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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, May 21
Fund set up for Hlinsky family
Woodland capping off Blue Ribbon year
Movie star, film crew visit Alexandria
Updated: Bail set for suspects in connection with Forada assault
SOFTBALL: Osakis rally cut short in 16-12 loss
Golf: WCA girls second in Quad County as St. Martin wins league medalist
Baseball: Ferley walks off B-E with a three-run shot
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 22
Boys golf: Cardinals trying to put it all together after Brainerd steals one at AGC
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
Henry (Hank) B. Suchy
Audrey F. Kloehn
Richard "Woody" Erickson
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
LETTER: Bombing explanation shelters Trump
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
On The Street
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February 15, 2018
Alexandria author to read, sign book at Cherry Street Books
Cherry Street Books in Alexandria is hosting a book signing event with Alexandria author Alisa Star. Star published her first book, "Birdie...
February 15, 2018 - 8:27am
January 28, 2018
Bonding over books
Can you read on a train? Can you read on a plane? Can you read in a car? Can you read at home? The answer to all of these questions is yes. A...
January 28, 2018 - 11:56am
December 23, 2017
Garfield woman wins award from Dog Writers Association Garfield dog trainer and author Sharolyn Sievert has been honored by the Dog Writers Association of America. Sievert is the 2017 Maxwell Award winner in the regular column or series category for Azize's Princess Levia: The Training...
December 23, 2017 - 3:03pm
October 31, 2017
Book World to close its six stores in Minn., ND
APPLETON, Wis.—Book lovers are likely to shed a tear at Tuesday's announcement by Book World Inc.—it is closing all its stores because...
October 31, 2017 - 9:27pm
March 22, 2017
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
It's hard to admit that I don't read as many books as I used to read. Granted, comparing my current reading performance with my childhood reading habits isn't quite the fair experiment. As a fourth grader, I read so many books the teachers had to create new prize levels in the annual...
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
August 26, 2016
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Many children around the area will have an opportunity to receive a new or gently used book thanks to members of the Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Creativity abounds at Edible Book Festival
The first Edible Book Festival at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria was a success, according to organizers.
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
Library Column: Come together for this year's Community Read
It’s Community Read Month! This year, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is the Community Read selection. Everyone is encouraged to read the book, discuss it with friends and family, and attend sponsored events.
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
LIBRARY: New DVD display, holiday card exchange debut at library
I love working at the Douglas County Library. Every day brings new excitement and new challenges. Seeing and interacting with our patrons is my favorite part of the job. Whatever we do is ultimately to benefit, enrich, inform and entertain the citizens of Douglas County and the library...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
Douglas County Library offers winter services
As fall turns to winter, the Douglas County Library is prepared to serve your seasonal informational, recreational and cultural needs. Our shelves are always full with new books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines. We buy as many bestsellers, critically-acclaimed gems and unique and interesting...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
August 13, 2014
The Friends of the Library, a nonprofit organization that supports the Douglas County Library in Alexandria, hosted its annual used book sale...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
November 22, 2013
New book includes memories of Alexandria
A newly published book, Seasons of Raina, written by Milissa Nelson of Sartell, takes place around 1975 Barrett and brings readers on a few adventures...
November 22, 2013 - 9:16am
Author Helen Kuester to have book signing
Helen Kuester of Alexandria recently published her third book, The Sunset Years: Reflections of God’s Love, through PublishAmerica. She will have a book signing on Saturday, November 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Mustard Seed Christian Book Store in Alexandria. Every...
November 22, 2013 - 9:15am
November 15, 2013
Alexandrian Helen Kuester publishes third book
Helen Kuester of Alexandria recently published her third book, The Sunset Years: Reflections of God’s Love, through PublishAmerica. Every page in the book was inspired by God’s love, Kuester said.
November 15, 2013 - 8:24am
November 13, 2013
Vernal Lind’s new book set against Cuban Crisis and Kennedy assassination
Vernal Lind’s latest book, Beyond This Home, takes readers back to the troubled times of the Kennedy assassination 50 years ago this month. Readers will see the events unfold through the eyes of a farm family living during this time. Beyond This Home is the fourth book in...
November 13, 2013 - 8:34am