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Family OK after Jeep goes airborne near Evansville
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, July 19
Updated: Driver killed, four children injured on I-94 near St. Cloud
Parkers Prairie Aquatic Center nears completion
Judge says Dayton wrong when he 'effectively abolished the Legislature'
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
Viking Speedway: Meyers take three out of top four in late models
Eyes on state: Alex legion team hopes to return to state after falling short last year
Legion Baseball: Richards fans 10 to take game one
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018
A bit about Butter Days in Millerville
'Good memories' for Lund's Bait Shop
Downtown's Party in the Street is Friday
Class of 1952 class reunion planned
Alexandria Central High School reunion set for July 28-29
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Stella Mae Altnow
Robert O. Hubbard
Marilyn Martha Weedman
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Observations from the Archives: 2007: New land for a new high school
It's Our Turn: The story of an imaginary gunslinger
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
National Elks leaders visit Alexandria
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On The Street
October 29, 2013
What can you say to help someone with cancer?
This year alone, 238,000 men will be diagnosed with new cases of prostate cancer, the most common incidence of the disease. More than 234,580 men and women will learn they have breast cancer, the second most common today, according to the National Cancer Institute. All told, about...
October 29, 2013 - 10:42am
August 7, 2013
Childhood sun exposure increases skin cancer risk
Exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person's chances of developing...
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
Skin cancer on the rise for ages 50+
Skin cancer is on the rise among older adults. More adults age 55 or older than ever are being diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. This may be due to the increased use of tanning beds among the older generations, or it may be due to an increased awareness...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Relay for Life cut short but fight continues
As the sun began to set Friday night, thousands of people from Douglas County came together to remember and fight back against cancer at the...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Unexpected journeys for three determined cancer battlers
The fight to end cancer starts with one step that leads to many more steps. And with each step, the fight to end cancer draws closer. On July...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
July 3, 2013
Childhood sun exposure increases skin cancer risk later in life
With the school year over and summer officially here, kids are spending more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence...
July 3, 2013 - 11:19am
June 23, 2013
How to navigate a cancer diagnosis
Unlike many of the most important events in one's life - graduation, marriage, having a child - almost no one anticipates a cancer diagnosis. This year, nearly 239,000 U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 232,000 women will learn they have breast cancer,...
June 23, 2013 - 4:21pm
May 24, 2013
Come celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers
Douglas County Relay for Life Committee will host the 2013 Douglas County Survivor/Caregiver Social on Sunday, June 2 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, Alexandria. Registration and social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with the dinner and program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner...
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
May 20, 2013
Know these warning signs of skin cancer; it could save your life
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and while the dangers of melanoma are well known, it is important not to neglect the warning signs of the two most common types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which can also become disfiguring and even...
May 20, 2013 - 8:06am
May 17, 2013
Keep a light on for cancer fight next Tuesday
The Douglas County Relay For Life fundraiser for cancer research will be observing its 20th year this summer. The American Cancer Society's 100th birthday is also happening this year. On the eve of the 100th birthday, local Relay for Life organizers are encouraging residents to...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
March 8, 2013
Sister of radon victim from Glenwood continues fight
ST. PAUL -- Janet Thompson was being treated for terminal lung cancer, but her thoughts were about others. She lobbied people she saw to check...
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am
February 6, 2013
Hope blooms in Douglas County; Daffodil Days help fight cancer
Through its Daffodil Days program, The American Cancer Society offers a way to acknowledge special individuals in people's lives while helping to fight against cancer. People can order daffodils for friends, customers, employees, etc., to help brighten their days. Volunteers will...
February 6, 2013 - 12:00am
January 17, 2013
Cancer deaths drop in U.S. and Minnesota, says new report
As of 2009, the overall death rate for cancer in the United States had declined 20 percent from its peak in 1991, translating to the avoidance of approximately 1.2 million deaths from cancer - 152,900 of these in 2009 alone. These figures come from the American Cancer Society's annual...
January 17, 2013 - 8:17am
January 7, 2013
Winter is good time to test your home for radon
Every 25 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the largest environmental cancer risk and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Fortunately, the risk is largely preventable, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Health. More...
January 7, 2013 - 10:06am
January 5, 2013
Event helps caregivers cope with cancer
Caregivers of patients with cancer are invited to an evening of activities to help cope with cancer from 6 to 7:30 p.m., January 14, in the Windfeldt Room at CentraCare Health Plaza in St. Cloud. Stephanie Hern, MS, Family Therapy Doctoral Intern with the Coborn Cancer Center will...
January 5, 2013 - 3:23pm