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Broken Fiddle moves to bigger venue
Filings open for county, cities, school board
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Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Please stop the hate
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OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
October 28, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
October 28, 2017 - 8:58am
July 7, 2017
Red Cross issues emergency call for blood
The American Red Cross is calling all eligible blood donors into emergency action, after coming up about 61,000 donations short over the last two months nationwide. The Red Cross said in a press release that the effects of such a shortage are the same as the Red Cross not collecting...
July 7, 2017 - 5:02pm
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
January 6, 2017
Blood shortage at 'crisis level'
Snow and cold have disrupted a lot of lives this winter, including the lives of people who make a point to donate blood. That has led the American Red Cross, which supplies blood for Douglas County Hospital and numerous other health care providers across Minnesota, to put out an...
January 6, 2017 - 6:00am
January 29, 2016
Red Cross in need of blood, platelet donations
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected. "Blood products are being delivered to hospitals...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Upcoming blood drive
Following is an upcoming Red Cross blood drive in the area: • Tuesday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cornerstone Church, 202 Seventh Avenue E., Alexandria Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for information. A blood donor’s card or driver’s...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
August 13, 2014
Following are the upcoming Red Cross blood drives in the area: • Monday, August 18, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas St., Alexandria. • Tuesday, August 19, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas St., Alexandria. • Wednesday, August 20, 10...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
August 21, 2013
Following is an upcoming Red Cross blood drive in the area: Tuesday, September 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cornerstone Church, 202 7th Avenue East, Alexandria. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for information. A blood donor's card or driver's license,...
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
June 18, 2013
Give blood, get into Valleyfair for free
With more than 44,000 blood donations needed daily, Valleyfair is teaming up with the Red Cross for a blood drive on Thursday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any individual who donates blood during the drive will receive one free admission ticket into Valleyfair. American Red...
June 18, 2013 - 11:41am
September 9, 2012
High blood pressure out of control, says Minnesota Department of Health
High blood pressure is a nationwide concern and a costly health problem, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Almost 67 million American adults have high blood pressure, and half of them do not have it under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a major contributor...
September 9, 2012 - 2:40pm
August 3, 2012
Recent study on blood mercury levels raises concerns
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reminds anglers that they can reduce potential health risks by following the state's current advice on safely consuming fish. This year's edition of the state's fish consumption guidelines includes guidelines for limiting consumption of specific...
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Upcoming blood drives
Following are the upcoming blood drives in the area: Monday, April 23 from noon to 6 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas, in Alexandria. Tuesday, April 24 from noon to 6 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran in Alexandria. Thursday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Armory,...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Upcoming blood drives
Monday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Armory, 311 Broadway in Alexandria. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for information. A blood donor's card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required. Individuals...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Upcoming blood drives
Following are the upcoming blood drives in the area: Monday, March 19 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 420 Irving Street, Alexandria. Tuesday, March 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 420 Irving Street, Alexandria. Thursday,...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Upcoming blood drives
Following are the upcoming blood drives in the area: Thursday, February 23, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas Street, Alexandria. Friday, February 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas Street, Alexandria. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am