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Douglas County News

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Douglas County

Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Late Saturday, March 28, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed the first positive test for COVID-19 in Douglas County. The patient, according to a news release from Hor...

Douglas County Services Impacted by Statewide Stay at Home Order

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020

The statewide stay at home order effective 11:59 p.m. Friday March 27 through Friday, April 10 at 5 p.m. will impact several services provided by Douglas County. The state has...

Online Maps URL Change

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Effective Friday, March 27 @ 4:30 p.m. the URL to the online Douglas County GIS mapping services will be changed to .  ...

COVID-19 Changes to Passport Service

Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020

The federal government made changes to its delivery of passport services effective March 19. The Douglas County Recorder’s Office will continue to accept passport applications...

COVID -19 Limited Services Available at Douglas County

Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, March 17 and made several decisions to respond responsibly to COVID- 19 and the social distancing guidelines currently i...

Online and Phone Services Available in Douglas County

Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020

Douglas County will continue to provide as many services as possible to our residents and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic. Our buildings will remain open to the publi...

Coronavirus and Douglas County

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020

Governor Tim Walz declared a Peacetime Emergency today in response to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) What does this mean for all of us in Douglas County?  The Minne...

Structure Fire

Posted: Monday, March 9, 2020

County Board Meeting February 18

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Commissioners heard detailed information on the progress of two county departments serving the county’s residents and they approved a variety of routine matters at their meeti...

Structure Fire - Residence

Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020

County Board Meeting February 4

Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Library The Douglas County library prides itself on serving the needs of the very young to the very old. There’s a librarian who specializes in serving children and soon there...

Structure Fire

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Douglas County Board Meeting January 21

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A much-anticipated discussion of the refugee resettlement issue was stricken from the agenda of the January 21 Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting following a prelim...

Presidential Nomination Primary and Early Voting

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The presidential nomination primary is fast approaching. Early voting begins Friday, January 17 and the polls will be open March 3. “There is important information we want vot...

New Year, New Chance to Return Overdue Library Items

Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020

The Douglas County Library is offering an opportunity to clean up past due accounts and get a fresh start in 2020. Currently library users owe an excessive amount in past due ...

County Board Meeting January 7, 2020

Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Each year the Douglas County Board of Commissioners votes in a new chairperson and vice chairperson. This year, Keith Englund will serve as chair and Jerry Rapp will serve as ...

Medical Call - Farm Accident

Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019

County Board Meeting December 17

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

County Board Meeting Actions For at least the next year, there will be two funeral homes providing medical transport for Douglas County. Medical transport occurs when the body...

Structure Fire

Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019

Property Damage Accident

Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019

County Budget and Levy Approved for 2020

Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019

Following a detailed Truth in Taxation meeting, December 5, Douglas County Commissioners approved the 2020 budget and levy. The $54.1 million budget is a summary of all expect...

Douglas County Sheriff's Office K9 and Handler Nationally Certified

Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is very fortunate to have two highly skilled K9 officers.   Both are regionally certified. Now, Ozzy, the veteran K9, is nationally ce...

County Board Meeting December 3

Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The future of the county owned building on Douglas Street in Alexandria dominated the start of the December 3 county board meeting. That property formerly housed the First Lut...

Douglas County Public Works Receives Award for Reduced Salt Use

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019

Douglas County winters come with a guarantee. At some point there will be snow. At some point there will be ice. At some point we must drive on it. Thankfully we have Douglas ...

County Board Meeting November 19

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019

It will be snowmobile season before we know it. At its November 15 meeting Douglas County Commissioners began by approving a resolution for Douglas Area Trail Association so i...

Structure Fire

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019

Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Crash

Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019

Vehicle Fire

Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Douglas County Commissioners to Vote on Future of Douglas Street Property

Posted: Friday, November 22, 2019

At their December 3 board meeting, Douglas County Commissioners are expected to vote on the future of a building the county purchased at 822 Douglas Street in Alexandria. On a...

Watersheds, Ditches and Phosphorous

Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Residents of Douglas County may not give much thought to the ditches and wetlands, but they play an important role in our community. And, they may impact you whether you live ...

