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3 killed, more than 100 injured in N.J. train crash
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Sept. 28
I-94 west ramps to close in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Sept. 27
How does the zipper merge work?
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 29
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
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
Engaged - Robinson and Haugen
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
William "Bill" Henry Williams
Ervin "Erv" Kluver
Matthew "Matt" Kjelland
Robert W. Cochran
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
On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
July 20, 2016
LETTER: There is a cure for our nation's ills
To the editor: As Franklin Graham has been visiting the 50 state capitals, he has made one point that I believe most American voters in 2016 will agree with: The answer to our nation’s problems will not be found in either the Democrat or Republican parties. I believe Graham is correct;...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
COMMENTARY: Learn all you can about candidates; remember to vote
By Bev Bales, Douglas County Commissioner, Carlos, MN With all the hullabaloo going on with this year’s election, it is hard to keep the faith. Never have we seen such theatrics, at least in my lifetime. What does it all mean? Well, definitely, folks are not happy with the way things...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
April 8, 2016
LETTER: Study candidates and go vote
To the editor: Our country is in trouble. The founders trusted in God and our Constitution was based on biblical principles. Once the teachers led in prayer and read the Bible to their students. Now people in our government have passed laws that do not allow them or the children to...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
LETTER: Attend your local caucus on Tuesday
To the editor: I feel nothing affects people’s lives more than the upcoming election. New this year at the local Republican caucus is that the straw poll outcome for presidential candidates affects who gets chosen. I doubt if many people are even aware of this and we must get involved...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 24, 2016
LETTER: Local caucus is a privilege
To the editor: Tuesday, March 1, is Minnesota caucus day. The two main political parties in Douglas County will be holding caucuses Tuesday evening. I encourage you to attend these caucus gatherings that are a great opportunity for you to meet your neighbors, discuss and promote party...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Commentary - Why run for office?
By Lee H. Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
Did you remember to vote?
If you’re reading this before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, hurry down to the polls and vote. The August 12 primary provided Douglas County residents...
August 12, 2014 - 11:14am
May 10, 2013
Legislature poised for gay marriage votes
ST. PAUL -- Gay marriage supporters feel victory in the air. Their confidence is high as Minnesota state representatives plan to vote on overturning an existing same-sex marriage ban on Thursday, with senators following in a few days. "We've felt pretty good in the Senate for a...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
November 5, 2012
More than 235,000 absentee ballots already cast in Minnesota
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today that more than 270,000 Minnesota voters have requested absentee ballots. Of the ballots requested, 235,205 have already been returned by the voter and accepted. Ritchie also reminded voters that the absentee ballot period ends...
November 5, 2012 - 2:42pm
November 1, 2012
Minnesota's polling places are accessible
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds voters that Minnesota polling places are fully accessible to elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities. "Polling locations must be fully accessible and provide at least one parking space for persons with disabilities...
November 1, 2012 - 6:39am
October 25, 2012
114,383 absentee ballots already cast in Minnesota
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today that over 180,000 Minnesota voters have requested absentee ballots. Of the ballots requested, 114,383 have already been returned by the voter and accepted. Ritchie also reminded voters that the absentee ballot period ends November 5. ...
October 25, 2012 - 12:46pm
October 15, 2012
Pre-registration deadline to vote is Tuesday
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds Minnesotans that they only have until end of business on Tuesday, October 16 to pre-register to vote for the November 6 General Election. To pre-register a voter's registration application must be received by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary...
October 15, 2012 - 7:13am
October 12, 2012
2012 Douglas County Voter's Guide
Are You Ready To Vote? Do you know who you'll be voting for? Don't panic. There's still time to find out more about the candidates, the issues and how to vote. This handy Voter's Guide is a good start. It's filled with information about the candidates running for key contested positions. Go...
October 12, 2012 - 11:39am
US House - District 7 Candidate: Adam Steele, Independence
Q: Why are you seeking this office? A: To bring Constitutional justice to Minnesota. We reacted with horror to what happened at Guantanamo....
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
State Senator - District 12 Candidate: John Schultz, DFL
Q: Please list your background and specific qualifications for this position. A: After a normal, small-town childhood in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin,...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am