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DNR begins to suck out invasive species infestation
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Lacey (w/video)
Minnesota teenager dies after being dragged by vehicle
Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
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On The Street
Help paint the town purple next week
To help promote the Relay For Life of Douglas County, organizers are urging local businesses to "Paint the Town Purple" next week. A kickoff for the event is set for Monday, July 5. Volunteers are meeting near the Big Ole statue at 6 p.m.
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
'Kick for the Cure' to battle breast cancer
The Schutz Martial Arts Association will host a charity fundraising event in Alexandria on Friday, June 11 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the fight against breast cancer. It is working with a local "Walk for the Cure" team from the Fergus Falls area. All proceeds from this...
June 4, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Pampered Chef fights breast cancer with special shows
This May, in honor of Mother's Day, The Pampered Chef invites people to celebrate mothers, sisters and friends by hosting or attending a "Help Whip Cancer" fundraiser show. Guests can receive cooking tips while raising money for breast cancer awareness and early detection. Up to...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Local hospice program honors its volunteers
As part of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24), Hospice of Douglas County is honoring its volunteers who bring hope, dignity and love to those facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice volunteers make sure that the people they care for and their families find hope within each day,...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
April 25, 2010
Car show in Frazee to honor 18-year-old cancer victim
Last year, a group of car enthusiasts joined together and helped rebuild Tyler Shipman's Pontiac Fiero before he died of cancer. This year, they are rallying together again to hold a car show in the Frazee teen's memory. Twin Cities resident Chris Kliewer, who helped organize the...
April 25, 2010 - 12:22pm
April 9, 2010
Relay for Life survivor event set for April 18
Relay for Life of Douglas County will host a special evening honoring all Douglas County cancer survivors. The event will feature guest speakers, a dinner and an opportunity to meet other cancer survivors and their caregivers. If you are a cancer survivor or if you know of a cancer...
April 9, 2010 - 12:00am
McGinty battles colon cancer
If positive energy alone could heal all the world's illnesses, Mike McGinty would have a great start on his own recovery. Two months ago, McGinty...
April 9, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
New device for treating cancerous tumors arrives in Alexandria
CentraCare Radiation Oncology at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria continues to improve its services by beginning an upgrade to its linear...
January 15, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2009
Stop-N-Shop event helps Relay for Life
The Douglas County Relay for Life will be sponsoring the annual Stop-N-Shop on Thursday, December 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alexandria Armory. Numerous independent consultants will be available under one roof, offering something for everyone just in time for Christmas shopping. Bring...
November 26, 2009 - 12:00am
November 22, 2009
'Motorheads' rally for Frazee teen
"Each day is a gift." So says Frazee's Daneele Shipman, describing how her family has learned to cope in the weeks since son Tyler, 18, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Tyler, a senior at Frazee-Vergas High School, first began experiencing back pain early...
November 22, 2009 - 12:57pm
October 14, 2009
Benefit planned for Degen Meyer
A benefit for 4-month-old Degen Meyer is set for Saturday, October 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hoffman Community Center in Hoffman. He is the infant son of Edan and Sarah (Thorstad) Meyer of New Zealand, formerly of Douglas County, and the grandson of LeRoy and Sylvia Thorstad...
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am
October 9, 2009
JHS graduate joins two-month bike ride for cancer research
Justin Morrissette, son of Mark and Michelle Morrissette of Alexandria, recently embarked on a two-month bike ride from Los Angeles to Florida...
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
Benefit scheduled for Cole Haabala family
A benefit for the Cole Haabala family is set for Sunday, October 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. There will be a silent auction, raffle and refreshments. Cole is the son of Jon and Carly Haabala and the grandson of Phil and Pat Haabala and Randy and Joyce...
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
October 2, 2009
A special cup of lemonade
For the last couple of years, Pat and Phil Haabala of Alexandria have turned a little playhouse on their yard into a lemonade stand to raise...
October 2, 2009 - 12:05am
September 11, 2009
Casting for a Cure to help cancer fight
A "Casting for a Cure" fundraising event will take place this Saturday, September 12, throughout Minnesota, including Alexandria. The planning committee's goal is to raise $10,000 in the Land of 10,000 Lakes for local cancer research and resources, while providing the community with...
September 11, 2009 - 12:00am