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Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Douglas County offers free water checks
'Everything was a mess:' Kensington turkey farm cleaning up after storm
Be prepared: Marching bands are coming
Raising sheep for a cure to Huntington's disease
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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 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