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One transported after minor injuries in crash near Miltona
Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Douglas County offers free water checks
'Everything was a mess:' Kensington turkey farm cleaning up after storm
Be prepared: Marching bands are coming
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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