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March 20, 2019
Steve Deitz, left, and Dr. Erik Christiansen are shown at the Concordia College Choral Festival in January 2016, where their choirs were two of the three featured "Guest Honor Choirs." (Contributed)
Honoring tradition: Alexandria choir brings storied name as guest conductor
March 20, 2019 - 6:24pm
Alexandria School District expects shortfall for next year
March 20, 2019 - 11:15am
March 17, 2019
Counselor MaKenzie Johnson stands among passing students in Hermantown High School on Friday. The recommended ratio of counselors to students is 1-to-250. Minnesota currently averages one counselor for every 659 students. Tyler Schank / Forum News Service
‘The support they deserve’: Seeking solutions for Minnesota's school counselor shortage
March 17, 2019 - 7:12am
March 7, 2019
Suzie Larson and her son Aidan and daughter Lydia check out how an experiment of the role temperature plays in how fast minnows burn sugar, during the Discovery Middle School Academic Open House Feb. 19. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Discovery showcases student projects
March 7, 2019 - 5:56am
March 2, 2019
Under a trial to start this spring, all traffic into Alexandria Area High School's main parking lot will be from Pioneer Road, with all traffic exiting on 50th Avenue. (Contributed)
High school to change traffic flow
March 2, 2019 - 7:25am
February 26, 2019
Nearly 100 local children attended the event at the Early Education Center with their families, including these children playing a Frozen-themed beanbag toss with Elsa (Brianna Gesell) and Pirate (Lewis Barnum). (Contributed)
Stories come to life for families at Early Education Center
February 26, 2019 - 9:43am
February 25, 2019
Parkers Prairie closes school; buses on plowed roads only in other districts
February 25, 2019 - 8:00am
February 20, 2019
A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service until 6 p.m. Wednesday for the pink shaded areas, including Douglas County. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the purple areas.
Update: Minnewaska, Brandon-Evansville closing early
February 20, 2019 - 9:05am
February 13, 2019
Scholarship targets horticulture students
February 13, 2019 - 6:34pm
The culmination of the Minnesota Opera's residency in Alexandria this past week was a performance Sunday of "La Traviata" and more, in conjunction with the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra, at Alexandria Area High School's performing arts center. (Ross Evavold)
Bringing opera to kids: Minnesota Opera sets up shop in Alexandria schools
February 13, 2019 - 5:21pm
January 31, 2019
Update: Schools closing again Thursday
January 31, 2019 - 7:39am
January 29, 2019
One of the signs of bitter cold is sun dogs, the bright spots to the left and right of the sun that can create a halo effect. Caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere, several people have spotted them this past week. This photo of sun dogs with a sun halo was taken by Shana Vold from Bethany on the Lake in Alexandria.
Bitter cold leads schools, college to shut down Tuesday, Wednesday
January 29, 2019 - 6:12am
January 28, 2019
Jessica Chipman is a drama teacher at Alexandria Area High School and Discovery Middle School.
Creativity binds teachers' stories
January 28, 2019 - 9:38am
January 27, 2019
Area schools delayed two hours Monday
January 27, 2019 - 8:12pm
January 24, 2019
First-grader Joni Vanderheiden of Voyager Elementary School concentrates while spelling a word in the oral round of the spelling bee at Woodland Elementary School Friday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Students compete in spelling bee
January 24, 2019 - 5:36pm