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Alexandria high school prom held Saturday night
Republicans elect outsider Jennifer Carnahan to head party
Update: 12-year-old drowning victim identified
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
AgweekTV: Bargain bull
Baseball: Cards sweep Apollo
Track and Field: Minnewaska girls take first at Staples
Girls Golf: Minnewaska tied for first after two WCC rounds
Track and Field: Osakis girls second, boys sixth at Blascziek Invite
Softball: Chargers win fifth straight to move to 9-2
Patty Kakac to perform First Friday Concert
Estonian pastor to preach at St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Births - Douglas County Hospital
Randy Knuth to be installed at First Presbyterian Church
LYRA ensemble to perform at Calvary Lutheran
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Janine M. Paulzine
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
IT'S Our Turn: The road goes ever on
Letter: Support small-scale entrepreneurship
Letter: Science and climate change
Letter: Protect public access to the outdoors
Letter: Tax bill omits county aid change
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 31, 2017
Great American Think-Off entry deadline approaches
The public is invited to tackle the issues of "fake news" vs. truth by submitting an answer to this year's 25th annual Great American Think-Off question: "Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?" Essays should be no more than 750 words, arguing for or against the idea...
March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 27, 2017
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
ST. PAUL—U.S. Rep. Tim Walz says he is running for governor, giving Democrats a candidate from greater Minnesota, where Republicans dominated...
March 27, 2017 - 10:35am
March 17, 2017
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith won't run for governor in 2018
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, long thought to be positioning herself to take over when Gov. Mark Dayton leaves office, said she...
March 17, 2017 - 8:24pm
March 16, 2017
Township elections spring a few surprises
Elections in 18 of Douglas County's 20 townships took place Tuesday and yielded a few surprises — a successful write-in campaign in Hudson Township and new supervisors replacing incumbents in LaGrand and Lund townships. Here's a look at the results: (Elections in Brandon and...
March 16, 2017 - 8:21am
March 14, 2017
Township elections are today
If you live in a township, today — Tuesday, March 14 — is your day to make your voice count at the polls and in township government. Every year Minnesota townships are required to have an annual town meeting. It is held the second Tuesday of March. Many townships, including...
March 14, 2017 - 8:06am
March 8, 2017
LETTER: People agreed and Trump won
To the editor: I think the recent letter using GDP as a measure to show productivity is flawed. GDP is compiled from goods and services provided. The concentrations of Democrats in the highly-populated counties can be explained by a high concentration of people on assistance, all...
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 10, 2017
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
January 6, 2017
Parkers Prairie to vote on liquor future
Parkers Prairie residents will soon decide whether to allow other places other than the city liquor store to sell on-sale liquor. A special election for two split-liquor questions will take place Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parkers Prairie City Hall. Here's how...
January 6, 2017 - 6:00am
December 23, 2016
COMMENTARY: How to scrap the Electoral College
By John LaForge, Co-Director of Nukewatch, a peace and environmental justice group in Wisconsin Sixteen years ago, as the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida transfixed the nation, the newly elected Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke directly to the likelihood that Al Gore...
December 23, 2016 - 9:00am
November 25, 2016
LETTER: Law and order needed to stop protesters
To the editor: I have lived through many elections but I have never seen such poor losers and crybabies. I always thought you have to accept the election. I am sure we have all had elections come out not the way we would of liked. The New York police commissioner said the protesters...
November 25, 2016 - 7:00am
November 22, 2016
How will election impact rural cities?
With Republicans taking control of the Minnesota Senate and increasing their majority in the House, what can rural Minnesota expect in the upcoming...
November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
November 18, 2016
GUEST EDITORIAL: Election unleashes hate
Since the Nov. 8 election, it appears people are losing their minds. Anti-Trump protesters are rioting in the streets in a way never seen before...
November 18, 2016 - 8:00am
Election costs Douglas County 158 hours of OT
Douglas County employees worked an estimated 158 hours of overtime in connection with the Nov. 8 election, with temporary staff adding an estimated 251 election-related hours . Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow provided an update on last week's election at Tuesday's Douglas County Board...
November 18, 2016 - 7:00am
November 16, 2016
LETTER: Accept defeat graciously
To the editor: Garrison Keillor's and others' post-election remarks were the sickest that I have read. They miscalled the election and now predict doom from our new president. Why not accept defeat graciously and give the man a chance? It is likely they are wrong here, too. I for...
November 16, 2016 - 7:00am
November 15, 2016
A rock star choice for Forada City Council
A famous rock and roll guitar player almost became a Forada City Council member. Well, kind of. Here's what happened: For the Nov. 8 election,...
November 15, 2016 - 12:39pm