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Miltona driver arrested after high-speed chase
Millerville celebrates Butter Days
Crowds enjoy Party in the Street in Alexandria
Reports: Former Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Races rained out again as Viking Speedway, FYE Motorsports announce move of the Fall Classic
Bud Grant signing brings back fond memories for Vikings fans
Legion baseball: Post 87 wins game one, faces Bemidji in sub-state tourney
Resorters teams ready for playoffs
A chance to learn: USTA coach offers local tennis players a two-day clinic
The Salty Dogs to perform on the Courthouse lawn
Community auction to raise funds for missions
TLHD presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore
The Color Dash is coming to Forada
Luther Crest gets whole new look
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Four-year-old reels in big bass on L'Homme Dieu
Morken: The search for the perfect stand location
Fine fishing over the Fourth
Jacqueline "Jackie" Friese
Eva M. Wagner
Megan E. Movold
Donald A. Crossley
Amber Lynn Martinson
COMMENTARY: The passing of a giant in Runestone research
LETTER: Need bigger indoor location in case of rain
LETTER: Headlights on when using wipers is a law
LETTER: Treat each other with dignity and respect
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Gardening for the senses
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Horticultural services available to local residents
GARDENING TIPS: Manage mosquitoes while enjoying the great outdoors
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Will 'Super Tuesday' live up to its name?
Minnesota joins Super Tuesday this year, but the question is whether the day will be super for any of the presidential candidates. It has not always been. Super Tuesday, March 1 this year, is the day when several states hold primaries or caucuses, in part to pick delegates to the...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
LETTER: Local caucus is a privilege
To the editor: Tuesday, March 1, is Minnesota caucus day. The two main political parties in Douglas County will be holding caucuses Tuesday evening. I encourage you to attend these caucus gatherings that are a great opportunity for you to meet your neighbors, discuss and promote party...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 4, 2016
How much do candidates have in their campaign coffers?
It may be a bit early to talk about state legislative races that are up for election this year; the filing period doesn’t open until May 17. But campaigns have disclosed how much they received and spent in 2015. The information was recently filed with the Minnesota Campaign Finance...
February 4, 2016 - 3:12pm
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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