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Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
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
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
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 7, 2017
St. Mary's to host casino night
St. Mary's School in Alexandria will host its eighth annual Casino Night on Friday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Everyone is invited to attend. The evening includes silent and live auctions, food, drinks, desserts, raffles, casino games and more. Some...
April 7, 2017 - 6:55am
March 29, 2017
Student-run restaurant opens Friday
There's a unique new restaurant opening in Alexandria and it's called the Cardinal Cafe. What makes it unique is who is going to be operating...
March 29, 2017 - 4:03pm
March 15, 2017
Sen. Franken seeks student entrants for poetry contest
In recognition of Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., will host his sixth annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. The theme of this year's contest is "Celebrating the Veteran in My Life."
March 15, 2017 - 8:00am
March 1, 2017
Filling a need for hunger on campus
College students are hungry. But with their budgets stretched thin by the cost of going to school, many don't have enough money to pay for regular...
March 1, 2017 - 6:00am
February 8, 2017
Tech college, high school team up for DECA competition
Ninety Alexandria Technical and Community College Business and Marketing students, along with 119 members of Alexandria Area High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), competed in the 11th annual DECA competition at ATCC on Jan. 26. Students participated in a wide...
February 8, 2017 - 10:00am
February 1, 2017
LETTER: Start educating younger
To the editor: There were approximately 249,000 teen births in 2014. Every year this number rises due to lack of education. Schools generally don't start sex education until high school. Children are starting to experience sexual experiences at a younger age. School should start educating...
February 1, 2017 - 9:00am
January 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: School choice matters for Minnesota families
By Andrew R. Campanella, Blue Mountain Beach, Florida In our country, we love to customize, whether it's a new addition to the house or the colors and fonts surrounding our text messages. We choose everything, from our line of work to our preferred place to grab lunch, where we probably...
January 11, 2017 - 8:00am
January 4, 2017
LETTER: Dress children appropriately
To the editor: We are contacting you in concern of winter safety for children. The weather is now below freezing and can be dangerous if not wearing appropriate clothing. Children have to wait outside for the bus before school and while at school they are outside for recess. A safety...
January 4, 2017 - 8:00am
A need for nurses
The health care industry is one of the biggest employers in Douglas County. It also is one of the employment sectors most in need of workers – particularly in nursing, where jobs range from home health nurses up to registered nurses. Nicole Schell, human resources director at Douglas...
January 4, 2017 - 6:39am
November 22, 2016
New Testament students pack shoeboxes for children
Contributed This stack of shoeboxes was gathered by the students of New Testament Christian School in Alexandria. Each month, students have a...
November 22, 2016 - 10:00am
November 4, 2016
Alexandria students choose Trump
More than 1,000 ninth through 12th grade students at Alexandria Area High School did their civic duty and voted for who they think should be...
November 4, 2016 - 6:00am
October 26, 2016
LETTER: Keep Westrom working for students
To the editor: I am writing because parents and their students do well with Sen. Westrom fighting for us on education. Torrey Westrom has a solid record of supporting increases to the "per pupil" funding formula that is the lifeblood for our rural schools.
October 26, 2016 - 8:00am
July 8, 2016
Changing the way students, parents think about manufacturing
Editor’s note: The following was written by Lynette Kluver, director of organizational development at Alexandria Industries. From 2016 to...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 12, 2016
Class of 2016 graduates from AAHS (w/video)
A total of 269 seniors from Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) crossed an academic milestone by graduating Sunday. Commencement exercises took...
June 12, 2016 - 4:14pm
May 18, 2016
Watching wildlife wonders
Osakis Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) recently got out of the classroom and went on educational adventures around the area. First, 115...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am