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Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
Matthew W. Lepak
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 3, 2014
Students excel on MCA tests
The percentage of Alexandria School District 206 students who met or exceeded grade level expectations on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) in the spring of 2014 outperformed statewide averages for all grades. The Minnesota Department of Education released the MCA...
September 3, 2014 - 12:00am
August 28, 2013
Alexandria students at the head of their class
Students in Alexandria School District 206 outperformed their Minnesota peers in proficiency in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) reading and math tests. They also outscored the nine regional school districts with similar demographics that the district uses for comparison...
August 28, 2013 - 3:58pm
August 10, 2012
Local students do well on state tests
Students in Alexandria School District 206 fared well in the latest round of state testing. A glance at the results of Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) reading and math scores reveal that Alexandria School District 206 students continue to outperform their Minnesota peers...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2011
Minnesota students make small gains in math on 2011 MCAs
Minnesota students made small gains on the 2011 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs). However, significant achievement gaps remain between the state's white students and students of color. Student proficiency on the Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD) remained...
May 26, 2011 - 9:45am
December 4, 2010
ACT research shows challenging classes key to college success
It will soon be time for both junior high and high school students to select classes for the next semester or school year. ACT offers valuable information to students and their parents to help students prepare for the future. A rigorous college-preparatory curriculum is the best...
December 4, 2010 - 1:09pm
October 24, 2010
Register now for December ACT test
Registration is now open for the December 11 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before November 5. The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not their...
October 24, 2010 - 8:45am
August 29, 2010
Take the MCA Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair
Roseville, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is inviting Minnesotans to take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair for a fun and free preview of the innovative online MCA assessment that students take every spring. State...
August 29, 2010 - 3:48pm
July 7, 2010
Students do well on tests
Students across the state - including those in Douglas County - fared well in state reading and math tests. Last week, the state released test scores for students who took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). The tests were administered in the spring of this year to students...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
Students make progress on statewide math, reading tests
Minnesota students are better prepared for career and postsecondary education than they were only a few years ago according to Minnesota graduation requirements results announced Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). In the Math Graduation-Required Assessments...
May 29, 2010 - 9:24am
July 31, 2009
Getting it down to a science: Students perform above average in state science tests
With school just a little over a month away, students will be putting their noses back to the grindstone. They've been there before - scoring well on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments-Series II (MCA-II) Science Tests last spring. In Alexandria School District 206, 887 students...
July 31, 2009 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Local students do well on required math, reading tests
Even though school is out for the summer, students are receiving high marks. Recently, the state released test scores for students who took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments-Series II (MCA-II). The tests were administered in the spring of this year to students statewide in...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Students excel on state tests
Student scores for MCA-II tests this year showed marked improvements - both statewide and within school districts in and around Douglas County. Math and reading MCA-II tests are required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The assessments are administered in reading for...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am