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Franson joins March for Life event at Capitol
Update: School bus driver cited in minor crash
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, January 22
Discovery's Aker earns regional honor
Human trafficking: See something? Then say something
Gymnastics: Cardinals racking up points as championship meets near
Nordic Ski: Girls win Bemidji Invite
Girls basketball: Defense, rebounding key Panthers' win over Osakis
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 23
Patriots QB Tom Brady’s ties to central Minn. town makes return to state nostalgic
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Evelyn J. LeSuer
Maureen Marie Bruzik
Shirley Mae Wagner
Eugene Kenneth "Doc" Karnis
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
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January 12, 2018
Driver uses cell phone to guide rescuers to her vehicle
A driver who rolled her vehicle along a rural Douglas County was rescued Friday, Jan. 12, after she was able to guide responders to the crash...
January 12, 2018 - 3:43pm
December 2, 2017
Grass fire burns 30 acres near Kensington
A grass fire burned about 30 acres north of Kensington on an unusually mild early December day Saturday. Firefighters were called just before...
December 2, 2017 - 4:31pm
Brandon man dies in rollover near Kensington
A man was killed Sunday evening in a rollover crash near Red Rock Lake north of Kensington. Mitchell Brazel, 33, died in the crash about 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Brazel was driving east on Elk Lake Road when he came to a T...
October 2, 2017 - 6:45am
September 8, 2017
Faith Events: Mr. History, Host Fest on horizon
Mr. History visits "Mr. History" will visit Mount Carmel Camp and Conference Center at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Also known as actor, speaker...
September 8, 2017 - 8:29am
August 11, 2017
Douglas farm family of the year 'truly a family affair'
Farming has been in the family for Dave and Amy Staples all their lives. They were both raised on farms in Douglas County. Dave grew up on the...
August 11, 2017 - 10:29am
July 27, 2017
Kensington builds an improved space for play
About 35 volunteers came together last week to assemble the new playground at West Central Area South Elementary School in Kensington. On Thursday,...
July 27, 2017 - 8:02am
June 23, 2017
'Everything was a mess:' Kensington turkey farm cleaning up after storm
Marlene Nelson pulled the family's golf cart to an abrupt stop and pointed out in the distance. "This is our shop," she said. Then she corrected...
June 23, 2017 - 8:51am
Raising sheep for a cure to Huntington's disease
Dan and Kay Persons, sheep producers in rural Kensington, are hoping to play a role in the fight against Huntington's disease. Huntington's...
June 23, 2017 - 6:50am
June 21, 2017
Colorful for a cause: Fundraiser for Kensington playground takes place during Runestone Days
Colors flew and kids got messy during Kensington Runestone Days, to help fund Kensington's latest project: a new playground. Proceeds from...
June 21, 2017 - 3:22pm
June 16, 2017
Kensington Rune Stone Visitor Center progress on schedule
Despite a few rainy days, the $1 million visitor center at Kensington Rune Stone Park is still on track to be completed by mid-September. "We've...
June 16, 2017 - 5:32am
June 15, 2017
Kensington kicks up its heels this weekend
A big celebration will take place in Kensington this weekend, June 16-18. Kensington Runestone Days will feature fun and games for children; lots of food; a pageant; street dances; fireworks; softball, bean bag and golf tournaments; crafts and vendors; water wars; bingo; car show;...
June 15, 2017 - 5:43pm
February 1, 2017
A helping hand in Haiti
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 rocked the Caribbean country of Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of people lost...
February 1, 2017 - 6:00am
December 23, 2016
Bringing fire education to Africa
The African city of Nairobi is home to approximately 4.5 million people, yet has only four to six fire trucks to service the entire area. In...
December 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Work on County Road 1 near Kensington started last week
Construction on County Road 1, south of Kensington, began last Friday, Sept. 16. Dave Robley, Douglas County Public Works director, said the asphalt surface will be ground up this week from Kensington south to the county line. Earthwork and culvert replacements will begin next week....
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 13, 2016
Work on County Road 1 near Kensington to begin Friday
Construction will begin this Friday, Sept. 16 on County Road 1, south of Kensington. Dave Robley, Douglas County Public Works director, said the asphalt surface will be ground up this week from Kensington south to the county line. Earthwork and culvert replacements will begin next...
September 13, 2016 - 1:38pm