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Long repair list for B-E schools
NorthStar Group breaks ground on sports complex, home of FCA Hockey
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Volleyball: Panthers fall to Knights in five sets
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
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September 29, 2017
A touch of Norway: Senior center exhibit focuses on rosemaling
Artist Gerri Carlson took her first rosemaling class in Starbuck, drawn to the Norwegian folk art featuring floral designs and patterns. "There...
September 29, 2017 - 6:13am
March 31, 2017
Education session covers topic of stroke, falls
Ecumen Bethany Community invites the public to learn how to recognize the warning signs of a stroke, as well as tips to decrease falls at a free education session. The session will be held on Tuesday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Winona Shores Community Room, 1010 Lark St., Alexandria....
March 31, 2017 - 11:00am
March 17, 2017
Written Gift can help create health care directive
What is the Written Gift? The Written Gift is a local nonprofit dedicated to engaging the community in an advance care planning process while promoting end of life choices based on an individual's goals, values and beliefs.
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
March 3, 2017
Alexandria again tops list of Minnesota retirement spots
For the second year in a row, Alexandria has come out on top of a survey that ranks the best cities in Minnesota for retirees. The rankings by SmartAsset.com consider access to health care, taxes, and recreational and social opportunities in the community. In the three years of the...
March 3, 2017 - 9:00am
February 8, 2017
Manage chronic conditions and master aging at workshops
Aging mastery The Aging Mastery Program is designed to inform, encourage and support older adults as they take steps to improve their lives and stay engaged in their communities. The program is all about feeling better today and staying healthy for the future.
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
Social Security tax forms available online
By Rhonda Whitenack and Jim Czechowicz, Social Security office in Bloomington and St. Paul Tax time is fast approaching. Preparing your documents can seem overwhelming. Some forms and paperwork might be difficult to track down. Social Security has made it easy to track down your...
February 8, 2017 - 11:00am
February 1, 2017
Ecumen educational session topic is advance care planning
Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria will host an educational session, The Written Gift, to help approach a difficult topic: advance care planning. It will be held on Monday, Feb. 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the Winona Shores Community Room, 1010 Lark St., Alexandria.
February 1, 2017 - 10:00am
January 18, 2017
Driver Improvement Course offered Feb. 8
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Rd SE, Alexandria. The Driver Improvement Course is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety...
January 18, 2017 - 9:00am
December 28, 2016
Holiday season is good time to discuss aging with loved ones
Minnesota's senior population is doubling as baby boomers reach retirement age, and that means many families have a growing number of older relatives. When families gather for the holidays, it can be a time in which changes in older relatives are noticed and concerns about their health...
December 28, 2016 - 9:00am
December 21, 2016
Local seniors get a jump-start on New Year's Resolutions
While most people are still trying to decide how to accomplish their 2017 New Year's resolutions, residents of Ecumen Bethany Community are beginning...
December 21, 2016 - 9:00am
November 16, 2016
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a four-hour refresher course on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria. The cost is $22. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research...
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
Sound Idea to give Second Sunday concert
The musical duo of Tim Cochran and Doug Tatge, aka Sound Idea, will play at the Alexandria Senior Center on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 2:30 to 4 p.m....
November 9, 2016 - 11:00am
Take care to give care
By Mary Krueger The theme for National Family Caregivers Month for November 2016 is "Take Care to Give Care." The first rule of taking care...
November 9, 2016 - 11:00am
Students give of their time to help seniors
Students from the National Honor Society volunteer their time once a month at the Alexandria Senior Center to assist seniors with their smartphones,...
November 9, 2016 - 11:00am
October 14, 2016
Aging with Attitude! Expo is set for Oct. 21
This year's Aging with Attitude! Expo will be held Friday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sauk Centre High School. This event is free and open to the public. The expo is designed to educate, inform and entertain residents of Central Minnesota. Local TV and radio personality...
October 14, 2016 - 2:00am