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April 30, 2018
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, addresses the Minnesota State Fire Department Association during its annual meeting in Alexandria Saturday. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
A new way of saving firefighters from cancer -- research
April 30, 2018 - 5:07pm
February 24, 2018
The winner of the Ice Castle fish house was Sanford Olson (second from left). He's shown with Paul Brickweg (owner of Paul’s Small Engine, which donated the prize) and Fishing for the Cure committee co-leads, Nancy Waldorf and Robbie Betterman. (Contributed)
Alexandria Industries' event reels in $50,000 for cancer research
February 24, 2018 - 7:21am
January 3, 2018
Two-year-old Kaidence Sletto, daughter of Adrianna and Kyle Sletto of Brandon, was diagnosed with an acute form of leukemia on Sunday, Dec. 17. She was placed in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator due to a mass on her chest that had been pushing on her lung, restricting her breathing. (Contributed)
Cough leads to cancer diagnosis for Brandon 2-year-old
January 3, 2018 - 7:08am
December 5, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton responds to a question during a 2015 governor's candidate debate in Moorhead, Minn. File Photo / Forum News Service
Now cancer-free, Dayton encourages screenings for early detection
December 5, 2017 - 2:06pm
August 30, 2017
Becky Strand of Alexandria (middle) and Cheryl Schaffran (right) speak with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar about their husbands, Kurt Strand and Jamie Schaffran, who died from cancer. Both men were firefighters. Klobuchar was in Alexandria Wednesday to talk about her bipartisan bill to establish a national cancer registry for firefighters. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Stalking a silent killer: Senator stops in Alexandria on campaign to track firefighter cancer rates
August 30, 2017 - 5:34pm
August 24, 2017
Cancer survivor honorees Amy Winter (left) and Lori Meissner (right) lead the way for the survivor’s lap at the 2017 Relay for Life on Friday, July 14. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
$183,000 raised at Relay for Life
August 24, 2017 - 11:45am
July 26, 2017
Kennedi Hay sells lemonade at a neighbor’s yard sale. The Hays started a lemonade stand to raise money for local families who are also fighting cancer. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)play button
A sweet setup to fight cancer
July 26, 2017 - 4:57pm
June 9, 2017
In October 2015, at 24 years old, Seth Lardy (right) was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia.  In order to manage the chronic disease, he takes at least 12 medications daily. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
An ongoing battle: Alexandria couple faces form of cancer rare in young adults
June 9, 2017 - 9:04am
Alexandria Fire Department firefighters Bill Thoennes (left) and Jason Schmidt (right) place their gear in an extractor, which removes soot, hydrocarbons and other toxins using special cleaning fluids. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A hidden danger for firefighters: Cancer
June 9, 2017 - 6:00am
May 12, 2017
After being diagnosed with bone cancer in her spine at age 5, Kayla Streich was told she likely wouldn’t be able to be physically active or have children. But Streich beat the odds, as she works out five times a week and recently gave birth to her daughter Raylee. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
A mom against all odds to celebrate first Mother's Day
May 12, 2017 - 7:53am
May 3, 2017
Kennedi's Karnival to benefit Hay family
May 3, 2017 - 6:05am
March 22, 2017
Randy Beman stands with his wife, Fay. Beman was diagnosed with cancer of the oropharynx. (Contributed)
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
February 28, 2017
Josh Molden introduces motivational speaker Eric Thomas to a gym full of students Monday at Alexandria Area High School. Molden’s wish, which was granted by Make-A-Wish, was to have Thomas come and speak to all the students at the high school. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Student fighting cancer uses wish to bring in inspiring speaker
February 28, 2017 - 9:49am
February 19, 2017
Avery Plohasz of Andover is excited to see a northern nabbed by Chad Zimmel of Osakis during Alexandria Industries' Fishing for a Cure on Smith Lake east of Alexandria Saturday. More photos will be printed in Wednesday's issue and on the Echo Press Facebook page. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press) play button
Update: Fishing for a Cure helps cancer fighters (w/video)
February 19, 2017 - 10:36am
February 16, 2017
Fishing for the Cure is Saturday on Smith Lake
February 16, 2017 - 1:54pm