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Douglas County News

Douglas County Board Meeting April 2 2024

Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

  Douglas County Commissioners learned the latest information on how the U of M Extension program is serving county residents, how the local office of the Minnesota Depar...

Douglas County Board Meeting March 19 2024

Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2024

At their March 19 meeting, Douglas County Commissioners took the required action for the process of a proposed Osakis Lake Improvement District to proceed. Commissioners ackno...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ESTABLISHMENT OF OSAKIS LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Upon petition by the Osakis Lake Association for a proposed Osakis Lake Improvement District, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners has set a public hearing scheduled for ...

Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of the Chippewa River Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

NOTICE is hereby given that the Chippewa River Watershed Association Joint Powers Board is holding a Public Hearing at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Pope County ...

Suspicious Activity/Disturbance

Posted: Monday, March 18, 2024

Personal Injury Accident

Posted: Monday, March 18, 2024

Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2024

Douglas County Board Meeting March 5 2024

Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2024

Douglas County Commissioners approved the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention plan for 2024, including a plan to respond to invasive Signal Crayfish. They also voted aga...

Understanding Your Property Tax Statement and Value Notices

Posted: Friday, March 1, 2024

Approximately 31,000 property tax statements & value notices will be mailed to Douglas County property owners at the end of March. Local Boards of Appeal and Equalization ...

Structure Fire

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Structure Fire

Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Chimney Fire

Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Douglas County Board Meeting February 15 2024

Posted: Friday, February 16, 2024

It’s going to be a busy road construction season in Douglas County this year, but potentially not as disruptive as in 2023. County Engineer and Public Works Director Tim Erick...

House Fire

Posted: Monday, January 29, 2024

Commissioners Make Decision on Fern-Roth Solar Farm EAW

Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, the Responsible Government Unit (RGU) for environmental review of the project titled Fern-Roth 40-Megawatt Solar Farm Project, LaGra...

Single Dwelling Fire

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2024

Douglas County Board Meeting January 16 2024

Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2024

At its January 16 meeting, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners heard from a group of citizens concerned about an ATV trail in their area and they passed a resolution urg...

Motor Vehicle Crash - Fatality

Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Farm Accident

Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Douglas County Board Meeting January 2 2024

Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Commissioner Keith Englund will lead the Douglas County Board of Commissioners as chair for 2024. Englund, who represents District 1 in the western half of the county, took ov...

Reducing Impact of Douglas County Weather Radar Gap

Posted: Friday, December 29, 2023

Beginning January 1, designated Douglas County public safety officials will have access to an x-band high resolution weather radar. This x-band weather radar can see low-level...

County Board Meeting December 19 2023

Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Douglas County Commissioners held the final board meeting for 2023 on December 19. Their decisions will benefit county residents in a number of ways in 2024. First, the county...

Douglas County Board Meeting November 30 2023

Posted: Monday, December 4, 2023

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the 2024 county budget and levy at its November 30 budget hearing. This meeting was preceded by a regular county board meeti...

Injury Crash

Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Medical Call

Posted: Monday, November 27, 2023

One Vehicle Injury Crash

Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Personal Injury Crash

Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Hunting Accident

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2023

Memory Loss Resources Available in Douglas County

Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

There are books, there is knowledge, and there is outreach. The Douglas County Library has Outreach Coordinator Luke Elliott on staff to help share the books and materials ava...

Douglas County Board Meeting November 7 2023

Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Douglas County now has an ordinance prohibiting the use of cannabis and cannabis derived products in public places. Public places do not include private residences, private pr...

New, Must-See Kensington Rune Stone Park Display

Posted: Monday, November 6, 2023

The Kensington Rune Stone Park in Douglas County just completed a new must-see display that shares the always intriguing story of Olof Ohman’s discovery of the Kensington Rune...

Garage Fire

Posted: Monday, November 6, 2023

Medical Call

Posted: Monday, November 6, 2023

House Fire

Posted: Monday, November 6, 2023

Personal Injury Crash

Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Douglas County Board Meeting October 17 2023

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners agreed to name two county representatives to assist the Douglas County Library Board in its effort to review land options for a possi...

Fern-Roth 40 MW Solar Farm Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

A Mandatory Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) has been prepared for a project by SolarGen of Minnesota, LLC and Allied Solar, LLC, to construct a 40-megawatt solar elec...

Climate Impact Corps Member Making a Difference

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Imagine going to work every day knowing you’re making at least a small part of the world a better place. Then imagine that you get to work outside with your hands, which is yo...

County Board Meeting October 3 2023

Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The October 3 meeting of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners began with positive news for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Commissioners accepted a generous $10,000 ...

Personal Injury Accident

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2023

County Board Meeting September 5 2023

Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Private vacation home rental properties will now pay a different fee structure to Horizon Public Health and Douglas County will consider a new ordinance to help fund the servi...

Shed Fire

Posted: Monday, August 28, 2023

Injury Crash - Rollover

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Watercraft Accident - Long Lake

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2023

Watercraft Accident - Lake Miltona

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2023

Douglas County Board Meeting August 15 2023

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners set salaries for elected officials, allocated funds to nonprofits and other governmental agencies, and increased a financing package ...

Douglas County Board Meeting August 1 2023

Posted: Thursday, August 3, 2023

The proposed Osakis Lake Improvement District (LID), Virkus Properties conditional use permit, and assessing contracts were prominent on the agenda for the Douglas County Augu...

Douglas County Board Meeting July 12 2023

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2023

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners held its July meeting on Wednesday, July 12. Commissioners voted to move ahead with two big projects for the county, received congrat...

Hit and Run Crash

Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2023

ATV Injury Crash

Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Douglas County Board Meeting June 14, 2023

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

In a rare Wednesday afternoon meeting, Douglas County Commissioners heard from residents concerned about a temporary concrete plant, moved forward with an offer to purchase a ...

Two Vehicle Accident w/UTV

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2023

Vehicle Crash - Fatality

Posted: Monday, June 19, 2023

Personal Injury Crash

Posted: Monday, June 5, 2023

House Fire

Posted: Monday, June 5, 2023

ATV Accident

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Working Together to Recover

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

By Carol Hedlund, Hudson Township resident and clerk   May 30, 2022, was a quiet Memorial Day. Until. We were in a tornado watch so all eyes and ears were tuned in to the...

Douglas County Board Meeting May 16, 2023

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2023

At its May 16 meeting, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 2023 as Mental Health Month to increase public awareness of mental health. Along with Laurie Bo...

Construction on Two Roundabouts in Alexandria Set to Begin

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in partnership with Douglas County, will begin construction at the Interstate 94 and Highway 27/County Road 45/County Road 46 inter...

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF SOLID WASTE DESIGNATION ORDINANCE

Posted: Monday, May 8, 2023

  Notice is hereby given that on the 2 nd  day of May, 2023, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners adopted a Solid Waste Designation Ordinance.  The ordinan...