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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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