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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
Drug conviction earns more than seven years in prison
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Matzo (w/video)
Updated: Boy dies after rollover accident, girl injured
Truck hauling hazardous chemicals catches fire; homes near Paynesville evacuated
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
hires and promotions
on the street
February 3, 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine is a new full-service medical clinic in Alexandria specializing in naturopathic and functional medicine, clinical...
February 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
September 2, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: It's their world; learn to live in it
In April of this year, my life was completely turned upside down. I lost my parents. But not in the way you think. Physically, they are both...
September 2, 2016 - 9:44am
August 31, 2016
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
It’s easy to see why the tomato is a top choice among gardeners. These plants adapt well to most soil conditions; they are perfect for small garden spaces and the tomato itself has many uses. One plant is likely to yield a high number of tomatoes, so just a couple are necessary...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
To the editor: What ever happened to the good old days when our worst worries on the Fourth of July were traffic jams and wayward fireworks? A well-warranted worry, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Hotline, is food poisoning by nasty E. coli and salmonella...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Extension: Keep your tomato plants healthy
It’s easy to see why the tomato is a top choice among gardeners. These plants adapt well to most soil conditions, they are perfect for small garden spaces and the tomato itself has many uses. One plant is likely to yield a high number of tomatoes, so just a couple are necessary...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Klobuchar, Collins urge action to prevent Lyme disease
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), along with U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), called on the administration to take swift action to prevent and respond to Lyme disease. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that the number...
August 30, 2013 - 9:10am
August 25, 2013
Klobuchar calls for swift action against Lyme disease
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) called on the Administration to take swift action to prevent and respond to Lyme disease. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that diagnoses of Lyme disease are 10 times higher...
August 25, 2013 - 11:56am
August 20, 2013
Lyme disease numbers 10 times higher than previously reported says CDC
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an estimate of the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year and their new estimate is 10 times higher than previously reported. While the CDC's newest numbers estimate the number of Americans diagnosed...
August 20, 2013 - 7:13am
July 10, 2013
Cases of tick-borne diseases decreased in 2012
An unusually warm, dry spring and summer may have contributed to a substantial drop in cases of disease caused by ticks in 2012 in Minnesota. However, the decline doesn't mean the risk of illness from tick bites in 2013 will be any less than in most previous years, state health officials...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
September 26, 2012
Chronic disease and self-management course offered
CentraCare Health System, Long Prairie, is offering a six week Chronic Disease and Self-Management course starting October 10. This course, taught by two certified registered nurses at CentraCare Health System, Long Prairie, will help participants cope with chronic diseases such...
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
Putting their heart into it
More than 350 people braved a chilly, windy morning on September 8 to help those with heart problems. The 3rd annual Congenital Heart Defect...
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Minnesota reports first West Nile virus case of 2012
The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) disease in 2012 in a Minnesota resident has been confirmed. State health officials are urging Minnesotans to protect themselves from mosquitoes from now through the autumn frost. A St. Louis County man is the state's first laboratory-confirmed...
July 3, 2012 - 4:51pm
June 12, 2011
$40 million available for statewide chronic disease prevention programs
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today the availability of approximately $40 million to strengthen and better coordinate activities within state and territorial health departments aimed at preventing chronic diseases and promoting health. Created by the...
June 12, 2011 - 2:47pm
November 30, 2010
Deadly disease in the spotlight tomorrow
Minnesota will commemorate World AIDS Day tomorrow - Wednesday, Dec. 1 for the 23rd consecutive year. A variety of HIV testing and public awareness events have been planned for the day and through the month of December in Minnesota (a partial listing is below). The purpose of World...
November 30, 2010 - 9:19am
November 28, 2010
Report show sexually transmitted infections are increasing in Minnesota
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) expressed deep concern over the findings of a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicating high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI), particularly among women, and reinforced the need...
November 28, 2010 - 2:50pm