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Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
Best of the Lakes Area Landscaping/Irrigation
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Best of the Lakes Area Website
Best of the Lakes Area Outdoor Dining
Students advance in taekwondo careers
Boys Swimming & Diving: Alex breaks records in Sauk Centre
Wrestling: Knights fall to Wolves in dual
Girls basketball: Knights 4-2 after Ashby win
Boys basketball: Slow start dooms Chargers at Hillcrest
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
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Morken: Make the most of this final month
Five cases of CWD confirmed in southeastern Minnesota
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
Linda L. Moske
EDITORIAL: Area needs a homeless shelter
Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
LETTER: Farm bill renewal is in sight
LETTER: Peterson should ignore bad advice
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
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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March 31, 2017
LETTER: Consider possible consequences
To the editor: Some people would be fine with creation science taught at the North Star Christian Academy to count for credit at Alexandria Area High School. Would they also be fine with science credits from the North Star "Pagan" Academy or the North Star "Hindu" Academy? I wonder....
March 31, 2017 - 8:00am
February 8, 2017
High school artwork goes on display Feb. 10
Artwork by dozens of area high school students will go on display Feb. 10 at Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls campus. The Regional Art Show, which is free and open to the public, will include 160 works by students from the Battle Lake, Brandon-Evansville,...
February 8, 2017 - 10:00am
November 18, 2016
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Alexandria Technical and Community College and area businesses recently hosted tours for high school students. The high school students were given a walk-through presentation of manufacturing and construction careers. While this tour has been an annual event for the college, high...
November 18, 2016 - 10:00am
September 23, 2016
High school juniors sought for Capitol page program
High school juniors interested in gaining hands-on experience with Minnesota's state government are invited to apply for the chance to serve as a page at the Capitol in St. Paul during the 2017 legislative session. The application deadline is Dec. 2. High school pages attend meetings...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
Be a student coach through Freshman Academy Network
Alexandria Area High School is currently seeking Freshman Academy Network (FAN) coaches for the upcoming school year. The mission of the FAN coach program is to partner community leaders with ninth-grade students in order to reinforce skill development with a commitment to education,...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
A class to remember
Diverse. Talented. Persevering. Unified. These are just a few of the words Chad Duwenhoegger used to describe this year’s graduating class...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Out & About Around the County: Area proms
“Kids” of all ages enjoyed prom last weekend, with students in Brandon-Evansville and Osakis high schools celebrating their special night...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Free GED prep classes, tests offered
The Alexandria Area Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is offering free general educational development (GED) preparation to students 17 and older, as well as practice tests. The state offers free official GED testing until June 30 or when the state funds run out. The regular price...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
High school juniors invited to apply for Capitol page program
Representative Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, urges high school juniors interested in gaining hands-on experience with Minnesota's state government to participate in a page program offered at the Capitol in St. Paul. The House of Representatives page program has been in place for more...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
New high school celebrates first homecoming
With a new school year and new high school, Alexandria is gearing up to celebrate homecoming week at Alexandria Area High School (AAHS). The week is jam-packed with activities, including powder puff football and volleyball, coronation, alumni Hall of Fame inductee meet and greet,...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Alexandria Area High School introduced to the public
The halls and grounds of the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) were bustling with activity Tuesday during the school’s dedication and...
August 8, 2014 - 11:39am
It's Our Turn: We can all be proud of AAHS
On Tuesday, the public was able to get a first-hand look at what they’ve been watching unfold for what seems to be a very long time – a brand new high school. An open house and dedication event to celebrate the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) were overwhelmingly attended...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
March 26, 2014
News conference outlines future options for Jefferson High School site
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) held a news conference Wednesday morning outlining what could become of the Jefferson...
March 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
September 18, 2013
Jefferson High School pumped up to celebrate Homecoming
Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria is gearing up to celebrate its Homecoming the week of September 22-28. The 2013 Homecoming royalty for coronation include sophomores Lauren Niska and Sam Helgeson and juniors Amanda Haak and Parker Revering. Senior queen candidates include...
September 18, 2013 - 6:38am
August 29, 2013
Alex coaches make a needed change
Losing in sports can be a vicious cycle that programs have a hard time getting out of when it becomes the norm. It's easy enough as players and coaches at the high school level to chalk things up to not having enough talent. Credit the coaches in the Alexandria football program for...
August 29, 2013 - 8:43am