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Law Enforcement Blotter: May 17-19
Koopman dies in rollover; recalled for helping others
Minnesota begins another 'Click It or Ticket' campaign on 10th anniversary of seat belt law
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
Boys golf: Cardinals expect a battle at sections after another CLC win
Track and field: Lakers’ progression peaks with a true team state title
Adapted Bowling: Cardinals gain state experience with young core
Baseball: Chargers win fifth straight with sweep of Hillcrest
Boys tennis: Alexandria to get rematch with Willmar in 8AA semifinals
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
John Sr Bosek
John Sr Bosek
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
After winter fish kill, how will Lake Christina respond?
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
Not a bad bite on opening morning
Joseph W. "Joe" Koopman
Lorraine C. Rachel
Shirley A. Larson
Letter to the Editor: CIA has blood on their hands
Letter to the Editor: Protect our elections, authorize funding
Commentary: For health care, build on what works
Letter to the Editor: More information on Arthur Hesse
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
4-H holds county competition
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
On The Street
Alex grad helps newlyweds
Make room for a new press: Alexandria Industries breaks ground on expansion
Farmers under pressure
Miltona native wins UMD Shark Tank event
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March 3, 2019
Fewer hours required of foster grandparents Foster grandparents who work with school children will now have to work fewer hours to qualify for the government-funded program. They are now required to serve at least 260 hours a year in a nonprofit setting such as a school, preschool...
March 3, 2019 - 12:21pm
October 11, 2018
Frankenstein at the library Don't be scared. Be a part of the party welcoming Frankenstein to the library in October. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, and the Douglas County Library will celebrate with film screenings and...
October 11, 2018 - 7:53am
September 10, 2018
Business group helps seniors A speaker from the Better Business Bureau will tell seniors how they can stay safe from scams during a free session open to the public at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Gary Johnson, the bureau's Senior Program outreach manager, will speak at Winona Shores...
September 10, 2018 - 7:09am
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