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I-94 west ramps to close in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Sept. 27
How does the zipper merge work?
Douglas County helps boat crash victims
Zebra mussels invade Lake Andrew
CLC athletes of the week for Sept. 26
Swimming: Cards lap Little Falls in the pool
Volleyball: WCA takes Hancock in four
Volleyball: Monte edges Lakers in five
Volleyball: Osakis drops first in Prairie play
Driver improvement program offered
Big Vehicle Day set for Oct. 1
First female road deputy now admin of the year
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Ervin "Erv" Kluver
Matthew "Matt" Kjelland
Robert W. Cochran
Kathleen L. Haining
LETTER: Resident wants road improvements
LETTER: Are prophets among us?
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
EDITORIAL: Agriculture offers enticing career choices
LETTER: Promote business and tourism
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
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Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
September 22, 2016
UPDATE: Five injured in boat crash in Pope County
Five people were injured in an airboat crash in Pope County Wednesday night. At 6:40 p.m., the Pope County Sheriff's Office received a report of a watercraft accident in Outlet Creek in White Bear Lake Township, near Krueger Farms and County Road 18, southwest of Starbuck. At the...
September 22, 2016 - 2:20pm
September 15, 2016
Two from Alex injured in Glenwood crash
Two people from Alexandria were injured in a collision Thursday at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 55 at Glenwood, the Minnesota Highway Patrol reported. Riley Kershaw, 19, and Codey Masteller, 20, were injured when the Lincoln Continental Kershaw was driving was broadsided...
September 15, 2016 - 4:27pm
September 9, 2016
County wants employees to punch 'time clock'
Very soon, an estimated 300 Douglas County employees will be keeping track of their hours in a different manner. And this upsets some county officials. Douglas County Commissioner Bev Bales feels strongly against a revised compensation policy approved Tuesday that would require all...
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Pope County gets state grant to microfilm newspapers
The Pope County Historical Society in Glenwood is among 36 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage small grants. It received $7,654 to purchase microfilm that will add 95 rolls of microfilmed newspapers to make primary records more accessible to the public. Statewide,...
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
March 6, 2015
Alexandria man faces felony sex charges
An Alexandria man has been arrested and charged in Pope County in connection to a sexual solicitation incident. Jordan Christopher Anderson,...
March 6, 2015 - 7:55am
October 3, 2012
Comment period extended for pollution study on Pope County lakes
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has extended the comment period for a TMDL report, or a pollution study, conducted for eight lakes in Pope County that are impaired due to excess phosphorus. The lakes are Ann, Emily, Gilchrist, Leven, Malmedal, Pelican, Reno and Strandness....
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
July 26, 2012
Douglas County changes septic regulations
A new septic ordinance will be instituted in Douglas County as of August 1. The ordinance includes additional permit requirements and adjustments in fees charged by the county for septic services. Standard systems, holding tanks and privies, alternative systems and restaurant/bar/hotel...
July 26, 2012 - 3:27pm
January 14, 2011
Representative from Pope County private sector needed to fil WCMCA board vacancy
West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc. is seeking organizations interested in a seat on its board of directors. This seat provides a representative for the private sector of Pope County and is open immediately. West Central MN Communities Action, Inc.
January 14, 2011 - 3:15pm
September 3, 2010
Meetings will discuss excess nutrients in Pope County lakes
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), in partnership with the Pope County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), will hold a public input meeting to discuss the excess nutrient total maximum daily load (TMDL) study for eight lakes in Pope County. The lakes are Leven,...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Doebbert seeks re-election as Pope County attorney
Belvin Doebbert has filed for re-election as Pope County attorney. He has lived in Pope County for 40 years and currently lives on Lake Reno with his wife, attorney JoEllen, and their two sons, Connor and Gavin. Of his long connection with Pope County, Doebbert said, "I don't presume...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Kellie Janssen named campaign chair of local United Way
Kellie Janssen was recently named the campaign chair for the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties' 2010-11 campaign. Janssen is employed with Glenwood State Bank as the director of marketing. She's been married for 11 years to her husband, Scott, who is employed with Henry's Foods....
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 25, 2010
Haggerty seeks Pope County attorney post
Attorney and mediator Nan I. Haggerty announced that she will seek election as the next Pope County attorney. Haggerty runs a regional law office headquartered in Starbuck and lives with her husband, Jon Blocher, and her daughter, Emma, in White Bear Lake Township. Haggerty graduated...
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
Hegg in race for Pope County attorney
Attorney Douglas R. Hegg has filed for the office of Pope County attorney. Hegg graduated in 1990 from Jefferson High School in Alexandria and obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, majoring in economics with a minor in mathematics. He attended law...
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
United Way invites public to its new digs
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties welcomes the public to an open house at its new office space at 2504 Aga Drive. The event will take place Thursday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm. This is the former Bellanca building next to the Alexandria Airport. The move to this location...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
May 8, 2010
Highway 9 project in Pope, Swift counties begins May 11
DETROIT LAKES - Motorists on Highway 9 will be detoured beginning Tuesday, May 11, when a resurfacing project begins between Benson and three-quarters of a mile north of the Pope/Stevens county line, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Traffic will be detoured...
May 8, 2010 - 8:03am