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Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
Former Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness passes away
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, June 30
Two more roundabouts coming soon
New signs designate area as boat-free zone
Local semipro football team continues to take shape
DNR: Camp Ripley deer hunt applications now being taken
Legion baseball: Bemidji sweeps Alex
Tops among nation's youth: 11-year-old Sladek wins at Illinois golf tourney
15U Babe Ruth: Pitching committee leads Osakis past Long Prairie
Paint your world purple
'River' presents a tribute to female songwriters
Fourth of July, Lightning Creek concerts set for next week
The Fourth of July: The price of freedom
Engaged - Berglin and Wood
Births - June 21-27, 2016
Engaged - Dahlquist and Ripley
Births - June 17, 2016
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Waterfowl numbers soar
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Keith D. McCoy
Natalie M. Klein
Warren V. Meissner
LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves?
LETTER: Performance brought standing ovation
LETTER: Let the truth be known
COMMENTARY: Bridges, not walls, foster peace and security as refugees arrive
COMMENTARY: Celebrate our independence this Fourth of July
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Fischer named executive director at Ecumen Bethany Community
Echo Press earns five awards in national contest
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 22, 2016
Foster, adoptive families needed
Douglas County is searching for additional foster providers to open their homes to children of all ages who are in need of temporary, long-term and permanent/adoptive families. Douglas County Social Services will hold a free informational meeting for families interested in learning...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
Minnesotans unite in Arizona
Douglas County residents are invited to attend a Minnesota reunion on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of the Master, 6659 E. University in Mesa, Arizona. For a $1 admission, guests will receive a ticket to win door prizes. Attendees should bring a dish...
Life / events
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
Committed to a balanced budget
The Douglas County Agricultural Association (DCAA) is regrouping and taking action now for future financial viability. "That's really what we're here today to discuss. What can we do to make this fair better?" said Earl Anderson, DCAA president. Anderson and two other representatives...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
Douglas County receives 2015 Achievement Award
During the 2015 Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) annual membership meeting on Dec. 7, Board Chair Scott Sanders announced that Douglas County was the 2015 recipient of MCIT's award for Outstanding Performance in the Property/Casualty Division. Each year, MCIT looks...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
Refinancing jail bonds saves nearly $1M
An opportunity to cut interest on a county bond could save taxpayers big bucks. On December 15, Douglas County commissioners authorized the sale of $8.75 million in general obligation refunding bonds. The term "refunding" is used in bond financing, but it's just like refinancing —...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 23, 2015
New county FSA executive director appointed
Steve Frericks of Albany was named the new county executive director of the Douglas County Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. Frericks will assist...
country / farm
December 23, 2015 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
Douglas County will accept eMarriage Applications
Effective Monday, Jan. 4, couples applying for a marriage license in Douglas County can save time and simplify the process by filling out the application form online at www.moms.mn.gov. There will also be a public terminal available at the Douglas County Recorder's office at 305 Eighth...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
County gets deal for body transports in all ME cases
The Douglas County board chairman signed a contract this week that will cost taxpayers just $1 per year. Yes, $1.
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
District court eFiling to begin Dec. 11 in Douglas County
Beginning the second week of December, 20 district courts from Central and Western Minnesota will start offering court users the option to electronically file and serve court documents via an online portal. This includes Douglas County, which will have access to the changes beginning...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
December 1, 2015
A blanket of white
The first noteworthy snowfall of the season hit the area late Monday, dumping between 5 and 8 inches of snow throughout Douglas County. The snow...
December 1, 2015 - 8:52am
November 19, 2015
Driver and passenger injured in icy crash
At 11:38 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle accident on I-94 west of Alexandria. A 1997 Toyota 4Runner driven by Christopher Roberts, 24, of Canmore, Alberta, Canada was westbound on I-94 when it spun out on the icy bridge overpass...
November 19, 2015 - 7:38am
November 16, 2015
UPDATE: Body of trapper identified
The body of a missing trapper has been identified as Danny Leonard Tucker, 63, of Kensington. He was identified by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office and the cause of death is listed as drowning, according to an updated news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Monday...
November 16, 2015 - 6:47pm
November 13, 2015
Douglas County's 'Impact' featured in new magazine
Douglas County is an amazing place to live, work and play. Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful with its many lakes, serene countryside and quaint towns, but it is home to many innovative, cutting-edge businesses, industries and services. Within the county can be found organizations...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
November 11, 2015
Fifth graders enter annual essay contest
Forty-five fifth grade students from Douglas County schools responded to the third annual essay contest entitled "What Stories Can the Stones Tell?" The contest was organized and sponsored by the Douglas County Cemetery Association (DCCA) and included support from Alexandria VFW Post...
Life / school
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 17, 2015
Stolen vehicle suspect arrested in Douglas County after high-speed chase in neighboring counties
A juvenile male was apprehended in Douglas County after leading officers from several law enforcement agencies on a chase that spanned several hours. The Starbuck Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday, October 17. A Starbuck...
News / crime
October 17, 2015 - 2:49pm