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Storm knocks out power in some parts of county
Big hills to climb: Group takes on Mount Everest, cure for debilitating disease
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Douglas County preliminary tax levy shows 3.96 increase
Volleyball: Streaks win conference game against Upsala
Tennis: Cardinals defeat Moorhead, 6-2
Tennis: Minnewaska adds loss and win to record
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria opens season with a weekend split
Soccer: Cards lose 6-2 to Moorhead despite Kuhn's two goals
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
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DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
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It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Wi-Fi on school buses
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
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Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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August 22, 2012
Douglas County Library activities planned
It's the dog days of summer, but not at the library. School is right around the corner, but there are still a few activities to look forward to at the Douglas County Library. On Tuesday, August 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the library will offer ice cream and a back-to-school craft....
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
Some library services unavailable Aug. 14-16
Viking Library System (VLS), headquartered in Fergus Falls, will be upgrading its Horizon library system August 14-16. The upgrade will require the shutting down of the library catalog, circulation system, patron iPacs and access to the popular downloadable ebooks and audiobooks...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Annual book sale is almost here
The annual Friends of the Douglas County Library Book Sale will be held on Thursday, August 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 311 Broadway in Alexandria. The sale will feature thousands of titles for children and adults in many categories - fiction, mystery, science...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Kids who stutter star in DVD
Stuttering: For Kids by Kids, a DVD starring real kids who stutter, is now available at the Douglas County Library. In this DVD from Stuttering Foundation, kids who stutter meet other kids who recount how they handle challenges such as teasing, speaking out in class and teaching...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
Spend summer at the library!
School is out for summer and that means it's time to head to the Douglas County Library for the annual summer reading program. The theme this year is Dream Big: Read and kids from all over Douglas County can expect to have a rollicking good time. Owls, night, dreams and imagination...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Following the trail of a donated book
The Douglas County Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support and promote the local library. We receive many boxes of books throughout the year from readers in our community. These donations are greatly appreciated. Let's climb inside one of...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
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