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Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
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Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
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DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
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Letter: We need to work and pray together
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Tomato tasting at the library
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Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
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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
December 29, 2012
A lot of hay over zoning in Douglas County
Pups in Millerville Township have a new spa but horses in Hudson won't be gaining ground. Douglas County commissioners approved a conditional use permit for John and Kathleen Bakken to operate a water therapy and grooming business for dogs in Millerville.
December 29, 2012 - 3:06pm
December 28, 2012
Kensington Runestone Park to expand in 2013
Yes, no and maybe. One grant application was approved, another denied and plans to apply for one next year were discussed at Thursday's county board meeting. Award letters for two Park Legacy grant applications applied for in 2012 were received on Wednesday. Park Superintendent Al...
December 28, 2012 - 2:37pm
December 27, 2012
Douglas County employees paid more in 2013
Douglas County officials' compensation was set for 2013 at Thursday's commissioners' meeting. Salaries for the sheriff, county attorney, county auditor/treasurer and county recorder all increased. Commissioners' salaries remained the same as they have been for the past nine years,...
December 27, 2012 - 4:49pm
December 19, 2012
In 30 minutes or less
In what might have been the shortest tax hearing in Douglas County history, commissioners passed both the levy and budget for 2013. About a dozen...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 13, 2012
In 30 minutes or less: Douglas County commissioners approved 2013 budget and levy
In what might have been the shortest tax hearing in Douglas County history, commissioners passed both the levy and budget for 2013. About a dozen people, mostly department heads, attended the half-hour meeting at Public Works on the evening of December 12. The levy was passed at...
December 13, 2012 - 1:06pm