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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, March 28
Boat wrap recycling begins in April
Glitz and glamour
Woman charged with felony theft
For the Record - March 29, 2017
Morken: Calm and collected got the job done for Simpson
More honors for Chargers as three named All-Pheasant Conference
Playing with heart
Osakis track and field: New year, new challenges
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
DOUBLE LIVES: Art of two kinds
STEAM Expo enters third year
DECA students finish strong at state competition
Being that change: Alexandria man focuses on the positive
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Viking Sportsmen celebrate 30 years of their kid's food plot program
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Janice Carol Schultz
Nancy A. Pedersen
Robert "Bob" E. Montbriand
Clarence Raymond Lehn
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: 3M plant construction started in Alexandria
IN THE KNOW: What competencies do we want?
LETTER: Miracle on ice thumbs up
LETTER: GOP plan guaranteed to fail
GUEST EDITORIAL: A message from the enemy of the people
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
Douglas County Library
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
March 4, 2015
County library is a resource and a treasure
A public library is a community resource and treasure that each person views differently, depending on how they wish to use the library. For me, one of the main goals of the library is to help people obtain the information that they best need to live their lives. For generations...
March 4, 2015 - 12:00am
January 28, 2015
Library goes Llama Llama wild
Douglas County Library in Alexandria will present Llama Llama Red Pajama on Saturday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. The Llama Llama character from Anna Dewdney’s book series will visit the library. Along with a storytime and crafts, families will be able to meet Llama Llama and get...
January 28, 2015 - 12:00am
November 14, 2014
Class to give Christmas buying tips for eReaders
Just in time for the holiday buying season, the Douglas County Library in Alexandria will offer “So You Want to Buy an eReader for Christmas” on Monday, November 17 at 2 p.m. in the large library meeting room. No pre-registration is needed. The class will look at the different...
November 14, 2014 - 12:00am
April 11, 2014
Donate food, waive library fines
To celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19, Douglas County Library patrons may donate food and have overdue fines reduced. Food will be accepted Monday through Saturday, April 14-19 and given to the Douglas County Food Shelf. Only unexpired, non-perishable boxed or canned food...
April 11, 2014 - 12:00am