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Douglas County News

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...

County Board Meeting May 19

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Douglas County property taxpayers directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19 have until October 15, 2020 to pay their first half property taxes without penalty. Commissioners...

First Ever Mail Balloting in Douglas County

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020

For the first time, some residents of Douglas County will be voting by mail. In 1987, the Minnesota Legislature provided townships and cities outside a seven-county metro area...

County Board Meeting May 5

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020

The owners of the Alexandria businesses destroyed by fire in February will have until November 15 to pay their property taxes without penalty and music on the courthouse lawn ...

Water Related Search/Recovery

Posted: Thursday, May 7, 2020

First Half Property Taxes Can Not be Paid in Person

Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Douglas County property owners will not be able to pay their property taxes in person. Taxes are due May 15, but the Douglas County Courthouse is currently not open to the pub...

License Bureau and Library Expand Services

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2020

The Douglas County License Bureau and Library are now offering expanded services. Residents may now use curbside service for vehicle, boat and ATV tab renewals and transfers a...

Structure Fire

Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

County Board Meeting April 21

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Douglas County Board met in person and virtually on Tuesday, April 21. Commissioners took a number of actions, bid farewell to a long-time department head and welcomed his...

Assist Agency/Pursuit

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota

Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17. The statewide tornado drills are scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 16 at 1:45 and 6:45 p.m. Douglas County will sound th...

Fire

Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

County Continues to Improve Service Options During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020

To meet the increasing demand for drop box services, the county has installed a larger drop box at the south entrance of the courthouse at 305 8th Avenue West in Alexandria. P...

Fire

Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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...

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...