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Gov. Dayton has prostate cancer; diagnosed on Friday
Alexandria woman hurt when vehicle hits deer
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Jan. 23
City rule changes hit wall
Five things to know from city council
Semipro football team readies for first season in Alexandria with release of schedule
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 24
Boys Basketball: B-E holds Eagles to four overtime points in 67-53 win
Dance: Cards climb to sixth in final CLC standings
Swimming and diving: Cards punch ticket to state true team
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Gerald "Jerry" A. Hubert
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
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Alexandria woman hurt when vehicle hits deer
An Alexandria woman was injured when her vehicle hit a deer on Minnesota Highway 29 south of Starbuck on Tuesday morning. The Minnesota State...
6 hours 46 min ago
December 14, 2016
State grant supports Glenwood apartment project
Glenwood is one of four Minnesota communities to benefit from a workforce housing grant from the state. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is contributing $737,600 toward a 32-unit apartment building in Glenwood. D.W. Jones is the developer of the $4.8...
December 14, 2016 - 1:59pm
December 12, 2016
Three from Glenwood injured in crash
Three people from Glenwood were injured Sunday when the vehicle they were in was clipped by a truck on Interstate 94 in Stearns County. Heidi...
December 12, 2016 - 9:40am
December 2, 2016
UPDATE: Rollover crash injures 2 in Pope County
Two vehicles were involved Friday in a rollover crash in Pope County. The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened at 1:49 p.m. Friday,...
December 2, 2016 - 7:47pm
November 14, 2016
Officer pulls woman from Lake Minnewaska
A Starbuck police officer saved a woman from drowning in Lake Minnewaska late Saturday night. Officer Elliott Draz used an aluminum fishing boat to paddle out to the woman, 44-year-old Kelli Schmigdall of New London, who was about 100 yards from shore near the Water's Edge restaurant....
November 14, 2016 - 12:54pm
October 5, 2016
Superheroes raise money for United Way
Superheroes took a break from their regular jobs on Tuesday to help raise money for United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. The organization's...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
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