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Remembering the uncle he never met
AgweekTV: Better grilling
UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
Composting among new director's priorities
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Track and field: A-B-E sends eight to sections
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
National Day of Prayer observed
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Kathleen Rose Kaar
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 18, 2017
Education foundation funds iPads, robotics equipment
Science equipment, iPads and 360-degree cameras are among 16 projects funded for the next school year by The Alexandria Education Foundation’s 2017 Teacher Innovation Grant Awards. The foundation awarded $44,342 for the 2017-2018 school year for projects benefiting more than...
May 18, 2017 - 6:37pm
May 3, 2017
B-E favors new school but site still undecided
In a unanimous vote, members of the Brandon-Evansville School Board made the decision to build a new K-12 school. However, the location –...
May 3, 2017 - 9:34pm
March 10, 2017
Bill could allow NorthStar students to earn school credits
ST. PAUL—Public high school students in Minnesota could earn up to one-third of their credits at a private school if a new state Senate...
March 10, 2017 - 4:49pm
Dayton calls for more education funding
Several schools in the area would receive additional funding under an education plan Gov. Mark Dayton released Wednesday. The goal of Dayton's...
February 10, 2017 - 10:00am
January 13, 2017
First-ever EdTalk to feature Alexandria alum
The world of medicine is changing and everyone could benefit from a better understanding of the changes. That is why the Alexandria Education...
January 13, 2017 - 6:00am
January 10, 2017
Area schools closing early - updated 11:30 a.m.
The snowstorm, with its blowing and drifting snow, is causing some area schools to close early for today, Tuesday, Jan. 10.
January 10, 2017 - 10:35am
November 17, 2016
Authorities identify boy as suspect in vague Minnesota school threat
ST. PAUL—State officials say they know who made a vague threat to northern Minnesota schools, causing dozens to be locked down on Wednesday,...
November 17, 2016 - 11:37am
June 8, 2016
LETTER: Area schools recognized for excellence
To the editor: Hearty congratulations to Carlos Elementary and Miltona Science Magnet School for receiving the “School of Excellence” Award. They are two of only six schools in the state of Minnesota to receive this prestigious award. It is given by the Minnesota Department of...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
IN THE KNOW: An A-Team amazing school year
It’s hard to believe that we are already looking toward the closure of our academic year. I want to take the opportunity to thank the staff of Alexandria Public Schools for all their hard work. I appreciate their commitment and connection to students and the amazing work they do...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
Some schools in county to end year earlier than expected
Students in some Douglas County schools can thank the mild winter for allowing them to end the school year a bit earlier than expected. Changes were made because the schools did not use the closing days for inclement weather that were built into the calendar. At its meeting Monday...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
December 1, 2015
Snow delays schools in area
Several schools in the Douglas County area are running two hours late today, Tuesday, because of the snowy road conditions. Schools with a two-hour late start include Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska and Osakis. As of 6 a.m., about 35 schools in the state were delayed because...
December 1, 2015 - 6:01am
November 20, 2015
New staff positions added to Alexandria Public Schools
The Alexandria Public Schools board held its regular meeting on Monday, November 16 at the district office. Following is a recap of that meeting: STAFFING The board approved the following new staff positions for 2015-16: a full time grade 9 boys basketball booster coach; assistant...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
November 6, 2015
LETTER: McNamar understands needs of schools
To the editor: I’m so excited that Jay McNamar has decided to run for Minnesota State House. Having been a teacher for almost four decades, he understands very well how the schools in this state need our support to be able to teach the skills that will be necessary in the coming...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
November 11, 2014
Snow delays school starts in area Tuesday
Several schools in the area are running two hours late today, Tuesday, because of snow. The districts include Alexandria, Osakis, Brandon-Evansville and Minnewaska. Douglas County is included in a hazardous weather outlook. Brisk northwest winds are causing areas of some blowing...
November 11, 2014 - 5:53am
September 9, 2014
Graduates - Scholarships - Accomplishments
GRADUATES: The following students graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo in summer 2014. Alexandria: Jessa Huber, Bachelor of Science (BS), psychology. Brandon: Thomas Anderson, BS, agricultural economics; Chelsey Pizel, BS, agribusiness, honors. Garfield: Crystal...
September 9, 2014 - 1:13pm