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West Central Area Secondary School placed on soft lockdown
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Mediation to begin today over veto by Gov. Dayton
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Betty Ruth Berry
Sharon L. Thoennes
Barbara J. Lee
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
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
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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American Red Cross
August 30, 2017
Alexandria woman helps out in Houston
Juanita Bolinger of Alexandria in no stranger to helping people in need — desperate need — as a volunteer for the American Red Cross....
August 30, 2017 - 10:47am
August 10, 2017
Red Cross: Blood donations urgently needed
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. In Douglas County, donors have two opportunities to give this month: noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas Ave.,...
August 10, 2017 - 2:19pm
June 6, 2017
Blood drive visits Miltona
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Miltona on June 7 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Community Center, 5590 County Road 14. Donors can make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767. Donors can...
June 6, 2017 - 11:37am
June 2, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Don't let blood supplies drop this summer
Have you ever donated blood? Or has it been awhile since your last blood donation? Now is the time to roll up your sleeve. The American Red Cross is urging those who have never given blood before — as well as those who haven't given recently — to make an appointment to...
June 2, 2017 - 10:12am
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