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Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
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
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 20, 2016
LETTER: Food choices are about personal integrity
To the editor: “The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition. Given a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another being, even the lowliest. To do so is to shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies.” –...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
STDs in Minnesota at all-time high
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently reported that an all-time high of 25,986 sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were diagnosed in the state in 2015. This number is a 6 percent increase from the number of cases in 2014, and up 33 percent from five years ago. These...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 12, 2016
Mayo Clinic to greatly expand research facilities
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic is more than doubling its research space, the first major step in a $6.5 billion...
June 12, 2016 - 11:00am
May 20, 2016
Douglas Machine to open employee health clinic
Douglas Machine in Alexandria, an employee-owned business and a provider of packaging automation and services, has announced Douglas Health, a clinic offering personal care, affordable services and convenience for its employees and their families. The clinic will open on Thursday,...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
Alexandria Industries to open employee wellness clinic
Alexandria Industries has announced its plans to add a Family Health and Wellness Clinic for employees and their families. The company’s new clinic will help address the rising cost of its self-insured medical expenses while providing employees and their families basic medical care...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Newly signed law will help seniors and their families
After President Obama recently signed a renewal of the Older Americans Act (OAA), Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said that the updated law will provide critical support to tens of thousands of seniors and families in Minnesota and millions across the country. As a member of the Senate...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 1, 2016
Minnesota uninsured rate drops nearly in half
By Forum News Service A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the University of Minnesota finds that Minnesota cut its uninsured rate nearly in half between 2013 and 2015The rate of Minnesotans without health insurance has now reached an all-time low at 4.3...
March 1, 2016 - 8:23am
February 28, 2016
The pros and cons of consuming diet soda
By Wade Rupard, Forum News Service With obesity continuing to rise in the U.S., more and more people are turning to diet soft drinks to avoid packing on extra pounds. Though diet drinks have some benefits, Lynn Holum, a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator...
February 28, 2016 - 10:00am
February 24, 2016
Food illness linked to alfalfa sprouts
State health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of foodborne illness associated with alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack &...
February 24, 2016 - 3:49pm
February 14, 2016
SAD a form of depression related to season changes
By Anna Erickson, Forum News Service As the winter drags on, some people might experience more than just the winter blues. Seasonal Affective...
February 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
February 4, 2016
Wear red on Friday -- it could save lives
You'll be seeing red tomorrow -- for a good reason. The American Heart Association (AHA) is kicking off American Heart Month with "National Wear Red Day" on Friday, Feb. 5. The goal is to raise awareness and save lives. For more than 10 years, the AHA has been working to let more...
February 4, 2016 - 8:10am
January 29, 2016
LETTER: We need single-payer health insurance
To the editor: The current health insurance system is a national disgrace. The United States is the only major country that does not guarantee health care to all people as a right. Millions of citizens go without care or adequate coverage. Deductibles are rising as are the soaring...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
COMMENTARY: Building a healthier tomorrow for Minnesota, today
By Dr. Jack Weiss, Regional Chief Medical Officer for Central and West Regions, United Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ In an annual checkup of our nation’s health, Minnesota ranked fourth among all 50 states in 2015. As a state, we have a low percentage of uninsured population and have...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
Help is available if health claim is denied
Under federal and state law, Minnesota consumers have the right to appeal an insurance company’s denial of coverage for medical treatment. This includes both retrospective denials (refusal to pay for treatment that has already been performed) and prospective denials (refusal to...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Free help to quit smoking offered to MA enrollees
Minnesotans who receive government-funded medical care can get free tobacco treatment beginning this month. Those on Medical Assistance, Minnesota’s version of Medicaid, and MinnesotaCare subsidized insurance are eligible for treatment under changes legislators made earlier this...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am