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Garage catches fire in Alexandria
Osakis driver injured in rollover on I-94
Is your sidewalk clear of snow?
Early snowfall kicks off ski season (w/video)
The art of lefse making
Party like it's 1990
Sports schedule for Thursday, November 20
Girls hockey: Alexandria tops Moorhead, 3-1
Sports roundup from Friday, November 14
Larsons win Alex Horseshoe title
It's a red-letter day
Wine dash offers new kind of fun
Festival of the Lakes benefit concert to feature soprano, pianist
Sweetwater Revival to give ‘Special Harvest Concert’
Thanks Fest offered to the public
Engaged - Boesl and Noetzelman
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 10, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through October 27, 2014
Engaged - Nelson and Cook
Wedding - Huwe and Stromberg
Striking Gould again
Initial deer registration numbers drop from 2013 season
First buck is a big one for Moen
DNR release: Hunters register 102,000 deer through second weekend
Minnesota hunters register 54,000 deer during first three days of season
Peter Jennings, 59
Dorene Jerzak, 80
John Westphal, 82
Darl Cleland, 77
Raymond Barta, 88
Commentary: Minnesota’s retired veterans are an asset worth our investment
Letter: All candidates are winners
In the Know: How are nuisance complaints handled?
Observations from the archives, 1914: Slaughterhouse burns, livestock destroyed
Echo Press Editorial: Election is over, now what?
Scholarships available for horticulture, agronomy students
Answers to your gardening questions
Sign-up extended for Margin Protection Program
What about bur oak blight?
The garden is put to bed; now what?
Cemetery association announces annual essay contest winners
Third Thursday art show features painter Gail Kiltie
Letter: Was health care plan transparent?
Letter: Time for parents to raise kids
Two local radio stations may have new owners
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 9, 2014
Computer and writing skills class offered
Through District 206 Community Education, the Alexandria Area Adult Basic Education (ABE) Consortium is partnering with Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) to offer a free computer and writing skills class at ATCC. Classes will run Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday,...
life / school
September 9, 2014 - 1:05pm
October 3, 2012
Carlos students complete trip around southern Minnesota
If the Carlos fifth and sixth graders had travelled 750 miles straight south from Carlos, they would have ended up somewhere in southern Oklahoma...
life / school
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Bringing generations together through technology
With communication moving away from letters, telephone calls, and face-to-face contact, understanding technology has become a vital skill. While this is a skill often easily picked up by today's youth, it sometimes proves more challenging for the older population. "I feel like...
life / senior
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2010
Registration is open for ACT test
Registration is now open for the September 11, 2010 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before August 6, 2010. The national ACT September exam is the earliest college admissions test date of the school year. For high...
July 24, 2010 - 8:37am
July 12, 2010
iQ Academy to make pitch for online learning at Beetles baseball game
iQ Academy Minnesota will host a social event at Knute Nelson Memorial Ballpark, home of the Alexandria Beetles baseball team, on Tuesday, July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Prospective students and their families are invited to attend along with current students to learn more about online...
July 12, 2010 - 11:41am
October 9, 2009
Classroom trend: Teaching Chinese
Three years ago, Alexandria School District 206 made the decision to add a new foreign language class to its curriculum. The language was Mandarin Chinese and it appears the school district made the right choice. District 206 students, along with 5,500 others across the state studying...
October 9, 2009 - 12:05am
August 19, 2009
District 206 fails to meet federal standards: Nearly half of schools fall short of their goal
Last week, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released its 2009 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) data, which is part of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Although the number of schools making AYP increased across the state - 1,066 this year compared to 984 schools...
news / school
August 19, 2009 - 12:05am
July 22, 2009
Summer learning efforts are important to youth
Community Education joins summer learning advocates from across the country in urging local school districts to spend some of the $100 billion for education in President Obama's economic reinvestment and recovery package on summer learning programs. "The president has approved an...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
You can't judge a book by its cover
When Clyde Henry was a kid he was told he wouldn't amount to much. He was told that college wasn't a place for people like him. He was called dumb. He was called a retard. Clyde Henry proved everyone wrong. It turns out he was brilliant. He could draw house plans and create models...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am