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Photo of the Week: In slide at Country Blossom Farm
ASK A TROOPER: A look through the history of the Minnesota State Patrol
Food shelf expanding to meet growing need
Moose on the loose
Second half real estate tax due Oct. 17
Sports schedule for Friday, Sept. 30
Six-overtime encore: Osakis hosts Frazee for homecoming clash
Football: B-E looks for fourth-straight win at Friday's homecoming
Benson: How I remember The Kid
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 29
FAITH COLUMN: Show kindness to everyone
Ambassador Daniel Speckhard to speak at Calvary
Homecoming festivities under way
Auditions are open for 'A Christmas Carol'
See Sweetwater Revival in concert
Births - Sept. 30, 2016
Wedding - Niemczyk and Koudela
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Gladys M. Vogt
Mark E. Ebsen
William "Bill" Henry Williams
LETTER: Let your voices be heard
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Coming out of the closets
LETTER: Is there life before death?
LETTER: Laws should help seriously ill
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
JLG Architects named a top U.S. architecture firm
Impact Alexandria features motivational speaker Mel Robbins
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
hires and promotions
On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
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
July 17, 2009
Local students do well on required math, reading tests
Even though school is out for the summer, students are receiving high marks. Recently, the state released test scores for students who took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments-Series II (MCA-II). The tests were administered in the spring of this year to students statewide in...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am