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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
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Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
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Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
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OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
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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Grocery Grab goes toward giving
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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
County OKs new rules, licenses for vacation rentals
Stricter rules are now in place for private vacation home rentals. On Tuesday, March 6, Douglas County commissioners unanimously approved amendments...
March 6, 2018 - 4:56pm
March 2, 2018
EDITORIAL: It's not so bad around here
Judging by the stream of negativity some people express, one would think we're living in a problem-riddled state that's headed for disaster. Not true. Minnesota — and Douglas County — have a lot of good things going for them. The accomplishments seem to get buried underneath...
March 2, 2018 - 6:33am
Vacation rental license fee set
Property owners who rent out their homes to vacationers may soon have to fork over more than $300 to have their homes licensed for that purpose....
March 2, 2018 - 6:27am
February 26, 2018
Stabbing suspect pleads guilty to lesser charge
A 30-year-old Alexandria man accused in a 2013 fatal stabbing pleaded guilty to count one of manslaughter Monday morning. Kody Lee Klimek was...
February 26, 2018 - 4:02pm
February 22, 2018
County upgrading to electronic voting system
When Douglas County voters head to the polls this fall, they shouldn't have to wait as long in line to check-in and register. Pen and paper is...
February 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
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 2, 2018
Man injured in snowmobile crash on Lake Miltona
A 27-year-old man from Ireland was injured in a snowmobile crash on Lake Miltona on Friday afternoon. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's...
February 2, 2018 - 5:28pm
February 1, 2018
Rush to pay and save on taxes
Douglas County property owners appear hopeful that a new tax law regarding prepaying property taxes will benefit them when paying their 2017 taxes. At the end of last year, the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer office received $3.7 million in prepaid taxes, a huge jump compared to...
February 1, 2018 - 6:45am
January 25, 2018
Douglas County again gearing up for boat inspections
Douglas County will once again be running its watercraft inspection program to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species and it needs you....
January 25, 2018 - 8:51am
January 19, 2018
County board: 'We want to support our veterans'
The message from the Douglas County commissioners to veterans attending the Jan. 16 county board meeting was loud and clear — the county wants to work with the veterans on the issue of volunteer drivers, they support veterans and they are not out to get them. At a September...
January 19, 2018 - 10:46am
January 16, 2018
Many county permits to cost more starting Feb. 1
Anyone applying for a land use or special permit through the Douglas County Land and Resource Management office may see an increase in fees...
January 16, 2018 - 5:57pm