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Jingling bells start Red Kettle Campaign
Historical society bake sale Dec. 1
Echo Press holiday lights contest returns
Meeting to discuss B-E school buildings
Holiday blood drive planned
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Boys basketball: Knights small but mighty
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Susan Jean Erickson
Ann M. Nussbaum
Gary D. Nokes
1917: Sudden roaring storm claims a life
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
LETTER: Supportive of Franson's tweet
LETTER: Disappointed with Franson's remarks
COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
hires and promotions
on the street
July 27, 2017
Kensington builds an improved space for play
About 35 volunteers came together last week to assemble the new playground at West Central Area South Elementary School in Kensington. On Thursday,...
July 27, 2017 - 8:02am
June 1, 2017
Schools looking for reading tutors
The eager kindergarten student sat next to Gayla Schmidtbauer and sped through the sheets of words before her. "Suh, eh, tuh," she said in her...
June 1, 2017 - 12:14pm
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