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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Aug. 30
Group to pay $2,000 fine for illegal fireworks
Changes improve child support services
ATV safety training offered to youth
Out and About: VBA Home Tour
Cross country: WCA boys win Morris meet, Osakis' Savageau places eighth
Girls swimming: Improvements present despite Cards' opening loss to Melrose
Volleyball: WCA opens Linn regime with Underwood loss
Volleyball: Chargers swept in season opener at Henning
Girls tennis: Cards continue unbeaten streak at Sartell
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Take care of extra zucchini by making noodle dishes
The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
Class reunions scheduled
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Douglas County Library
August 22, 2012
Read and Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair
Douglas County Library has announced that Wednesday, August 29, is Read and Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Anyone showing a valid public library card will receive discounted admission for a ticket purchased at the gate (one discount per card). Look for read and ride library...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
Some library services unavailable Aug. 14-16
Viking Library System (VLS), headquartered in Fergus Falls, will be upgrading its Horizon library system August 14-16. The upgrade will require the shutting down of the library catalog, circulation system, patron iPacs and access to the popular downloadable ebooks and audiobooks...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Annual book sale is almost here
The annual Friends of the Douglas County Library Book Sale will be held on Thursday, August 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 311 Broadway in Alexandria. The sale will feature thousands of titles for children and adults in many categories - fiction, mystery, science...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
And Then Came Summer...
Ahhh, summer in the Alexandria lakes area.
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Explore lakes area history with republished keepsake
Those of us who grew up in the Midwest are accustomed to the changing seasons. We endured the cold snowy days of winter, basked in the early sunshine of spring while watching the flowers come to life... then came summer! A great segue into what I am very excited to share with you. Not...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
Spend summer at the library!
School is out for summer and that means it's time to head to the Douglas County Library for the annual summer reading program. The theme this year is Dream Big: Read and kids from all over Douglas County can expect to have a rollicking good time. Owls, night, dreams and imagination...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Following the trail of a donated book
The Douglas County Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support and promote the local library. We receive many boxes of books throughout the year from readers in our community. These donations are greatly appreciated. Let's climb inside one of...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
A tribute to Shirla Hanson
Shirla Hanson retired from the Douglas County Library at the end of April. She worked at the front check out desk of the library for nearly 38 years. Yes, Shirla is finally checking out with no renew or return date. I had the pleasure of working with Shirla for 30 years. Her appearance...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Consider joining the library Friends and Foundation
The mission of the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation is to support and promote the Douglas County Library. If you've shopped our Used Book Sale in August or have visited the Friends of the Library Book Store in the library (open Monday through Friday), you may wonder...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Johnson to speak at library 'Friends' annual meeting
Jill Johnson, author of Little Minnesota - 100 Towns Around 100, will kick off the annual meeting for the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation with a presentation. The event is Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the library meeting room. Published in November 2011, Johnson's...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
World Book Night: Spreading the love of reading, person to person
When Kathleen from Cherry Street Books shared information with me about World Book Night in January of this year, I was immediately excited! What could be better than receiving 20 new books free to distribute to adult and young adult readers who do not have easy access to books...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Library to offer e-book help drop-in session
Over the 2011 holiday season, e-reader ownership doubled among adults to 19 percent in January, up from 10 percent in December. On a daily basis, library patrons are visiting the Douglas County Library in Alexandria for assistance in using those Christmas presents. The 11 libraries...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Lions Chili Feed benefits the library
Every family has its own traditions. In my family it wouldn't be a special occasion unless the orange salad is served in the same milk glass bowl. And the tray of special taco dip has to be on the table when the nephews and nieces visit my house. Our Douglas County Library family...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Library board seeks member
The Douglas County Library Board is in need of a new member. The library has a seven-member board appointed by the Douglas County commissioners. Presently, one member is needed to fill a three-year term. The board tries to have members representing each commissioner's district. At...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 1, 2010
In tough economic times...Library gets even busier
2011 could be a tough year - financially for public libraries, according to Peg Werner. Werner, director of Viking Library System, spoke before Douglas County commissioners at last week's regular board meeting. When the economy is down, Werner said libraries are busier because people...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am