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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, March 28
Boat wrap recycling begins in April
Glitz and glamour
Woman charged with felony theft
For the Record - March 29, 2017
Morken: Calm and collected got the job done for Simpson
More honors for Chargers as three named All-Pheasant Conference
Playing with heart
Osakis track and field: New year, new challenges
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
DOUBLE LIVES: Art of two kinds
STEAM Expo enters third year
DECA students finish strong at state competition
Being that change: Alexandria man focuses on the positive
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Viking Sportsmen celebrate 30 years of their kid's food plot program
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Janice Carol Schultz
Nancy A. Pedersen
Robert "Bob" E. Montbriand
Clarence Raymond Lehn
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: 3M plant construction started in Alexandria
IN THE KNOW: What competencies do we want?
LETTER: Miracle on ice thumbs up
LETTER: GOP plan guaranteed to fail
GUEST EDITORIAL: A message from the enemy of the people
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
Fit in fitness without stepping a foot in the gym
It's the same thing year after year - a new year rolls around and many people will dust off their athletic shoes, pull out their wallet and fork over a wad of cash for a gym membership. This year I'm going to stick to it, drop some weight and shape myself into a healthier, better...
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am
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