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Douglas County News

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...

Decision on Pilgrim Point Shores Residential Development Project Environmental Assessment Worksheet

Posted: Monday, August 16, 2021

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners determines that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the Pilgrim Point Shores Residential Development Project, Ida T...

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...

Construction to Begin on Roundabout in LaGrand Township

Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Work to construct a roundabout in LaGrand Township is set to begin in late June. The contractor on the project, Central Specialties, Inc. of Alexandria, tells Douglas County P...

Senior Expo 2021

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The 2021 Senior Expo is back with a new look. Senior Citizens have traditionally attended the event at St. Mary’s Church. In 2020, it was canceled because of COVID-19 concerns...

County Board Meeting June 1

Posted: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Douglas County Commissioners met June 1 in regular session. Board Chair Jerry Rapp called the meeting to order and, after the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of the minutes ...

Draft Review of Clearing and Grading Ordinance

Posted: Friday, May 28, 2021

Please take notice that on the 8th day of June, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., the Douglas County Planning Advisory Commission will hold a public hearing at the County Public Works Facili...

Douglas County Library Hosts a Community Read!

Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Douglas County Library is hosting a Community Read this summer. It's designed to bring our community together to read, discuss and celebrate books and writers. This year's...

Vehicle Crash

Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Property Damage Accident

Posted: Monday, May 24, 2021

Personal Injury Accident - Fatality

Posted: Monday, May 24, 2021

County Board Meeting May 18

Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2021

County commissioners are required to act as the Drainage Authority and oversee legal ditch systems in their counties. Ditches are vital, providing a mechanism for water to mov...

Sauk River Watershed District Board

Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is seeking an individual to fill a 3-year term starting July 1, 2021 as a Sauk River Watershed District Board Manager. Interested ind...

First Half Property Taxes Due

Posted: Friday, May 7, 2021

Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Vicki Doehling wants to remind property owners their first half real estate tax payments are due on or before Monday, May 17, 2021. For custom...

County Board Meeting May 4

Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Commissioners approved a new Douglas County Assessor. Stacy Honkomp will officially begin to lead the department June 1. She has been the Deputy Douglas County Assessor for th...

Douglas County Road Construction CSAH 9

Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The first major road construction project of the season begins in Douglas County. Crews from Minnerath Construction are scheduled to begin removal of the asphalt on County Sta...

Water Related Death

Posted: Monday, May 3, 2021

Pilgrim Point Park Open House April 28!

Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The public is welcome to attend in person or virtually as Douglas County Parks displays the current plans for developing Pilgrim Point Park. The in person gathering will take ...

Structure Fire

Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021

County Board Meeting April 20

Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

At its April 20 meeting, county commissioners approved letters of support for two chemical dependency treatment facilities to open in Douglas County, and the county’s Space Ne...

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Excessive Heat

Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2021

As we close out Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2021, we want to offer helpful information to avoid excessive heat this summer.  Drink more fluids (non-alcoholic), rega...

Tornado Drill Day Thursday. April 15

Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Douglas County Emergency Management Office exists to help all residents, business owners, nonprofits, schools, churches, local governments, and others plan for and recover...

Pilgrim Point Planning Open House

Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

 Members of the public will continue to provide valuable input into the future of the county park on Pilgrim Point. Hundreds of people have already responded to an online...

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Flash Floods

Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

As we continue Severe Weather Awareness Week, turn our focus to Wednesday's topic which is flooding. Douglas County periodically sees flash flooding following an intense rain....

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Storms, Hail and Lightning

Posted: Monday, April 12, 2021

A severe thunderstorm can be very dangerous. Straight line winds can cause damage as devastating as a tornado. It’s also important to remember that every thunderstorm produces...

County Board Meeting April 6

Posted: Monday, April 12, 2021

  The meeting began when commissioners held a public hearing on an amendment to the county’s Water Surface Use Ordinance. The amendment, which was approved, imposes a no ...

County Board Appoints Interim Assessor

Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021

Douglas County Commissioners have appointed an interim county assessor following the retirement of Keith Albertsen. Stacy Honkomp, the current assistant county assessor, will ...

The Future of Feedlots in Douglas County

Posted: Thursday, April 1, 2021

  At its March 2 meeting, the Douglas County Commissioners approved the expansion of a dairy feedlot. It also reviewed the annual feedlot report presented by Mark Koep. H...

Structure Fire

Posted: Monday, March 29, 2021

County and City of Alexandria Hold Joint Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Alexandria City Council are looking forward to improving safety on a much-used road, providing lighting on a roadway near an ...

County Participates in Annual Association of Townships Meeting

Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Townships are a vital component of Douglas County. On March 17, leaders of the 20 townships gathered for the annual meeting of the Douglas County Association of Townships. The...

Assessing the Assessor - Keith Albertsen to Retire

Posted: Friday, March 12, 2021

  It seems no one actually decides to become an assessor, it just happens if you’re the right person for a very impactful position. According to those who know him well, ...

Understanding Tax Statements and Assessment Notices

Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Approximately 30,000 property tax statements & assessment notices will be mailed to Douglas County property owners starting about March 26th. The Assessment Notice advises...

Road Restrictions in Place

Posted: Friday, March 5, 2021

Effective Friday, March 5, seasonal load restrictions are in place in Douglas County. That  means a maximum load of 10,000 pounds, or 5 tons, per axle, on unpaved streets...

County Board Meeting March 2

Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

A newly hired financial director, approved contracts for law enforcement in three cities, and a feedlot annual report highlighted the Tuesday, March 2 county board meeting. Pu...

Personal Injury Accident

Posted: Monday, March 1, 2021

Input Request on Developing Pilgrim Point

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

Douglas County is looking for input from the public as it develops a park on beautiful Pilgrim Point. Please take a minute and complete this short survey.  https://www.su...

Structure Fire

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021