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Expect I-94 detour west of Alexandria Tuesday
Hope, heat index run high at Relay for Life
AgweekTV: Dicamba Damage in 2018
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 11-12
Sports schedule for Sunday, July 15
Roses capture a special title at AGC
Junior legion: Alex Black runs away from Reds ahead of districts
Sports schedule for Saturday, July 14
Snowmen to welcome in Minot with playoff implications
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Breeding duck, goose numbers improved from last year
Harold A. Ranum
Leland Ray Evavold
Milford Gene Gulbranson
Letter to the Editor: In abortion issue, remember commandment
It's Our Turn: Balancing on the shoreline
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter to the Editor: Vinegar, honey and truth
Letter to the Editor: Outlandish letter doesn't reflect Muslim views
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
Viking Plaza sale postponed again
Deadline for farmers approaching
Report: Small businesses increasingly wary of fraud
hires and promotions
on the street
May 11, 2018
Library director leaving county
When Jake Odland was in ninth grade, he had no idea what he wanted to do for a living. With Jefferson High School's annual career day fast-approaching,...
May 11, 2018 - 1:16pm
March 12, 2018
And the most-requested library books are....
The Douglas County Library is a busy place. The 21,728 registered borrowers at the library read, watched or listened to 324,837 books, audiobooks, movies and CDs from the library in 2017. At the end of 2017, the library's collection held 109,617 items. Everything in our library is...
March 12, 2018 - 7:03am
March 1, 2018
LETTER: Library is a wonderful resource
To the editor: The Douglas County Library delivers! Last week, I checked the online card catalogue of the Douglas County Library for three books: Divided We Stand, This Chair Rocks and Pachinko. Once again, I was pleasantly surprised; our library had all three! I know I speak for...
March 1, 2018 - 3:04pm
January 28, 2018
Bonding over books
Can you read on a train? Can you read on a plane? Can you read in a car? Can you read at home? The answer to all of these questions is yes. A...
January 28, 2018 - 11:56am
January 11, 2018
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Delving into the history of the Douglas County Library for a number of projects last year gave me an interesting reminder of how different the library is today than when it was first established in the 1890s. In fact, the Alexandria Public Library that I first entered almost 36 years...
January 11, 2018 - 8:24am
December 3, 2017
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
During this exciting and sometimes overwhelming time of the year, the Douglas County Library can help make your holidays jollier and less stressful.
December 3, 2017 - 2:51pm
Library friends back new writers, fun events
If you are reading this column today, it is quite likely that you may not recognize the name Allen Eskens. Those fortunate enough to attend the special night at the Carnegie Library put on by the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation on Oct. 16 got to meet Allen. Others may...
November 3, 2017 - 3:38pm
March 22, 2017
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
It's hard to admit that I don't read as many books as I used to read. Granted, comparing my current reading performance with my childhood reading habits isn't quite the fair experiment. As a fourth grader, I read so many books the teachers had to create new prize levels in the annual...
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
February 17, 2017
Douglas County Library is host of many programs, activities
The children's area of the Douglas County Library is always a hopping place. Recently, the library hosted famed storybook character, Curious...
February 17, 2017 - 10:16am
February 15, 2017
Koo Koo Kanga Roo to perform family-friendly concert
The Douglas County Library will host music group Koo Koo Kanga Roo on Monday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Elementary gymnasium in Alexandria....
February 15, 2017 - 6:15pm
February 3, 2017
Library is offering additional eReader classes
Did you miss the January eReader classes at the Douglas County Library? Would you still like to know how to download free library books or audiobooks to your eReader, tablet or smartphone? You are in luck. The library will host two additional classes to show people how to download...
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 1, 2017
Why do you love your library?
What does your library do for you? Viking Library System wants to know. Minnesota Loves Libraries is a grassroots advocacy campaign set to run throughout the region now until Feb. 14. It is looking for stories that exemplify service, community connections and individual success. Have...
February 1, 2017 - 11:00am
January 6, 2017
Get creative at the library
Time to get those creative juices flowing through artistic outlets at the Douglas County Library. In 2017, the library is offering something new and several continuing events. Crafts for the Un-Crafty once a month, the Handicraft Support Group twice a month, Adult Coloring every Friday,...
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
November 2, 2016
Bookshelves teem with many topics, genres
Often throughout each day, I step out of my office at the Douglas County Library and take a walk around the library. This gives me the opportunity to make sure that things are running smoothly. I look for people who may need directions or suggestions. I also look to make sure that...
November 2, 2016 - 10:00am
June 8, 2016
Library kicks off summer reading opportunities
The Douglas County Library is starting to heat up for the summer. Our staff is enjoying the return of the summer patrons, fresh from their winter abodes. We also share the excitement of the students in our area, who are ready for a fun, adventurous and well-read summer, and their...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am