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Westbound Lake Latoka bridge near Alexandria re-opens
Franson, Kulp to debate on Oct. 25
Law Enforcement Blotter: Oct. 17
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Law Enforcement Blotter: Oct. 16
Football: Imdieke leads Osakis rally over Montevideo
Football: Lakers dominate Benson to wrap up 6-2 regular season
Area football scores from Wednesday
Football: Bitzan spearheads dominant B-E showcase
Football: Cards secure first-round bye with rout of Moorhead
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....
Lloyd and Rosie Schouweiler
Don & Arnie Henry
Lloyd and Rosie Schouweiler
Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Minnesota youth deer season gets underway Thursday
UPDATED: Hides for Habitat Program back on locally and statewide
Minnesota promoter, innovator among 2019 inductees into Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
Zebra mussels discovered in another Otter Tail County lake
Jean V. Boen
Bernice Ellen Robinson Burton
Wilma (Zierman) Korkowski
Douglas "Doug" Bakke
Letter to the Editor: Racism is happening in Alexandria
1918: Spanish flu closes meetings
Letter to the Editor: Let's move forward with respect
In the Know: State must make public transit a priority
A Guest Editorial: How to support troops without getting duped
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
Alexandria named Retail Community of the Year
Is hemp Minnesota's next big crop?
State to fund school coolers, livestock farmers
Minnesota-born SuperAmerica becomes Speedway
hires and promotions
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August 16, 2018
UPDATE: City, school races to spice up ballots
Races for city councils, mayoral seats and school boards throughout Douglas County will spice up the ballot this fall. There will be council races in Alexandria, Evansville, Garfield, Kensington, Miltona and Osakis. Three cities — Bandon, Evansville and Osakis — have contested...
August 16, 2018 - 4:21pm
August 12, 2018
Filings open for city, school, township seats
If you've thought about running for public office, now is the time. The filing period for city, school and township positions opened on July 31 and will remain open through Tuesday, Aug. 14. Those who file will be on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election. In Douglas County, several...
August 12, 2018 - 6:08am
June 4, 2018
Three Douglas County Board seats contested
All three of the Douglas County commissioner seats up for election are contested. With the filing period still open through Tuesday, June 5, the following candidates have filed: District 2 -- Jim Stratton (incumbent), Judy Backhaus, Tim Kalina. Since more than two candidates have...
June 4, 2018 - 3:03pm
June 1, 2018
Parkers Prairie settles lawsuit filed by two former employees
The city of Parkers Prairie recently settled a lawsuit brought on behalf of two former employees, Kim Schroeder and Kim Moske. The two alleged that they were retaliated against for reporting the potential theft of city funds. Under the terms of the settlement, Schroeder received $65,000...
June 1, 2018 - 8:18am
March 21, 2018
Evansville City Council fills vacancy
Richard Novotny has been elected to fill the fourth spot on the Evansville City Council. The vacancy was left when former mayor Terry Aasness resigned at the Evansville City Council meeting Monday, Dec. 11. City council member Monica Olson stepped in as mayor, leaving the spot in...
March 21, 2018 - 10:39am
Evansville seeking applications for City Council seat
The Evansville City Council is taking applications to fill a vacant city council seat. The council spot became vacant after Monica Olson shifted into the mayor position from her City Council seat. Olson took over as acting mayor after former mayor, Terry Aasness, resigned in December....
February 21, 2018 - 8:33am
November 10, 2017
Final action expected on e-cigarette ban
Final action is expected to be taken Monday on Alexandria's proposed indoor ban of e-cigarettes in public places. The Alexandria City Council will consider a second and final reading of the ordinance regarding electronic delivery services during its Nov. 13 meeting, which starts at...
November 10, 2017 - 12:06pm
September 23, 2017
For the record
Alexandria City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners Special meeting Location: Alexandria City Hall Council Chambers at 704 Broadway St. The Alexandria City Council will hold an informational session at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. The topic is the tax increment financing...
September 23, 2017 - 6:22am
September 13, 2017
Minn. city snuffs ordinance restricting sale of tobacco to buyers under 21
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — After almost two hours of testimony Tuesday, Sept. 12, some of it quite emotional, the Detroit Lakes City Council...
September 13, 2017 - 8:37am
March 8, 2017
Sunday liquor sales passes, but needs local OK
A bill repealing Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor store sales is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton, but Alexandria and many other municipalities will need to take action at the local level. The Minnesota House voted 88-39 on Thursday, March 2, to accept the Senate's version...
March 8, 2017 - 6:00am
December 9, 2016
City presents 'wish list' to legislators
While others are making out their Christmas lists, the Alexandria City Council has a wish list of its own — priority issues that it wants...
December 9, 2016 - 6:00am
November 25, 2016
For the Record - Nov. 25, 2016
ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL MONDAY, NOV. 28 1. 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance; invocation, public comments 2. 7:10 p.m. Consent agenda: approve minutes of Nov. 14; approve license applications and authorize issuance 3. 7:15 p.m. Public Hearing — 2017 on-sale liquor license renewals...
November 25, 2016 - 6:00am
October 28, 2016
City of Alexandria to appoint 2017 committee members
The city of Alexandria will appoint members of the public to the following committees for duties beginning at the first meeting of 2017, unless otherwise noted: Airport Commission, Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District, Board of Public...
October 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
July 8, 2016
LETTER: City Council rep has not responded
To the editor: On June 24, commissioner Bev Bales wrote about being “Douglas County nice.” This is a great idea. The world can always use more kindness. However, I wish I could say the ideas of courtesy could be applied to other politicians in the area. I wrote my Ward 1 city...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2016
LETTER: Politics can often be frustrating
To the editor: Todd Jensen’s hopes that his colleagues on the Alexandria City Council will be more “respectful” in 2016 are commendable and, in large part, should be applauded. However, politics – even at the local level – can often be frustrating. The city staff, I’m...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00am