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Law Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 19-21
Douglas County Board approves contracts with Miltona, Evansville
Priest says 'fear has overtaken' him since attack
Bill would allow undocumented immigrants to get Minn. driver's licenses
Facebook video shows dog being shot in central Minnesota
Sports schedule for Friday, Feb. 22
Boys basketball: Knights create some distance from B-E in 6A matchup
Boys basketball: Johnson sets another Ashby scoring mark in win
Boys basketball: Win 22 comes easy for Osakis
Girls basketball: Cards grab their 20th win after season sweep of Apollo
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dylan Kriese- Rachel Jones
Wildlife weather the winter
Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes
Mike Frisch: A look ahead
Big tullibee pulled through the ice on the Alexandria Chain
Fishing For the Cure sets sights high
Ellsworth L. Molden
James A. "Jim" Floding
Ellsworth L. Molden
Van Sidney Eastlund
Letter to the Editor: An ode to a winter bird
In the Know: A seamless transfer of degrees
1994: Alexandria restricts smoking on city property
Letter to the Editor: Leading from the heart can be unwise
An Echo Press Editorial: Sunny news about jobs
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Cancer, company create crowd at ice fishing event
Minn. man wants to know why a drug costs $40 in Canada, $350 in US
Heartland researchers published nationally
Family makes tough decision to sell cows
hires and promotions
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February 20, 2019
Update: Minnewaska, Brandon-Evansville closing early
The snowy weather forced three area schools to call of school Wednesday, while two others have announced they will be closing early. Alexandria,...
February 20, 2019 - 9:05am
February 13, 2019
Scholarship targets horticulture students
Local horticulture students can apply for a $500 post-secondary scholarship through the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County. The scholarship will be awarded this spring. Applications are open to full-time college or university students pursuing a career...
February 13, 2019 - 6:34pm
Bringing opera to kids: Minnesota Opera sets up shop in Alexandria schools
When the Minnesota Opera last sent a teaching artist to Alexandria public schools several years ago, so many children trooped onto stage for...
February 13, 2019 - 5:21pm
January 31, 2019
Update: Schools closing again Thursday
Several area school districts decided Wednesday to make it three consecutive days of school closings. With temperatures expected to sink to 32 below zero Wednesday night, and remain below zero Thursday with wind chills as low as 48 below, area schools opted to either close school...
January 31, 2019 - 7:39am
January 29, 2019
Bitter cold leads schools, college to shut down Tuesday, Wednesday
There's cold, and then there's record cold. With wind chills forecast to go as low as -55 Tuesday, and air temperatures not expected to rise...
January 29, 2019 - 6:12am
January 28, 2019
Creativity binds teachers' stories
The creativity of two teachers at Alexandria Area High School has led them down separate paths. While Kallie Grote and Jessica Chipman have taken...
January 28, 2019 - 9:38am
January 27, 2019
Area schools delayed two hours Monday
The winter storm that is passing through Minnesota has caused several area school districts to delay the start of school by two hours Monday. Alexandria was joined by Osakis, Brandon-Evansville, MInnewaska and West Central Area in announcing Sunday evening that they would be opening...
January 27, 2019 - 8:12pm
January 24, 2019
Students compete in spelling bee
Sixty-two students in grades 1-5 competed in the Elementary Spelling Bee at Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria Friday. After completing...
January 24, 2019 - 5:36pm
January 21, 2019
Christenson, Maier nominated for AAA honors
Seniors Sydney Christenson and Sam Maier at Alexandria Area High School have been nominated to represent the school in the AAA program in Section...
January 21, 2019 - 8:28am
January 18, 2019
Bingo to benefit veterans group
English students at Alexandria Area High School are holding their first Bingo event in support of U.S. war veterans. The event, called Bingo with the Brave, is coordinated by students from the English department and sponsored by the local chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars. It will...
January 18, 2019 - 5:31pm
January 17, 2019
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Dean's list Gregg Raisanen, senior dean of academic affairs and students at Alexandria Technical and Community College recognizes individual students for academic excellence during fall 2018. The following students were named to the dean's list for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher...
January 17, 2019 - 5:40pm
January 16, 2019
Unified Club dips toe in water
A club that combines general and special education students is hosting a cold-water plunge this week to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Minnesota. The Cool School Plunge is being put on by the Unified Club at Discovery Middle School, and is open to students and staff...
January 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
January 14, 2019
Zwilling, Carlsen nominated for ExCEL award
Anna Zwilling and Matthew Carlsen have been nominated by Alexandria Area High School for the ExCEL Award. ExCEL — which stands for Excellence...
January 14, 2019 - 1:22pm
January 12, 2019
Alexandria High School hosts Shark Tank event
On Sunday, Jan. 13, seven groups from the local high school DECA chapter will present projects in the second annual Shark Tank scholarship competition. Students will present to a panel of judges from Geneva Capital with the opportunity to win more than $5,000 in scholarships.
January 12, 2019 - 7:53am
January 9, 2019
Enrollment pace picking up: Double-digit increase in student numbers forecast in next decade
The number of students in the Alexandria school district is expected to grow by double-digits over the next decade, a consultant told the school...
January 9, 2019 - 8:10am