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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, May 24
Pearl Harbor victim from Minnesota has remains returned home
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
FBI agent from Alexandria dies
Girl who drowned entered water willingly
Girls golf: Lakers first after day one of 3AA Tournament
Golf: Knights send three on to section tournament
Sports schedule for Thursday, May 25
Softball: Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semis
Alexandria horseshoe league results
Alexandria students write their own play within a musical
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 8, 2017
Gun permits hit record levels
The number of gun permits issued by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office spiked to 700 in 2016. That's more than the combined number of permits,...
March 8, 2017 - 6:00am
March 3, 2017
Where are the sex offenders?
When people hear that a sex offender is moving to their town, alarm bells ring in their heads. Another one? Why are they moving here? Should...
March 3, 2017 - 6:00am
February 22, 2017
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
Construction will start this spring on the Kensington Rune Stone Park Visitor Center after the Douglas County commissioners awarded the construction...
February 22, 2017 - 3:13pm
February 16, 2017
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
The Douglas County Corn and Soybean Growers Association will host its annual meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Long Lake Lodge, 16021 Long Lake Rd NW, Brandon. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., with a dinner catered by Backroads Steakhouse at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Spouses are welcome...
February 16, 2017 - 8:25am
February 10, 2017
Updated with ID: Driver found sleeping on I-94, then leads 100 mph chase
A driver found sleeping in his vehicle on Interstate 94 Friday morning led officers on a chase that topped 100 mph through Douglas and Pope...
February 10, 2017 - 3:43pm
Local DFLers thinking more regional
More than 60 DFLers from a nine-county area gathered in Alexandria Feb. 2 to mull over a new strategy for the next two years. Their goal isn't...
February 10, 2017 - 7:00am
February 8, 2017
UPDATED: Exposure, burglary charges filed against chase suspect
A man suspected of burglarizing a house in Nelson and later exposing himself outside the Target store in Alexandria was arrested after a chase...
February 8, 2017 - 3:33pm
February 3, 2017
Brophy Lake residents form association
Residents around Brophy Lake in Douglas County have organized to form a lake association. The association was formed to promote the health of...
February 3, 2017 - 7:00am
January 31, 2017
Habitat celebrates 20 years of transforming lives
Everyone involved in building a Habitat for Humanity home is impacted in some way, according to Habitat for Humanity Director Lori Anderson....
January 31, 2017 - 12:30pm
January 22, 2017
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
State highways in Douglas, Grant and Pope counties are among several roads in West Central Minnesota that will see the speed limit increase from 55 to 60 mph. The speed limit on Highway 114 from Starbuck to to Interstate 94 and on Highway 27 from I-94 all the way to Browns Valley...
January 22, 2017 - 2:27pm
January 20, 2017
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
To the editor: An open letter to the Douglas County Highway Department: Hi. Could you all devote more time and care into cleaning up County Road 82, please? Then just maybe we'll not have to read so many articles in this paper such as "Woman critical after two-car accident." Surely...
January 20, 2017 - 8:00am
Agency helps Douglas County families in need
Did you know West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc. offers 13 different programs throughout the five-county area it serves including Head Start, energy assistance, and free tax preparation? Did you know that this agency is about a $10 million agency that serves residents...
January 20, 2017 - 7:00am
Need for additional part-time position questioned
Hiring part-time staff, planning meetings, approving final plats and hearing about County Ditch 10 were just some of the topics on the agenda at Tuesday's regular Douglas County board meeting. Here's a look at some of the action taken by the commissioners. Public Works
January 20, 2017 - 7:00am
January 11, 2017
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Are you looking for something garden-related to fill the long, cold, winter hours? Clay, Stearns and Douglas County Extension Offices just might have the solution for you. The Winter Garden College returns to Stearns County on Jan. 31. Sessions in Douglas and Clay counties will follow...
January 11, 2017 - 10:00am
January 6, 2017
County swears in two new commissioners
Two newcomers joined the Douglas County Commissioners at their first meeting of the new year. Commissioner Keith Englund and Commissioner Jerry Rapp were sworn in during the ceremonial oath of office by Douglas County District Court Judge Ann Carrott during Tuesday's organizational...
January 6, 2017 - 7:00am