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For the record
Graduates leave trail of good deeds
Flower basket sale to help Honor Flight
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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January 5, 2018
Starting a new year on a healthy note
Although the weather outside was frightful with 20-below-zero wind chills, the activity inside the Alexandria Area YMCA was delightful on New Year's Day. It was "Community Day" — a time when the YMCA invited non-members, guests and members to celebrate the holiday at the Y for...
January 5, 2018 - 7:11am
January 18, 2017
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Zumba is a workout that combines all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of sweat. Take the "work" out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness...
January 18, 2017 - 9:00am
December 21, 2016
Local seniors get a jump-start on New Year's Resolutions
While most people are still trying to decide how to accomplish their 2017 New Year's resolutions, residents of Ecumen Bethany Community are beginning...
December 21, 2016 - 9:00am
December 9, 2016
Strong faith, strong body
Editor's note: Double Lives of Douglas County will be an occasional feature in the Echo Press, profiling people who have a hobby or second-calling...
December 9, 2016 - 6:00am
September 14, 2016
Get fit, live better: New senior fitness program supports healthy lifestyles
Starting in August, residents of Ecumen Bethany Community began participating in a new on-site fitness program conducted by a certified personal...
September 14, 2016 - 7:42pm
Soldier's fitness 'way beyond exceptional'
In the military, 70 percent of a soldier's reputation comes from their physical fitness test score. Sara Wegner's reputation must be outstanding...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
February 6, 2016
Helpful Hint: Keep your fitness tracker clean and dry
By Meredith Holt, Forum News Service If you received a fitness tracker for Christmas, it's time to clean it. Past time, actually. Most wearable...
February 6, 2016 - 10:00am
June 12, 2015
Roske awarded for NeuroFit program successes
For her dedication to improving the lives of local people living with Parkinson’s disease, Kayla Roske of Alexandria was honored June 11 in...
June 12, 2015 - 11:16am
November 9, 2012
Program has potential to change lives for people with disabilities
The Alexandria Area Community Foundation awarded Fitness For All a grant to begin the process of developing a new program for the community and...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
District 206 celebrates Track and Field
District 206 elementary students celebrated the district's annual track and field events May 14-16, with the stands at Citizen's Field in Alexandria...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
October 29, 2011
New Go4Life campaign focuses on fitness for older adults
Being physically active is vital to maintaining health and independence as we age, and a new federal campaign for people 50 and older will help them to get active and keep going. Introduced today by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Go4Life campaign encourages sedentary...
October 29, 2011 - 3:38pm
July 2, 2010
Alexandria named 'Governor's Fit City'
Alexandria is making an extra effort to help residents get into shape - and has now received statewide recognition because of it. This week, Governor Tim Pawlenty and his health cabinet designated Alexandria as a "Governor's Fit City." The city earned the recognition by making a...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Editorial - Local residents have an ally in battle of bulge
You may not be as physically fit as you think. A new "Shape of Minnesota" poll reveals that Minnesotans are overconfident about their vulnerability to weight-related health problems. The poll was commissioned by the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota, a coalition of major employers...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
New YMCA opens
The new Alexandria YMCA - officially named the Maynard "Bud," Sylvia, Diane, Neil and Bruce Peterson Program Center - opened on Tuesday. Charter...
June 4, 2010 - 12:00am
December 31, 2009
Fitness classes scheduled
Community Education in Alexandria is offering the following health and fitness classes. All will be held at the Nelson Wellness Center in Alexandria. Yoga for zestful living is Monday, January 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. YOGAjoy instructors will teach about yoga and its health benefits....
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am