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Verndale man is missing
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cecil (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 22
More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
State hockey: Ellingson's OT goal wins a thriller
NA3HL: Blizzard gains cushion heading into weekend series
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Marjorie "Marjie" Weber
Steven James Velde
Steven James Velde
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
September 21, 2011
Small town to skyscrapers - College student spends summer volunteering in Hong Kong
When people think of a summer vacation, lying on the beach in Florida or shopping in New York may come to mind. But for Alexandria's Lauren Noyes,...
September 21, 2011 - 12:00am