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More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
Law enforcement contract with Evansville renewed
White Earth's Soule to be Minnesota State board member
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Bogart, Nibbe named to all-state academic wrestling team
Girls basketball: Cold shooting downs Alex in first CLC loss
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Marjorie "Marjie" Weber
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
Douglas County Library
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
Douglas County Library supporters seek more 'friends'
The Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation was recognized at Tuesday's Douglas County regular board meeting. Karen Simmons, Douglas County Library interim director, asked commissioners to proclaim October 17-23 as Friends of the Library Week. In addition, she urged all commissioners...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
Kites: Build. Fly. Win.
Want to go fly a kite? Now you can, on August 28 in Evansville. The Evansville Arts Coalition (EAC) recently received a grant from the Viking...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Library board searches for new member in District 5
The Douglas County Library board is searching for another member from District 5. The district includes Alexandria Township and Alexandria's Ward 3. The board member will assist in determining the policy of the library and developing the highest possible degree of operating efficiency...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am