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Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Prairie Fire registration opens
For the record
Graduates leave trail of good deeds
Flower basket sale to help Honor Flight
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
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
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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December 14, 2016
IN THE KNOW: An honor to serve Douglas County
My responsibility as sheriff is to keep and preserve the peace of Douglas County. I have 89 employees that are dedicated to service that help me do that. Public safety is important to every community, and plain and simple, it costs money. Throughout the years, the Douglas County...
December 14, 2016 - 8:00am
September 28, 2016
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
Most people would like to live in a community that can be described as feeling peaceful. A number of things have been put into place to provide that feeling. Rules, or laws, are some of the things that help keep a community peaceful. In order for those laws to be effective, someone...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
February 11, 2011
Sheriff's office could get fix-up
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has a new jail up and running, construction is under way on a courts-holding facility at the courthouse,...
February 11, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Salaries frozen: County approves 0 percent increase for elected officials
Douglas County commissioners are sticking to their guns when it comes to keeping the county's budget at a 0 percent increase. At Tuesday's regular...
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
New radio dispatch system gains ground
A new era in emergency radio communications is making progress in Douglas County. Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen wants to move forward with the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) system for Douglas County. He asked Douglas County commissioners at its last...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
Letter - Sheriff's office faces challenges
To the editor: I am writing to thank the citizens of Douglas County for your support over the last four years. Your votes on November 2 were greatly appreciated. I look forward to continue serving you as your sheriff. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has many challenges to face...
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
Letter - Slow down, wear seat belt, pay attention
To the editor: It is with a heavy heart that we submit this letter. In light of the recent traffic deaths in our state, we are asking everyone to please slow down, pay attention, wear your seat belts and don't drink and drive. These were all factors involved with the fatal crashes....
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
County sets salaries for 'team leaders'
A new year equals new leadership for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and new salaries for four elected officials. At its organizational meeting Tuesday morning, the five county commissioners voted Paul Anderson in as the new board chair. Outgoing board chair Bev Bales...
January 8, 2010 - 12:05am
December 29, 2009
Medical contract for jail weighed
Although he was not on the agenda at last week's Douglas County Board meeting, Sheriff Troy Wolbersen went before the commissioners with two issues. His first issue was to ask the commissioners to approve a $500 donation to the sheriff's office from Rick and Connie Rosengren.
December 29, 2009 - 12:00am
September 2, 2009
Ambulance donated to sheriff's office
The Douglas County Commissioners recently voted to approve the donation of this North Ambulance to the Douglas County Sheriff''s Office. The...
September 2, 2009 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
Letter - Fun rivalry will continue
To the editor: To our fans: On behalf of the Alexandria Fire Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, we wanted to thank each of you, fans and businesses alike, for your support of the charity broomball game. This year's game was not played, but that doesn't mean our...
April 3, 2009 - 12:00am