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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, December 14
Better to give: United Way Adopt-A-Family program grows
Minn. man, 75, dies, three teens injured in crash on icy Highway 71 near Bemidji
Parks plan Christmas Bird Count
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Boys Hockey: Alex falls to St. Cloud
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Wrestling: Lakers go 3-0 in Annandale
Girls Hockey: Cards shut out by St. Cloud
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
Lou B. Geris
LETTER: Disgusted with comments about transgenders
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
LETTER: Why the big swings in voter-approved levies?
2007: Officers receive Medal of Valor
LETTER: Isn't bitcoin unconstitutional?
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
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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August 25, 2017
Letter: Vote on school referendum with open mind
To the editor: I am a retired high school principal living in the Brandon-Evansville School District. Before I retired, I was principal of the Lakeview High School. Lakeview School is made up of Cottonwood and Wood Lake. Before they built the present school, each community had its...
August 25, 2017 - 8:59am
Letter: School vote is bigger than Evansville or Brandon
To the editor: As a Brandon/Evansville school board member, I would like to say thank you to those who have supported our board and the decisions made. I also understand why some in our community are hesitant or outright resistant to the idea of moving to a one campus school on a...
August 25, 2017 - 8:56am
August 23, 2017
Letter: Where is real need for new school?
To the editor: Regarding the referendum vote for the Brandon-Evansville School. Let's say you're a typical hard-working parent. You don't have much, but what you do have is yours. You live paycheck to paycheck, yet you continue to push forward. You know you're not alone in this, but...
August 23, 2017 - 6:43pm
August 18, 2017
Letter: We need to work and pray together
To the editor: To the people of the Brandon-Evansville School District: With the school referendum vote scheduled for Aug. 30, I feel that we need to have a prayer meeting with all the pastors and community members. It will be held Sunday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. at the Brandon City Auditorium....
August 18, 2017 - 10:55am
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
By Diane C. Olson, retired B/E teacher, Brandon, MN I get it, but then I don't. I grew up on a small farm near Herman but that farming life has changed. Farmers are buying up and renting the smaller farms so there are less people living in the rural areas. Heck, Herman even tried...
August 18, 2017 - 10:51am
August 11, 2017
Letter: There are better ways to spend $38.75 million
To the editor: A note to the voters in the Brandon-Evansville-Millerville communities: If you are going to spend $38.75 million on a building project over the next 30 years, should it be all tied up in a building? Could that money be better used to educate your children and people?...
August 11, 2017 - 10:44am
August 10, 2017
Entrance ramp near Evansville to close during daytime
The entrance ramp from Highway 79 to eastbound Interstate 94 near Evansville will close during daytime hours for approximately three days starting Saturday, Aug. 12. During the closure, crews will remove the old concrete pavement on I-94 near Highway 79, according to the Minnesota...
August 10, 2017 - 3:30pm
Commentary: Students need new school to explore careers
By Jason Sieling, Evansville, MN I am the Industrial Technology instructor at Brandon-Evansville Public Schools. My wife (Kasi), son (Wyatt), and I currently live in a very quiet part of Evansville we enjoy very much. Like many of my fellow colleagues and friends within the community...
August 10, 2017 - 8:20am
August 4, 2017
Letter: New school issue: We're a throwaway society
To the editor: I am a graduate of Brandon High School. The school was new, as was Alexandria High School. When I heard Brandon-Evansville wanted to build a whole new school, it made me angry as I was against Alexandria building a new school. We are such a throwaway society. Why don't...
August 4, 2017 - 1:32pm
Highway 79 near Evansville to close overnight Aug. 7 - 8
Minnesota Highway 79 under Interstate 94 near Evansville will close to all traffic the nights of Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8.
August 4, 2017 - 12:53pm
July 20, 2017
Family OK after Jeep goes airborne near Evansville
A Jeep ran off Interstate 94 near Evansville, went airborne then rolled several times in the median Wednesday after its driver tried to avoid...
July 20, 2017 - 6:25pm
July 19, 2017
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
By Kasi Sieling, Evansville, MN I am the middle school science teacher and head softball coach at Brandon Evansville. First off, I would like to thank the school board and task force members for all of the work and time they have put into researching and working to find the most viable...
July 19, 2017 - 5:34pm
July 13, 2017
Traffic shift begins on I-94 near Garfield
Drivers on Interstate 94 between Evansville and Garfield will encounter a traffic shift starting Friday, July 14, as crews begin resurfacing the eastbound lanes and re-decking two bridges. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction using the current westbound lanes,...
July 13, 2017 - 12:09pm
July 12, 2017
Commentary: A response to B-E student's commentary
By Deb Berry, Evansville, MN In response to Amara Henneman's commentary in the Wed. July 5, Echo Press: Thanks for being a student who speaks out for what she believes, Amara. I appreciate all the thoughts you have shared and from the little I've interacted with you, I know you are...
July 12, 2017 - 4:37pm
July 6, 2017
Commentary: A student's view of B-E school
By Amara Henneman, Brandon-Evansville student There has been so much debate from the community about building a new school. Some say that it's too much money or that the old building should just be renovated. Others say that there needs to be a new school, and I will state right now...
July 6, 2017 - 12:19pm