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March 16, 2018
The middle school play, “Welcome to Camp Brown Bear,” was written by members of the Eighth-Grade Playwrights Club. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Life lessons through theater: Eighth-grade playwrights take on issue of bullying
March 16, 2018 - 5:59am
March 15, 2018
Business students at Alexandria Area High School took home top prizes at a recent statewide business competition that qualified several for an international competition next month. (Contributed)
Business students head to international competition
March 15, 2018 - 7:22am
March 14, 2018
More than 40 Red Lake students head back to class on Wednesday, March 14, after attending a walkout in front of the school. The event was one of several held in the area and throughout the country to protest gun violence in schools. The walkout marked a month since the large-scale high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. March 21 also marks the 13th anniversary of the shooting at Red Lake High School that claimed the lives of eight people, including the shooter. Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
At Red Lake, site of a 2005 school shooting, walkout carries deep significance
March 14, 2018 - 5:16pm
Senior Emma Reilly holds a sign reading “Not one more,” which the crowd also chanted. Reilly was one of the students who helped organize the walkout. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)play button
Alexandria students join national walkout over gun violence
March 14, 2018 - 12:31pm
March 13, 2018
Attendees at Empty Bowls could purchase a bowl for $10, then help themselves to the chili at the event. There was also a silent auction. Proceeds from both go toward fighting hunger. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Empty bowls, full stomachs: Eighth annual Empty Bowls raises money to fight hunger
March 13, 2018 - 10:10am
Senior Maria Nissen, who served as Cardinal Cafe head chef on Friday, March 9, prepares the meat for French dip sandwiches. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Cardinal Cafe open Tuesdays, Fridays through May 25
March 13, 2018 - 9:15am
March 12, 2018
Christine Reilly
Education foundation hires first executive director
March 12, 2018 - 9:26am
March 10, 2018
West Central Area Speech Team members took home medals from a March 6 meet: Back row, from left: Emily Engen, Parker Caron, Aaron Holmes, Kristin Gilbertson, Brianna Kreft, Matthew Poyzer, Tyler Biss, Isaac Kreft and Spencer Engen. Front row, from left: Ava Jahnke, Peyton Hanson, Ian Wittbrodt, Chloe Larue, Teagan Nelson, Victorie Valleramos, McKenna Sanstead and Sidney Kvam. (Contributed)
West Central fields two speech champions
March 10, 2018 - 2:12pm
Lisa Pikop
Pikop named as finalist for National Distinguished Principal award
March 10, 2018 - 11:00am
March 9, 2018
Tristin Schlief (left) and Danielle Carver (right) are two of the Alexandria Area High School students taking part in a school walkout to pay their respects to the victims of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Students planning walkout over school shootings
March 9, 2018 - 12:04pm
March 8, 2018
UMN wants another $10M to freeze in-state tuition
March 8, 2018 - 6:15pm
Cherise Wales, a seventh-grader, demonstrates her science fair project which has to do with creating a water tornado inside two bottles. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
An experiment extravaganza: Brandon-Evansville students display science experiments
March 8, 2018 - 3:58pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. File photo / Forum News Service
Minnesota's Dayton focuses on school safety measures with gun-control bills unlikely to pass
March 8, 2018 - 8:50am
Laura Urban
Sex policy emphasizes 'yes' vs. 'no'
March 8, 2018 - 7:14am
March 7, 2018
As a photo of Alexandria Technical and Community College's diesel mechanics graduating class from 1971 was displayed on a monitor, Karen Schenk of St. Joseph spoke to this year's graduating class on Friday, March 2. Her husband, Dean, who passed away last September, is in that photo. A scholarship and tools are being donated in his name. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Diesel mechanic leaves a legacy
March 7, 2018 - 12:11pm