Welcome Winter at Douglas County Parks!

Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019

The beauty of Douglas County parks is surpassed only by the number of activities available during the winter months. “There’s plenty of room for everyone,” says Parks Superint...

Personal Injury Accident

Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019

Second Half Taxes Due for Land Classified Agricultural or Manufactured Home

Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow wants to remind owners of land classified as agricultural and manufactured home that second half tax payments are due on or befor...

County Board Meeting November 5

Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Following recommendations made by Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow, the Board of Commissioners is hopeful the 2020 levy will be set at $28.4 million which should ...

2019 Plat Books For Sale

Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2019 Douglas County Plat Books are available for sale. They are $28 which includes tax.  They will be available for purchase at Douglas County Public Works, the County Au...

It's Just Winter - Prepare, Don't Panic

Posted: Friday, November 1, 2019

Winter comes every year. And every year we promise to be better prepared. Let’s get ready together during Winter Hazard Awareness Week November 4 – 8. “Preparing as a county i...

Library Gets Help From Unique Source

Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

We all know a library provides a great learning opportunity. Just think of all the books, DVDS, and other materials available within its walls. What you may not know, is recen...

Douglas County Saves Millions through Strategic Refinance

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Douglas County will be saving more than 2 million dollars in interest on two existing bond projects. Tuesday, October 15, county commissioners approved the refinancing of bond...

'Golden Book Girl' Coming to Douglas County Library

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019

Close your eyes for a moment. Remember when your mom read to you? The sound of her voice. Helping to turn the pages. Your favorite blanket on your lap. You can relive those ch...

Structure Fire

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019

October 1 County Board Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Douglas County Commissioners made a series of important decisions at the October 1 board meeting. These decisions impact residents, visitors, business owners and county employ...

House Fire

Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019

Leaf Viewing at Douglas County Parks

Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019

Are you looking for the best locations to view our colorful fall leaves? Douglas County Parks are a perfect place! From terrific Tamarack to magnificent maples, Douglas County...

Personal Injury Crash

Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Looking in our Lakes

Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019

There is simply no better way to learn what lurks in our lakes than to look. Douglas County Minnesota did a lot of looking this summer. The biggest concern is what are called ...

County Board Meeting September 3

Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Douglas County Board heard from several residents at its board meeting September 3 and it conducted routine county business. First the residents’ issues. A man who lives n...

Approval of Budget Requests from Area Agencies

Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Douglas County Board continued to work its way through 2020 appropriation requests from agencies that provide a wide variety of services to area residents. At its Septembe...

Barn Fire

Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Missing Evansville Woman Found

Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A missing Evansville woman with Alzheimer's disease was safely returned to her home after being reported missing September 1. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to ...

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale a Success

Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Where would we be without books? Here in Douglas County we don’t have to answer that question because we have a lot of books! Just ask the Friends of the Library who hold an a...

County Board Meeting August 20

Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

There was a packed agenda for Douglas County commissioners on August 20, 2019. One of the duties of board members is to act as the Drainage Authority for county ditches. Under...

First Half Mobile Home Taxes Due

Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019

Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow wants to remind owners of mobile homes their first half tax payments are due on or before Tuesday, September 3, 2019.   Paym...

Douglas County at the Fair

Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019

Douglas County employees serve a community of great people! We want to meet you, answer your questions about county government, and maybe even interest you in a job with the c...

Douglas County Board Meeting August 6

Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, August 6. Among the actions taken, they approved the sale of $5.125 million dollars in General Obligation Solid Waste Re...

2019 MSA Scholarship Program

Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Beware of Ongoing Scams

Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to be alert to ongoing scams. The sheriff’s office has received many recent complaints involving a phone sc...

Hands-Free Law Takes Effect!

Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Today is the day! Don’t even think about picking up your cellphone while driving unless it’s to call 911. Minnesota’s Hands-Free law took effect today, August 1. The Douglas C...

Proposed Flowering Rush Treatment in Grants Lake

Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019

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, July 29, 2019

Personal Injury Crash

Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019