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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria's Walker named section swim COY
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 10, 2017
ATCC students compete at state DECA competition
Twenty-seven Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) students competed in the 2017 State Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) competition in Brooklyn Park. Each student participated in two events. Twenty students and five teams from ATCC were top eight finalists...
March 10, 2017 - 10:00am
November 18, 2016
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Alexandria Technical and Community College and area businesses recently hosted tours for high school students. The high school students were given a walk-through presentation of manufacturing and construction careers. While this tour has been an annual event for the college, high...
November 18, 2016 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
LRAC Artist Mentor program now taking applications
Lake Region Arts Council is once again offering regional high school students in grades nine through 11 the opportunity to be a "protégée artist." The LRAC Artist Mentor program matches students with professional artists who will mentor the students for 15 hours this summer. Students...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
October 5, 2016
Discovery Middle School to hold conferences
Discovery Middle School will hold fall student-parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Monday, Oct. 17, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fall conferences will be held with the student's homebase advisor, but there will be "open time"...
October 5, 2016 - 2:15am
May 18, 2016
Bittmann named a National Merit Scholar
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. Matthew Bittmann, a student at Alexandria Area High School, was one of the recipients of a $2,500 scholarship. Winners were chosen from more than 15,000 outstanding...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
April 8, 2016
Bill would require student attacks report
Minnesota education officials would compile reports about student violence against teachers and teachers would have the authority to remove any student from a classroom if deemed to be a safety threat under a proposed House bill. On April 5, a state House education committee considered...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
Student accomplishments - March 2, 2016
McCallson is member of Quadcopter Team Dylan McCallson of Alexandria is a part of the CLC Quadcopter Team at Central Lakes College’s Staples campus. He and his teammates recently met with Professor James Flaten, Ph.D., who discussed what plans the students have after college. The...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
A new way to learn
Eric LeBrasseur is just a normal preteen boy. He attends Discovery Middle School in Alexandria, excels at math, plays tennis and football, and...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Echo Press welcomes Wosepka as new summer intern
Mari Wosepka of Alexandria was recently hired as a reporter intern for the Echo Press and Osakis Review this summer. The internship program is part of the Pohlad Family Foundation administered through the Minnesota Newspaper Association. Wosepka will be a senior at Alexandria...
Business/Hires and Promotions
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
June 7, 2013
Jefferson graduate wins car
Jessica Burns, along with Juettner Motors' owners Mark Juettner and Bruce Wiitanen, stood next to the car she won at this year's Jefferson High...
June 7, 2013 - 12:00am
March 27, 2013
Wil Kopp qualifies for national bee
Discovery Middle School 7th grader Wil Kopp, son of Kent and Rita Kopp, was notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2013 Minnesota National Geographic Bee. This is the 25th anniversary of the Bee. Bees were held in...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
JHS student takes second at district contest
After winning American Legion Post 87's High School Oratorical Contest at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria, Stephanie Anderson went on to represent Alexandria at the district contest in Litchfield.
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
A spark behind an education
Each year, millions of students go to college. Some travel 50 miles to attend school while others travel 500 miles. But for Lizzie Muyawa Dube,...
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Five area pianists to perform at State Honors Concert
Five students from the studios of local piano teachers Ruth Aaseng, Marcia Benson, Annette Helder and Wendy Lindlief will perform in 31 ensembles in the State Honors Concert at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium on Saturday, May 19. The concert is held each year as the...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Alexandria Public Schools students' talents and creativity on display
Discovery Middle School in Alexandria will host the third annual Student Showcase celebration on Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am