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Building remains strong in Alexandria
Five things to know from city council
Alexandria upgrades office technology
Charges dropped against Minn. woman accused of sex trafficking
Gas prices expected to rise for summer
Boys golf: Osakis 13th for pre-sections at Blackberry Ridge
Sports schedule for Monday, April 24
Track and field: Cards take second at Sabre Quad
Boys golf: Cards win 16-team invite at Perham
Track and Field: Roste ties school record as Cards win at Sartell
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Garms Family to perform southern gospel music concert
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Amazing Journeys Together hosts special presentation
Births - April 21, 2017
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Norman Allen Potvin
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Eudoris V. Hagen
Orville E. Lien
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
Fate of Kensington school hangs on November 5 vote
Referendum would add on to West Central Area School in Barrett
October 25, 2013 - 9:29am
June 12, 2013
Kensington Runestone Park entrance migrates south
A 20-day work plan began on May 24 to move the Kensington Runestone Park entrance. An entirely new road has been cut through the wooded land....
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
The shot heard 'round the county; live cannonball blown up in Kensington
How dangerous could a 3-inch wide iron sphere be? Deadly when it's a live cannonball. Kensington Fire Chief Joey Nessman had a cannonball sitting...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
Day at the Museum
Editor's note: The following is a first-person account of a visit to the Kensington Area Heritage Society Museum. Several years ago there was...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Saulsbury fights rare blood disease
At 43, Tricia Saulsbury of Kensington is facing a health crisis in her life that she never anticipated, nor could have. On April 5 she was diagnosed...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
History lives on in Kensington
Many vestiges of our area's past are gone forever. Historic buildings have been torn down, burned or fallen down. Main street businesses have...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
Another rune stone discovered
While most of Minnesota was in a tizzy about the new Vikings stadium, a gathering of true Viking fans was held at the Runestone Museum in Alexandria. Authors...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 11, 2012
Solem sets summer events
Solem Lutheran Church, located just north of Kensington on County Road 1, served the southwestern corner of Douglas County for 132 years. After...
May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
February 17, 2012
Founders Day to be featured in Kensington
The Kensington Area Heritage Society will kick-off the 125th anniversary of the founding of the village at the society's annual "History Day with Eleanor." Kensington, like many towns and villages throughout America, owes its existence to railroad construction. In this case, it...
February 17, 2012 - 12:00am
September 28, 2011
1322896 Public Hearing - Park Legacy Grant
Public Hearing Publish September 28, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that the Douglas County Commissioners will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 9:05 a.m.
September 28, 2011 - 12:00am
August 17, 2011
Fire destroys Kensington home
A rural Kensington home was destroyed by fire Saturday night. At 10 p.m., Kensington and Hoffman fire departments were called to 23218 County Road 99 Southwest. Nathan Charles Long is the homeowner. According to law enforcement, no one was inside the residence at the time of the...
August 17, 2011 - 7:41am
U-Haul featuring Runestone mystery to be in Kensington parade Sunday
The mystery of the Kensington Runestone - and a whole lot of fun - are in the spotlight in Kensington this weekend. The community is hosting its annual Runestone Days celebration with a variety of events on June 18-19. A U-Haul van emblazoned with a graphic about the mystery of...
June 17, 2011 - 11:32am
February 4, 2011
Kensington Area Heritage Society to host History With Eleanor Day
The Kensington Area Heritage Society will host its third annual History With Eleanor Day on Saturday, February 26 at the Community Center in Kensington. The doors will open and exhibits will be available at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is served at noon followed by sharing memories in the afternoon. The...
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
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
October 15, 2010
Kensington farmer joins Farmers Union trip to Washington, D.C.
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) members, including some from the Douglas County area, joined 200 farmers and ranchers from across the country in Washington, D.C., for National Farmers Union's legislative fly-in September 13-15. "The importance of having Minnesota Farmers Union members...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am