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Taxes to dip for some in Alexandria
Plans take shape for veterans memorial
City Hall to add credit card machine
Willmar man gets prison term for kidnapping estranged wife
Manslaughter charges filed in central Minn. case where man was run over in farmyard
Sports briefs: Munsch named COY, Aces tryouts next week
Volleyball: Knights gain momentum as Chargers search for answers
Tennis: Silverstreaks improve to 15-1 with another victory
WCA takes first in Class A at huge Mega Meet
Football: Lakers fall to Warriors, 23-7
Top coach to speak next week at Impact Alexandria
Cedar Building seeks 'history hoarders' and provides glimpses into past
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Don & Betty Kuelbs
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Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Mary M. Odland
James "Jim" W. Anderson
Lorraine K. Porter
Michelle Kay "Ma Miller" Miller
Letter: Music and songs with meaning
Commentary: A dialogue on race and a Confederate flag
It's Our Turn: The importance of precise guesstimation
Letter: Who earned the right to sit during anthem?
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Fairfield Inn to open in January
Data trackers zero in on Alexandria area
Tastefully Simple confirms layoffs, opening up building space for tenants
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December 10, 2010
Give blood, win big!
The perfect gift this season can be found without stepping into a mall, placing an order online or spending a dime. Give the gift of life this holiday season by donating blood through the American Red Cross. All blood and platelet donors in December will be entered into a daily raffle...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 25, 2010
Donate a blanket, get a free sub sandwich
A Bloomington-based non-profit, Bridging, Inc., gives away nearly 12,000 beds each year, but are always short of blankets to go with them. On Sunday, December 5, Subway restaurants in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin are partnering with Bridging, Inc. to collect blankets that...
November 25, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
Recruit a friend and double your lifesaving impact
If you're looking for ways to increase the impact of your blood donation, you can encourage your friends and family to become dedicated blood donors also by sending an American Red Cross eCard, inviting them to donate with you, or coordinating a blood drive in your community or workplace....
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Feel good about give back by donating blood
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community, but don't have a lot of time to volunteer? The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that in about an hour, you can help save a life by donating blood and the gratification you'll feel when you donate is instant. Upcoming...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
Preparation is key to successful blood donation
Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
December 31, 2009
Local Slumberland donates beds to families
This holiday season, the Alexandria Slumberland store is working to provide families in need with new beds through its annual Making Homes for the Holidays program. This December, Slumberland Furniture as a whole will donate approximately 1,300 mattress and box spring sets to nonprofit...
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2009
American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month
January is National Blood Donor Month. Throughout the month of January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the contributions of millions of blood donors who give patients hope. "During National Blood Donor Month, I'd like to thank all of our dedicated blood donors," said Geoff...
December 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Join the family of voluteers in donating blood
Volunteerism remains strong in America despite the tough economy, according to a report from The Corporation for National and Community Service. In fact, the number of volunteers donating blood increased by about 1 million from 2007 to 2008 to a total of 61.8 million.
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Start a new tradition - donate blood
As family and friends come together and celebrate their Thanksgiving traditions, the American Red Cross offers eligible blood donors another Thanksgiving celebration - gathering together and donating blood. "The donation process takes about an hour and offers families a chance to...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 14, 2009
Bloodmobiles scheduled in area
Every day, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need. By getting involved with the Red Cross through blood donation, you can help patients in the area and across the United States. "The need for blood is constant. With only 38 percent of the population eligible...
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am
Do good and donate blood this summer
It's the dog days of summer and many are looking for a way to escape the heat. By making an appointment to donate blood through the American Red Cross, you can enjoy cool beverages and great treats while helping others. "For many, school is just around the corner and vacation time...
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Need for blood doesn't take a vacation
Blood donations can drop during the summer when many blood donors are vacationing, however, the need for blood is constant. Every day, 38,000 pints of blood are needed for patients across the United States, according to the American Red Cross. "By donating blood, you can make a...
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Car awaits one lucky JHS graduate
A car, donated by Juettner Motors again this year, will be given away to one lucky Jefferson High School graduate at the 28th annual alcohol-free...
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Make blood donation part of summer plans
Memorial Day and the beginning of summer are just around the corner. The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that the need for blood doesn't take a vacation. "Blood drives at high schools and universities account for about 20 percent of blood donations made through the...
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Donations to YMCA will be matched by Douglas Machine
Here's another incentive to contribute to the Alexandria Area YMCA project: Your donation will be worth twice as much. That's because Douglas Machine has issued a $50,000 challenge to the community. The company will match dollar for dollar (up to $50,000) every dollar pledged from...
February 25, 2009 - 5:13pm