Tara Bitzan is the Life and Special Projects editor at the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter.
A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School. She attended Moorhead State University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies.
She and her husband Dennis and their children live near Alexandria.
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Some locals wanted to know why water was shooting out of a fire hydrant in Garfield during the hot, dry days of August. What the newspaper thought would be a simple question with a simple answer ended up not being quite so simple. We heard that the spewing water may be tied to the repainting of the inside of the city's water tower. After numerous calls to Garfield's City Hall and individual council members, we finally spoke to council member John Nienaber Jr.
District 206 school board members voted Monday night to decrease taxes for some area residents while increasing revenue for the school district. Yes, you heard right - school revenue will increase, but taxes may actually drop for some. "With a referendum increase, you'd usually think that taxes will also increase, but that's not the case here," noted Trevor Peterson, director of business services with District 206, at Monday's regular school board meeting. The board passed a resolution to authorize a new board-approved referendum authority for approximately $85 per adjusted pupil unit. The