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Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Morken: Make the most of this final month
Five cases of CWD confirmed in southeastern Minnesota
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
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Herbert Nicholas Botzet
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EDITORIAL: Area needs a homeless shelter
Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
LETTER: Farm bill renewal is in sight
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Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
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
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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November 11, 2016
Speaker to connect conventional, natural cancer therapies
"The power of one simple habit can transform your life." Using this mantra, Kim Dalzell, Ph.D., RD, will give a talk about nutritional therapies for cancer patients on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open...
November 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
August 19, 2016
Relay for Life raises more than $186,000
In just one night, lives were changed and the future was impacted in an incredible way. The event’s purpose is to celebrate survivors, remember those lost and continue to fight back against cancer. “You’ve got all levels. It’s very humbling and very touching during those...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
The public is invited to attend a pancake breakfast benefit for the Steve Pederson family on Saturday, July 30 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Kensington...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Relay for Life draws annual attendees, newcomers
Though the Relay for Life of Douglas County kicked off on a celebratory note at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 8, the event quickly turned emotional...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
'Be patient, loving and caring'
Last year was the first time Gloria Daker of Alexandria participated in the Douglas County Relay for Life event. She was on the committee for...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
July 6, 2016
Cancer survivors share stories
As of early last week, there were 42 teams with 464 participants who have raised nearly $110,000 for this year's Relay for Life of Douglas County. Among those participating are three survivor honorees — Missy Hanson, Jeremy Schneider and R.C. Christensen, and one caregiver honoree,...
July 6, 2016 - 12:08pm
December 30, 2015
The support of a survivor
Willie Wrede of Osakis knows all too well the effects of cancer. In 1997, while living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a mere six months after...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Event helps cancer warriors
When Shelly Engfer-Triebenbach of Osakis was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer two years ago, her survival statistics looked pretty dismal. Only...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
July 10, 2015
Strides against cancer Friday night in Alexandria
Step by step, stride by stride, hundreds gathered in Alexandria Friday night for the annual Douglas County American Cancer Society Relay For...
July 10, 2015 - 7:50pm
July 9, 2015
Purple popping up all over
Seeing purple? A lot of purple is popping up in Alexandria this week as part of the annual Relay for Life fundraiser for cancer research. The...
July 9, 2015 - 2:33pm
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
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
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
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