meeting. He disagreed with some of the library's practices; Internet use was one point he argued. The library's Internet...
January 24, 2013 - 9:58am
January 15, 2013
Douglas County Adopt-a-Highway program covers 63 percent of county roads
Despite "going green" and environmentally conscious efforts across the globe, people still toss trash out their windows along the highway. Douglas County has endorsed a resolution to support the Minnesota Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway program. "It's a good program,"...
January 15, 2013 - 4:29pm
January 10, 2013
A patriotic pat on the back
"It seemed like what we ought to be doing," said Dave Rush, Douglas County Land and Resource Management director. Rush was honored for his role...
January 10, 2013 - 10:43am
Douglas County board reorganizes for 2013
Another round of musical political chairs: The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has added two new members for 2013. The shift has altered...
January 10, 2013 - 9:43am