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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Social media may have its benefits, like networking and staying in touch with friends and family, but unfortunately, it also has some major downfalls. If often ends up being a...
Local homeowners, landlords, tenants, government officials, law enforcement and others came together at a community meeting on October 1 to share their concerns and thoughts about various community issues. Everything...
Alexandria School District 206 bus #60 was involved in a minor bus/car accident at Douglas County 82 off the Fergus Fall exits at approximately 10:15 a.m. this morning, Saturday. There...
A no travel advisory that was issued this morning by the Douglas County Sheriffs Office has expired. Conditions have improved enough to lift the advisory, according to the sheriff's office...
Advice from a new-found artist
Woman discovers passion for painting while coping with illness
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Christmas cactus has been part of family Christmases for more than 100 years
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Echo Press staffers rise to challenge