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Meet the new Pets of the Week: Magnus, Malvina and Maretta (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23
Miltona home destroyed by fire; two dogs die
One-car rollover crash on I-94 sends one to hospital
Bags and Beer event held at RCC
Boys golf: Osakis 13th for pre-sections at Blackberry Ridge
Sports schedule for Monday, April 24
Track and field: Cards take second at Sabre Quad
Boys golf: Cards win 16-team invite at Perham
Track and Field: Roste ties school record as Cards win at Sartell
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Garms Family to perform southern gospel music concert
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Amazing Journeys Together hosts special presentation
Births - April 21, 2017
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
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
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Norman Allen Potvin
Eudoris V. Hagen
Orville E. Lien
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
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 26, 2013
Alexandria superintendent to speak to educators
Rick Lahn will speak at the Vikingland Area Retired Educators' luncheon on Wednesday, May 8 at noon at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Lahn, superintendent of Alexandria School District 206, began serving in this position in January of this year. He grew up in Pelican Rapids and...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
New school leader to host coffee conversations
Residents of Alexandria School District 206 are invited to join new Superintendent Rick Lahn for an informal conversation on Monday, January 14 at 9 a.m. at Traveler's Inn, 511 Broadway Street. Share your thoughts, and find out what's happening in the district. The event is open...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
December 21, 2012
VIDEO: Quist takes 'final exam'
Terry Quist will step down as superintendent of Alexandria School District 206 on December 31, turning the reins over to Rick Lahn. The Echo...
December 21, 2012 - 12:00am
December 14, 2012
Olson is 2013 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Superintendent Jeffrey Olson, superintendent for St. Peter Public Schools, the 2013 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. Olson is a 1971 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria. He is the son of the late...
December 14, 2012 - 12:00am
December 12, 2012
Quist to be honored during open house
A community open house for retiring Superintendent Terry Quist is set for Wednesday, December 19 at Discovery Middle School media center in Alexandria from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The open house will feature music and refreshments and will provide an informal opportunity for community members...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
It was hard to tell which was better news - the fact that the new high school is on track and progressing, or that Alexandria School District...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
October 16, 2012
Alexandria School District hires new superintendent
At its October 15 meeting, the Alexandria School Board voted unanimously to hire Richard (Rick) Lahn, as the new superintendent of Alexandria School District 206. Lahn (pronounced "lane") will begin his new post January 1, 2013, replacing current superintendent, Dr. Terry Quist,...
October 16, 2012 - 10:40am
September 24, 2012
Finalist named for Alexandria superintendent
Nearly 30 community, school board, and staff members from the Alexandria Public Schools met on September 20 to interview six finalists for the...
September 24, 2012 - 10:24am
September 12, 2012
Search narrows for new school leader
The Alexandria School Board is narrowing in on the search for a new leader for District 206. On Monday, it named the six finalists who will be considered for the position of superintendent of schools. The candidates, all of whom have significant experience in public education and...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Alexandria school district searches for new leader
The search is on for a new superintendent for Alexandria School District 206.
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
District 206 leader to retire
Terry Quist, the superintendent of Alexandria School District 206 for the past six years, is retiring. At Monday's regular meeting, the Alexandria School Board accepted Quist's retirement letter, effective on December 31, 2012. Quist has been a district staff member for a total...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
August 30, 2010
Nevis school bookkeeper placed on leave after son questions superintendent's use of district vehicle
August 30, 2010 - 3:09pm
March 23, 2010
Joe Hill gets superintendent job in Sartell-St. Stephen
The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board has selected former Jefferson High School (JHS) principal Joe Hill as the district's next superintendent,...
March 23, 2010 - 3:08pm
March 19, 2010
Joe Hill in the running for Sartell-St. Stephen's superintendent post
A former principal at Alexandria's Jefferson High School (JHS) is in the running to take over the superintendent job in Sartell-St. Stephen. Joe...
March 19, 2010 - 12:47pm