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Too drunk to consent to sex? Minnesota coalition wants law to protect you
BE School District approves 5 percent levy increase
Walz, Flanagan announce first five picks for their administration
Regents approve Gabel as next U of M president
Broadway project moves ahead
Girls Hockey: Cardinals win overtime thriller
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 18
Sports schedule for Monday, Dec. 17
Girls hockey: Fourth-ranked White Hawks shut out Alexandria
Boys hockey: Fifth-ranked EGF jumps all over Alexandria
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....
Faith Weisel Curtis
Morken: Buck tag left to fill? Why this could be the week
Presumptive positive for CWD in wild deer found in Houston County for first time
Mike Frisch: In the blink of an eye
DNR announces two December deer hunts as part of CWD management efforts
Orval D. Freitag
Ruth Jane Peterson
Michael C. Williams
Letter to the Editor: Immigration is reshaping rural America
Letter to the Editor: Remembering Dale Serum
It's Our Turn: Don't be afraid to be silly
Commentary: An update on B/E school plans
An Echo Press Editorial: In defense of tax increases...
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
On The Street
Christmas on the Ranch: With a Purpose
Farm bill sails through House with momentum for Trump's signature
More store closings greet holiday shoppers: Sears, Payless to close its doors
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November 23, 2018
Miltona school project advances
At its monthly meeting Monday night, the Alexandria School Board approved construction documents for scaled-back renovations at Miltona Science Magnet School. The board approved advertising for bids on the construction plans, which are intended to address space and security concerns....
November 23, 2018 - 12:39pm
November 15, 2018
ABCs and TLC: Grandma Lois and Grandpa Bob dispense love, skills to elementary school students
Voyager Elementary School has something many other public schools do not: a grandpa and a grandma. Most days, Grandma Lois Peterson and Grandpa...
November 15, 2018 - 6:27am
October 16, 2018
School district's 2018 enrollment dips slightly
Following two years when official enrollment in the Alexandria Area School District rose a combined 4.6 percent, the Oct. 1 figures reported to the state showed a slight decrease. Trevor Peterson, director of business services for the district, informed the school board at its monthly...
October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
October 5, 2018
Three area schools get grants: State money earmarked for improving security
Three area schools are among the fortunate few to be awarded school safety grants from the state of Minnesota. Alexandria, Parkers Prairie and...
October 5, 2018 - 6:04am
September 18, 2018
Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Enrollment is up once again in the Brandon-Evansville School District. At this time last year, there were 465 students and this year, there are 474. That's an increase of nine students in one year, and 17 students from the start of the 2016-17 school year, which had 457 students....
September 18, 2018 - 3:31pm
September 4, 2018
A rainy return to school
Students and parents try not to get wet as the cross the parking lot at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria Tuesday morning. Tuesday was...
September 4, 2018 - 1:47pm
August 30, 2018
Residents in Evansville share thoughts at school listening session: Cost is top priority w/video
When it comes to the facility needs for the Brandon-Evansville School District, cost was one of the biggest factors cited by attendees at a listening...
August 30, 2018 - 3:10pm
August 29, 2018
B-E school residents share ideas: Safety a top priority
In a Top Ten list of biggest needs for the Brandon-Evansville School District, safe and secured entrances were the top priority. Other items...
August 29, 2018 - 9:34pm
August 25, 2018
Listening sessions set for BE school district
Four community listening sessions in the next month have been set for the Brandon-Evansville School District. The school board has hired ICS Consulting to help the district assess its facility issues and needs. As part of the firm's services, the consultants assigned to the school...
August 25, 2018 - 7:42am
July 17, 2018
B-E School hires ICS Consulting
The Brandon-Evansville School Board unanimously approved the hiring of ICS Consulting to help the school district address its facility issues and needs at its Monday night meeting. The hiring of the consulting firm has the potential for leading to either the building of one or two...
July 17, 2018 - 3:45pm
July 6, 2018
Four firms vie for BE facilities work
Brandon-Evansville School Board members have a decision to make. Over the course of the past couple of weeks, the board heard from four consulting...
July 6, 2018 - 8:02am
June 28, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Families should speak out on B/E school
To the editor: In life, you have the "haves" and the "have nots." Some have money, some don't. Some have power, some don't. Some have a vision for the future, some do not. When you get a group that has all three "haves" good things can happen and it can be quite magical!
June 28, 2018 - 7:59am
June 20, 2018
Break-even preliminary budget passed
Although the school year just ended, the Brandon-Evansville School is already planning ahead and at its regular meeting Monday night, the board...
June 20, 2018 - 12:19pm
June 10, 2018
Workshops set for B-E School Board
Two workshops to discuss facilities have been set for the Brandon-Evansville School Board. Last fall, a referendum failed that would have built a brand new K-12 school in Brandon. The two school campuses — one in Brandon and one in Evansville — are aging and both buildings...
June 10, 2018 - 12:17pm
May 23, 2018
Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
Almost all students enjoy the chance to take a break from classes. But eighth grade students at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria had a chance...
May 23, 2018 - 12:53pm