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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
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8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
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Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
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Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
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How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 2, 2012
A tribute to Shirla Hanson
Shirla Hanson retired from the Douglas County Library at the end of April. She worked at the front check out desk of the library for nearly 38 years. Yes, Shirla is finally checking out with no renew or return date. I had the pleasure of working with Shirla for 30 years. Her appearance...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Consider joining the library Friends and Foundation
The mission of the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation is to support and promote the Douglas County Library. If you've shopped our Used Book Sale in August or have visited the Friends of the Library Book Store in the library (open Monday through Friday), you may wonder...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Evansville Art Center turns another page
Philosopher Confucius once said, "You cannot open a book without learning something." Members of the Evansville Arts Coalition (EAC) believe...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Evansville Art Center hosts several events
The Evansville Art Center (EAC) in Evansville is hosting the following literary events next weekend. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit the newly-renovated Free Lending Library during its grand opening. New bookcases, flooring, and a revised and...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Johnson to speak at library 'Friends' annual meeting
Jill Johnson, author of Little Minnesota - 100 Towns Around 100, will kick off the annual meeting for the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation with a presentation. The event is Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the library meeting room. Published in November 2011, Johnson's...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
A park, a trail and a breather for library
A tiny voice was heard in the background at the March 27 county board meeting. She wasn't presenting before the board, but watched as her father...
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
World Book Night: Spreading the love of reading, person to person
When Kathleen from Cherry Street Books shared information with me about World Book Night in January of this year, I was immediately excited! What could be better than receiving 20 new books free to distribute to adult and young adult readers who do not have easy access to books...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 23, 2012
Board member needed for Douglas County Library
The Douglas County Library Board is in need of a new member. The library has a seven-member board appointed by the Douglas County Commissioners and one member is now needed to fill a three-year term. Members are usually appointed so each commissioner's district is represented. At...
March 23, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Library to offer e-book help drop-in session
Over the 2011 holiday season, e-reader ownership doubled among adults to 19 percent in January, up from 10 percent in December. On a daily basis, library patrons are visiting the Douglas County Library in Alexandria for assistance in using those Christmas presents. The 11 libraries...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Meeting - Viking Library System Governing Board
The Viking Library System Governing Board will meet Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Viking Library System Headquarters, 1915 West Fir, Fergus Falls.
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
Lions Chili Feed benefits the library
Every family has its own traditions. In my family it wouldn't be a special occasion unless the orange salad is served in the same milk glass bowl. And the tray of special taco dip has to be on the table when the nephews and nieces visit my house. Our Douglas County Library family...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
You're invited to join a book club
Have you ever thought about joining a book club but decided not to, or have dropped out of one for various reasons? If so, then joining the Friends of the Library Book Club might just be the answer for you. In the past I've belonged to a social book club, and while enjoying the socializing...
February 29, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Library column: Community Read
There have been a few books that I've read in my life that have sent me to the copy machine or a note pad to record passages that really spoke to me - passages that I don't want to forget. One of the first was from John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. This was required reading followed...
February 8, 2012 - 7:21am
February 1, 2012
Teen Book Club meeting to be held at county library
The Douglas County Library in Alexandria will host the first meeting of the Teen Book Club on Wednesday, February 15 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to all teens in grades 6 through 12. What books do you want to read and discuss? Bring a friend for some free food and the opportunity...
February 1, 2012 - 11:35am
Pinkalicious Party to be held at library
Children ages 3-10 are invited to the Douglas County Library in Alexandria for a Pinkalicious Party on Thursday, February 9 at 3:30 p.m. Celebrate everything pink by enjoying an afternoon of games, crafts and pink treats. To register for this free event, call the library at (320)...
February 1, 2012 - 11:32am