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Co-parenting can be done well
Fall family fun
Not So Heavy Metal Tour hits Alexandria
Garfield council sets proposed tax levy
Training prepares snowplow operators for winter
Talented Tech team handles Alex tennis in finale
Alex boys soccer salvages CLC split early in week
B-E volleyball dominates Hillcrest after first set
Blizzard split against Twin City
Lakers rally to win fifth set versus Benson
The Cemeteries of Douglas County: Part 5
Mayor for a Day competition seeks student essays
Mental Illness Awareness Week celebrates 25th anniversary
Everyday Gourmet: Spaghetti squash offers healthy alternative to pasta
Simulcast to help couples strengthen their marriage
Engaged - Terhark and Ranweiler
Engaged - Cochran and Dietrich
Births - Douglas County Hospital births through September 21, 2015
Engaged - Bitzan and Bettin
New life in the fall
From the stand
DNR: Glacial Lakes State Park to remain open during deer hunt
DNR report: Duck season closed temporarily
Local pheasant count up
Dixie Wagner, 76
Bryan Kruchten, 33
Christel Guiles, 103
Ben DeLong, 59
Ordell Krebs, 76
Guest Editorial: Reporting the news consumers need
In the Know: 55 years, 31,000 graduates; education that works
Observations from the archives, 1915: Illegal distribution of alcohol suspected
Another murderous rampage
Trail is tremendous asset
Minnesota gardening calendars available
Bones are bad in potato pro-duction
Gardening Tips: Plant now for a beautiful garden
New resource for connecting farmers is launched
Protect your plants from early frost
Trumm Drug honored as outstanding business
Employers of the Year nominations sought
JLG Architects ranked a top architecture firm
A ‘Common Ground’ for refuge
Douglas County low-income representative needed
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 9, 2014
GOP race for governor; here's a look at four candidates
By Bill Salisbury, St. Paul Pioneer Press Which one will take on Dayton? It will be a political phenomenon like nothing Minnesotans have...
August 9, 2014 - 6:00am
August 8, 2014
Challengers file for Alexandria City Council positions
The Alexandria City Council election has sparked some interest. Three candidates have filed for the Ward 1 council seat -- incumbent Virgil Batesole and challengers Shawn Olson and Jeff Tacker. Two candidates have also filed for the Ward 2 position -- incumbent Roger Thalman...
August 8, 2014 - 11:28am
Primary is Tuesday
Local residents still undecided of whom to vote for in Tuesday’s primary had one more chance to learn about the Douglas County commissioner...
News / government
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
June 10, 2014
Third candidate files for District 5 county commissioner
A third candidate has filed for the Douglas County Commissioner District 5 position -- former Alexandria City Council member, Elroy Frank. Frank filed this afternoon, the last day of a filing period that was extended when one of the candidates, incumbent Dan Olson, withdrew from...
June 10, 2014 - 3:46pm
June 9, 2014
Owen Miller files for commissioner position
There will be a race for Douglas County Commissioner District 5. Owen Miller, who is currently serving on the Alexandria City Council, filed for the county board position on Monday. Incumbent commissioner Dan Olson withdrew from the race last week, leaving former Alexandria...
June 9, 2014 - 11:06am
June 4, 2014
Backer files to run against McNamar in District 12A
Small business owner and former Browns Valley Mayor Jeff Backer filed for State Representative at the Traverse County Courthouse, officially submitting the necessary paperwork to appear on the August 12 primary ballot as the endorsed Republican candidate. Backer is seeking the House...
News / government
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Miltich, Sieling win DFL endorsement in District 8A, 8B
The Minnesota DFL Senate District 8 Endorsing Convention was held May 21 at the Alexandria Technical and Community College. In addition to voting delegates, many community members were present as witnesses and supporters. In House District 8A, Jim Miltich of Pelican Rapids was nominated...
News / government
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
June 2, 2014
Challenger emerges in Douglas County commissioner race
A challenger has filed for one of the three Douglas County commissioner positions that are up for election this fall. Jon Gaugert filed for the District 2 post currently held by Jim Stratton. The two other incumbent commissioners, Charlie Meyer in District 4 and Dan Olson in...
June 2, 2014 - 11:11am
May 29, 2014
Fourth candidate files for sheriff
A fourth candidate has filed for the Douglas County sheriff position – Scot Umlauf. Umlauf, a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, joins the incumbent sheriff, Troy Wolbersen, State Trooper Rich Homan and Greg Windhurst, a DCSO patrol sergeant, in the race. The filing period...
May 29, 2014 - 4:21pm
Third candidate files for Douglas County sheriff
A third candidate has filed for the Douglas County sheriff position -- Greg Windhurst. Windhurst, a patrol sergeant with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, joins the incumbent sheriff, Troy Wolbersen, and State Trooper Rich Homan in the race. The filing period ends on June...
May 29, 2014 - 9:16am
March 17, 2014
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will seek re-election
By Forum News Service MOORHEAD - U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, the congressman who represents a wide swath of western Minnesota, including Douglas County, announced Monday morning that he plans to run for re-election. Peterson, a Democrat from Detroit Lakes, will seek his 13th term...
March 17, 2014 - 10:52am
March 12, 2014
Low turnout for township elections in Douglas County
What if they held an election and no one came? That was almost the case on Tuesday during the township elections that took place in Douglas County. Many of the 18 townships that held elections reported very small turnouts, some in the single-digits. Urness Township, for...
March 12, 2014 - 4:11pm
November 8, 2013
Voters say no to West Central Area referendums
Elementary schools in Kensington and Elbow Lake to remain open
November 8, 2013 - 9:46am
November 6, 2013
Voters defeat West Central Area Schools building referendum
Voters in the West Central Area School District soundly defeated a proposed $12.25 million referendum Tuesday to add on to the secondary school in Barrett. The project would have added pre-K to 5th grade space, resulting in the closing of elementary schools in Kensington and Elbow...
November 6, 2013 - 8:15am
May 1, 2013
Alexandria League of Women Voters identifies concerns from past election
After each election cycle The League of Women Voters studies how the electoral process works and offers recommendations for improvement. This happens at all levels - national, state and local. The Alexandria Area League of Women Voters (AALWV) invited four election officials to...
News / state
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am