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Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Aurelia (w/video)
More snow, frigid temps on the way
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Dec. 7
Mall evacuated after bomb threat; no bomb found
Boys basketball: Osakis improves to 2-0 at Litchfield
Boys basketball: Knights lose at the buzzer for second straight game
Wrestling: Young Cards still learning after loss to CLC power Brainerd
Gophers up next for Roste?
Blizzard looks to keep winning flurry going
Help homeless animals at holiday bake sale
Christmas tales come to Lakes Area Radio Theatre
Dairy Queen hosts fundraiser to benefit Carla Wheeler
Toys for Kids gives area children Christmas cheer
Second Sunday concert features Christmas sing-along
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
Ann C. Ebsen
EDITORIAL: Many families are a hiccup away from disaster
LETTER: The theater, a place for progressive thought
LETTER: Theater has always been a place for social commentary
IN THE KNOW: It's Christmastime in the city
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: 17th annual Jingle Bells has 15 performers
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
April 29, 2015
125 hours, one little library
Walking around the residential area of Alexandria, it’s not uncommon to stumble upon what appears to be a birdhouse full of books. Don’t...
April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
April 22, 2015
Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation to host annual meeting
The Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation annual meeting will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m. in the Douglas County Library meeting room in Alexandria. The program will feature a presentation by the authors of The Big Ole Legend, Julie Zuehlke and Marge Van Gorp. They...
April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
March 18, 2015
Photo presentation will ‘salute the Civil War’
The public is invited to delve into Minnesota Civil War history with photographer Doug Ohman on Thursday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at the Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street, Alexandria. In his presentation, “Saluting the Civil War,” Ohman will share photography and stories...
March 18, 2015 - 12:00am
March 4, 2015
County library is a resource and a treasure
A public library is a community resource and treasure that each person views differently, depending on how they wish to use the library. For me, one of the main goals of the library is to help people obtain the information that they best need to live their lives. For generations...
March 4, 2015 - 12:00am
February 25, 2015
A lifetime of literary contributions
Joan Larson of Alexandria “retired” from a volunteer position with the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation Board last June. Fortunately,...
February 25, 2015 - 12:00am