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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
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Engaged - Benning and Notch
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DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
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IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 1, 2010
Blood donors urgently needed
Blood donations through the local American Red Cross Blood Services Region declined during the summer months, resulting in an urgent need of all blood types, especially type O negative, right now and in the weeks ahead. Type O negative donors can make the difference between an adequate...
September 1, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Red Cross offers chance to win a new car by donating blood
Voluntarily giving blood or platelets for patients in need is a great reward in itself, but the American Red Cross and Red Cross Racing are upping the ante by giving away a brand new car. Thanks to a donation by the Ford Motor Company, the Red Cross is giving away a 2011 Ford Fiesta...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
June 16, 2010
Beat dog days of summer and donate blood
While the temperature outside is rising, the blood supply often drops, due to donors being on vacation or busy with summer activities, according to the American Red Cross. "Summer is a fun, but busy season for a lot of people," said Geoff Kaufmann, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Celebrate World Blood Donor Day by giving blood
June 14 is World Blood Donor Day - a time to celebrate those who donate blood to help save lives without expecting anything in return. It is also a day to raise awareness of the need for a safe and stable supply of blood products for patients in need of a transfusion. This year,...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
April 9, 2010
Feel good about giving back donating blood
Looking for a way to give back to your community, but don't have a lot of time to volunteer? The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that in about an hour, you can help save a life by donating blood and the gratification you'll feel when you donate is instant. "Blood...
April 9, 2010 - 12:00am
March 24, 2010
Celebrate volunteerism and donate blood
Volunteers are the backbone of the American Red Cross and each year, nearly six million pints of blood are donated through the Red Cross. This April, the Red Cross is encouraging people to celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, by making an appointment to donate blood. "Your...
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Feel good about give back by donating blood
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community, but don't have a lot of time to volunteer? The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that in about an hour, you can help save a life by donating blood and the gratification you'll feel when you donate is instant. Upcoming...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
February 5, 2010
Give the gift of life this Valentine's Day
Finding the perfect gift to give for Valentine's Day can be challenging. But giving the gift of life is easy, say American Red Cross leaders. This Valentine's Day, give blood through the American Red Cross in honor of your special someone. Or better yet, give blood with your special...
February 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 27, 2010
Brandon Red Cross blood drive is February 1
Severe winter weather throughout the Midwest canceled numerous blood drives and impacted blood donations to the American Red Cross. Currently, the overall blood supply is sufficient, but type O negative blood supplies have dropped to emergency levels - less than a one-day supply...
January 27, 2010 - 12:00am
January 20, 2010
Blood drives planning in Brandon, Alexandria and Osakis
While all blood types are needed and welcomed, type O negative blood is especially needed at this time, according to the American Red Cross. Type O negative blood is called the universal donor because it can be transfused to any blood type and is a lifesaver in emergency situations...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
Preparation is key to successful blood donation
Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
December 24, 2009
American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month
January is National Blood Donor Month. Throughout the month of January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the contributions of millions of blood donors who give patients hope. "During National Blood Donor Month, I'd like to thank all of our dedicated blood donors," said Geoff...
December 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Join the family of voluteers in donating blood
Volunteerism remains strong in America despite the tough economy, according to a report from The Corporation for National and Community Service. In fact, the number of volunteers donating blood increased by about 1 million from 2007 to 2008 to a total of 61.8 million.
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
December 4, 2009
Give some hope - donate blood
Blood donation. It's the priceless gift of hope. By making an appointment to donate blood through the American Red Cross this holiday season, you not only give someone hope - you help save lives, too. "By donating blood, you can help ensure a sufficient blood supply for the holiday...
December 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Start a new tradition - donate blood
As family and friends come together and celebrate their Thanksgiving traditions, the American Red Cross offers eligible blood donors another Thanksgiving celebration - gathering together and donating blood. "The donation process takes about an hour and offers families a chance to...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am