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Major Road Project on County Road 13

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2022

A major road resurfacing project will close down part of County Road 13 north of Carlos much of the summer.   Beginning Tuesday, May 10, crews will be working on County R...

Criminal Sexual Conduct

Posted: Friday, May 6, 2022

Douglas County Board Meeting May 3 2022

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Alexandria City Council met face to face at the start of the May 3 rd board meeting. Board Chair Tim Kalina and Commissioners...

Impersonating a Police Officer

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2022

County Board Meeting April 19 2022

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The April 19 Douglas County Board meeting began with a proclamation to recognize the value of child care providers and early educators. Connie Fields, the Douglas County Early...

Reducing Chloride, Increasing Shoreland Protection

Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

When people take a look around Douglas County, they see beautiful lakes, expanding resorts, and nice new homes being built. All of this activity is great for the economy, but ...

April 5 2022 County Board Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

At the April 5 meeting, Douglas County Commissioners voted to approve the 2022 redistricting plan as presented by Auditor/Treasurer Vicki Doehling. This plan was necessary fol...

Severe Weather Awareness Week - A Time to Plan for All Hazards

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2022

If a Douglas County resident’s emergency plan does not contain enough water and food for three full days, that person is not prepared. Douglas County Emergency Management advi...

Tina Rice Named 2022 Woman of the Year by LAPW

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Douglas County is proud to share the news that one of our employees is the Lakes Area Professional Women’s organization 2022 Woman of the Year. Congratulations to Tina Rice. S...

Douglas County Board Meeting March 15 2022

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners went into closed session shortly after calling to order its March 15 meeting. Commissioners conducted the annual department head eval...

Property Tax Statements and Valuation Notices to be Mailed in Late March

Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2022

Douglas County property values are strong. “The continued demand for homes in the area and cost of building supplies have significantly affected market values,” said Douglas C...

Douglas County Board Meeting March 1 2022

Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The March 1 Douglas County Board meeting featured a number of guests and presenters from the community. Tara Bitzan, executive director of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of...

Douglas County Board Meeting February 16, 2022

Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2022

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners held its February meeting on Wednesday the 16 th at the Douglas County Administration Building 821 Cedar Street. Coordinator’s Office...

Snowmobile Accident

Posted: Monday, February 14, 2022

House Fire

Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Funds for College Assistance Now Available

Posted: Monday, February 7, 2022

It’s time to apply! The Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) has the process in place for qualified residents to apply for free college. At its December 21 meetin...

County Board Meeting January 18 2022

Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The second Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting in 2022 began with a public hearing to review the 5-year County Highway Improvement Plan. County Engineer and Public W...

Douglas County Board Approves Grants for New and Existing Childcare Providers

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners recently approved a request for $50,000.00 to assist existing and new childcare providers. The funds will be taken from the grant the...

County Board Meeting January 4, 2022

Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has new leadership. As it does every year, a new chair and vice chair were nominated and voted for. Commissioner Tim Kalina will serv...

County Board Meeting December 21

Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The final Douglas County Board meeting was very busy. Commissioners made a number of decisions that will impact our residents and stakeholders. The highlights are provided in ...

Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Zoning Ordinance Revision Relating to Clearing, Grading, Riprap, and Use of Pavers

Posted: Friday, December 3, 2021

Please take notice that on the 14th day of December, 2021 at 7:15 p.m., the Douglas County Planning Advisory Commission will hold a public hearing at the County Public Works F...

Personal Injury Accident

Posted: Friday, December 3, 2021

County Budget Hearing and Board Meeting December 2

Posted: Friday, December 3, 2021

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the 2022 levy and budget at its annual meeting Thursday, December 2. The levy was set at $30,437,739.00. That is a 4.4% incr...

County Board Meeting November 16

Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Bids should be arriving in the near future to construct a visitors’ center at Lake Brophy Park in Douglas County. This was one of many actions taken Tuesday, November 16, at t...

Douglas County License Bureau Offers New Service

Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Douglas County License Bureau is expanding the opportunity to take the written Minnesota Driver’s License Exam. Staff will provide what’s called proctoring for those needi...

County Board Meeting November 2

Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The November 2 Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting began with Facilities Director Rodney Naab requesting approval to move ahead with modernization of the elevator at...

