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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Titus (w/video)
Riding with purpose: Motorcycle group promotes safety, education
Searchers comb areas near trail for signs of missing teen
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, August 22
Viking Speedway: Tim, Zach Johnson part of feature winners
Sports schedule for Wednesday, Aug. 23
Eagles Horseshoe League standings
Alexandria chiropractor helps Gophers, USA wrestling compete at top form
Lacrosse to AAHS?
Discovery school open house Aug. 30
Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Johnson - Engebretson
Northern on Brophy
Beau knows bass
Lecy strings some nice ones
Lake Ida Tourney sets record weight for Reel Team Bass
DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Minnewaska
Walter Leonard Hoefer
Jon Thomas Dingwall Jr.
Angeline "Angie" K. Blake
Lois D. Anderson
Echo Press editorial: How to defuse hate-filled protests
Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
hires and promotions
on the street
April 13, 2012
Half a million free books to be given away
Volunteer book lovers in 5,000 communities across America, including Alexandria, will give away half a million free books on - April 23 (the birthday of William Shakespeare). The efforts are part of World Book Night U.S., an ambitious campaign to give away free, specially printed...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
September 24, 2011
'Banned Book Read Out' in Morris encourages appreciation for diverse ideas
People rarely celebrate banned objects, words, or thoughts. Monday, September 26 will be one of those unique occasions. At the University of Minnesota, Morris Rodney A. Briggs Library, readings from banned and challenged books will begin in the McGinnis Room at 7 p.m. Briggs Library...
September 24, 2011 - 4:13pm
June 8, 2011
Library launches summer reading program
Readers of all ages will travel the globe this summer as the Douglas County Library presents, "One World, Many Stories" during its summer reading program. The summer reading program is open to children in preschool and elementary school with programs, prizes, a Lunch Bunch group...
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
February 9, 2011
ECFE celebrates 'I Love to Read' month
Early Childhood Family Education in Alexandria is holding an event to celebrate "I Love To Read" month. It is set for Saturday, February 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Douglas County Library and Lakes Area Recreation gym in Alexandria. There will be story time with Karen Simmons in the...
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
Author to speak about boys and reading
Minnesota children's author and educator John Coy will speak to parents, teachers and college students about boys and reading on Wednesday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. Coy will explore some of the reasons boys get turned off from reading and offer...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Minnesota author to visit Alexandria
Minnesota author Will Weaver will be in Alexandria this week. He'll be at a book signing at Cherry Street Books in Alexandria on Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Later that day, at 7 p.m. Weaver will speak at the meeting room of the Douglas...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
September 22, 2010
Striking out illiteracy
The Echo Press' third annual "Strike Out Illiteracy" bowling tournament at Garden Center Lanes Thursday was a smashing success, raising more...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
August 20, 2010
Authors to visit Cherry Street Books
Cherry Street Books is pleased to announce the following author visits and book signings: Saturday, August 21, the book store will enjoy a return visit from author/illustrator Don Houseman. His second children's book, Harvey and His Friends' Great Fishing Adventure, will be featured...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Students do well on tests
Students across the state - including those in Douglas County - fared well in state reading and math tests. Last week, the state released test scores for students who took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). The tests were administered in the spring of this year to students...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
Douglas County Library launches summer reading program
"Make a Splash - READ!" is the theme of the Douglas County Library's summer reading program. Children will explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games and other activities about oceans, rivers, lakes and pools and the creatures that live there. The 2010...
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
A young dog teaching new tricks
All Charlie wants is for someone to scratch his belly and give him a treat. Little does he know, it might make a difference in a child's life. Charlie...
June 4, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
Students make progress on statewide math, reading tests
Minnesota students are better prepared for career and postsecondary education than they were only a few years ago according to Minnesota graduation requirements results announced Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). In the Math Graduation-Required Assessments...
May 29, 2010 - 9:24am
November 6, 2009
Black and white and read all over - including in schools
Extra, extra! Read all about it. Young people are doing just that in their classrooms through the Newspapers in Education (NIE) program. NIE...
November 6, 2009 - 12:05am
All-point bulletin...Residents urged to be on the lookout for MN Crime Wave authors
Not since the 1930s have authorities across the Midwest been put on such high alert... Not since the demise of the dime novel and pulp detective...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2009
ATC child care conference features author, illustrator
An annual child care conference, Caring for Kids and Those Who Care, will take place Saturday, October 10 at Alexandria Technical College (ATC). The keynote session will feature the well-known Minnesota children's author and illustrator of more than 50 children's books, Nancy Carlson....
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am