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Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
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Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 22
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
Baseball: Knights rally to top Ashby, fall to Parkers Prairie
BASEBALL: Stockert stymies Eagles in 5-0 shutout
Boys golf: Cards shoot a season best in Brainerd, take second in CLC
Viking Speedway: Gerdes, Karl, Crouse get feature wins
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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May 4, 2018
Lake Brophy Park bathhouse architect hired
Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday approved an architectural firm for the bathhouse project at Lake Brophy Park. Five firms submitted proposals, with the contract being extended to Buetow 2 Architects of Minneapolis. Bids submitted ranged from Buetow's low bid of $13,500 to...
May 4, 2018 - 10:57am
April 27, 2018
Letter to the Editor: A double standard in county pay?
To the editor: On the April 16 Open Line program, County Commissioner Chair Owen Miller complained that "The county cannot afford to give 11 percent increases over to some employees." Isn't that interesting? If there a few employees who are due increases for not only COLA's 2.5 percent,...
April 27, 2018 - 11:09am
April 12, 2018
EDITORIAL: County shouldn't gag employees from talking to media
Those who support a free flow of information from their local government should be very concerned about an item on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners agenda for Tuesday, April 17. It's listed under the 10 a.m. items presented by County Coordinator Heather Schlangen as a "personnel...
April 12, 2018 - 11:45am
March 8, 2018
County backs idea of another I-94 exit for Alexandria
There is still plenty of work that needs to be done and it may take several more years, but motorists will likely have another way to access Alexandria from Interstate 94. At the Tuesday, March 6 Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting, Public Works Director Dave Robley asked...
March 8, 2018 - 10:06am
March 6, 2018
County to hire part-time drivers for vets
Veterans will soon be able to get to their doctor appointments at Veteran Affairs clinics in St. Cloud, Minneapolis and Fargo via county employees. On Tuesday, March 6, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of three part-time employees who would be responsible...
March 6, 2018 - 4:57pm
February 20, 2018
Veterans seek answers on complicated driver issue
As Douglas County Commissioners sat in a closed-door session Tuesday afternoon to discuss the county's labor negotiations, a group of veterans...
February 20, 2018 - 6:18pm
County pursues part-time drivers, shuttle service as possible options for veterans
Douglas County Commissioners are looking into two possible solutions for the driver program that transports veterans to medical appointments — part-time driver positions and a shuttle service. Veterans have been upset with the county since commissioners cut a $40-a-day stipend...
February 20, 2018 - 5:39pm
February 19, 2018
County hires first HR director
Douglas County has hired a human resource director, a newly designed position for the county. At a special board meeting Friday, Feb. 16, the Douglas County Commissioners approved hiring Lee Katzmarek as the new director. Heather Schlangen, county coordinator, requested permission...
February 19, 2018 - 4:07pm
February 16, 2018
Veterans encouraged to attend county meeting
Members of the Veterans Council in Douglas County are encouraging all veterans in the area to attend next week's Douglas County Commissioner's meeting. A work session to discuss veterans issues is set to follow the regular board meeting and is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11:50...
February 16, 2018 - 7:23am
January 22, 2018
County looks to acquire historic fire tower overlooking northern Minn. forests
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn.—The uncertain future of a historic landmark fire tower overlooking northern Minnesota forest land might be getting...
January 22, 2018 - 9:52pm
December 19, 2017
Land of 10,000 boat inspections: County details efforts in battle against invasive species
During the 2017 boating season, 17 watercraft inspectors hired by Douglas County performed close to 10,000 inspections, including two inspections...
December 19, 2017 - 5:20pm
November 21, 2017
County to sue drug companies
Douglas County will be following suit with more than 60 other state, county and city governments around the country and suing opioid drug manufacturers...
November 21, 2017 - 4:34pm
October 6, 2017
Grumbles over rumble strips in Douglas County
The Douglas County Commissioners are all in agreement that something should probably be done about the rumble strips on County Road 8, at the...
October 6, 2017 - 11:32am
July 27, 2017
Raises approved for four county officials
All four elected Douglas County officials — attorney, recorder, auditor/treasurer and sheriff — will see a salary increase next...
July 27, 2017 - 7:20am
June 30, 2017
County Road 12 bid approved
County Road 12 — from Garfield north to County Road 58, about three-and-a-half miles — will soon be rebuilt. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the bid for the project Wednesday. Depending on the contractor's schedule, the project could start mid- to late...
June 30, 2017 - 8:21am