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The levy is a 9.4% increase from last year's final levy.
This is the first time that all of the colleges and universities of Minnesota State have waived the application fee for an entire month.
Schools across the country have experienced false calls regarding active shooters in recent weeks, prompting law enforcement to investigate the matter. In Minnesota, 15 schools, from Rochester to Cloquet received hoax calls this week.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.
The decrease in immunization rates stems from when COVID-19 disrupted routine medical care for many in 2020 and 2021.
A school district in southern Minnesota offers online, career-minded coursework for students statewide.

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Minnesota is among a group of states that have not conformed their codes to a federal law exempting student loan debt forgiveness from taxes. Changing that has bipartisan backing, but any action will likely have to wait until January when lawmakers return to the capitol in St. Paul for the regular session.
According to the Alexandria Public Schools calendar, students in grades 9 through 12 have a total of 174 contact days, while middle school students (grades 6-8) have 173 days and elementary students (PreK-5) have 171 days.
Tuesday was the first day of school for students in Alexandria District 206

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