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UPDATE: Rollover crash injures 2 in Pope County
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Historical Society Bake Sale held Friday
Commercial sex industry survivor speaks at Alexandria Area High School
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 1
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 3
Boys basketball: Bitzan, Hintermeister lead Chargers to win over Swanville
Boys hockey: Alex records six-goal first period in 10-1 win
Girls basketball: Chargers move to 2-0
Gymnastics: Cards fall at state-ranked Melrose
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
DNR release: Stands not allowed overnight on WMAs
Ann C. Ebsen
Alyce L. Hanson
Julia I. Springer
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 18, 2016
Election costs Douglas County 158 hours of OT
Douglas County employees worked an estimated 158 hours of overtime in connection with the Nov. 8 election, with temporary staff adding an estimated 251 election-related hours . Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow provided an update on last week's election at Tuesday's Douglas County Board...
November 18, 2016 - 7:00am
November 11, 2016
Englund, Rapp elected to county board
Two newcomers — Keith Englund and Jerry Rapp — will join the Douglas County Board in January, taking over for long-time commissioners...
November 11, 2016 - 9:12am
November 4, 2016
County to roll out timekeeping system in three phases
At an initial cost of more than $18,000, a much-discussed timekeeping management system was approved by the Douglas County commissioners at...
November 4, 2016 - 6:00am
October 7, 2016
County board highlights
Plenty of action items were approved during the three-hour Douglas County board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4. Here's a look at some of the approved items: • Advertising to fill two open positions on the Douglas County Library Board. • Publishing a summary of the Tobacco Ordinance...
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Sheriff says timekeeping policy 'doesn't work'
Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen has issues with a new timekeeping system recently approved by the county and he shared his concerns with...
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
Albertsen reappointed as county assessor
Long-time County Assessor Keith Albertsen will remain in his position for another term. At the Tuesday, Sept. 6 Douglas County Board meeting,...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2016
County wants employees to punch 'time clock'
Very soon, an estimated 300 Douglas County employees will be keeping track of their hours in a different manner. And this upsets some county officials. Douglas County Commissioner Bev Bales feels strongly against a revised compensation policy approved Tuesday that would require all...
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
September 8, 2016
County backs off tax plan for restaurant
After Douglas County commissioners voted Tuesday to undo a tax payment plan for an Alexandria restaurant and decided not to reconsider the issue,...
September 8, 2016 - 11:22am
August 19, 2016
County gives restaurant more time to pay taxes
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to give the owners of an Alexandria restaurant five years to pay off taxes they owe...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
August 12, 2016
County Board race goes down to the wire
It was a close race for Douglas County Commissioner District 1 candidates at Tuesday’s primary election as only 44 votes separated the four candidates. The top two vote getters were Dick Gulbranson and Keith Englund. They will now appear on the ballot in November. Whoever wins...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Architect hired for Rune Stone Park project
There were plenty of action items at last Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting. Commissioners approved a request for a vacancy and a new position in the Social Services department, approved preliminary plats and conditional use permits in the Land and Resource Management department,...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
Elected officials present salary requests to county board
The four Douglas County elected officials went before the Board of Commissioners at Tuesday's meeting with their salary requests. The officials included Dawn Crouse, recorder; Chad Larson, attorney; Troy Wolbersen, sheriff; and Char Rosenow, auditor/treasurer. No numbers were discussed...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
County board hears from new Chamber director
At last week's Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting, there were several preliminary plats and conditional use permits that were approved, along with a few other agenda items.
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Douglas County Hospital stays with county
Without much discussion at Tuesday's Douglas County board meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to keep Douglas County Hospital (DCH) as a county-owned hospital instead of changing it over to a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The vote was more a formality, as the "real"...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 23, 2016
Conditional use permits cause stir at county board meeting
It was a packed house at the Douglas County Board Meeting Tuesday morning. The majority of people were there because of action being taken on two particular conditional use permits brought forward by Dave Rush, director of Land and Resource Management. Rush spoke to the board for...
June 23, 2016 - 9:46am