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Update: Alexandria man dies in rollover
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
For the record
AAHS roads changing to one-ways
Stehn happy to be at Horizon: She is new public health director
Track and field: Lakers’ progression peaks with a true team state title
Adapted Bowling: Cardinals gain state experience with young core
Baseball: Chargers win fifth straight with sweep of Hillcrest
Boys tennis: Alexandria to get rematch with Willmar in 8AA semifinals
Track and field: Osakis moves up to eighth in first state true team experience
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
John Sr Bosek
John Sr Bosek
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
After winter fish kill, how will Lake Christina respond?
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
Not a bad bite on opening morning
Shirley A. Larson
Georgene F. Gunderson
Francis "Frank" Krafthefer
Helen Louise (Cox) Garrett
Letter to the Editor: CIA has blood on their hands
Letter to the Editor: Protect our elections, authorize funding
Commentary: For health care, build on what works
Letter to the Editor: More information on Arthur Hesse
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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
On The Street
Alex grad helps newlyweds
Make room for a new press: Alexandria Industries breaks ground on expansion
Farmers under pressure
Miltona native wins UMD Shark Tank event
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Douglas County Board
May 10, 2019
Proposed county policies cause controversy
The talk of two proposed policies — one that needed updating/clarifying and one new — ruffled the feathers of some department heads and a couple of commissioners during Tuesday's regular meeting of the Douglas County Board. The first policy was listed on the agenda as...
May 10, 2019 - 9:50am
County looking at expanding courthouse parking
Three options to increase parking at the Douglas County Courthouse were presented to the Douglas County commissioners at their regular meeting...
May 10, 2019 - 6:09am
April 15, 2019
Plans for Hwy 27/I-94 include roundabout
A presentation about the state's plans for the Highway 27 and Interstate 94 corridor -- including a roundabout -- will take place during the...
April 15, 2019 - 10:40am
March 22, 2019
County employee recovers $1 million
More than $1 million has been collected in the past two years by the Douglas County strategic finance collections officer. Phyllis Johnson, who works in the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer office and is a liaison to the Social Services office, recovers funds from estates to reimburse...
March 22, 2019 - 7:11am
March 13, 2019
County starts budget talks
Although the Douglas County budget for next year isn't set for several months, its commissioners and auditor/treasurer Char Rosenow have already begun taking a look at what it's going to look like. At a special budget meeting last Thursday, March 7, Rosenow asked the commissioners...
March 13, 2019 - 7:46am
March 8, 2019
County continues fight against aquatic invasive species
The fight against aquatic invasive species continues in Douglas County on a number of fronts, Land and Resource Management representatives told...
March 8, 2019 - 8:19am
February 22, 2019
Douglas County Board approves contracts with Miltona, Evansville
The Douglas County Board approved contracts between the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the cities of Evansville and Miltona for 20 hours of dedicated service per month. The contracts, according to Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen, are long-standing agreements that are brought...
February 22, 2019 - 11:41am
January 25, 2019
County approves contract with MnDOT for new interchange
At Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting, commissioners approved a partnership contract with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the future interchange on Interstate 94 and Pioneer Road. The work order contract is for the design and preparation of a conceptual layout for...
January 25, 2019 - 6:49am
January 23, 2019
Letter to the Editor: County Board should add evening meeting
To the editor: I was disappointed to see the Douglas County Board meeting schedule for 2019. The meetings are once again scheduled during business hours, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, for working county residents to attend and participate. What is the rationale for...
January 23, 2019 - 9:33am
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