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Greater Minnesota groups to get $1.5 million to grow child care access
Jasmine Block hailed as strong, brave, courageous: Final kidnapper sentenced
Unified Club dips toe in water
WATCH: Minnesota Gophers' hockey press conference for Jan. 17
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 17
WATCH: Live shows streaming from Hockey Day Minnesota
Girls basketball: Knights keep cruising in win over Ashby
EXPLORE: A look at the history of Hockey Day Minnesota
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....
Melvin & JuAnn
Melvin & JuAnn
Morken: Some takeaways from the 2018 deer season
Minnesotans 16 and older fish free this weekend if they take a kid
Seminar focused on outdoor first aid set for Jan. 23
Mike Frisch: Jig them up!
Ice climbing festival draws enthusiasts from Midwest and beyond
Phillip Carl Colbjornsen
James Lowell Swanson
Gary "Buzz" Grooters
1969: Thief swaps tattered coat for new
Commentary: Fire response was inspiring
In the Know: State at risk of losing innovators
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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
Wake Up Alexandria at NorthStar Complex
Farm Service Agency offices to reopen for three days
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Douglas County Board
January 8, 2019
New commissioners sworn in
It's a new year for the Douglas County Board as the two newly-elected commissioners were sworn in Tuesday morning at the board's annual organizational...
January 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
January 3, 2019
County hires new emergency management director
A new emergency management director has been hired for Douglas County. Julie Anderson, who has been the deputy emergency management director...
January 3, 2019 - 8:36am
December 20, 2018
County bids farewell to recorder, two commissioners
Recorder Dawn Crouse was recognized for her years of service at Tuesday's Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting. Crouse, who began her...
December 20, 2018 - 5:38pm
December 14, 2018
Bronze stars should be placed by next Memorial Day
Next spring, bronze stars missing from grave sites of area veterans will be replaced. A funding policy for those stars was approved Tuesday at...
December 14, 2018 - 10:13am
November 28, 2018
New policy for county department heads
A new attendance and communication policy for Douglas County department heads was approved at last week's regular Douglas County Board meeting. But not before plenty of discussion. The policy states that when a department head is not going to be in the office, such as when they are...
November 28, 2018 - 6:16am
November 16, 2018
County gives lakes group $50,000
It may have been half the amount asked for, but the Douglas County Lakes Association will receive funding from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners for the Douglas County Water Legacy Fund. Following much discussion at a special budget meeting Wednesday afternoon, the commissioners...
November 16, 2018 - 7:29am
November 13, 2018
Half-cent sales tax off the table: Lakes association asks for $100,000 instead
A half-cent county sales tax might have been a good idea, but is not being asked for at this time, according to Gene Rose, incoming vice president of the Douglas County Lakes Association. "We considered this and it might be a good way to go, but we would like to take it (the half-cent...
November 13, 2018 - 5:18pm
November 1, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Douglas County Board needs change
To the editor: Every Douglas County veteran and voter needs to remember what transpired in early 2018 when the Douglas County Commissioners eliminated the budget for the county veterans that needed transportation to and from St. Cloud, Minneapolis and Fargo VA medical facilities for...
November 1, 2018 - 1:00pm
Paid Political Letter: Stratton highly-regarded commissioner
To the editor: I support Jim Stratton in his write-in campaign for re-election to Douglas County Commissioner. I work with Jim on a number of boards and he is highly-regarded among commissioners around the state for his insights and expertise. Commissioner Jim Stratton gets my support...
November 1, 2018 - 9:00am
Paid Political Letter: Stratton is third option for commissioner
To the editor: Jim Stratton is running as write-in candidate for District 2 Douglas County Commissioner. Jim is giving District 2 a third option that includes strong leadership and a history of thoughtfully weighing both sides of an issue before voting. November 6, write in Jim Stratton....
November 1, 2018 - 7:00am
Paid Political Letter: Backhaus is hard working, no nonsense
To the editor: We are writing this letter to give our wholehearted support to Judy Backhaus for County Commissioner in District 2. It is rare to find an individual that combines a high level of talent, outstanding leadership skills, tremendous energy level and an overwhelming generosity...
November 1, 2018 - 6:00am
October 30, 2018
Paid Political Letter: Backhaus will watch tax dollars closely
To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of Judy Backhaus for County Commissioner of District 2. I have known her for over 20 years and worked with her the most when my children went through Lincoln Elementary School and she was their principal. I always found her to be...
October 30, 2018 - 8:00am
October 24, 2018
Stratton mounts write-in campaign
Douglas County Commissioner Jim Stratton announced he is running as a write-in candidate for Douglas County Board. Stratton finished third in...
October 24, 2018 - 5:23pm
October 19, 2018
Douglas County receives 'clean' audit
Douglas County commissioners received good news from the CliftonLarsonAllen auditing firm at Tuesday's regular county board meeting. The board...
October 19, 2018 - 5:55am
October 5, 2018
County board candidates offer their ideas
Lakes, improvements to the county, vacation rental by owners and planning for the future were just a few of the topics discussed at a debate...
October 5, 2018 - 3:03pm