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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A significant road reconstruction project is under way in Holmes City. While the project isn’t large in scope, it is significant due to the fact it involves much of the roadway through the village. The project involves a portion of County State Aid Highway 4 and a portion of County Road 94. These are the only two roads to run through the village.
The employees at Ellingson Plumbing Heating A/C and Electrical in Alexandria are taking their role in raising funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life seriously. Seriously enough that they were willing to shave their heads for the cause. Employees told family members, friends and business associates that if they could raise $1,000 for the Douglas County Relay for Life, they would shave their heads. It didn't take long before the goal was met.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) received a 911 call reporting a tractor on fire at 3009 Berglund Mile NW in Nelson on Thursday, October 15. Deputies arrived at the...
Here is a look at the cemeteries located in southeastern Douglas County, in the townships of Alexandria, Osakis, Hudson and Orange. ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP Geneva Cemetery County Road 73 A group of local residents met in 1901 to organize a cemetery association. They purchased two acres of land from Mr. Saderlund and Mr. Bolin for $200 for a cemetery. OSAKIS TOWNSHIP Fahlun Lutheran Cemetery Original Site Homestead Road NE This cemetery, also known by some as the Crooked Lake Cemetery, is about two miles southwest of the present Fahlun Church.
With five years of numbers to support them, Van and Sue Gooch of rural Farwell have no regrets of their decision to invest in the construction of an eco-friendly home...
Honoring our veterans
Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not visit a cemetery? The Echo Press is currently in week four of a six-week series that features "The Cemeteries of Douglas...
Find-a-Grave website connects families
Royalty crowned at schools throughout Douglas County
Homecoming kicked off this morning at Alexandria Area High School with the coronation of the 2015 King and Queen, Chad Blank and Karsen Granning. Other candidates included Dylan Larson, Henry...