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CAPITOL CHATTER: Minnesota Capitol not alone in renovation work
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 22
Blizzard hockey: Freeze edge Alex in the final period
Football: Morris remains unbeaten against Minnewaska
Blizzard hockey: Alex falls at New Ulm
Football: Christenson runs wild in win at Willmar
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 24
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
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What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Morken: The final tune-ups before the season
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
Sallie A. DeBoer
Kathleen L. Haining
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
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'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
July 15, 2011
Meeting - Viking Library System July 19
VIKING LIBRARY SYSTEM GOVERNING BOARD JULY 19 The Viking Library System Governing Board will meet Tuesday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Viking Library System Headquarters, 1915 West Fir, Fergus Falls.
July 15, 2011 - 12:00am
June 8, 2011
Library launches summer reading program
Readers of all ages will travel the globe this summer as the Douglas County Library presents, "One World, Many Stories" during its summer reading program. The summer reading program is open to children in preschool and elementary school with programs, prizes, a Lunch Bunch group...
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
June 1, 2011
Library offers downloadable audiobooks, eBooks
Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks are now available from the Douglas County Library through a cooperative arrangement with Viking Library System (VLS). Library users can access these materials at www.vikingdigitallibrary.lib.overdrive.com or from the local library website www.douglascountylibrary.org....
June 1, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
Library sets sale of "Life" magazines
The Douglas County Friends of the Library will be selling a piece of publishing history - Life magazines dating back to 1937. The sale runs Thursday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 11 in the library's meeting room. The magazines are marked with the Alexandria Public Library stamp...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am