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Telethon jingles in $72,000
County taxes going up, but less than proposed
Alexandria firefighters to get new equipment
Most Alexandria residents will see tax drop
For the record
Lesson learned against Litchfield
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 10
Alexandria picks up fourth straight win over Fergus Falls
West Central Area wins second straight
Coyers leads Osakis in Shakopee
Embracing 20 years of computer progress
Discovery student earns first at chess tournament
Engaged - Peterson and Bangsund
Wedding - Ebert and Jones
Wedding - Aarsvold and White
Engaged - Hintzen and Clark
Lessons learned in tracking
A buck worth the wait
Lobster Lake is one of 12 Minnesota lakes now open to spearing
Millerville Sportsmen Club stock area lakes with walleye
Complete snowmobile safety training now
Echo Press Editorial: Keep lakes on low-salt diet this winter
Observations from the archives, 2003: City prohibits erotic dancing establishments
Nation’s report card shows Minnesota’s investments in education are paying off
Be the difference in a child’s life
How much more debate on climate?
Success with poinsettias
Two ag councils holding board member elections
Record $8 billion earned through agricultural exports
Bird lovers invited to join cutest bird contest
Conservation Stewardship Program deadline approaches
New sign at Andes
The Village receives national accreditation
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Thrivent Financial commits up to $2 million to Typhoon Haiyan relief
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Harvey Danielson, 96
Funeral - Carold Hilgren, 89
Funeral - Florance Roush, 83
Funeral - Harvey Danielson, 96
Frank Finnegan, 92
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...
news / senior
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...
life / senior
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
October 18, 2010
State health officials confirm flu death in elderly woman
State health officials are bracing for what they say could be a difficult year for the elderly in coping with influenza. A woman in her 80s from southeastern Minnesota died last week from complications due to influenza. The Minnesota Department of Health Public Health Laboratory...
October 18, 2010 - 11:07am
April 22, 2010
Adults over 75 have higher risk of death in home fires
A report released Wednesday by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Characteristics of Home Fire Victims, and Injuries, finds that adults over the age of 75 are nearly three times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public. Adults 85 and over have more than...
April 22, 2010 - 4:34pm
October 2, 2009
Evansville nursing home has new ownership
As of September 23, the nursing home and assisted living complex in Evansville once known as Crestview Manor is under new ownership. The new owners are Arlynn and Susan Lee Johnson, a local couple.
October 2, 2009 - 12:05am
July 10, 2009
Bethany wins award for lifestyle coordinator effort
Ecumen, the largest non-profit provider of housing and services for older adults in Minnesota, recently honored Bethany Community of Alexandria with a Seedling Award. The award was presented at the annual Ecumen Leadership Conference. Bethany Community received this recognition after...
awards / business
July 10, 2009 - 12:00am