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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, June 28 through Wednesday, June 29
Charges: Hibbing man beheaded after sex assault allegation
UPDATE: Motorcycle rider injured in Alexandria crash
Out and About in Douglas County
Girls track: Alex's historic season honored
Track: Osakis programs chock-full of honorees
Softball: Alex recognizes state tourney run
Baseball: Hittle, Anderson named Cards' MVPs
Boys track: Cards' honor solid season as Larson, Meier, Rudolph earn MVPs
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
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
Walgrave's big day
David Steve Edmunds
Ruth Augusta Wenner
DuWayne Allen Averill
Warren V. Meissner
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
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
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 27, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Being president is not for me
For the past year or more we have been hearing from candidates seeking to become the next president of the United States. Sometimes I wonder who would really want the job, when I think about it. While it sounds grand to be one of the most important people in the free world, it comes...
opinion / columns
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
LETTER: Who is the willingful liar?
To the editor: In the controversy of the recent gun control debate and background checks, President Obama, the administration and liberal progressives have perpetrated multiple false statements regarding background checks in the gun debate. Here are a few: In 2013 a background check...
opinion / letters
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
LETTER: Apparently, the fix is in
To the editor: There is a real danger to democracy in using the power and money of the U.S. government for the purpose of destroying the minority party. Congressman Kevin McCarthy bragged about using the Benghazi hearings to discredit Hillary Clinton on Fox News. These are tactics...
opinion / letters
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
LETTER: Trump does Bin Laden's work
To the editor: Osama Bin Laden spoke and wrote about his strategy to defeat the USA. His speeches and writings are documented fact. He knew that he could not win a quick military victory against American military power. However, he calculated that he could bankrupt America financially...
opinion / letters
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Brandon-Evansville school levy approved
A school levy referendum in Brandon-Evansville was overwhelmingly approved Tuesday. Residents in School District 2908 voted 218-52 to renew the district's existing property tax referendum authorization of $605.13 per pupil, which was scheduled to expire next year. The referendum...
November 4, 2015 - 8:48am
October 30, 2015
LETTER: Clinton should have resigned
To the editor: Congratulations to Hillary Clinton for her masterful performance at the Benghazi hearings. Your experience of the last two decades of dodging, hiding and lying were no match for the Republicans. And your supporting cast of Democrats was always there for you, giving...
opinion / letters
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
Ingebrigtsen seeks re-election in Senate
Minnesota State Senator and Assistant Minority Leader Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election in the 2016 election for Minnesota's 8th Senate District as a Republican. He was first elected to the position in 2006. "With encouragement...
News / government
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
DFL candidate emerges in House District 8B
Gail Kulp, born, raised and educated in Alexandria, announced last week that she's running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 8B. The incumbent is Mary Franson, R-Alexandria. Kulp pursued further education at the University of Minnesota and in Utah, but she...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Commentary - Why run for office?
By Lee H. Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for...
opinion / commentaries
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
March 16, 2015
Coin toss settles treasurer race in Lund Township
A treasurer race in Lund Township came down to the flip of a coin. An election on March 10 resulted in a tie between the incumbent, Renae Odens, and challenger, Corrine Hart. They both received 20 votes. The winner was determined in a way that other small communities settle...
March 16, 2015 - 4:30pm
March 10, 2015
Township elections under way
Township elections are under way throughout Douglas County today, Tuesday. Some polling places do not open until 5 p.m. but others opened...
March 10, 2015 - 8:51pm
December 5, 2014
Voter turnout in Douglas County: 55 percent
Douglas County’s voter turnout for the 2014 general election was better than most counties in the state. According to information released by the Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office Friday, the estimated voter turnout rate for the county was 55 percent, based on data...
December 5, 2014 - 10:32am
Election wrap-up: A good day for Republicans
For the most part, Republicans and incumbents prevailed in Douglas County on Election Day. Voters returned Troy Wolbersen to the sheriff's office, supported incumbent Alexandria City Council members Virgil Batesole and Dave Benson, re-elected Alan Zeithamer and Sandy Susag to Alexandria...
November 5, 2014 - 1:52pm
November 4, 2014
Have you voted yet?
Have you voted yet? Most polling places in Douglas County opened at 7 a.m. this morning for the general election and all of them will remain...
November 4, 2014 - 9:59am
November 1, 2014
Election Notebook: DFL, GOP trade jabs over late-campaign mailings
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- It is the time of a campaign when things get a little rough, as shown Thursday when Minnesota...
November 1, 2014 - 6:00am