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Millerville celebrates Butter Days
Miltona driver arrested after high-speed chase
Crowds enjoy Party in the Street in Alexandria
Reports: Former Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, July 21
Races rained out again as Viking Speedway, FYE Motorsports announce move of the Fall Classic
Bud Grant signing brings back fond memories for Vikings fans
Legion baseball: Post 87 wins game one, faces Bemidji in sub-state tourney
Resorters teams ready for playoffs
A chance to learn: USTA coach offers local tennis players a two-day clinic
The Salty Dogs to perform on the Courthouse lawn
Community auction to raise funds for missions
TLHD presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore
The Color Dash is coming to Forada
Luther Crest gets whole new look
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Four-year-old reels in big bass on L'Homme Dieu
Morken: The search for the perfect stand location
Fine fishing over the Fourth
Jacqueline "Jackie" Friese
Megan E. Movold
Donald A. Crossley
Eva M. Wagner
Amber Lynn Martinson
COMMENTARY: The passing of a giant in Runestone research
LETTER: Need bigger indoor location in case of rain
LETTER: Headlights on when using wipers is a law
LETTER: Treat each other with dignity and respect
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Gardening for the senses
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Horticultural services available to local residents
GARDENING TIPS: Manage mosquitoes while enjoying the great outdoors
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
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