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RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Alexandria man suspected of supplying heroin in Fergus Falls overdose case
Vandals smash sinks at Alexandria park
Level three sex offender moving to Brandon
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Legion baseball: Alex sweeps at Perham
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Anthony Miltich and Friends kick off celebration
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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...
Life / school
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...
Life / school
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...
Life / features
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
August 27, 2011
IRS offers back-to-school tips for students, parents paying college expenses
Whether you're going to college for the first time or a returning student, it's time to get to campus - and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind. The Internal Revenue Service reminds students or parents paying such expenses to keep receipts and to be aware...
August 27, 2011 - 2:56pm
July 21, 2011
Register now for September ACT test
Registration is now open for the September 10, 2011 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before August 12. The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not...
July 21, 2011 - 11:09am
June 2, 2011
Minnesota social studies teachers get free admission to history museums
This week, Minnesota's 4th-8th grade social studies teachers will find a summer deal in their mailboxes: a "History Pass" for free admission to all Minnesota Historical Society sites and museums all summer long. The History Pass is just one way the Society is broadening access...
June 2, 2011 - 12:32pm