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Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Five things to know from city council
Tastefully Simple's zoning request approved
Bjurman resigns from assistant principal
Vandals paint messages on B-E school issue
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Softball: WCA suffers late-inning struggles heading into playoffs
Boys Tennis: Alex tops DL in regular season finale
Softball: Panthers' DeBoer hits walk-off over B-E
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Walk, open house for mental health awareness
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Lola M. Olson
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
November 16, 2016
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
September 7, 2016
Class to teach basics of Microsoft Office Suite
The Alexandria Area Adult Basic Education (ABE) will offer a class for those interested in learning Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Classes will run Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will end on Nov. 16. To sign up for the class, call Carolyn...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Law Enforcement Scholarship Program begins
The Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2016 is now accepting applications. The Minnesota Sheriff's Association (MSA) Board of Directors established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15 $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am