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Two-car accident on Sunday night at intersection of 34th and Pioneer
No campfire required for Brown Butter Blondie S’mores
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Miltona driver arrested after high-speed chase
Millerville celebrates Butter Days
Resorters playoffs: Long Prairie clinches region bid as Carlos' hopes tabled to Friday
Resorters playoffs: Osakis punches ticket to Region 16C Tourney with win over Millers
Races rained out again as Viking Speedway, FYE Motorsports announce move of the Fall Classic
Bud Grant signing brings back fond memories for Vikings fans
Legion baseball: Post 87 wins game one, faces Bemidji in sub-state tourney
The Salty Dogs to perform on the Courthouse lawn
Community auction to raise funds for missions
TLHD presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore
The Color Dash is coming to Forada
Luther Crest gets whole new look
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Four-year-old reels in big bass on L'Homme Dieu
Morken: The search for the perfect stand location
Fine fishing over the Fourth
Megan E. Movold
Donald A. Crossley
Jacqueline "Jackie" Friese
Eva M. Wagner
Megan E. Movold
COMMENTARY: The passing of a giant in Runestone research
LETTER: Need bigger indoor location in case of rain
LETTER: Headlights on when using wipers is a law
LETTER: Treat each other with dignity and respect
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Gardening for the senses
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Horticultural services available to local residents
GARDENING TIPS: Manage mosquitoes while enjoying the great outdoors
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
June 10, 2016
Top action items at county board meeting
Here’s a look at some of the other top action items at the Tuesday, June 7 meeting of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners: LAW ENFORCEMENT The board approved the annual contract for the work release program for inmates at the Douglas County Jail. In addition, the board approved...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
April 8, 2016
County approves bump for mowing money
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners moved quickly through a slate of business during Tuesday's meeting. Following is a brief overview of a few action items. • Commissioners authorized an increase in the county's allocation to the Douglas County Agriculture Association, which...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
Commissioners Bales, Johnson won't run for re-election
Douglas County Commissioners Bev Bales and Jerry Johnson won't seek re-election to the county board. Both announced their decision this month and both agree, it's time to move on. BALES "It has been a very interesting, rewarding and many times challenging job serving these 12 years...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
February 2, 2016
County board reverses layoffs decision
Douglas County Commissioners rescinded their vote to layoff two county corrections office employees. The 4-1 vote to rescind happened during the board’s February 2 meeting; Commissioner Jerry Johnson voted no. The board will now take 60 days to gather more information before addressing...
February 2, 2016 - 2:52pm
March 17, 2015
Signs of spring pop up at county board meeting with park, road plans
Signs of spring sprouted up at Tuesday’s Douglas County Board meeting. Plans to improve parks and roads moved forward. Commissioners called for requests from consulting firms to update the master plans for Kensington Runestone Park and Lake Brophy Park. The plan for Runestone...
March 17, 2015 - 3:29pm
February 22, 2014
Protecting precious metals
A licensing requirement was implemented this week for businesses buying or selling precious metal in Douglas County. On Tuesday, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the measure. The new precious metal license fee is $75 and affects businesses that buy secondhand...
February 22, 2014 - 12:18am
February 21, 2014
County changes vote on public notices
Removing a sentence from a resolution was central to Douglas County Commissioner Dan Olson flipping his support for a resolution he voted against two weeks ago. During Tuesday’s county board meeting, commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of a resolution that supports proposed legislation...
February 21, 2014 - 12:00am
February 15, 2013
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
November 30, 2012
County can't sell license bureau
A decision that would affect the lives of seven families in Douglas County has been postponed. Douglas County commissioners will review discontinuation of the license bureau service at their next meeting on December 11. New information has been presented that commissioners would...
November 30, 2012 - 6:46am
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
June 6, 2012
Feed lot officer headed to Department of Agriculture
Land and Resource Management Director Dave Rush announced the resignation of Animal Agriculture Technician Andy Siira on May 22. Siira, who was the Douglas County feed lot officer for the past two years, submitted his letter of resignation on May 17. "I can't say enough about...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am