Tara Bitzan is editor of 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 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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Sustainable farm tour offers ideas
The public had the opportunity to celebrate with local farmers and see where local food is grown during the Sustainable Farming Association's (SFA) annual Festival of Farms tour Saturday. The...
Local woman walks, donates to help find childhood mentor
Long-time Garfield resident Orrin Foslien is being honored with his very own day. The Alexandria City Council proclaimed July 12, 2015 as “Orrin Foslien Day.” The proclamation notes that Foslien...
Residents and visitors filled the streets of Evansville Saturday for the city's annual 4th of July celebration. Parades, activities, ball games, displays and more are part of the day. A...
More than 400 Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) enthusiasts rumbled through Alexandria this weekend in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Minnesota H.O.G. Rally. This year’s rally theme is “Runestone...
Truckloads of junk were collected during the Douglas County e-Waste and Appliance Recycling Collection Saturday. Lines formed at the entrance to the event prior to its opening at 8 a.m...
Services for Hermina Wahlin set for Thursday
Editor's note: This story is related to the recent sale of the Wedum building to the owner of the Panther Distilllery.