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Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Westbound I-94 lanes between Evansville, Garfield to open today
Alexandria schools' preliminary tax levy rises 0.8%
Radtke, Fletcher named AAHS homecoming king and queen
Blizzard hockey: Crouse likes the mix of youth, veterans as Alexandria takes season opener
Volleyball: Knights fall in five to Rothsay
Opener comes in hot
Cross country: Grove breaks own record to lead Osakis
Girls tennis: Silverstreaks power past Braves 6-1
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....
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Delores V. Marston
Charles "Chuck" Towner
Gloria Louise (Anderson) Hulsey
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
Letter to the Editor: Thefts aren't victimless crimes
Letter to the Editor: Something is wrong at AAHS
It's Our Turn: Many miles and memories
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
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
4-H holds county competition
hires and promotions
on the street
August 24, 2018
Nude dudes make waves mooning pontoons on north-central Minnesota lake
BRAINERD, Minn.—Nude dudes on water scooters—that's the gist of it. That, more or less, was the dispatch report to Tim Collette,...
August 24, 2018 - 7:56pm
August 23, 2018
National Guard helping fight state forest wildfire in northwest Minnesota
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered the Minnesota National Guard to help in fighting a wildfire in the Beltrami Island State Forest...
August 23, 2018 - 4:39pm
August 6, 2018
DNR report: Zebra mussels found in Amelia Lake of Pope County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Amelia Lake in Pope County. A group of swimmers contacted...
August 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
May 30, 2018
EDITORIAL: Be smart on the water
The whole summer lies ahead — an opportunity to have fun on Douglas County's many lakes. When one thinks of summer in the lakes area, visions of boating, water skiing, fishing and lazily floating along in a pontoon are common images. Don't invite danger into the picture. Last...
May 30, 2018 - 9:28am
May 12, 2018
EDITORIAL: Welcome back, anglers!
"A ripple spreads when a bobber plops in calm water. Waves of economic impact roll over Minnesota when all its anglers do the same." That description from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sums up the important role anglers play in the state's economy. This Saturday —...
May 12, 2018 - 11:17am
May 4, 2018
Red Flag Warning issued; area is ripe for wildfires
If you're thinking of burning things outside, think again. Almost all of state of Minnesota, including Douglas County, is under a Red Flag Warning issued today, Friday, by the Naitonal Weather Service. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds people that the warning means...
May 4, 2018 - 11:33am
April 6, 2018
Strategy for lake invaders: Slow the spread
With a steady stream of reports of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species getting into lakes, the battle to stop these invaders might...
April 6, 2018 - 10:47am
March 12, 2018
Zebra mussels double water clarity in Big Winnie: DNR calls meeting to talk about future of walleye fishery
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — The first zebra mussel babies, called veligers, were confirmed in Lake Winnibigoshish in 2012. By 2016 the first...
March 12, 2018 - 6:05am
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
A timber wolf that had earlier become entangled in a wire trapping snare was shot and killed by a Duluth police officer Saturday afternoon along...
February 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
January 22, 2018
County looks to acquire historic fire tower overlooking northern Minn. forests
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn.—The uncertain future of a historic landmark fire tower overlooking northern Minnesota forest land might be getting...
January 22, 2018 - 9:52pm
January 19, 2018
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
BLOOMINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be cutting back on the number of fingerling walleye it stocks, but maintain its commitment to stocking young fry. The decision comes in response to an analysis of the state's accelerated walleye stock program over...
January 19, 2018 - 6:57pm
December 20, 2017
Survey shows frustration with DNR
Minnesota lake association leaders say they donate millions of dollars and volunteer hours each year caring for lakes, yet the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources doesn't take them seriously. In a statewide survey, their comments reflect frustration and alarm over the spread...
December 20, 2017 - 7:59am
December 2, 2017
Snowmobile safety for kids
Brown ground will not stop instructors from teaching kids about snowmobile safety. "We're doing it snow or no snow," said Sonya Anderson, one of the volunteer instructors. "We can put wheels on them." Kids ages 11 to 15 can sign up for safety training Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Runestone...
December 2, 2017 - 12:43pm
November 29, 2017
NWS warns of fire danger in central Minn. lakes area
BRAINERD, Minn.—The National Weather Service, based out of Duluth, sent out a warning Wednesday, Nov. 29, of increased risk of fire in...
November 29, 2017 - 4:46pm
'As high as I've ever seen it:' Two lakes reached record highs in October
Richard Wagner uses a gauge to measure lake levels, but he could just as well use his dock. This summer, water was so high that boaters were able to lower their motors just 15 feet out from shore, said Wagner, the owner of Shady Creek Resort between Moses and Aaron lakes in northwestern...
November 29, 2017 - 9:46am