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Minnesota has a Confederate symbol -- and it's going to keep it
Fire destroys home in Garfield w/video
Sports schedule for Monday, Aug. 21
Tennis: Osakis starts 2-0 at Pequot Lakes
Sports schedule for Saturday, Aug. 19
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Garden experiment produces sky-high sunflowers
Refresher courses offered for older drivers
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Johnson - Engebretson
DNR: Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Minnewaska
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
Richard (Dick) Emery Zunker
Jerry Lee Busch
Georgia Rose Gerth
Betty A. Johnson
Delores M. Johnson
Letter: Minneapolis' move to restrict menthol is inspiring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
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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
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
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
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
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
October 7, 2016
Understanding aging parents' future is focus of workshop
Though some may feel ill-prepared, having healthy conversations enables both adult children and their parents to arrive at a common understanding as to a parent's vision for their future. In a free, educational workshop entitled "Heart to Heart: As Your Parents Age," participants...
October 7, 2016 - 3:00am