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Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
Alexandria School Board approves District Policy revisions
RibFest turnout may have been best ever
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
Legion baseball: New-look Post 188 squad outlasted by undefeated Glenwood-Lowry
Viking Speedway to host Late Model special this Saturday
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Up to the challenge
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Robert "Bob" Carlisle
James "Jim" Dittberner
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
December 12, 2012
Douglas County keeps license bureau, talks public health, solid waste and fire
Seven Douglas County families can resume their lives as usual without fear they are losing a source of income. Douglas County commissioners voted on whether or not to turn the license bureau service over to the state at Tuesday's meeting. In a two-to-three vote, the motion failed. "It...
December 12, 2012 - 4:47pm
Elected county officials request pay raises
Four elected officials in Douglas County discussed salaries with commissioners for the coming year at Tuesday's board meeting. Salaries will be set at the December 27 county commissioners' meeting. Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow requested a 1.8 percent increase, which would raise...
December 12, 2012 - 3:07pm
November 30, 2012
Recount central: Wenner requests recount of county board ballots
Douglas County is recount central this year. Political observers know about a state House recount (see related story), but there also will be...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 15, 2012
For sale: Douglas County License Bureau?
A lot of people have personalized license plates. How about a private license bureau? The first meeting of the Douglas County commissioners...
November 15, 2012 - 10:45am
November 9, 2012
Two challengers win county seats
Two challengers defeated incumbents in Douglas County commissioner races Tuesday. In District 2, Jim Stratton edged Norm Salto by a margin of...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
October 31, 2012
A Christmas break for commissioners and added vacation for Teamsters
Douglas County commissioners packed a lot into their last meeting in October. A few noteworthy items were the new feedlot officer, additional vacation for Teamsters members, prayer on the courthouse steps and a Christmas break for commissioners. The regular meeting for the fourth...
October 31, 2012 - 1:33pm
October 29, 2012
Douglas County board denies Osakis wind tower request for second time
The little wind turbine tower that could, according to the Douglas County planning advisory commission, found out it really can't, at least not in Osakis Township at the corner of Hope Road and Calvary Road Southeast. Property owner Barbara Trisco applied for a conditional use permit...
October 29, 2012 - 4:20pm
Cyber care: Social Services to try new-age approach to child placement
Placing children in foster care is a strategic process that affects personal lives. Douglas County commissioners accepted a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services that may help ease this undertaking. Social Services Director Mike Woods introduced a web-based technology...
October 29, 2012 - 4:14pm
October 26, 2012
Douglas County commissioner candidates speak at forum
Incumbents and challengers for the five Douglas County commissioner seats faced county residents side-by-side at a candidate forum held at the Alexandria City Hall on Tuesday. The session was sponsored jointly by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
October 24, 2012
Weeding out issues in Lund Township
A habitat easement was recently secured by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for land in Lund Township. Douglas County commissioners debated the agreement at Tuesday's meeting. Lund Township contains prairie and wetlands, which are receding in the state. Cheri Sloneker with the...
October 24, 2012 - 11:40am
October 16, 2012
Commissioners OK agreement with SOS office for recount
As elections draw near, a related item was near the top of the Douglas County commissioners' agenda on Tuesday, October 9. Commissioners authorized a joint powers agreement with the state of Minnesota through the Office of the Secretary of State to act as an election recount site...
October 16, 2012 - 9:51am
October 3, 2012
Rebuilding, repaving and recovering in Douglas County
Recycled Plastics is ready to rebuild in Garfield. The city of Garfield requested Douglas County commissioners waive the customary right to a...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
Boardwalk at Kensington Runestone Park plods ahead
Douglas County commissioners started their Tuesday, September 11 meeting on a somber note. "Remember how our country was just ripped apart," board chair Jerry Johnson said as the room stood to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Johnson urged all in attendance to keep that feeling...
September 12, 2012 - 2:20pm
August 31, 2012
Blowin' in the wind
An air of discontent blew into the Commissioner's Room at the Douglas County Courthouse Tuesday as concerns were vented over a proposed wind...
August 31, 2012 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
District 5 candidates answer questions
Now it's time for the candidates in Douglas County Commissioner District 5 to answer a few questions. To help readers reach a more informed...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am