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Douglas County helps boat crash victims
Zebra mussels invade Lake Andrew
Trying to pull through
When the chase is on
Tennis: Osakis sweeps Mainstreeters
AGC Junior Golf Academy finishes summer program
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 27
Girls soccer: Knoblach's goal stands up at Cathedral
Boys soccer: Cards can't find the net in loss at Cathedral
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
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Gladys M. Vogt
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
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
Police looking for robbery suspect
September 21, 2016
Absentee voting for November election begins Sept. 23
Eligible Minnesota voters can begin casting their ballots early for the Nov. 8 general election by voting absentee on Friday, Sept 23. This is the first presidential election year where Minnesotans no longer need an excuse to vote absentee, a reform also known as no-excuses absentee...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Westrom supports new voting technology
State Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, recently showed how new technology may expand voting accessibility for all Minnesotans. While voting...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Analysis: Rubio, Sanders do not dominate delegate count
There is no doubt Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders won the presidential nods Tuesday from those who attended Minnesota Republican and Democratic precinct caucuses, but the victories may not have been as big as they appear at first glance. Headlines like “Rubio and Sanders win” do...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
Caucuses speak loudly
Douglas County added its voice to Super Tuesday – loudly. Record-setting crowds attended both the DFL and Republican caucuses Tuesday night....
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
Get ready to caucus
It's almost time to participate in a grassroots event that will shape the presidential election and political platforms. Caucuses will take place throughout Minnesota next Tuesday, March 1, starting at 7 p.m. The caucuses take on added importance this year because new straw poll voting...
February 26, 2016 - 10:08am
January 27, 2016
'Happy birthday, new voter'
Minnesotans turning voting age may not get many printed birthday cards in this electronic age, but they can expect something in the mail from Secretary of State Steve Simon. Simon announced he will send 100,000 letters in the next nine months to Minnesotans who recently turned 18,...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Editorial: Less than two months to learn about candidates
With summer slowly fading, people’s attention is turning to politics. Some have a lot of catching up to do. Last month’s primary election drew only about 21 percent of the eligible voters in the county. That was better than the statewide turnout of about 13 percent but indicates...
September 9, 2014 - 11:54am
November 6, 2013
Voters defeat West Central Area Schools building referendum
Voters in the West Central Area School District soundly defeated a proposed $12.25 million referendum Tuesday to add on to the secondary school in Barrett. The project would have added pre-K to 5th grade space, resulting in the closing of elementary schools in Kensington and Elbow...
November 6, 2013 - 8:15am
October 9, 2013
Online voter registration is now available to Minnesotan residents
Minnesotans can now apply online to register to vote or update their existing registration, thanks to an application developed by the office of the Minnesota secretary of state at mnvotes.org. The online process will deliver convenience to voters, reduce errors in voter rosters...
October 9, 2013 - 12:18am
March 14, 2013
Town hall meeting to discuss voting law changes for those with disabilities
As the Minnesota Legislature considers changes to voting laws (see HF894), state leaders are seeking need more public input. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and other guest speakers will share what options are available to make sure people with disabilities have access...
March 14, 2013 - 2:58pm
March 13, 2013
Register for meeting on disability voting rights
A Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) Town Hall on Voting Rights meeting will take place on Monday, March 18 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Douglas County Human Services, 809 Elm Street, Suite 1186, Alexandria. The public can also participate via web stream or various videoconferencing...
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
February 9, 2013
New study shows Minnesota among states with best election administration
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced this week that Minnesota's election system performs among the top states according the Elections Performance Index report released by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The index uses election data from all states emphasizing 17 key indicators...
February 9, 2013 - 3:55pm
January 17, 2013
Absentee ballots becoming more popular in Minnesota
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has delivered a legislatively-mandated statistical report relating to absentee voting in the 2012 general election. The report outlines legislative and administrative changes made to the absentee balloting process and the increase in successful...
January 17, 2013 - 7:25am
November 9, 2012
Cities, schools elect their leaders
The votes have been tallied and the top vote-getters in local towns and school board races are likely preparing for their first-go at public office or settling in for another term. This article reports results on contested races in: Brandon, Carlos, Garfield, Kensington, Miltona,...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
Why did voters leave some races blank?
They're called "under votes" - ballots that for some reason or another, voters choose to leave blank for some races. There were a lot of under votes in Tuesday's election in Douglas County.
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am