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A nightmare on Elm Street no more
Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned; candidate from Hoffman is runner-up
Law enforcement blotter: August 26, 2015
Five men arrested in prostitution sting
Law enforcement blotter for August 25, 2015
Alex volleyball: No plans to rebuild
Alex girls tennis drops tight opener at Bemidji
Osakis girls tennis wins Hi-Way 10 Tournament
Silverstreaks sweep home tri
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 27
Third annual Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day set
Kids graduate from Extension cooking class
Everyday Gourmet: Root beam floats, white wine sangria are refreshing beverages
DMS students, parents invited to orientation
Program looking for school “grandparents”
Engaged - Haugen and Jones
Births - Douglas County Hospital through August 18, 2015
Engaged - Felling and Swanstrom
Wedding - Olson and Baker
Engaged - Kludt and Vickerman
Time to shine
Hummingbird presentation coming to Alexandria
Youth Outdoor Activity Day returning August 30
Informational meeting on northern pike proposals coming to Alexandria
Fish at eye level: New aquarium coming to county fair
Edgar Johnson, 86
Brian Niblett, 53
Judith Hemmerlin, 58
Donovan Hart, 80
Charles Aschenbrener, 77
Guest Editorial: Strengthen law to hold government more accountable
Observations from the archives, 1990: Eurasian watermilfoil is threat to county lakes
In the Know: Our schools are your schools – a personal approach to public schools
Rush to judgment causes embarrassment and ruins lives
Railway safety continues to be high priority
America’s Farmers to benefit nonprofits
Fall planted bulbs for spring blooms
State grants help fund live-stock im-provements
Rebates available to farms, handlers
Extension: Keep your tomato plants healthy
Bernick Family Foundation to award $150,000
Storage units available in Forada
Franson, Carlson presented awards
Dust Busters relocates to Forada
On the calendar
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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,...
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...
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