Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter.
A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University.
She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
By Tara Bitzen/Forum News Service Authorities in Douglas and Pope counties continue to search for a missing 18-year-old woman. Laura Ann Schwendemann has been missing since Wednesday evening, October 14...