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Fire breaks out in Alexandria apartment
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Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Sports roundup from Saturday, Dec. 3
Sports roundup from Friday, Dec. 2
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 3
Boys basketball: Bitzan, Hintermeister lead Chargers to win over Swanville
Boys hockey: Alex records six-goal first period in 10-1 win
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
First buck is with a bow
DNR release: Stands not allowed overnight on WMAs
Ann C. Ebsen
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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