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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
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Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: The Evangelical death spiral
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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Discovery Middle School
March 21, 2018
Sixth-grade math teams dominate
Discovery Middle School sent six math teams to compete against 26 other west-central Minnesota teams during a Math Masters of Minnesota meet,...
March 21, 2018 - 8:45am
March 16, 2018
Life lessons through theater: Eighth-grade playwrights take on issue of bullying
The scene unfolding on stage could have been unfolding in real life — which was exactly the point. The Discovery Middle School play,...
March 16, 2018 - 5:59am
March 14, 2018
Alexandria students join national walkout over gun violence
With his young daughter perched on his hip, Terry Vanderheiden took a moment to collect himself, wiping a tear from his eye before he addressed...
March 14, 2018 - 12:31pm
March 6, 2018
Seventh-grader knows where it's at: Geography champ eligible for state National Geographic competition
Geography whiz Sam Wicken needed 60 minutes to answer 70 questions on a National Geographic Society test. He finished them in 28 minutes. "A...
March 6, 2018 - 12:11pm
January 26, 2018
Foundation gives $15,000 to car program The Douglas Machine Foundation gave $15,000 to the Douglas County Car Care Program, helping the nonprofit...
January 26, 2018 - 4:52pm
Giving students a voice: Matt Aker named 2018 Middle Level Principal of the Year
While Matt Aker may be the principal of Discovery Middle School, he says the school is anything but his. "Don't ever forget to ask the kids...
January 26, 2018 - 6:32am
January 24, 2018
Meeting people at the speech meet
The students dress for success, in sensible black suits with a splash or red or dark blue. And while the speech competitors are all business...
January 24, 2018 - 8:00am
October 10, 2017
Discovery Middle School conferences start Thursday
Discovery Middle School reminds parents that it will hold fall conferences with students, parents and teachers from 3:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, and Monday, Oct. 16, and from 7:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Fall conferences will be held with the student's homebase advisor,...
October 10, 2017 - 3:54pm
October 2, 2017
Alexandria student seeks to change schools over dress code confusion (w/video)
After being homeschooled for a few years, Lily Farrell couldn't wait to start sixth grade at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. She says...
October 2, 2017 - 2:20pm
August 23, 2017
Discovery school open house Aug. 30
Discovery Middle School will host an orientation session for new students, including incoming sixth graders, and an open house for all students on Wednesday, Aug. 30, using the following schedule: Sixth grade: Students with yellow schedules will meet from 3:30-4 p.m.; students with...
August 23, 2017 - 6:33am
August 2, 2017
School district's first gardener growing into the job
Woodland Elementary School's first-ever garden manager was trying to teach middle school students how to build houses to attract pollinators,...
August 2, 2017 - 1:49pm
June 30, 2017
Assistant principal named at Discovery
Alexandria Public Schools announced a new administrative appointment effective for the 2017-18 school year — Heather Timm, the current...
June 30, 2017 - 2:30pm
May 22, 2017
Bjurman resigns from assistant principal
School District 206 is expected to accept the resignation of Eric Bjurman, the current assistant principal and activities director at Discovery...
May 22, 2017 - 4:38pm
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
As she was driving to work one day last school year, Lynn Ransom asked herself, "Why can't we have a food shelf? Ransom, a paraprofessional...
May 22, 2017 - 7:59am
May 11, 2017
Young 'Geniuses' keep computers running for Discovery Middle School
With a tiny screwdriver in his hands, Dylan Nelson set out to put back together a Chromebook he was in the process of rebuilding. A couple of...
May 11, 2017 - 4:00am