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Gays, lesbians rally at Capitol; Alexandria event on May 4
Tanner's Team backing Moldens, other families facing serious illness
Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
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
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
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
March 18, 2012
Otter Tail Power Company to sponsor education seminar for teachers
Again this year, Otter Tail Power Company will sponsor up to 10 teachers from its Minnesota and South Dakota service area to attend the 2012 Lignite Teacher Education Seminar: Energy, Economics, and Environment.
March 18, 2012 - 8:05am
February 17, 2012
House OKs laying off teachers based on performance
ST. PAUL -- School officials could lay off teachers based on their effectiveness rather than just how long they have taught under a bill Minnesota representatives approved 68-61 Thursday. "We have an urgency," Rep. Sondra Erickson, R-Princeton, said. "We have students waiting for...
February 17, 2012 - 11:02am
July 25, 2011
Education Minnesota applauds new teacher evaluation law
July 25, 2011 - 11:01am
February 10, 2011
Senate votes to freeze school pay; House OKs new teacher path
ST. PAUL -- Republicans who control the Minnesota Legislature took on the state teachers' union Thursday, passing bills to freeze school pay for two years and providing professional workers an easier path to becoming teachers. The Senate passed the pay freeze 36-29 and the House...
February 10, 2011 - 5:09pm
January 13, 2011
New teacher licenses expected to pass
ST. PAUL -- A key legislator says he is confident Minnesota soon will provide a new path for professionals to become classroom teachers. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, said the so-called alternative licensure provision will be one of many education reforms the Republican-controlled...
January 13, 2011 - 3:03pm
October 29, 2010
Nominations accepted for 'teacher of the year'
Everyone remembers a favorite teacher, someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime. Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate that unique educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Nominations remain open through November 15. Nominations can be...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
Retired teachers to share memories at the fair
Retired teachers will share their memories in the country schoolhouse at the Douglas County Fair. Everyone is invited to come talk with them and hear their stories. Retired teachers taking part in this year's fair are listed below, along with the time they will be in the schoolhouse. Lavina...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
May 22, 2010
MN schools must share terms of tentative contract agreements, opinion says
Minnesota school districts must share tentative employee contracts with the public before the employees and school boards vote on the contracts, a state agency ruled in response to a Forum request. The newspaper sought the advisory opinion from the state Department of Administration...
May 22, 2010 - 10:30am
January 20, 2010
Teacher salary settlements drop to record low in state
Education Minnesota, a union of 70,000 educators, estimates more than half of the state's teachers accepted salary freezes in one or both years of their new two-year contracts. Salary increases averaged 0.77 percent in the first year, and 0.96 percent in the second year - the lowest...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
December 13, 2009
Teachers still know how to play some tough basketball
Osakis teachers faced off against Alexandria for a faculty basketball game for charity November 30. While Osakis lost the game 68-61 there was...
December 13, 2009 - 9:32am
October 9, 2009
Nominees sought for teacher of the year
Everyone remembers a favorite teacher, someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime. Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate that unique educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Nominations opened October 1 and remain open through November 16....
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
August 19, 2009
Reminiscing of school days past
Retired teachers will share their memories in the country schoolhouse at the Douglas County Fair. Everyone is invited to come talk with them...
August 19, 2009 - 12:05am
April 16, 2009
Teacher license changes nixed
ST. PAUL - Professionals who want to become teachers may not have an easy route to receive teaching licenses after a House committee Wednesday rejected the proposal. The House K-12 Education Finance Division voted 11-10 to strip the provision from an overall education bill. During...
April 16, 2009 - 9:11am
April 1, 2009
Editorial - Where would we be without good teachers?
With another school year entering its last quarter, now is a good time to pay tribute to the hard working, dedicated group of individuals who play such a vital role in preparing young people for the challenges ahead. Teachers deserve our gratitude and appreciation for a job that...
April 1, 2009 - 12:00am