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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 26
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Minnesota teachers union protections
Much agreement among county commissioner candidates
School board candidates debate issues
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Oct. 25
Sports schedule for Thursday, Oct. 27
8-3A volleyball: Bemidji ends Cards' season again
5AA football: Bulldogs' big third finishes Minnewaska season
Class A state tennis: Lakers fall in two matches
5AA football: Quick start sends Osakis to section semis past Benson
Otterness takes top honors in national field competition
Ecumen Bethany Community offers free memory screenings
Anishinaabe-Ojibwe storyteller to present at EAC
Hope and healing after abortion
Carlos to host youth Halloween party
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
Floretta A. Ziegelmann
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
LETTER: Thank you to VA clinics
LETTER: Odell fully understands issues
LETTER: Time clocks are good business practice
LETTER: Keep Westrom working for students
FARGO FORUM EDITORIAL: This time for president, none of the above
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
Two challengers win county seats
Two challengers defeated incumbents in Douglas County commissioner races Tuesday. In District 2, Jim Stratton edged Norm Salto by a margin of...
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