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New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
Ten school, city elections contested
Douglas County Fair deemed a success
AARP honors Bev Bales as 50 Plus Leader
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
January 28, 2015
Library goes Llama Llama wild
Douglas County Library in Alexandria will present Llama Llama Red Pajama on Saturday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. The Llama Llama character from Anna Dewdney’s book series will visit the library. Along with a storytime and crafts, families will be able to meet Llama Llama and get...
January 28, 2015 - 12:00am