New Address for New Building

Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The newly opened Douglas County Administration Building has a new address. It’s officially 821 Cedar Street instead of 822 Douglas Street. “The main entrance to our new admini...

2021 MADD Statewide Recognition Awards

Posted: Monday, October 25, 2021

County Board Meeting October 19

Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners met for the second time at their new location which is the Douglas County Administration Building at 822 Douglas Street. The first or...

Structure Fire

Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Motor Vehicle Crash - Fatality

Posted: Monday, October 11, 2021

Douglas County Board Meeting October 5

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners held its first meeting in the new boardroom space at 822 Douglas Street. The October 5 meeting began with members of the ATV Riders C...

Second Half Property Taxes Due

Posted: Monday, October 4, 2021

Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Vicki Doehling wants to remind property owners their second half real estate tax payments are due on or before October 15, and she wants to re...

Single Vehicle Accident W/Fatality

Posted: Monday, September 27, 2021

Bomb Threat At Osakis Public Schools

Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2021

County Board Meeting September 21

Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The final Douglas County Board meeting in the courthouse boardroom was short and to the point. Commissioners will next meet in their new location which is the Administration B...

ATV Crash - Fatality

Posted: Monday, September 20, 2021

Public Input Needed to Update County Plan

Posted: Monday, September 13, 2021

Douglas County residents, business owners, nonprofit members, and community leaders now have an organized opportunity to share how severe weather events impact their property ...

License Bureau Closed Sept. 14

Posted: Monday, September 13, 2021

The Douglas County License Bureau will be closed Tuesday, September 14. It will reopen Wednesday, September 15 at its new location: 822 Douglas Street in Alexandria, Please pa...

County Board Meeting September 7

Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners held a jam-packed board meeting Tuesday, September 7 that concluded with an informational presentation on the possible request for a ...

First Half Mobile Home Taxes Due

Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Vicki Doehling wants to remind property owners that their first half mobile home property tax payments are due on or before Tuesday, August 31...

County Board Meeting August 17

Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Every year the Douglas County Board of Commissioners hears funding requests from a variety of agencies doing great work to assist the residents of and visitors to Douglas Coun...

Volunteers Needed to Search for Aggressive Lake Algae

Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2021

Lake-loving volunteers are needed in Douglas County on Saturday, August 21, to participate in a search for starry stonewort, an aggressive algae, which spreads easily and grow...

Assist Other Agency/Suspicious Person

Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

County Board Meeting August 3 and Elected Officials Annual Budget Review

Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Once a year, the Douglas County Board meets with elected officials to review their budgets and hear their salary requests. At its August 3 meeting, commissioners reviewed the ...

Fatal/Personal Injury Accident

Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Treatment Scheduled for Grants Lake

Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021

Notice is hereby given that Douglas County has contracted an aquatic invasive species control project involving herbicide treatments of flowering rush infestations in Grants L...

Easement Education

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Often the best way to learn is to see. Four Douglas County commissioners and County Engineer and Public Works Director Tim Erickson were able to do just that Tuesday, July 20 ...

County Board Meeting July 20

Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Pilgrim Point Park plan, a proclamation thanking county employees, and clean lake water highlighted the county board meeting held July 20, 2021.   Facilities and Main...

Drug, Stolen Property, Warrant Arrests

Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021

County Board Meeting July 6

Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Douglas County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, July 6. Board meetings are an opportunity for department heads and elected officials to su...

Personal Injury Accident

Posted: Thursday, July 1, 2021

Public Meeting on Plans for Private Development on Pilgrim Point

Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Seventeen people attended a public meeting held Tuesday, June 22, to learn more about the proposed private development on Pilgrim Point. Pilgrim Point Shores, LLC owns 35.5 ac...

Injury Accident

Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Motorcycle Crash - Fatal

Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

County Board and Board of Appeal & Equalization June 15

Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners met at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15. The afternoon meeting preceded the annual Board of Appeal & Equalization meeting. Following th...

Friends of the Library Book Sale Dates Set

Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Book lovers, mark your calendars! The Friends of the Library of Douglas County have announced their annual book sale is back. It will be held July 27 - 29 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m...