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Council considers ban on vaping
County out to find source of Lake Ida problems
You asked: When will County Road 12 reopen?
Evansville man pleads not guilty to drug, property crimes
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, October 19
Sports schedule for Saturday, Oct. 21
Football: Panthers lose final regular season game
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Football: Lakers ready for playoffs after taking care of Benson
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
Auditions begin for Andria Theatre's Mousetrap
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Homeless advocates praise movie opening Friday in Alexandria
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Emeline C. Haag
Neva B. Andrews
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
LeRoy H. Ladwig
Dorothy Elizabeth Trousil
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
LETTER: Protesting is an American right
LETTER: Don't blame ER for mental illness care
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
LETTER: Look inward and listen in discussing racism
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
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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
Bidding on Rune Stone Park Visitor Center upcoming
The bidding process for the $1 million Kensington Rune Stone Park Visitor Center is set to start in the next couple of weeks. Bids should open Feb. 8 with construction set to begin this spring. Brad Bonk, Douglas County park superintendent, along with Adam Barnett from JLG Architects...
January 6, 2017 - 7:00am
January 4, 2017
EDITORIAL: Is a killer lurking in your basement?
There could be a killer lurking in your basement — radon. More homeowners, landlords and renters in Douglas County should take steps to make sure that radon — an odorless, colorless gas that occurs naturally — isn't building up in their homes.
January 4, 2017 - 8:00am