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Community says farewell to economic development leader
Grant County deputy recovering from odd vacation accident
Alexandria man faces felony sex charges
Law enforcement blotter: March 4, 2015
Anderson to serve as U of M regent
Girls basketball: Cardinals roll to 8AAA semifinals
Section 6A South boys basketball: VanErp's surprise return sparks Battle Lake over WCA in title game
Battle Lake ends Chargers’ season
Loss ends Ashby girls regular season
Knights go 1-2 as team at state
Two local Scouts earn Eagle award
Runestone Museum makes New York Times Magazine
Alexandria teams rank high at Tri-College Math Contest
ATCC students dominate at competition
County library is a resource and a treasure
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Engaged - Hafdal and Gay
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Jean Stark, 88
Nelorie Moberg, 85
Lester Lybeck, 93
Robert Sinotte, 71
Echo Press Editorial: Increased LGA is wise investment in rural cities
Column: Observations from the archives, 1965: Loneliest man advertises for a wife
In the Know: Thank you, farewell and parting thoughts
Gross misdemeanor needed as third option for careless driving
Very thankful for our local medical community
Crop disaster assistance deadline approaches
State Fair accepting Century Farm applications
Submit your specialty crop grant proposals
Organic farm transition support returns for 2015
Conservation Stewardship Program deadline extended
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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On The Street
February 21, 2014
It's Our Turn - A few simple words can quickly change lives
By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the most recent “social media posting gone bad” story. This time it’s a 17-year-old boy and a 28-year-old physical education teacher from Rogers whose lives changed in a second with two simple words. An anonymous tweet was posted online...
opinion / columns
February 21, 2014 - 10:21am
It's School Board Recognition Week
Alexandria School District 206 is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week, February 17-21, to honor local board members for their commitment to District 206 children. The members serving the district and their years of...
February 21, 2014 - 12:00am
January 6, 2014
Tuesday school cancellations will be up to local districts
Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius has informed district superintendents and charter school directors that the decision about school cancellations for Tuesday is up to individual school districts. School superintendents are monitoring temperatures and local conditions...
January 6, 2014 - 10:14am
Voters defeat West Central Area Schools building referendum
Voters in the West Central Area School District soundly defeated a proposed $12.25 million referendum Tuesday to add on to the secondary school in Barrett. The project would have added pre-K to 5th grade space, resulting in the closing of elementary schools in Kensington and Elbow...
November 6, 2013 - 8:15am
September 27, 2013
Garfield Elementary wins national honor as 'Blue Ribbon' school
Garfield Elementary School, a K-6 elementary school in Alexandria School District 206, has been awarded the 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Award by the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan selected Garfield Elementary for the honor based on its...
September 27, 2013 - 9:40am
September 18, 2013
2013 Jefferson High School Carolers announced
The 2013 Carolers have now been selected. The Carolers is a group of students from the vocal music department at Jefferson High School in Alexandria. Formed in 1962, this group has performed in 19th Century Victorian caroling costumes for thousands of people in and around the community...
life / school
September 18, 2013 - 6:38am
Class of 1968 Reunion
The Jefferson High School (JHS) Class of 1968 will hold its 45th reunion in conjunction with Homecoming on Saturday, September 28. Rolls and coffee will be served in the JHS cafeteria in Alexandria beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by a guided tour of the school led by Wayne Elton...
life / school
September 18, 2013 - 6:36am
September 4, 2013
On the Street - Zion Lutheran School
• Zion Lutheran School received $2,245.12 from the Target Take Charge of Education Program. Zion Lutheran School benefits each time someone designates Zion Lutheran School as their eligible K-12 School of choice on their REDcard. Every time a customer uses their REDcard, up to 1...
business / On The Street
September 4, 2013 - 1:38pm
September 3, 2013
Back to the books
After a summer vacation that seemed too short for many students and too long for many parents, children in Alexandria School District 206 returned to classrooms on Tuesday. This school year will mark the last one at Jefferson High School. Students will start the 2014 school year at...
news / region
September 3, 2013 - 8:57am
School starts; time for drivers to study up
Schools are back in session. Are drivers ready for bus stops and kids getting on and off the bus? There's still time to study up. The newspaper received information from Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol last Friday that all drivers should heed as they once again...
opinion / editorials
September 3, 2013 - 8:13am
August 29, 2013
School of Fish graduates class of 458
School of Fish (SOF), a fishing class for upper elementary and older kids, recently concluded its 2013 open-water "school year" by hosting its 22nd and final event in Alexandria. Those 22 schools, including Zion Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Woodland Elementary, New Life Christian...
August 29, 2013 - 10:08am
August 26, 2013
Honorees announced for Alexandria Alumni Hall of Fame
Honorees announced for Alexandria Alumni Hall of Fame Luncheon set for September 27 The Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation, in partnership with Alexandria Public Schools, has announced the 2013 Alumni Hall of Fame Honorees — Vern Anderson, Robert Roubik and Marjorie...
August 26, 2013 - 5:28pm
August 23, 2013
School taxes to go down, revenues up
District 206 school board members voted Monday night to decrease taxes for some area residents while increasing revenue for the school district. Yes, you heard right - school revenue will increase, but taxes may actually drop for some. "With a referendum increase, you'd usually...
news / school
August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
Zion School to host golf tournament fundraiser
Zion Lutheran School in Alexandria will host its second annual golf tournament on Thursday, August 29 at Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., with golf starting at 12:30 p.m. Door prizes and dinner are at 5 p.m. Alex Motors and Chevrolet are sponsoring...
faith / school
August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
August 21, 2013
Discovery Middle School to hold orientation, open house
Discovery Middle School in Alexandria will host an orientation session for all incoming 7th graders and for all 8th and 9th graders new to District 206 on Wednesday, August 28. Seventh grade students with green schedules will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Seventh grade students with blue...
life / school
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am