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Schools not reimbursed for state costs: Fewer fans, venue costs to blame
At least four tornadoes confirmed in southern Minnesota storm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 20
County sets preliminary levy
El Nino conditions likely across region throughout winter
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
Football: Morical, defense help Cards to a homecoming win
Football: Osakis pulls off 27-20 homecoming win
Cross country: Alexandria teams take second at Rocori
Volleyball: Cardinals sweep for third straight win
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
Paid Political Letter: Warlow represents Minnesota values
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
4-H holds county competition
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
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
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September 20, 2018
County halts lakeshore practice
Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday halted a disputed practice of allowing lakeshore owners to expand houses and other buildings as long as they replaced sidewalks or driveways with materials that better absorbed stormwater. The moratorium was approved during the commissioner's...
September 20, 2018 - 4:04pm
September 7, 2018
County board approves doubling solid waste fee in 2019: First increase since 2005
Douglas County taxpayers will see the solid waste fee from Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management double on next year's tax statements. Steve Vrchota, executive director of the waste-to-energy facility, asked for the increase at the regular Douglas County Board meeting Tuesday morning...
September 7, 2018 - 6:54am
August 24, 2018
County may not be in compliance: Rush working on shoreland development policy with DNR
Douglas County's ordinance allowing lakeshore owners to remove certain kinds of sidewalks or driveways in exchange for bigger homes is not in...
August 24, 2018 - 7:50am
August 21, 2018
Raises approved for elected officials: No change in commissioner salaries, per diems
Salaries were set for all four elected county officials and county commissioners, with increases approved for the Douglas County attorney, sheriff...
August 21, 2018 - 4:39pm
August 15, 2018
Stratton knocked out in primary: Incumbent Meyer wins spot on Nov. 6 ballot
Tuesday's primary results came as a surprise for not only the challengers who prevailed in making it to the November ballot for Douglas County...
August 15, 2018 - 6:06pm
August 7, 2018
Public works employees ask for meeting with commissioners
When it came time for items from the floor at Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting, Joe Zunker took center stage and addressed the commissioners. Zunker, a 28-year employee of Douglas County Public Works in the survey division and a E-911 coordinator for the county, spoke on behalf...
August 7, 2018 - 4:41pm
July 21, 2018
Bathhouse design approved for Lake Brophy County Park
A beautiful park in a beautiful setting on a beautiful lake needs a place for swimmers to shower off, change their clothes and use a restroom....
July 21, 2018 - 6:30am
July 20, 2018
One year later, frustration abounds: Problems persist with MNLARS
Although the lines may be long and stress levels at an all-time high, Angie Steele said for the most part customers remain understanding. Steele,...
July 20, 2018 - 5:29am
June 22, 2018
County to sell parcel near Lake Le Homme Dieu
A small piece of county-owned land across the road from Krueger's Creek public access to Lake Le Homme Dieu will soon be up for sale. At its regular meeting Tuesday, June 19, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved selling the 4.18 acres of land, which is north of Pike...
June 22, 2018 - 8:58am
June 21, 2018
House passes its version of farm bill on tight vote
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans revived their farm bill and its expanded work rules for food stamp recipients by narrowly passing the legislation...
June 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
June 20, 2018
Police dogs here to work
Matt Alberts has a dog at home, and another at work. It was his work dog that brought him and more than one hundred other law enforcement officers...
June 20, 2018 - 12:17pm
May 17, 2018
Central Specialties wins three road projects
Road construction season is already in full swing and several roads throughout Douglas County will soon be worked on. Central Specialities, Inc. of Alexandria was awarded three bids for several road projects throughout the county at Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting. And in...
May 17, 2018 - 2:43pm
May 11, 2018
Library director leaving county
When Jake Odland was in ninth grade, he had no idea what he wanted to do for a living. With Jefferson High School's annual career day fast-approaching,...
May 11, 2018 - 1:16pm
April 6, 2018
Union unhappy with contract
A group of social workers from Douglas County Social Services expressed concerns to county commissioners during Tuesday's regular board meeting about labor negotiations, lack of support and how they've been treated.
April 6, 2018 - 8:46am
April 5, 2018
County hires veterans service officer
Anyone who walks into the Douglas County Veterans Services Office will be greeted by two new faces. Jacob Turner has been hired as the new veterans services officer and Rhonda Fuchs was hired as the assistant veterans services officer. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved...
April 5, 2018 - 4:46pm