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VIDEO: ‘Stomping out stigma’ step by step
Millers named grand marshals for Vikingland Band Festival parade
Law enforcement blotter: May 26, 2015
Could it happen to you?
It’s campfire season!
Track and field: A-B-E athletes qualify for sections
Sports schedule for Wednesday, May 27
May 26 Sports roundup: Section golf, playoff baseball
Track and field: Alex boys and girls second at CLC meet
B-E softball: Chargers' season ends in upset
Students learn about entrepreneurship at JA BizTown
Fifth grader earns second at state Elks essay contest
Track and Field Day promotes fitness and sportsmanship
Everyday Gourmet: Salmon, sesame asparagus are great for summer
Evansville Art Center to host book signing
Wedding - Erickson and Larsen
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 20, 201
Engaged - Fraser and Lunneborg
Engaged - Flynn and Connell
Births - Douglas County Hospital through May 11, 2015
Mike Frisch: The changing face of walleye fishing
Bowfishing challenge coming to area lakes
Living her dream: Osakis' Swenstad pursues a passion in the outdoors with no hesitation
Mike Frisch: Keep it simple
Hermoine Claggett, 91
Joyce Carlson, 84
Flora Mae Olson, 89
Blanche Goodwin, 100
Bernie Bitzan, 88
Echo Press Editorial: Legislature fails to get job done – again
Observations from the archives, 1915: Commencement speaker is Senator Knute Nelson
In the Know: Workforce shortage is a challenge
Nitrogen life cycle is complex
Stop pelicans from disturbing fish in spawning areas
Planting is ahead of past two years
Apple pest management
4-H student doesn’t let bird ban bring her down
MN dairy uses wasp larvae to control flies
Ag producers must file for federal crop insurance
ALP Utilities earns Safety Award of Excellence
Marco recognized for service excellence
North Dakota’s Small Business Person of Year has local connection
Hospice of Douglas County receives honors
OfficeMax invests in teachers, students
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