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Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 22
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
Baseball: Knights rally to top Ashby, fall to Parkers Prairie
BASEBALL: Stockert stymies Eagles in 5-0 shutout
Boys golf: Cards shoot a season best in Brainerd, take second in CLC
Viking Speedway: Gerdes, Karl, Crouse get feature wins
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Herbert G. Hoppe Jr.
Larry E. Thielmann
Lori A. Hornberger
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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April 25, 2018
Commissioners meet new veterans services officer
Once a combat engineer in the U.S. Army, Jacob Turner now serves as Douglas County's new veterans services officer. As a U.S. Army specialist,...
April 25, 2018 - 1:05pm
April 5, 2018
County hires veterans service officer
Anyone who walks into the Douglas County Veterans Services Office will be greeted by two new faces. Jacob Turner has been hired as the new veterans services officer and Rhonda Fuchs was hired as the assistant veterans services officer. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved...
April 5, 2018 - 4:46pm
March 6, 2018
County to hire part-time drivers for vets
Veterans will soon be able to get to their doctor appointments at Veteran Affairs clinics in St. Cloud, Minneapolis and Fargo via county employees. On Tuesday, March 6, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of three part-time employees who would be responsible...
March 6, 2018 - 4:57pm
February 20, 2018
Veterans seek answers on complicated driver issue
As Douglas County Commissioners sat in a closed-door session Tuesday afternoon to discuss the county's labor negotiations, a group of veterans...
February 20, 2018 - 6:18pm
County pursues part-time drivers, shuttle service as possible options for veterans
Douglas County Commissioners are looking into two possible solutions for the driver program that transports veterans to medical appointments — part-time driver positions and a shuttle service. Veterans have been upset with the county since commissioners cut a $40-a-day stipend...
February 20, 2018 - 5:39pm
February 19, 2018
County hires first HR director
Douglas County has hired a human resource director, a newly designed position for the county. At a special board meeting Friday, Feb. 16, the Douglas County Commissioners approved hiring Lee Katzmarek as the new director. Heather Schlangen, county coordinator, requested permission...
February 19, 2018 - 4:07pm
February 16, 2018
Giving veterans a lift: Alexandria pilot joins program that flies veterans to clinics for free
Jim Conn's passions are veterans, airplanes and aviation, along with always needing to be on a mission. So when he heard about Veterans Airlift...
February 16, 2018 - 3:02pm
Veterans encouraged to attend county meeting
Members of the Veterans Council in Douglas County are encouraging all veterans in the area to attend next week's Douglas County Commissioner's meeting. A work session to discuss veterans issues is set to follow the regular board meeting and is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11:50...
February 16, 2018 - 7:23am
January 19, 2018
County board: 'We want to support our veterans'
The message from the Douglas County commissioners to veterans attending the Jan. 16 county board meeting was loud and clear — the county wants to work with the veterans on the issue of volunteer drivers, they support veterans and they are not out to get them. At a September...
January 19, 2018 - 10:46am
January 18, 2018
Letter: Commissioners should support veteran service
To the editor: How typical of the doublespeak from local, state, national politicos! So the county commissioners want to get rid of non-mandated items, as long as they continue to collect their increased per diem rates! It is so typical of these hacks to offer a lame excuse rather...
January 18, 2018 - 12:07pm
Letter: Reinstate stipend for veteran drivers
To the editor: What is a day spent helping others worth? The stipend paid to the Douglas County Veteran Service Office volunteer drivers should be reinstated. I live in Osakis and need a ride to the Minneapolis Veteran Hospital every six weeks to have injections in the areas around...
January 18, 2018 - 12:05pm
January 12, 2018
LETTER: County board shows little respect for veterans
To the editor: I, as a voter in Douglas County and a Vietnam combat veteran, want to point out some items in the Veterans Affairs stipend for volunteer drivers that were overlooked. I did research from past board meeting minutes and found the following.
January 12, 2018 - 6:56pm
January 10, 2018
Veterans call for return of stipends for VA drivers
The $40 a day stipend for volunteer drivers for the Veteran Service Office in Douglas County was terminated by Douglas County commissioners...
January 10, 2018 - 2:10pm
January 2, 2018
Veterans remembered with wreaths
Osakis joined communities throughout the nation on Saturday, Dec. 16 in a special remembrance of those who fought for America's freedoms. It...
January 2, 2018 - 12:19pm
November 15, 2017
LETTER: Very honored by school's veterans program
To the editor: I just returned from Voyager Elementary School. I was a "special guest" by way of invitation from fourth grader Elise Jacobson to attend an afternoon program honoring our veterans. I was not sure what to expect, but I was totally impressed. It was pointedly patriotic...
November 15, 2017 - 10:25am