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UPDATED: Five children escape burning home; mother hospitalized
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Alexandria boys hockey: A Strong hat trick leads Alexandria to 5-5 tie
Alexandria girls hockey: Cardinals move to 2-2 after loss to St. Cloud
Shot in the arm? New pitch-count policy draws mixed reviews locally
Boys basketball: Osakis improves to 2-0 at Litchfield
Boys basketball: Knights lose at the buzzer for second straight game
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
Ann C. Ebsen
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 11, 2015
Tech support scheme takes new angle
Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is once again noting an uptick in reports of the tech support scam. Generally, this scheme is perpetrated over the phone: homeowners or business owners receive calls from “technicians” saying there’s a problem with...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Computer and writing skills class offered
Through District 206 Community Education, the Alexandria Area Adult Basic Education (ABE) Consortium is partnering with Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) to offer a free computer and writing skills class at ATCC. Classes will run Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday,...
September 9, 2014 - 1:05pm
December 12, 2012
Computer services offered at Douglas County Library
The Douglas County Library recently added an AWE Early Literacy Computer Station to the children's library. This computer has no Internet access and is bilingual, enabling kids to try games in English or test themselves by exploring the Spanish language option. The computer is...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
'Ransomware' locks up computers
A tricky new computer virus is making the rounds. Infected users see pop-up messages that claim to be from the FBI and threaten people with a fine or prison unless they pay up. The virus, meanwhile, locks up the computer, holding it and the user hostage, thus its name: ransomware. Computer...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 23, 2012
Schools need technology upgrades
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?" At Monday's meeting of the District 206 School Board,...
November 23, 2012 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
21st century computer skills training offered
Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) will host 21st Century Computer Skills Training on Wednesday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Class will be held at ATCC, Room 750. The course consists of 16 hours of course instruction. The first four hours will be instruction...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
Free basic computer and writing skills class offered at ATCC this summer
Through District 206 Community Education, the Alexandria Area Adult Basic Education (ABE) Consortium is partnering with Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) to offer a free Basic Computer and Writing Skills class at ATCC this summer. Since this course is offered at...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 11, 2012
21st century computer skills training class offered
Do you need to develop or sharpen the computer skills necessary for today's workforce, without the pressure of earning a grade? If the answer is yes, then you don't want to miss the opportunity to participate in a computer skills class being offered in Alexandria. The course consists...
May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
April 16, 2011
Klobuchar: Enhanced cyber security vital to economic, national security
Washington, D.C. - At a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing this week, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar called for improved cyber security measures in the United States to combat growing cyber threats and to safeguard critical technological infrastructure.
April 16, 2011 - 4:18pm
February 27, 2011
Survey: Nearly half of companies plan to increase use of tablet computers
With the business world being reshaped by mobile technologies, companies are moving to embrace the highly portable, Internet-linked tablet computer. Nearly half (49 percent) of CIOs in a recent survey said their companies will increase the use of tablets in the next two years. The...
February 27, 2011 - 10:23am