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School district receives clean financial audit
The Alexandria School District is financially stable and responsible and received a top rating from the financial auditing firm, Eide Bailly. Brian Stavenger, a representative from Eide Bailly, presented the financial audit summary at Monday night's regular school board meeting. The...
13 hours 18 min ago
Sen. Franken 'knocked out' by new high school
Shortly after he became a U.S. Senator in 2009, Al Franken toured the Alexandria Technical and Community College. He wanted to see how during...
15 hours 18 min ago
October 17, 2016
Alexandria schools pleased with enrollment
Members of the Alexandria School Board were pleased with the enrollment numbers presented Monday night. Trevor Peterson, Alexandria School District business manager, gave the update at the regular school board meeting. "We had a pretty significant increase," Peterson told the board....
October 17, 2016 - 9:28pm
October 11, 2016
Family: Bus passed by its stop before vehicle fatally struck boy
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.—The tragic death of a 7-year-old Thief River Falls boy is still being investigated, but a new report by a Thief...
October 11, 2016 - 10:50am
September 30, 2016
Students cut ribbon at NorthStar Christian Academy
NorthStar Christian Academy students, staff and board members, along with community members and supporters gathered together Wednesday morning...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
September 23, 2016
Options available for early childhood education
Parents of young children want options when it comes to preschool. According to Lynn Jenc, Community Education director for Alexandria School District 206, they also want quality education that is affordable. A structured curriculum is also important, along with up-to-date technology...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 19, 2016
Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown
FARMINGTON, Minn.—A man shooting at squirrels with a pellet gun on his property caused confusion Monday morning in Farmington as authorities...
September 19, 2016 - 1:28pm
August 24, 2016
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
While a recent Alexandria School Board decision has cleared the way for Alexandria Area High School students to attend religion classes at...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
July 29, 2016
Alexandria students perform well on MCA tests
The percentage of Alexandria Public Schools’ students who scored "proficient" on state reading, math and science tests compared favorably overall to statewide averages for all grades tested in spring 2016, according to results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) released...
July 29, 2016 - 12:02pm
June 24, 2016
An Alexandria voice at the U of M
After more than a year, Tom Anderson says he finally knows where to go for answers. Anderson, of Alexandria, serves on the 12-member Board of...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 6, 2016
AgweekTV: First ag genotyping lab in US opens at NDSU
It's the first of its kind in the nation. A new ag lab has opened on the NDSU campus. It's called the National Ag Genotyping Center, but they...
June 6, 2016 - 6:00am
June 1, 2016
Alexandria Education Foundation honors four alumni
The Alexandria Education Foundation recently announced four individuals who will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame this fall: William...
June 1, 2016 - 11:53am
March 23, 2016
Building begins at NorthStar Academy
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new NorthStar Christian Academy (NCA) that's being built in south Alexandria took place Wednesday. Here's an...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
Local grad rates remain above state average
Local high schools continue to graduate at least 93 percent of all seniors, well ahead of statewide averages. In fact, one local school hit the 100 percent grad rate for the second year. Last month, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) issued statewide 2015 graduation rates, which...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
Aeroponic gardens sprouting healthy living lessons
In an effort to inspire healthy living, two Alexandria women have teamed up to bring unique year-round, produce-growing opportunities to students...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am