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Updated: 12-year-old girl dies in swampy area between lakes Cowdry and Darling
Fergus Falls dealership overcharged hundreds of Minnesota police agencies for vehicle extras
New law gives hospitals more investment options
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, April 27
Trap shooting: Burgess, Knight, Roers lead Alexandria in opening week
Snowmen look to round out roster for inaugural season
Local curling team records rare eight-ender
Sports schedule for Friday, April 28
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Patty Kakac to perform First Friday Concert
Estonian pastor to preach at St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Births - Douglas County Hospital
Randy Knuth to be installed at First Presbyterian Church
LYRA ensemble to perform at Calvary Lutheran
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Letter: Support small-scale entrepreneurship
Letter: Science and climate change
Letter: Protect public access to the outdoors
Letter: Tax bill omits county aid change
Letter: Helping future generations of hunters
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 24, 2017
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Zion Lutheran School students have been hard at work creating unique, handcrafted items for the upcoming Zion School Gala on Saturday, April...
April 24, 2017 - 9:13am
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
More than 150 Alexandria Public School students in grades 2-5 participated in the "Cash In" on Creative Thinking contest. Students were challenged...
March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
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