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Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
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Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, November 21
Block family adjusting to life after month-long disappearance
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Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
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Donors can swap books for wine
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College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
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Dave & Jean Schonberg
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Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
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Finally his turn
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Susan Jean Erickson
Ann M. Nussbaum
Sharon Marie Martinson
LETTER: Disappointed with Franson's remarks
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EDITORIAL: A good time to count your blessings
LETTER: A factual commentary about Planned Parenthood
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
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
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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
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
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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
December 12, 2012
Sheriff's office figures debated before budget hearing
They fought the law and the law won. A small victory was scored for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at Tuesday's county commissioners meeting. Sheriff Troy Wolbersen was granted permission to retain one of his deputies until construction of the law enforcement center in Alexandria...
December 12, 2012 - 4:59pm
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