Skip to main content
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
For the record
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Fire strikes Alden Just
Baseball: Chargers shutout Raiders, 13-0
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: The Evangelical death spiral
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
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
On The Street
hires and promotions
on the street
April 6, 2018
Union unhappy with contract
A group of social workers from Douglas County Social Services expressed concerns to county commissioners during Tuesday's regular board meeting about labor negotiations, lack of support and how they've been treated.
April 6, 2018 - 8:46am
April 5, 2018
County hires veterans service officer
Anyone who walks into the Douglas County Veterans Services Office will be greeted by two new faces. Jacob Turner has been hired as the new veterans services officer and Rhonda Fuchs was hired as the assistant veterans services officer. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved...
April 5, 2018 - 4:46pm
March 21, 2018
Tax statements go out next week
Calling all Douglas County residents: Start checking your mailboxes. During the last week of March, more than 30,000 valuation notices and property...
March 21, 2018 - 1:28pm
March 15, 2018
Results are in for township elections
Township elections usually don't draw many voters, but a couple of townships — LaGrand and Lake Mary — saw about 400 voters combined....
March 15, 2018 - 9:01am
March 13, 2018
Township elections are today
Township elections are today. Two of the 20 townships – Brandon and Miltona – hold elections in November on even years, while the rest...
March 13, 2018 - 5:44pm
March 9, 2018
Most townships electing leaders Tuesday
Township elections are just around the corner, do you know who you will be voting for? Two of the 20 townships — Brandon and Miltona — hold elections in November on even years, while the rest will take place next Tuesday, March 13. Here's a look at which positions are...
March 9, 2018 - 7:44am
March 8, 2018
County backs idea of another I-94 exit for Alexandria
There is still plenty of work that needs to be done and it may take several more years, but motorists will likely have another way to access Alexandria from Interstate 94. At the Tuesday, March 6 Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting, Public Works Director Dave Robley asked...
March 8, 2018 - 10:06am
March 6, 2018
County to hire part-time drivers for vets
Veterans will soon be able to get to their doctor appointments at Veteran Affairs clinics in St. Cloud, Minneapolis and Fargo via county employees. On Tuesday, March 6, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of three part-time employees who would be responsible...
March 6, 2018 - 4:57pm
February 22, 2018
County upgrading to electronic voting system
When Douglas County voters head to the polls this fall, they shouldn't have to wait as long in line to check-in and register. Pen and paper is...
February 22, 2018 - 12:33pm
February 20, 2018
Veterans seek answers on complicated driver issue
As Douglas County Commissioners sat in a closed-door session Tuesday afternoon to discuss the county's labor negotiations, a group of veterans...
February 20, 2018 - 6:18pm
County pursues part-time drivers, shuttle service as possible options for veterans
Douglas County Commissioners are looking into two possible solutions for the driver program that transports veterans to medical appointments — part-time driver positions and a shuttle service. Veterans have been upset with the county since commissioners cut a $40-a-day stipend...
February 20, 2018 - 5:39pm
February 12, 2018
Court: Fischbach can remain senator and lieutenant governor for now
ST. PAUL — Michelle Fischbach may remain Minnesota lieutenant governor and a state senator -- for now at least. A judge dismissed a lawsuit...
February 12, 2018 - 7:45pm
February 9, 2018
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's governor and legislative leaders often communicate with each other by letter or by talking to the media. But a week...
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
February 1, 2018
Rush to pay and save on taxes
Douglas County property owners appear hopeful that a new tax law regarding prepaying property taxes will benefit them when paying their 2017 taxes. At the end of last year, the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer office received $3.7 million in prepaid taxes, a huge jump compared to...
February 1, 2018 - 6:45am
January 31, 2018
Minnesota DMV computers so messed up it will cost $43 million more to make them work right
ST. PAUL — It will cost $43 million in additional funding to fix Minnesota's flailing vehicle title computer system and make it work the way...
January 31, 2018 - 8:20pm