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Baseball: Chargers shutout Raiders, 13-0
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
David Leslie Lusty
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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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.
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