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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
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Fire destroys garage, damages vehicles near Nelson
AgweekTV: Food Blogger Makes It Big
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
Girls basketball: Chargers back above .500 after beating Henning
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
LETTER: Fascism came from the far right, not left
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
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Two music workshops to be offered for area teachers
The Alexandria Area Music Teachers Association will host two workshops open to all area teachers. Workshop 1 will be on Friday, October 26 at noon. A Description of the Russian Music Education System by presenter Julia Whynott will be held at the home of Mercedes Hagen, 918 Westwood...
October 17, 2012 - 12:00am
September 7, 2012
Osakis Public Schools hire six new employees
Five new teachers and a new school district head bookkeeper are on staff at the Osakis Public Schools for the start of the new school year. They are Jennifer Halvorson, second grade long term substitute; Kate Hubert, learning disabilities teacher for grades 8-12; Tera Larson, Early...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Agreement reached with District 206 teachers
Alexandria School District 206 and the local teachers union group recently reached an agreement on teachers' salary and benefits. The school board approved the contract during its May 21 meeting. Over two years - July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 - teachers will receive an overall...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
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