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Ex-boyfriend of Rep. Franson files defamation suit against her
Out and About - Easter eggs and baby animals
Remember to call 811 before you dig
Sports roundup from Tuesday, April 22
Sports schedule for Wednesday, April 23
Lakes Area Recreation scoreboard
Blue Anchors launch fitness program
Lamb named Alex boys soccer MVP
Fix It Clinic offers general item repair tips and information
5k and zero k added to Run for the Roses
Library offers variety of services
K-6th graders invited to attend Summer Camp: Compass
Engaged - Lusty and Lamb
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 15
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 6
Engaged - Dorn and Arvidson
Big numbers, big expectations
Bluebirds open house at Carlos State Park
Chargers shooting team reaches 19 students
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Stephen Pasch, 63
Phyllis Heeg, 85
Roger Doty, 75
Fred Schultz, 92
Paul Kuhlman Jr., 11
Don’t worry about Earth - she’ll be OK
Disagrees with governor about legalizing cannabis
What kind of mansion is being built?
A fact is a fact; don’t believe lies
I'm Just Sayin': Thoughts about Forrest Gump and Whac-A-Mole
Grow a nutritious garden in a pot
Sustainable Food Production program now enrolling
Plant spring bulbs for summer blooms
Farmers are ‘eternal optimists’
Finding and reporting noxious weeds
Extension offers food safety certification and renewal courses
Alexandria Pro-Fab pledges $5,000 to new high school
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Charter announces launch of Charter TV app
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Kensington Runestone Park
April 4, 2014
Kensington Runestone Park gets historical designation
Stating that it’s no April Fools’ joke, State Representative Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, introduced legislation Tuesday designating Kensington Runestone Park in Douglas County a Minnesota Historic Site. The Kensington Runestone, thought by some to be a medieval artifact...
April 4, 2014 - 9:15am
November 26, 2013
New entrance at K-town park
Construction on a new entrance for Douglas County’s Kensington Runestone Park is complete for 2013. Construction crews have finished their work on a new gravel entrance for the park, and Douglas County commissioners approved the final $147,151.11 construction bill at their November...
November 26, 2013 - 9:18am
July 9, 2013
Douglas County parks department preps for grant season; social services needs new car
Douglas County Parks Superintendent Al Lieffort is pursuing a 56-acre tract of land in LaGrand Township to broaden Lake Brophy Park. The project was listed on a Legacy grant application last year and did not receive funding. Lieffort also has plans for 17.5 acres on the south boundary...
July 9, 2013 - 3:34pm
December 28, 2012
Kensington Runestone Park to expand in 2013
Yes, no and maybe. One grant application was approved, another denied and plans to apply for one next year were discussed at Thursday's county board meeting. Award letters for two Park Legacy grant applications applied for in 2012 were received on Wednesday. Park Superintendent Al...
December 28, 2012 - 2:37pm
September 12, 2012
Boardwalk at Kensington Runestone Park plods ahead
Douglas County commissioners started their Tuesday, September 11 meeting on a somber note. "Remember how our country was just ripped apart," board chair Jerry Johnson said as the room stood to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Johnson urged all in attendance to keep that feeling...
September 12, 2012 - 2:20pm
August 23, 2012
Grant awards, applications highlight county board meeting
Awarded grants and grant requests topped the topics at the Douglas County commissioners' meeting on August 14. Sheriff Troy Wolbersen presented the board with two federal boating and safety equipment grants. The funds will supplement a state grant that will help acquire a 19-foot...
August 23, 2012 - 9:51am
November 3, 2010
Spiffin' up Runestone Park
In 1972, the 305-acre Kensington Runestone Park was established by Douglas County. Now, nearly 40 years later, the park will undergo some significant...
November 3, 2010 - 12:00am
June 25, 2010
Runestone park expands
Representatives from the Kensington Runestone Park Foundation (KRPF), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) and Pheasants Forever (PF) were present...
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
Sold! Land sale finalized to expand Kensington Runestone Park
Since 2008, the Douglas County Parks Department has been working on a land acquisition project at Kensington Runestone Park. The goal: Expand...
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am