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Out and About in Douglas County
Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
Alexandria School Board approves District Policy revisions
RibFest turnout may have been best ever
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
Legion baseball: New-look Post 188 squad outlasted by undefeated Glenwood-Lowry
Viking Speedway to host Late Model special this Saturday
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Up to the challenge
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Robert "Bob" Carlisle
James "Jim" Dittberner
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 25, 2013
Solid waste training and assessment offered
The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), a non-regulatory technical assistance program for Minnesota businesses, will offer free solid waste training and on-site assessments for cities and businesses in Douglas County and the surrounding region. Hosted by the Pope/Douglas...
January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
November 20, 2012
Minnesotans disposed of more than 18 tons of waste pesticides
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) helped hundreds of Minnesotans safely dispose of more than 18 tons of unwanted, unusable or out-of-date pesticides in 2012 through its Waste Pesticide Collection program. The program is funded by a surcharge paid to MDA by pesticide registrants,...
News / state
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 23, 2012
Recent online mercury discovery leads to more tips
Got mercury? If so, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency warns that it's important to manage it properly to protect yourself and the environment, and to avoid significant health and legal problems. In recent weeks since a statewide news story about a Floodwood, Minnesota man...
June 23, 2012 - 2:36pm
January 12, 2011
On schedule, on budget
The incinerator project at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is right on schedule - and on budget. Pete Olmscheid, PDSWM executive...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 20, 2009
Incinerator expansion plan goes smoothly
There wasn't any public outcry at a special meeting Tuesday night about the addition of a third combustor at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM). The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) hosted a public meeting at Alexandria Technical College about the proposed expansion...
November 20, 2009 - 12:05am
September 18, 2009
Too much garbage to handle?
The expansion project at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) is one step closer to being completed. At the September 16, 2009 board meeting, the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Board members passed a motion requesting the Pope and Douglas County Boards pursue temporary...
September 18, 2009 - 12:05am
May 15, 2009
Meeting - Pope/Douglas Solid Waste and County Boards Joint Meeting May 21
JOINT MEETING OF POPE AND DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARDS AND POPE/DOUGLAS SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD MAY 21 A joint board meeting of Pope and Douglas County Boards and Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management will be held Thursday, May 21 at 7 a.m. in the Administration Building, 2115...
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
Solid waste management to host open house today, Wednesday
An Earth Day open house will take place today, Wednesday, at the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management facility at 2115 South Jefferson Street in Alexandria. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include tours of the waste-to-energy facility, along with coffee and cookies. Those...
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Visitors from Japan tour waste-to-energy plant
Two representatives from a company based in Tokyo, Japan toured the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management facility in Alexandria on February 5. The...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
Give Christmas tree a second life - recycle it
Still wondering what to do with that live Christmas tree you bought this past holiday? Recycle it. Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management is once again sponsoring a free Christmas tree recycling project for all residents of Douglas and Pope counties. This is for live trees only. No...
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Solid waste asks for 9 percent budget increase
More garbage in means more costs going out for Douglas County next year, but not more taxes. County commissioners approved Tuesday the 2009...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
July 30, 2008
Incinerator plan clears $1M hurdle
One million dollars recently secured for an expansion at Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management may not cover the cost of the whole project, but it will reduce the financial impact to citizens. "It will definitely help out," said Pete Olmscheid, director of the Waste to Energy facility...
July 30, 2008 - 12:00am