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Douglas County Cemetery Association to host annual meeting
A look at the new Alexandria Cardinals mascot logo
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 17 (with postponement dates)
Seven run first inning pushes Osakis softball to victory
Stockert’s 15 Ks down Willmar
No panic after a slow start for Alex
'It was God's plan'
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Cardinal Knowledge Bowl competes at state tournament
Waffle fundraiser at Carlos School
Alexandria Jaycees will fill sandboxes May 17
Engaged - Lusty and Lamb
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 6
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Births - Douglas county Hospital through April 1
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Hunters ready to tackle toms
DNR Report: Pelicans ready to come back to the state
Lamont Mounsdon, 91
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Maybel Czapiewski, 99
Albert Henrickson, 94
Norman Chan, 85
School budgets don’t have money for supplies
How much power should judges have?
Sheriff's office employees have many duties in county
It may come as a gentle knock on mind’s door
Douglas County Public Works is organized into six divisions
Farmers are ‘eternal optimists’
Finding and reporting noxious weeds
Try growing strawberries this season
Premium soybean, grain contracts available to farmers
Propane prices still a concern
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Alexandria woman’s fitness product featured in nationwide infomercial
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Knute Nelson to participate in hospice initiative
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
December 24, 2013
Candlelight ski and snowshoeing events set at Carlos State Park
Thirty candlelight ski, snowshoe and hiking events are scheduled to take place this winter at Minnesota state parks, including Carlos State Park, according to the Department of Natural Resources. A candlelight ski and snowshoe evening is scheduled at Lake Carlos State Park in Carlos...
December 24, 2013 - 8:37am
Early snow leads to best start to winter recreation season since 2010
Anyone eager to get out cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling will find an abundance of opportunities at many Minnesota state parks and trails, thanks to this year’s early snowfall. “The recent heavy snowfall and the forecast for sustained cold temperatures offers...
December 24, 2013 - 8:35am
December 17, 2013
Firearms deer harvest numbers down
Minnesota hunters harvested 164,550 deer during the 2013 firearms season, according to preliminary numbers announced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Excluding the late season in southeastern Minnesota, hunters harvested 144,000 deer, a 6 percent drop from the 153,000...
December 17, 2013 - 12:01pm
December 4, 2013
Four men arrested for violating hunting laws
A vehicle pursuit and a foot race related to illegally shining deer landed four men in the Otter Tail County Jail, according to the Minnesota Department of Resources (DNR). Charged in Otter Tail County Court with a variety of charges ranging from felony fleeing a law enforcement...
December 4, 2013 - 8:12am
November 1, 2013
Top 10 list of Minnesota hunting violations
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released a list of the top 10 hunting-related violations in 2012. Most citations and warnings were written for trespass. According to the DNR, a person may not enter legally posted land or agricultural land for outdoor recreation...
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November 1, 2013 - 9:15am
DNR convenes first park and trail meeting
As directed by the Minnesota Legislature, the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) convened the first meeting of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission on October 28. The fiscal year 2013 Legislature established the commission,...
November 1, 2013 - 9:14am
October 18, 2013
More businesses required to take aquatic invasive species training
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering additional aquatic invasive species (AIS) training to owners of lake service provider businesses this fall so they can legally work in the state’s waters. Businesses that rent, lease or decontaminate boats or other...
October 18, 2013 - 9:33am
Find out which public lands are open during federal government shutdown
Now that hunting season is under way, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants people to know which public lands remain open during the federal government shutdown. Minnesota’s wildlife management areas, walk-in access areas and state forests are open during...
October 18, 2013 - 9:33am
October 16, 2013
Watch for aquatic invasive species during cabin close-up
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking that every cabin and lakeshore owner watch for aquatic invasive species (AIS) when removing docks, boat lifts, swim rafts and other equipment from the water. Look on the posts, wheels and underwater support bars of docks and lifts,...
October 16, 2013 - 8:26am
October 9, 2013
Designs sought for Minnesota’s 2014 walleye stamp
Wildlife artists can submit entries for Minnesota’s walleye stamp through Friday, October 18, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Designs should be securely wrapped and enclosed in an envelope or other container. The words “Walleye Stamp” should...
October 9, 2013 - 12:22am
Waterfowl hunters: Watch out for invasive species
Now that hunting season is under way, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) warns waterfowl hunters that it’s against the law to transport aquatic invasive species (AIS). DNR conservation officers routinely inspect equipment during the hunting season and enforce...
October 9, 2013 - 12:22am
March 23, 2012
State park reservation service resumes
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) new state park and recreation area reservation system is operational again. The new online...
March 23, 2012 - 12:00am