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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It’s Sunshine Week! No, the sun may not have been shining all week, but this week a spotlight is shining on freedom of information and the public’s right to know...
Open burning restrictions may be implemented early this year
The warm weather brought people out in droves to the 48th annual KXRA Spring Home and Garden Show this weekend. The event, held at the Runestone Communtiy Center in Alexandria,...
Initiative brings awareness to importance of music education
Joan Larson of Alexandria “retired” from a volunteer position with the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation Board last June. Fortunately, she didn’t stop supporting the organization through her volunteer efforts. She currently serves on the foundation’s Community Read committee, which culminates with a visit by Minnesota author Kent Nerburn on Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Residents of Grand Arbor in Alexandria as well as members of the community were treated to a vendor fair in the Grand Arbor Community Room in Alexandria Saturday. Attendees learned...
Annual Alexandria Ag Show features new products, services
Zion’s sock hop fundraiser featured dancing, food and fun
Community Preschool celebrates 55 years of serving area families
Students at Alexandria Area High School donned semi-formal attire and headed to the school Saturday evening for the annual Midwinter Dance. The dance, which is open to students in 9th...