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Douglas County News

County Board Meeting January 19

Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The 5-year highway improvement plan dominated the opening of the January 19 Douglas County board meeting. A public hearing was held but no members of the public attended. Publ...

Douglas County Business Relief Grant

Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Douglas County approved the Business Relief Grant program for businesses located in Douglas County. This program makes a one-time grant up to $25,000, depending on volume of a...

County Board Meeting January 5, 2021

Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Special Reorganization Meeting Commissioner Jerry Rapp is the Douglas County Board Chair for 2021. His fellow commissioners voted unanimously to appoint him to that position. ...

Water Related Incident

Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2020

County Board Meeting December 15

Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Tuesday, December 15 Douglas County Board meeting began with a history-making event. Commissioners thanked a Douglas County family for donating $1 million. The donation ca...

Truth in Taxation 2020 Hearing

Posted: Friday, December 4, 2020

The Douglas County Board, department heads, local media and a few members of the public attending the 2020 Truth in Taxation hearing held Thursday, December 3. Auditor/Treasur...

County Board Meeting December 1

Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The county board meeting opened with a look into the future of Chippewa County Park. Douglas County Parks Superintendent Brad Bonk and Jillian Reiner, landscape architect with...

Text to 911 in Douglas County

Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Douglas County 911 Dispatch Center is now capable of accepting live text messages from people in need of assistance and unable to make a phone call. Previously text messag...

County Board Meeting and Solid Waste Public Hearing Nov. 17

Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners moved its bi-monthly meeting to the county owned building at 822 Douglas Street in Alexandria to provide more room for social distanc...

Fire

Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020

Douglas County License Bureau Closed Nov 11 -13

Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Douglas County residents will encounter temporary limited services as the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) prepares to laun...

County Board Meeting November 3

Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The meeting began with a pre-publicized public hearing regarding the issuance of bonds for the 5-year Douglas County Capital Improvement Plan which is on file with the county....

Important Election Information

Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020

A court ruling is impacting how absentee and mail-in voters should proceed before election day.   Voters should no longer place their absentee or mail-in ballot in the ma...

County Board Meeting October 20

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Auditor Treasurer/Finance Director Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer/Finance Director Char Rosenow is retiring. She submitted her letter of resignation/retirement to the board ...

Douglas County Public Works Receives Governor's Safety Award

Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020

The Minnesota Safety Council will recognize Douglas County Public Works for excellence in workplace safety and health during its annual conference October 19-20, 2020. “It is ...

Farm Equipment Fire

Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020

Structure Fire

Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020

County Board Meeting October 6

Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Douglas County Commissioners approved another round of financial assistance for businesses and nonprofits that suffered due to COVID. The county received funds through the CAR...

Traffic Stop

Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Structure Fire

Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Structure Fire

Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Fatal Traffic Accident

Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Structure Fire

Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

County Assessor Keith Albertsen Reappointed

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020

Saying he has done a very good job, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted to re-appoint Assessor Keith Albertsen to another four year term. This is the eighth time t...

County Board Meeting September 15

Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the first round of grant requests for businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. The county received $4.6 million in fe...

County Board Meeting September 1

Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Douglas County Board of Commissioners continued to financially support local nonprofits and partners at its September 1 board meeting. It also moved forward on an offer to pur...

Input on La Grand Township Roundabout Presented to County Board

Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  County Engineer and Public Works Director Tim Erickson shared input from the Roundabout Open House held August 20. Most of the people who offered opinions said it’s abo...

Fire-All Other

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020

Fire

Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Structure Fire

Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

County Board Meeting August 18

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020

Douglas County Commissioners continue their work to set the budget for 2021. On Tuesday, August 18, commissioners considered budget requests from various agencies, set salarie...

Aircraft Accident

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020

Open House Held Regarding 822 Douglas Street Property

Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020

Douglas County Commissioners want to ensure members of the public have an opportunity to share their concerns and support of high-profile projects. On Thursday, August 13, the...

Motor Vehicle Crash - Fatality

Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020

County Board Meeting August 4

Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A public open house is now scheduled to review plans for the 822 Douglas Street building purchased by Douglas County. That open house will be held Thursday, August 13 at 822 D...

Douglas County Roundabout Open House Meeting

Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020

Douglas County residents will have an opportunity to learn why a third roundabout is planned to enhance safety — this one at an intersection in LaGrand Township. The Douglas C...

Proposed Flowering Rush (AIS) Treatment in Grants Lake

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2020

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...

Suspicious Activity

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2020

Motorcycle Crash

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Alarm

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020

County Board Meeting July 14

Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners met July 14 to approve resolutions and requests from department heads. Library  Douglas County Library Director Dawn Dailey aske...

Motor Vechile.Bicycle Crash - Fatality

Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Structure Fire

Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020

Motorcycle Accident

Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Missing Person - Juvenile

Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Water Rescue

Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Attempt to Locate Missing Adult Male

Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

ATV Crash/Rollover

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020

Proposed Flowering Rush (AIS) Treatment in Grants Lake

Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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...

Personal Injury Accident

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020

County Board Meeting June 15

Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020

Douglas County Commissioners accepted a number of grants at its June 15 meeting. Social Services Community Human Services Director Laurie Bonds asked commissioners to accept $...

Veteran and Recorder's Offices Expand Services, License Bureau Adds Hours

Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

More services are now available to Douglas County residents and visitors as we keep public health a top priority. Douglas County License Bureau The Douglas County License Bure...

Water Related Incident

Posted: Monday, June 8, 2020

Personal Injury Crash

Posted: Monday, June 8, 2020

County Board Meeting June 2

Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Douglas County License Bureau will be extending its hours to provide even better service to residents. License Bureau Director Susan Crotteau asked the board of Douglas Co...

Bicycle Accident

Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Water Rescue

Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Douglas County Reopens Exterior Doors to Public with Service Limitations

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020

Call ahead. As Douglas County reopens its exterior doors to the public June 1, department leaders advise residents and visitors to continue to call in advance to learn the mos...

Douglas County Assessor Implementing Precautions During In-Person Visits

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Douglas County Assessor will proceed with statutorily required reviews of real estate parcels during the COVID-19 pandemic, but safety precautions will be in place. State ...

New Opportunity for Services by Appointment

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Douglas County is now using a web-based system for residents wanting to make appointments with individual departments. The Douglas County License Bureau is one of the departme...