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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 22
More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
Law enforcement contract with Evansville renewed
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Bogart, Nibbe named to all-state academic wrestling team
Girls basketball: Cold shooting downs Alex in first CLC loss
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 3, 2017
Library is offering additional eReader classes
Did you miss the January eReader classes at the Douglas County Library? Would you still like to know how to download free library books or audiobooks to your eReader, tablet or smartphone? You are in luck. The library will host two additional classes to show people how to download...
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 1, 2017
Why do you love your library?
What does your library do for you? Viking Library System wants to know. Minnesota Loves Libraries is a grassroots advocacy campaign set to run throughout the region now until Feb. 14. It is looking for stories that exemplify service, community connections and individual success. Have...
February 1, 2017 - 11:00am
January 6, 2017
Get creative at the library
Time to get those creative juices flowing through artistic outlets at the Douglas County Library. In 2017, the library is offering something new and several continuing events. Crafts for the Un-Crafty once a month, the Handicraft Support Group twice a month, Adult Coloring every Friday,...
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
December 30, 2016
Learn how to download library materials at class
Do you have eReader or a tablet and would like to learn how to download free books from the Douglas County Library? The library will host three classes to show people how to download ebooks, magazines or audiobooks. Classes will be offered at the following times: Thursday, Jan. 5,...
December 30, 2016 - 8:00am
Catch up on winter reading in library program
The holidays are over, and winter has begun. What a great time to settle in for some escapist reading in a comfy chair in front of a roaring fire. As long as you are reading, or listening to audiobooks, why don't you also earn a chance to win a Kindle Fire tablet, local gift certificates...
December 30, 2016 - 8:00am
November 2, 2016
Bookshelves teem with many topics, genres
Often throughout each day, I step out of my office at the Douglas County Library and take a walk around the library. This gives me the opportunity to make sure that things are running smoothly. I look for people who may need directions or suggestions. I also look to make sure that...
November 2, 2016 - 10:00am
July 15, 2016
Coming events at the Douglas County Library
By Kristin Woizeschke Yes, it still is the middle of summer, but autumn is just around the corner. With fall comes an entire new round of adult and multi-generational classes, events and programs at the Douglas County Library. Many of the familiar groups will be back: daytime and...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
Library kicks off summer reading opportunities
The Douglas County Library is starting to heat up for the summer. Our staff is enjoying the return of the summer patrons, fresh from their winter abodes. We also share the excitement of the students in our area, who are ready for a fun, adventurous and well-read summer, and their...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
Library ushers in new changes, programs
By Jake Odland, Douglas County Library director As spring slowly approaches, things are starting to heat up at the Douglas County Library. Our...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
Edible Book Festival is coming to town
The Douglas County Library in Alexandria will host the first Edible Book Festival on Saturday, April 2. All county residents, businesses, students, groups, families and organizations are invited to enter. Entrants will create edible art inspired by books, whether it is a pun on a...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
LIBRARY: New DVD display, holiday card exchange debut at library
I love working at the Douglas County Library. Every day brings new excitement and new challenges. Seeing and interacting with our patrons is my favorite part of the job. Whatever we do is ultimately to benefit, enrich, inform and entertain the citizens of Douglas County and the library...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
Douglas County Library has much to offer
Challenge: Close your eyes and picture a library. What do you see? I’m guessing you might see books, shelves, happy faces and helpful librarians. If you are a computer user, you might see the computers. If you are a parent, you may see stacks upon stacks of children’s books. Your...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Douglas County Library offers winter services
As fall turns to winter, the Douglas County Library is prepared to serve your seasonal informational, recreational and cultural needs. Our shelves are always full with new books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines. We buy as many bestsellers, critically-acclaimed gems and unique and interesting...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Douglas County Library announces new services
This fall, the Douglas County Library is excited to offer a number of new services and resources to our patrons. The three exciting offerings listed below are but a small taste of what we have to offer at the library. Future columns will give a more in-depth look at these and other...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
May 13, 2015
Safe food sampling workshop offered
Vendors and food demonstrators are invited to learn how to offer food samples at the “Safe Food Sampling at Farmers’ Markets” workshop on Tuesday, May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Suzanne Driessen, University of Minnesota Extension food...
May 13, 2015 - 12:00am