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The Alexandria Senior Center is in trouble. It needs the community’s support and a fresh start to continue. Otherwise it will only be a matter of time before it will be forced to close.
Wednesday, June, 19, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
The new high school in Alexandria will not only establish a modern education campus, but also a whole new, innovative learning program too. Alexandria School District 206 will introduce learning academies at Alexandria Area High School, beginning in the fall of 2014.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
On Monday, the Alexandria School Board approved spending about $667,000 on capital improvements, deferred maintenance, and health and safety projects next school year district-wide.
Friday, April, 19, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
It’s a grand old building filled with more than 100 years of history but it’s been sitting silent and vacant for the last decade. It’s the Carnegie Building that sits across from Alexandria City Hall on 7th Avenue West that was once the home of the Douglas County Library. Now, the Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) wants to make it a vibrant part of the community once again.
Tuesday, March, 12, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
FEBRUARY 1988 The retail service window at Alexandria Post Office will close one half hour earlier on weekdays.
Wednesday, February, 20, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Construction activity in the Alexandria area appears to be hammering out a “new normal” of between $50 and $52 million a year. Last year, the Alexandria Building Department issued 1,030 permits for projects valued at $51.64 million, according to the department head Bruce Jaspersen, who presented his annual report to the Alexandria City Council Monday night.
Friday, February, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Wednesday, February, 06, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Public Notices
The bones of the new Alexandria Area High School are taking shape. Load-bearing walls, steel beams, footings and more are being set in place as light poles are sprouting from the ground.
Friday, February, 01, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Despite “going green” and environmentally conscious efforts across the globe, people still toss trash out their windows along the highway. Douglas County has endorsed a resolution to support the Minnesota Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway program.
Tuesday, January, 15, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Friday, January, 11, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Public Notices
Friday, January, 04, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Public Notices
2012 was a year of new beginnings and tragic endings in Douglas County. The year marked the start of construction on a new Alexandria high school. Students at Alexandria Technical and Community College also moved into a new home, Foundation Hall, the college’s first on-campus housing facility. There were also new beginnings on the health care scene. Broadway Medical Center merged with Sanford Health, and Alexandria Clinic merged with Douglas County Hospital.
Friday, December, 28, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Washington? Lincoln? Jefferson? The Alexandria School District 206 Board of Education strayed from the traditional path and elected a more modern name for the new high school opening in 2014 – Alexandria Area High School.
Friday, December, 21, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
A 3 percent lodging tax in Alexandria is generating big bucks for promoting the local tourism scene.
Tuesday, November, 27, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Technology in Alexandria School District 206 is ready for evolution. “At some point we will have to make some changes,” said Kevin Brezina, technology director for the district. “What are we going to do in the next couple years?”
Friday, November, 23, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
A project to build a 24-unit townhome development for low to moderate income families will receive a tax break from the city of Alexandria. At its meeting Tuesday night, the city council voted 3-2 to approve a tax increment financing (TIF) request for Deer Ridge Townhomes.
Thursday, November, 15, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Wonder what sets the incumbent candidates apart from their challengers? Read their responses to questions from the non-partisan forum held at the Alexandria City Hall on Tuesday.
Friday, October, 26, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The biggest myth of this campaign season is that the rich are job creators. The richest person in the country will not produce a single job if there is no market for his/her product.
Friday, October, 26, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Friday, October, 19, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Public Notices
It was hard to tell which was better news – the fact that the new high school is on track and progressing, or that Alexandria School District 206 officially has a new superintendent. Of course, the budget audit and enrollment figures were exciting too.
Friday, October, 19, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News