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This month marks my 20th year as a journalist and my 20th year as an employee of the Echo Press. It's incredible how quickly time goes by!


I was excited to obtain a college internship in 1991 with the newspaper that I grew up reading and even more excited when that internship turned into a full-time job a few months later.

But I remember that excitement being mixed with some other feelings - insecurity, anxiety and some fear.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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