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The Jacob Wetterling case file
AgweekTV: Elevator Embezzlement in Minnesota
Car vs. 750-pound elk collision reported in southern Minnesota
Caller reported man shot himself, but Fargo police seeking homicide suspect
Football: Chargers dismantle the Bears on homecoming
Football: Knights erupt in easy win over W-DC
Football: BOLD flexes its muscle again as Warriors roll over Minnewaska
Football: Slow start dooms Panthers against USA
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
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
Richard "Shorty" Olson
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Paid Political Letter: Know your candidates before you vote
Letter to the Editor: Farmers face risks while improving water quality
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
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
hires and promotions
on the street
government and politics
September 21, 2018
County sets preliminary levy
Douglas County commissioners approved a preliminary tax levy at Tuesday's regular board meeting. The levy was tentatively set at $27,240,300, which is a 2.99 percent increase from 2018. In 2017 the county levy was originally set at $27 million, a 3.96 percent increase, before officially...
September 21, 2018 - 6:03am
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 19, 2018
Early voting begins Friday: What Minnesota voters need to know about casting a ballot before Election Day
ST. PAUL — Although Election Day is more than six weeks away, Minnesota voters can cast early ballots starting on Friday, Sept. 21. Minnesotans will be able to vote in person at county election offices throughout the state or vote from home by mailing in "no-excuse absentee"...
September 19, 2018 - 8:26pm
September 14, 2018
An extra eye out for unsafe driving: Drivers said to be disobeying 'no left turn' signs
Some drivers heading east on Third Avenue in Alexandria are putting themselves, pedestrians and other drivers in danger when they try to turn...
September 14, 2018 - 7:11am
September 13, 2018
Walz, Johnson speak in Alexandria
More than 200 county commissioners, other elected officials, and key staff from across Minnesota heard from gubernatorial candidates Hennepin...
September 13, 2018 - 4:54pm
September 11, 2018
Vice president calls Alexandrian a hero in 9-11 address
In his remarks at the Sept. 11 observance ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, Vice President Mike Pence paid tribute to several...
September 11, 2018 - 5:09pm
September 10, 2018
New water director impressed with plant
The new director of the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District has only been on the job three days but he likes what he sees. Introduced at Monday's Alexandria City Council meeting, Scott Gilbertson said he's impressed with the district's wastewater treatment plant, its superintendents...
September 10, 2018 - 9:18pm
Council revises hangar leases
At the request of the Alexandria Airport Commission, the Alexandria City Council agreed to revise a few items in the leasing conditions of the T-hangar at the airport. New language was added that allows tenants to have more than one aircraft in a hangar. Another revision concerns...
September 10, 2018 - 9:17pm
September 7, 2018
Minnesota Department of Human Services takes steps to help in opioid crisis
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s Department of Human Services is offering training for anyone wanting to use the overdose reversal drug Naloxone and...
September 7, 2018 - 4:06pm
Budget items approved by county commissioners: County fair receives $15,000
The Douglas County Board approved a $15,000 appropriation to the Douglas County Agriculture Association, which runs the county fair, at its budget meeting Tuesday afternoon. Along with the ag association, commissioners approved several other appropriations at the Tuesday meeting....
September 7, 2018 - 7:48am
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
September 6, 2018
Board approves armored vehicle: $250,000 purchase to replace 1983 vehicle
An equipment purchase by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office caused quite a bit of controversy at a Douglas County Board budget meeting Tuesday...
September 6, 2018 - 4:45pm
September 5, 2018
New IDs will be ready next month, but Minnesotans have two years to switch over
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card beginning next month, but they will have two years to obtain...
September 5, 2018 - 6:07pm
Federal farm aid to start Sept. 4
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced details about payments it will make to farmers whose crop profits will likely suffer in the trade war between the U.S. and China. Farmers should apply for payments through the Farm Service Agency after their crops are completely harvested....
September 5, 2018 - 12:12pm
Residents debate fate of Osakis Liquor Store
A state-required public hearing to discuss the fate of the city-owned Osakis Liquor Store drew many questions about its profitability, but most...
September 5, 2018 - 8:09am