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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
Daniel O. Reese
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
American Red Cross
December 16, 2016
A few local entities are doing their part to help the Alexandria family who lost their home to a fire Friday, Dec. 9. Each year, both Burger King restaurants in town adopt a local family in need and raise money to buy them Christmas gifts. Burger King North has adopted the Scott...
December 16, 2016 - 8:00am
October 14, 2016
Forada Fire Department installs free fire detectors in homes
The Forada Fire Department, which includes 30 members, teamed up with the American Red Cross on Monday, Oct. 10 to visit several residential...
October 14, 2016 - 1:00am
February 5, 2016
Donors urged to help maintain blood supply
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February. During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Severe winter weather in January forced...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
Three lives saved every 56 days
Avid blood donor passes nine gallon milestone
August 5, 2015 - 12:00am
July 10, 2015
Gray Ladies receive honor of excellence
For more than 60 years, the Alexandria Gray Ladies have dedicated volunteer services to the American Red Cross. On June 30, they were recognized...
July 10, 2015 - 12:00am
July 2, 2015
Who is the mystery hero?
Echo Press searching for man who donated 16th gallon of blood
July 2, 2015 - 4:21pm
May 13, 2015
Students can register for Red Cross scholarship program
High school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and August 31. The program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds...
May 13, 2015 - 12:00am
April 22, 2015
American Red Cross launches new emergency app
The American Red Cross has released its new free Emergency App, which gives people instant access to weather alerts, life-saving information and ways to contact family and friends. The app provides expert advice on what to do in case of disasters such as floods, tornadoes and more....
April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
November 21, 2014
Nominations sought for Red Cross Hero Awards
The Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Heroes Awards. Each year, the Red Cross honors individuals and groups for acts of bravery, dedication and service to their communities. Minnesota heroes will be honored at the annual American...
November 21, 2014 - 12:00am
April 30, 2014
Key Club organizes biannual blood drive
Youth represent an important portion of blood donations in Minnesota
April 30, 2014 - 12:00am
December 27, 2013
American Red Cross expects decline in blood and platelet donations during holidays
Every two seconds, someone in U.S. needs blood
December 27, 2013 - 8:44am
November 13, 2013
Red Cross launches High School Leadership Program
High school students across the country can help patients in need by donating blood and platelets, volunteering at blood drives and donation centers, and recruiting new donors with the American Red Cross. In turn, students can earn educational rewards for their community service...
November 13, 2013 - 8:37am
June 17, 2009
One in 10 hospital patients needs blood
A recent survey showed that out of 178 countries, only 39 have 100 percent voluntary, unpaid blood donations.
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Make blood donation part of summer plans
Memorial Day and the beginning of summer are just around the corner. The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that the need for blood doesn't take a vacation. "Blood drives at high schools and universities account for about 20 percent of blood donations made through the...
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am