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New signs designate area as boat-free zone
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, June 30
Two more roundabouts coming soon
How will Clinton-Trump race affect state elections?
Viking stadium finished ahead of schedule
Local semipro football team continues to take shape
DNR: Camp Ripley deer hunt applications now being taken
Legion baseball: Bemidji sweeps Alex
Tops among nation's youth: 11-year-old Sladek wins at Illinois golf tourney
15U Babe Ruth: Pitching committee leads Osakis past Long Prairie
Paint your world purple
'River' presents a tribute to female songwriters
Fourth of July, Lightning Creek concerts set for next week
The Fourth of July: The price of freedom
Engaged - Berglin and Wood
Births - June 21-27, 2016
Engaged - Dahlquist and Ripley
Births - June 17, 2016
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Waterfowl numbers soar
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Keith D. McCoy
Natalie M. Klein
Warren V. Meissner
LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves?
LETTER: Performance brought standing ovation
LETTER: Let the truth be known
COMMENTARY: Bridges, not walls, foster peace and security as refugees arrive
COMMENTARY: Celebrate our independence this Fourth of July
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Fischer named executive director at Ecumen Bethany Community
Echo Press earns five awards in national contest
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
January 16, 2009
Preparation is key to successful blood donation
Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Viking Sportsmen get generous donation
The Viking Sportsmen Club is aggressively trying to make the Alexandria lakes area one of the best walleye fishing destinations in Minnesota with a five-year stocking plan. Recently, that plan got a big boost with a very generous donation. The Alexandria Hospitality Association...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
Donors needed to help maintain blood supply
To help maintain stable blood supplies through summer, the Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood soon. While local blood needs are always met first, the Red Cross must stand ready to help other regions in the country that are facing serious blood shortages...
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
The beat goes on
If it weren't for a computer glitch, Jay Sheldon might be dead. If a perfectly healthy 28-year-old man hadn't collapsed for no apparent reason, Jay might be dead. If weren't for that young man's decision to be an organ donor, Jay might be dead. But the computer's mouse refused...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am
July 9, 2008
A perfect stranger
Elroy Frank went in for a routine eye examination - and he walked out with a kidney. Because of a stranger, and her ultimate act of unselfishness, Elroy is alive and well today. "For a complete stranger to step up and do this...I don't know if I can put it into words," Elroy said,...
July 9, 2008 - 12:00am