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It's time to chase their dreams
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
Remembering the uncle he never met
AgweekTV: Better grilling
Education funding up, but union urges veto
Viking Speedway: Shaw wins nice payday, Miltona's Hellerman takes her first feature
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
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Douglas County Library
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
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