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UPDATE: Motorcycle rider injured in Alexandria crash
Out and About in Douglas County
Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
VFW baseball: 15s salvage split after late rally falls just short in opener
Hare Scramble returns to Andes
Aerial attack: Alex football players get a confidence boost after 7-on-7 win at Winter Park
Lehman no fan of Hazeltine changes
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
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
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
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
May 3, 2016
No burning today
Douglas County is included in a Red Flag Warning issued by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for today, Tuesday. No burning permits...
May 3, 2016 - 1:53pm
August 8, 2014
'Only YOU can prevent wildfires'
If you hear the words “wildfire prevention,” a certain bear might come to mind. No, not honey jars or the bare necessities. Rather, a ranger...
News / state
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
May 3, 2013
Central Minnesota under burning restrictions
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will place burning restrictions on 13 additional counties in central Minnesota at 8 a.m. Monday, May 6. These include Aitkin, Benton, Crow Wing, Douglas, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
October 31, 2012
Power companies urge care in dealing with ditch and field fires this fall
As Fire Prevention Month winds to a close, Otter Tail Power Company's Safety Services Manager Eric Hamm reminds customers and neighbors that uncontrolled ditch and field fires can damage or destroy poles and other electric utility equipment. "Please be especially cautious this year...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
December 20, 2011
DNR urges caution when burning in low areas to prevent peat fires
Landowners are advised to take caution when burning brush or grasses in low lying areas, due to a high incident of peat fires across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports. Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed plant material, often found...
December 20, 2011 - 12:58pm
November 19, 2010
Thanksgiving top day for cooking fires
Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day. That's according to statistics by the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which also found that cooking equipment fires are still the leading cause...
Food / News
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
Adults older than 75 have higher risk of death in home fires
A new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that adults older than 75 are nearly three times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public. Adults 85 and older have more than three and a half times the risk of fire death as the general public. The...
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
If you're burning, remember utility poles
Each spring, uncontrolled ditch and field burns damage or destroy electric utility poles. "You pay for the repairs if you're responsible for the fire," said Ryan Smith, safety services manager for Otter Tail Power Company. "An average charge can exceed $3,700 a pole, and that doesn't...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
Douglas County is under tighter burning restrictions
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) increased restrictions on open burning beginning today, April 23, because of hazardous fire conditions created by very dry weather over much of northern Minnesota. The restrictions affect all burning, including campfires, fireworks,...
News / state
April 23, 2010 - 11:11am
April 22, 2010
Adults over 75 have higher risk of death in home fires
A report released Wednesday by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Characteristics of Home Fire Victims, and Injuries, finds that adults over the age of 75 are nearly three times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public. Adults 85 and over have more than...
April 22, 2010 - 4:34pm
April 2, 2010
Fires rage on Highway 10 in Perham, New York Mills area
PERHAM, Minn. - Minnesota Highway 10 turned into a corridor of smoke and flame Thursday as firefighters battled a half-dozen fires between Perham...
April 2, 2010 - 11:59am
March 31, 2010
Burning ban to include Douglas County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that another 21 counties will be placed under burning restrictions, beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, April 5. These restrictions are put in place each spring to reduce the occurrence of wildfires, which can damage homes...
March 31, 2010 - 12:05am
March 28, 2010
DNR adds more counties to burning restriction list - Douglas now included
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that another 21 counties will be place under burning restrictions, beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 5. These restrictions are put in place each spring to reduce the occurrence of wildfires, which can damage homes...
March 28, 2010 - 12:09am
January 27, 2010
A busy year for fighting fires
Alexandria firefighters responded to 212 calls last year - the most in at least a decade. That was just one of the statistics that came from...
January 27, 2010 - 12:05am
January 26, 2010
Fire report highlights council meeting
Alexandria firefighters responded to 212 calls last year - the most in at least a decade. That was just one of the statistics that came from the department's annual report presented by Fire Chief Shane Schmidt at Monday night's Alexandria City Council meeting. The vast majority...
January 26, 2010 - 5:00am