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Update: Two charged with manslaughter in Hlinsky death
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Track and field: Lesnar’s school record paces seventh-place finish at true team state
Sports schedule for Saturday, May 19
Adapted bowling: Cardinals continue to shine at the state tournament
Baseball: Panthers sit at .500 but hopeful they can rekindle some playoff magic
Softball: WCA wraps up regular season with 16 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
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
Henry (Hank) B. Suchy
Audrey F. Kloehn
Richard "Woody" Erickson
John "Jack" Burns
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
LETTER: Bombing explanation shelters Trump
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
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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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
January 10, 2018
Veterans call for return of stipends for VA drivers
The $40 a day stipend for volunteer drivers for the Veteran Service Office in Douglas County was terminated by Douglas County commissioners...
January 10, 2018 - 2:10pm
January 3, 2018
31 township positions up for election
Here's a look at the township positions that are up for election in Douglas County this March and the current officeholder: Alexandria Township: Supervisor Jeff Oberg. Belle River Township: Supervisor Jeremy Fuller. Also, the clerk position is vacant. Carlos Township: Clerk Rebecca...
January 3, 2018 - 2:19pm
December 14, 2017
Preparing for disaster: County officials attend Red Cross training about disaster shelters
No one wants to think about leaving their home behind because of fires, tornadoes or evacuations. But sometimes those scenarios become a reality,...
December 14, 2017 - 1:22pm