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Man charged with selling leased livestock
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
Helicopter clips power line, sparks grass fire
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, August 29
DNR begins to suck out invasive species infestation
Girls tennis: Section favorite Minnewaska outlasts Osakis again
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
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
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
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
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 29, 2016
LETTER: Does anybody know this bicyclist?
To the editor: On Sunday, July 24, a buddy and I were walking near the Lake Ida Cemetery at County 61 when we met a very fit elderly man on a nice Trek road bike. He was lost and said he has been biking to help with his memory loss. He was looking for a childhood friend’s home near...
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
Westrom supports 'tiny houses' for elderly
The Minnesota Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on May 2 authorizing the use and zoning of “tiny homes” as a housing option for the elderly, disabled, and those nearing the end of life. Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, was a strong advocate of the measure and praised...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Your legal rights: Protect your personal information from marketers
Seniors citizens often receive mail that asks for their personal information in exchange for details about life insurance, funeral expense benefits or supplemental Medicare benefits. Once seniors provide their information, they are sometimes flooded with mailed solicitations or hounded...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Don't fall for sweepstakes phone scam
If you get a call saying that you won a big prize but you have to pay the taxes, don’t fall for it. In the past week, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has received several fraud/scam complaints. In all the complaints, the reporting party stated they received a phone call from...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 8, 2016
New scam targets elderly, taxi companies
On April 4, the Alexandria Police Department (APD) received a call from a taxi cab company advising of a suspicious telephone call involving an elderly resident and a possible scam. The suspect contacted the taxi company asking for a taxi to be sent to the elderly victim’s residence....
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
New scam targets elderly, taxi companies
On April 4th, the Alexandria Police Department (APD) received a call from a taxi cab company advising of a suspicious telephone call involving an elderly resident and a possible scam. The suspect contacted the taxi company asking for a taxi to be sent to the elderly victim’s residence....
April 6, 2016 - 1:14pm
March 23, 2016
Idea would help elderly, disabled
Minnesota’s elderly population is beginning to boom, and some Minnesota lawmakers say the state is late in making sure there is funding to...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 5, 2016
Dedicated funding sought for Minnesota elderly care
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Minnesota's elderly population is beginning to boom, and some Minnesota lawmakers say the state is late in making...
March 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
July 13, 2013
Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather
Summer often brings excessive heat, which can lead to heat-related problems caused by hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and are at high risk for heat-related death....
July 13, 2013 - 12:23pm
March 27, 2013
Are your parents ready for assisted living?
I get asked this question all the time: How do you know when it is time for your parents to move? Making this decision can be difficult for the whole family and the answer to this question is different for every family. Moving to an assisted living facility can be as hard for the...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
January 25, 2013
Minnesotans plan ahead for long-term care
Minnesotans' biggest concern about their retirement years is losing health and needing care, according to results of the 2012 State Fair Survey of Retirement and Long-term Care. A large share of the 2,400 survey respondents also said they did not know how they would pay for long-term...
January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
December 10, 2012
State improves website that grades nursing homes
A more user-friendly Nursing Home Report Card with more detailed information on Minnesota nursing facilities has been introduced by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health. The Nursing Home Report Card, at nhreportcard.dhs.mn.gov, helps consumers...
December 10, 2012 - 9:33am
November 18, 2012
Ten holiday warning signs seniors need help
The holiday season may be one of the few times local families get together and realize their elderly loved ones are in deep trouble and need immediate help. Adult children who don't live nearby often come home to holiday heartbreak with deteriorating relatives they aren't prepared...
November 18, 2012 - 11:22am
October 24, 2012
What to do when your parents refuse help
Does your elderly mother live alone? Have you noticed that she seems to be having trouble paying bills? Is her home cluttered? Has she forgotten to take her medications? You can see that she needs help but every time you bring it up, she either changes the subject, offers a reason...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
New tool helps older drivers assess sensitive question
The National Institutes of Health recently unveiled a new online resource for older drivers and families seeking information on an often sensitive topic: Is it still safe to drive? Developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH and the U.S. Department of Transportation's...
August 25, 2012 - 11:08am