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County fair attendance down from 2014 (w/video)
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Local winery named best of Minnesota
Silverstreaks hope bigger is better
Tennis: Alexandria falls in season opener at Bemidji
Roste gets his shot at QB
Much more than a weight room
Homeless, not hopeless
Fall Adult Basic Education classes begin August 26
Grandparents go back to school
4-H summer daycamps wrap up at county fair
Fish decoys on exhibit at Evansville Art Center
Engaged - Wall and Moore
Getting to know the pelican
DNR announces fall duck, goose seasons
Fishing report: Anglers waiting through tough August bite
Bit by the bass bug
Kids tackle a tournament
Roman Koep, 72
Laverne McCall, 58
Alice Hovland, 72
Loyis Pease, 76
Earl Mittag, 85
Thank you for the support
Utilities need time to comply with EPA regulations
In the Know: Remember those who help local causes when you shop
Observations from the archives, 1964: Safecrackers hit Millerville Liquor Store
Echo Press Editorial: The tragic consequences of trying meth
Douglas County Extension assists community garden
Farmers Union potluck hosted at Jensen home
Ag innovation was topic of meeting
When are my melons ready to pick?
Roers family honored as 2014 Farm Family of the Year
Community day of fun held at Knute Nelson
Charter to switch to all-digital network
Lakes Area News now delivers local TV weather
Douglas Scientific and LGC team up
Dr. Shan Flatt joins Alexandria Clinic
Hires and Promotions
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October 23, 2013
Early childhood initiative celebrates 10 years
Ten years ago, West Central Initiative (WCI), along with its five sister Minnesota Initiative Foundations (MIF), formed the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative (ECI). Thanks to a grant from The McKnight Foundation, the MIFs helped establish 90 community and county coalitions throughout...
October 23, 2013 - 8:50am
October 18, 2013
College’s first run/walk a success with 144 participants
Despite steady rain, Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) Foundation’s 5k run/walk had 144 participants registered on Saturday, September 28. Proceeds went to ATCC student scholarships. The 5K Run/Walk festivities also included a silent auction, vendor booths, door...
October 18, 2013 - 9:32am
Dave Simpkins featured at Friends of the Library event
Dave Simpkins will be featured in a presentation about Sinclair Lewis on Monday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. The event is hosted by the Douglas County Friends of the Library in celebration of National Friends of the Library...
life / Library
October 18, 2013 - 9:27am
October 16, 2013
New effort addresses racial equity
Launch event set in Alexandria Nov. 6
October 16, 2013 - 8:30am
League of Women Voters to present ‘Birthing the Saudis’ program
The Alexandria Area League of Women Voters will meet on Wednesday, October 16, at 5 p.m. at the Douglas County Library. This month’s program will feature a presentation by Jeanne Howell, who recently returned from Saudi Arabia. She spent a month working with a Minnesota medical...
October 16, 2013 - 8:26am
Douglas County 4-H’ers compete at state horse and dog shows
Fall is a busy time for Douglas County 4-H’ers as they complete the 4-H year by competing at state events. The 4-H State Horse Show was held at the State Fairgrounds Coliseum September 13-16, and the 4-H State Dog Show was held at the State Fairgrounds 4-H Building September...
October 16, 2013 - 8:24am
October 11, 2013
District 206 enrollment continues climb
Superintendent says count is ‘right where we thought we would be’
October 11, 2013 - 9:08am
October 9, 2013
You asked: How are school bus routes determined?
Editor’s note: The following is an Echo Press feature called, “You asked.” Readers are invited to send the newspaper a simple question and we’ll try to get to the bottom of it. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alexandria Independent School District 206 covers...
October 9, 2013 - 12:26am
Music departments start magazine fundraiser
The choir and orchestra departments at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria began their annual magazine fundraiser on Tuesday, October 8 and will continue the fundraiser through Wednesday, October 23. Community members can register for new or renewed magazine subscriptions...
October 9, 2013 - 12:19am
October 3, 2013
$40 million now available in early learning scholarships
As the new school year swings into full gear, more of the state’s youngest learners will now have access to high-quality early education. Thanks to Governor Dayton and the Legislature’s $40 million investment over the next biennium in early education scholarships, more than 8,000...
life / school
October 3, 2013 - 10:29am
Hansens receive District 206 ACE Award
Joyce and Jerry Hansen are the 2013 recipients of the School District 206 A Champion in Education (ACE) Award. Its purpose is to annually recognize individuals in District 206 who support public education through advocacy, partnerships, service or donation of resources. Contributions...
business / awards
October 3, 2013 - 9:45am
October 2, 2013
Spaghetti feed, silent auction to benefit new preschool
The public is invited to attend a spaghetti feed and silent auction fundraiser on Thursday, October 10 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Alexandria Elks Lodge #1685, 115 15th Avenue West, Alexandria. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for ages 12 or younger. There is a maximum of $20 per family. All...
life / school
October 2, 2013 - 1:54pm
5th graders invited to enter essay contest
Fifth grade students in all Douglas County schools are invited to participate in an essay contest organized by the Douglas County Cemetery Association (DCCA). The theme for the contest is, “What stories can the stones tell?” Local sponsors and veterans groups are providing funds...
life / school
October 2, 2013 - 1:52pm
Students learn from culinary expert
Amanda Whities of the Art Institute in Minneapolis visited students in Tanya Jensen’s family and consumer science classes at both Discovery...
life / school
October 2, 2013 - 1:51pm
Garfield Elementary earns Big Honor
It’s selected as one of seven ‘Blue Ribbon’ schools in state
October 2, 2013 - 8:27am