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UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Motorcycle crash on I-94 near Garfield leaves Nevada man dead
Douglas County preliminary tax levy shows 3.96 increase
Gravel pit plan has Forada concerned; meeting set for Wednesday
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, September 18
Volleyball: Streaks win conference game against Upsala
Tennis: Cardinals defeat Moorhead, 6-2
Tennis: Minnewaska adds loss and win to record
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria opens season with a weekend split
Soccer: Cards lose 6-2 to Moorhead despite Kuhn's two goals
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Habitat for Humanity dedicates home, seeks more clients
Photo of the Week
Essay contest: What stories can the stones tell?
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Betty Ruth Berry
Martha Lynn Greengo
Mary M. Odland
It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Wi-Fi on school buses
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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November 22, 2016
Environmental science scholarships announced
Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust will take applications through February for three 2017 post-secondary scholarships. Included are the Vernon P. Ostrom Scholarship, the Harvey K. Nelson Scholarship, and the Dean A. Elmer Scholarship. Each is $500 or more, as determined by the Board...
November 22, 2016 - 10:00am
November 16, 2016
COMMUNITY ED: Assemble an Amish braided rug from jeans
Learn how to assemble a durable and attractive rug using recycled blue jeans and an old twin sheet at an upcoming Community Education class. No need to buy any special materials. You will need approximately five pairs of jeans and a contrast fabric, like a sheet. A supply list will...
November 16, 2016 - 11:00am
COMMUNITY ED: Learn the basics of archery
Students in grades 3-5 are invited to learn the basics of archery from certified instructors and licensed teachers Amy Revering and Chad Gilbertson. Students from all elementary schools are welcome to participate. Bring a snack and water bottle. The class will be presented in seven...
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 11, 2016
Scholarship available to horticulture, agronomy students
The Tenth District of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society will award a $500 scholarship to a college student who is pursuing a degree in horticulture or agronomy. To qualify, the student's parent(s) must reside in District 10. Counties in the 10th district are Grant, Douglas,...
November 11, 2016 - 11:00am
Winners announced in cemetery association essay contest
Fifth Grade students from Douglas County schools responded to the fourth annual contest titled "What Stories Can The Stones Tells?" The contest was organized and sponsored by the Douglas County Cemetery Association. Other contest sponsors include Alexandria VFW Post 936, REA's Operation...
November 11, 2016 - 10:00am
October 28, 2016
Nominations open for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Minnesotans will have the opportunity this fall to nominate an educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Nominations are open now and remain open through Nov. 15. Nominations can be submitted online by accessing a form on www.educationminnesota.org. The 2017 Teacher of the Year...
October 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
October 14, 2016
Senior College announces winter session
Every day seems to present new and complicated challenges for decisions about our food, from genetically modified foods to organics, new food labels and disclosures about types of sugars. The Senior College winter session will feature a six-part course in January called "Food! Food!...
October 14, 2016 - 2:00am
October 12, 2016
Nelson named National Merit semifinalist
Zac Nelson, 17, of Alexandria was named a semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. He scored among the nation's top 1 percent...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
October 5, 2016
Alexandria seniors recognized in 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program
Jack Wieberdink, a senior at Alexandria Area High School, was named a semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Ben Bogart,...
October 5, 2016 - 2:15am
Discovery Middle School to hold conferences
Discovery Middle School will hold fall student-parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Monday, Oct. 17, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fall conferences will be held with the student's homebase advisor, but there will be "open time"...
October 5, 2016 - 2:15am
September 30, 2016
Homecoming festivities under way w/ video
Coronation kicked off Homecoming week for Alexandria Area High School on Tuesday morning. Will Odland and Josie Nelson were crowned king and...
September 30, 2016 - 2:17am
September 23, 2016
High school juniors sought for Capitol page program
High school juniors interested in gaining hands-on experience with Minnesota's state government are invited to apply for the chance to serve as a page at the Capitol in St. Paul during the 2017 legislative session. The application deadline is Dec. 2. High school pages attend meetings...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
Wieberdink, Nelson named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including Jack Wieberdink and Zachary Nelson, both of Alexandria. These academically talented high school seniors...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 16, 2016
Junior Achievement invites team to trivia challenge
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc. will host a team trivia challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the games beginning at 6 p.m. Early registration is $150 for a team of up to six. Registration after Sept. 26 is $175...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
Research cemeteries in fifth grade essay contest
All fifth grade students in Douglas County have the opportunity to participate in an essay contest organized by the Douglas County Cemetery Association. The theme for this year's contest is "What Stories Can the Stones Tell?" Students are encouraged to research family cemeteries by...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am