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Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Byron S. Gunderson
Keith D. Davis Jr.
William "Bill" Bahe
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
January 25, 2012
'The Things They Carried' is focus of Community Read event
Thanks to the generosity of the Echo Press, the Douglas County Friends of the Library will be partnering with our local newspaper to share information through a column each month. The Friends greatly appreciate this opportunity to let all Echo Press readers learn more about our...
January 25, 2012 - 12:00am
December 14, 2011
Library plans winter break activities
Looking for something entertaining to do over winter break with your kids? The Douglas County Library is offering two different, but equally fun and free, opportunities. On Tuesday, December 27 from 1 to 2 p.m., kids in kindergarten through grade 5 can come to the library for an...
December 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 30, 2011
Cookie Walk to raise funds for library
Treat yourself to a good book and some home-baked cookies, all while supporting a great cause - the Douglas County Library. The Friends of the Library will hold the annual Cookie Walk in the library meeting room on Saturday, December 3. Doors open at 8 a.m. The sale will continue...
November 30, 2011 - 12:00am
November 25, 2011
Project Bookshelf brings gifts of books to children
For 22 years, the Alexandria Area Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) and District 206 Community Education have joined efforts to put books in the hands of young people through "Project Bookshelf." Donations of new children's books are collected and redistributed...
November 25, 2011 - 12:00am
November 22, 2011
Gingerbread Extravaganza teen event held at library
Teens and preteens made gingerbread houses and tasted some of the candy decorations at the Gingerbread Extravaganza teen event held at the Douglas...
November 22, 2011 - 12:00am
November 16, 2011
Library seeks teen input
The Douglas County Library has always had successful programs for kids. From story times to summer reading club, kids of all ages have found fun books to read, discovered new things to learn and explored the library. Now it's time for the teen population in the community to have...
November 16, 2011 - 12:00am
October 7, 2011
Library 'Friends' to host visit by author David Housewright
The Douglas County Friends and Foundation will host a special author event during National Friends of Libraries Week. The event is Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. It features David Housewright, a mystery writer from Minneapolis. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Housewright...
October 7, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2011
Borrow Kindle books from the library
Here's the news that all Kindle e-reader owners have been waiting for. You can check out a Kindle book from the library and read it on any Kindle device or free Kindle reading app. With just a few clicks the book is delivered to your reader. Here are the steps: Browse and check...
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
Fall events offered at the Douglas County Library
A variety of free events are planned this fall at the Douglas County Library for all ages, from infants through grade school. October 4-28, a fall story time for preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) will be offered on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30...
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
July 23, 2011
State historical society museums, libraries reopen today
The Minnesota Historical Society, its museums, historic sites and library will reopen to the public today, Saturday, July 23, following the state of Minnesota government shutdown. All programs scheduled beginning Saturday will resume as initially planned. Hours of operation and...
July 23, 2011 - 8:14am
July 20, 2011
Friends of the Library to hold annual used book sale Aug. 4
Book lovers and bargain hunters take note: The Douglas County Friends of the Library's annual used book sale is almost here! This year's sale will take place at the National Guard Armory, 311 Broadway in Alexandria on Thursday, August 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The $3 bag sale will...
July 20, 2011 - 12:00am