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Watch out for fresh oil on Hwy 27 between Alexandria, Hoffman
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Grant application approved for visitor center
Mall is ready for a comeback
Basketball: New-look Alex girls gain some confidence with summer state title
Alexandria martial arts group competes at national tournament
Baseball: Post 87 loses two heartbreakers against Perham
Baseball: Alex Junior Red Legion team sweeps Aitkin for 16th win
Baseball: Post 87 splits with Thief River Falls for its ninth win in July
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
Jerry and Mary Kaye Wright
Open house dedicated to deer conversation set for Aug. 22 in Glenwood
Morken: Laying out a setup on a buck bed
Popular Minnesota state parks working to keep the crowds in the future
Morken: The path toward curing target panic
Bentlee's big bass
Paul D. LeBrasseur
Shirley (Schwartz) Fimon
Janice L. Payne
Philip Eugene Yeutter
An Echo Press Editorial: Now we know what fantastic is
2009: Brock Lesnar rules UFC
Letter to the Editor: Land of the free, home of the brave?
In the Know: What this new campaign will NOT tell you
A Guest Editorial: Honor journalists who gave their all
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
SuperAmerica to close doors
Hospitals blast Minnesota insurer
Endless Treasure opens: New second-hand store supports MS Society
Sanford helps high school athletes 'beef up'
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July 12, 2019
Alexandria School Board to take up levy Monday
The Alexandria School Board has until August to get an operating levy request on the November election ballot. However, it could authorize one at its regular monthly meeting Monday. During a work session this past Monday night, the board reviewed three options and appeared to settle...
July 12, 2019 - 1:16pm
July 10, 2019
Alexandria School Board favors phased-in levy approach
More than an hour into the Alexandria School Board's second work session to address the district's projected budget deficits, board member Dave Anderson cut through the ideas for solutions that were being bandied about — with most asking taxpayers to approve a 10-year operating...
July 10, 2019 - 7:24am
July 3, 2019
Tractor drive and picnic The local antique tractor club, Pioneer Power Club, will host a tractor drive and picnic on Sunday, July 7, with the...
July 3, 2019 - 3:20pm
June 21, 2019
INTERACTIVE: Today is the summer solstice. So enjoy these fun facts about summer and the longest day of the year
The long, painful winters in our region (and this year was certainly no exception) seem to make us especially grateful for summer, and it's finally here! Today is the summer solstice, marking the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Here are some fun/interesting facts...
June 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Alexandria School District explores budget squeeze
When Minnesota's two-year spending plan was signed into law recently, it included a 2 percent increase in education funding each of the next two years. For the Alexandria district, that meant an extra $2.28 million over the two years compared with current funding levels, with $410,886...
June 21, 2019 - 7:03am
June 19, 2019
Alexandria Area High School Honor Roll
The following students earned a GPA of at least 3.0 and were named to the 3rd quarter A honor roll at Alexandria Area High School. 9TH GRADE Jamie Allen, Kathrine Allen-Opp, Avery Anderson, Grady Anderson, Maggie Anderson, Damian Ayala, HaileeAnn Bailey, Isaac Baldry, Brycen Berg...
June 19, 2019 - 8:50am
Alexandria School Board repeals textbook policy
The Alexandria School Board repealed a policy for selecting and reviewing instructional materials at its Monday night meeting, and took the first...
June 19, 2019 - 6:27am
June 17, 2019
Community members looking at Option C: All grades would be housed in Brandon
Out of an estimated 160 people who attended a community meeting for the Brandon-Evansville School District Monday night in Evansville, just 94...
June 17, 2019 - 11:52pm
June 14, 2019
Flying High: For more than 100 years, the U.S. has recognized Flag Day
In 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson officially established Flag Day, it marked the anniversary of the Second Continental Congress creating...
June 14, 2019 - 9:03am
June 7, 2019
Central Minn. school serves substitute teacher with restraining order; Man denies allegations of threats, hit list
STAPLES, Minn. — A substitute teacher disputes allegations that led to a harassment restraining order from the Staples-Motley School District....
June 7, 2019 - 10:00am
May 31, 2019
In service of others: Haitian Initiative opens world to AAHS senior
In hindsight, the cards may have been perfectly stacked all along for Alexandria Area High School senior Mattie Bogart. It started when she used...
May 31, 2019 - 6:29am
May 30, 2019
DECA charts straight up
The DECA program at Alexandria Area High School has come a long way since it was revived by Eric Hartmann and Wendy Watts a half-dozen years...
May 30, 2019 - 5:57am
May 23, 2019
Alexandria School District pulls two books from program
In response to complaints about books some eighth-graders read as part of a language arts unit this year, Assistant Superintendent Rick Sansted announced at Monday night's Alexandria School Board meeting that parents will be part of a committee to review book selections in the future....
May 23, 2019 - 5:18pm
May 21, 2019
Bullying alleged at District 206
Two issues — bullying and books — packed the district office conference room Monday night for the Alexandria School Board's regular...
May 21, 2019 - 4:14pm
May 19, 2019
AAHS roads changing to one-ways
In an effort to improve safety and traffic flow, two roads leading to and from Alexandria Area High School's main parking lot are being temporarily...
May 19, 2019 - 6:52am