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Update: Woman dies in Alexandria apartment fire
Law Enforcement Blotter: January 12-14
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1 dead, 1 in custody after stabbing at Crosby senior living facility
Shingles: What you need to know
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Girls basketball: Panthers defeat state-ranked Warriors
Dance: Cards tie for sixth in the CLC
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Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Morken: South Dakota is still worth the hunt
Collector looks for info on rare lure he believes could have ties locally
Take a kid fishing weekend starts this Saturday
The final four: Alexandria's Jim Larson wins 2017 Hunt Down Your Photos Contest
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James L. Adams
Mary L. Orlowski
George R. Larson
OUR TURN: The hurtful practice of judging others
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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
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
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Update: Woman dies in Alexandria apartment fire
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