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Gas prices in Alexandria dip below $2
St. Cloud loses air link to Chicago one year after getting it
UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Fergus Falls council member dies in crash after fleeing from police
Region’s influenza cases jump
Harris calls it a career
Sports schedule for Saturday, December 27
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
B-E girls set records from three
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
A helping hand
Candlelight trails set at Lake Carlos State Park
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Carl Kremer, 67
Funeral - Ricahrd Sjerven, 72
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Letter: We just have to behave ourselves
It's Our Turn: Unconditional, crazy love
In the Know: Aging can be adventurous fun
Observations from the archives, 2004: Mental health facility to be built in Alexandria
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Going green for United Way
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Hospital board members recognized
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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