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Health and development screenings available
Three positions up for election in Douglas SWCD
Resort, campground operators invited to Fall Conference and Expo
Mental health advocate to speak on Oct. 24
Navy vet receives Car Care Program's 150th car
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
Area football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 19
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
Vincent T. Montgomery
Glenice Lauretta Phelps
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
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Douglas County Library
Douglas County Library Board members needed
The Douglas County Library Board is in need of two new members. The governing body of the library is composed of seven members who are appointed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners from recommendations submitted by the current library board.
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October 14, 2016
In a literary world: Douglas County Library to host first literary costume party
Imagine a room where Dr. Seuss, the Hungry Caterpillar and Mary Poppins wander around, play games, try new activities, and eat treats. The Douglas County Library will host its first Literary Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Large Meeting Room at the library from 1 to 2:30...
October 14, 2016 - 2:00am
September 7, 2016
Scribes Author Series begins at Douglas County Library
The Douglas County Library in Alexandria is providing the chance for people to hear from a budding author at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, in its large meeting room. Rena Olsen's first book, The Girl Before, was released in August to positive reviews, including in the Wall Street Journal....
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
Coming events at the Douglas County Library
By Kristin Woizeschke Yes, it still is the middle of summer, but autumn is just around the corner. With fall comes an entire new round of adult and multi-generational classes, events and programs at the Douglas County Library. Many of the familiar groups will be back: daytime and...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
Library ushers in new changes, programs
By Jake Odland, Douglas County Library director As spring slowly approaches, things are starting to heat up at the Douglas County Library. Our...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
Edible Book Festival is coming to town
The Douglas County Library in Alexandria will host the first Edible Book Festival on Saturday, April 2. All county residents, businesses, students, groups, families and organizations are invited to enter. Entrants will create edible art inspired by books, whether it is a pun on a...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
February 10, 2016
Embrace love of reading at ECFE event
February is Love of Reading Month. To celebrate, Alexandria Public Schools is hosting a free family event. All are invited to the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) event on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Douglas County Library and Lakes Area Recreation (LAR) gym,...
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
Douglas County Library Board member needed
The Douglas County Library Board is in need of a new member. The governing body of the library is composed of seven members who are appointed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners from recommendations submitted by the current Library Board.
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2016
Library kicks off new opportunities in 2016
By Jake Odland, Douglas County Library director Happy New Year from the Douglas County Library! May all of your resolutions be successful. If 2016 is your year to read more, watch the 50 greatest movies of all time or learn a new skill or language, the library is ready to help. We...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Douglas County Library announces new services
This fall, the Douglas County Library is excited to offer a number of new services and resources to our patrons. The three exciting offerings listed below are but a small taste of what we have to offer at the library. Future columns will give a more in-depth look at these and other...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
May 13, 2015
Safe food sampling workshop offered
Vendors and food demonstrators are invited to learn how to offer food samples at the “Safe Food Sampling at Farmers’ Markets” workshop on Tuesday, May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Suzanne Driessen, University of Minnesota Extension food...
May 13, 2015 - 12:00am
April 24, 2015
Attend a ‘moo-velous’ trunk show
Author David LaRochelle and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka will come to Alexandria to present their Minnesota Book Award-winning book Moo! in a show with puppet, music and group storytelling. The “Moo! Traveling Trunk Show” will be held Monday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Douglas...
April 24, 2015 - 12:00am
April 22, 2015
Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation to host annual meeting
The Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation annual meeting will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m. in the Douglas County Library meeting room in Alexandria. The program will feature a presentation by the authors of The Big Ole Legend, Julie Zuehlke and Marge Van Gorp. They...
April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
April 17, 2015
A look through the Somali lens
Photo exhibit to show Somali immigrant experience
April 17, 2015 - 12:00am
March 18, 2015
Photo presentation will ‘salute the Civil War’
The public is invited to delve into Minnesota Civil War history with photographer Doug Ohman on Thursday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at the Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street, Alexandria. In his presentation, “Saluting the Civil War,” Ohman will share photography and stories...
March 18, 2015 - 12:00am