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Anderson to serve as U of M regent
Law enforcement blotter: March 4, 2015
UPDATE NOON: Man dies after ice rescue; 2-year-old in critical condition (w/video)
Sharing some shivers while raising funds for Special Olympics (updated with more video)
You Asked: What’s a school resource officer?
Girls basketball: Cardinals roll to 8AAA semifinals
Section 6A South boys basketball: VanErp's surprise return sparks Battle Lake over WCA in title game
Battle Lake ends Chargers’ season
Loss ends Ashby girls regular season
Knights go 1-2 as team at state
Two local Scouts earn Eagle award
Runestone Museum makes New York Times Magazine
Alexandria teams rank high at Tri-College Math Contest
ATCC students dominate at competition
County library is a resource and a treasure
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
Jean Stark, 88
Nelorie Moberg, 85
Lester Lybeck, 93
Robert Sinotte, 71
Echo Press Editorial: Increased LGA is wise investment in rural cities
Column: Observations from the archives, 1965: Loneliest man advertises for a wife
In the Know: Thank you, farewell and parting thoughts
Gross misdemeanor needed as third option for careless driving
Very thankful for our local medical community
Crop disaster assistance deadline approaches
State Fair accepting Century Farm applications
Submit your specialty crop grant proposals
Organic farm transition support returns for 2015
Conservation Stewardship Program deadline extended
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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On The Street
November 11, 2013
How are health care changes affecting you? Newspaper wants to know
How is the Affordable Care Act affecting you? Have you checked out Minnesota’s new health insurance marketplace, MNsure? Will your premiums be going up or down? How is the process going – fairly smooth or filled with glitches? Let the Echo Press know. We’re putting...
November 11, 2013 - 11:50am
November 6, 2013
Not buckling up carries a price
More people are getting the message but deaths continue
November 6, 2013 - 8:43am
Adventures in Saudi Arabia
Alexandria nurse shares ‘best practice’ skills in delivering babies
November 6, 2013 - 8:39am
November 1, 2013
Good Samaritan Society to close Hoffman location
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society will close its rehabilitation and skilled care facility in Hoffman on or around December 6, 2013. Bill Brewer, administrator for the facilities in Glenwood and Hoffman, said that the Hoffman center has several challenges that make...
November 1, 2013 - 9:20am
The doctor will see you... soon
The good news: wait in Minnesota isn’t nearly as bad as other states
November 1, 2013 - 9:19am
Help available for nutrition program recipients
Help is available for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who saw two changes in their benefits amounts during October and November 2013. On October 1, benefits increased slightly for some SNAP recipients to reflect the costs of living. On November 1, most...
November 1, 2013 - 9:15am
October 30, 2013
Are you an organ donor?
Number of those who check box on driver’s license is on the rise
news / state
October 30, 2013 - 9:20am
October 29, 2013
Consumers urged to shop around for Medicare open enrollment 2013
Medicare open enrollment began on October 15 and will end on December 7. New coverage will begin on January 1, 2014. The Minnesota Department of Commerce reminds seniors that insurance policies can change. It is important to review any notices regarding changes from their insurance...
news / state
October 29, 2013 - 2:15pm
Learn about hormones in menopause class
Are symptoms of menopause driving you crazy? Discover the role hormones play in the body and what happens when they go out of balance or decline. Community Education in Alexandria is offering a class titled “Changes in Menopause.” The instructor is Kristen Haabala, a naturopathic...
life / events
October 29, 2013 - 1:20pm
Medicare information meetings set locally
By Debra Shea Douglas County Medicare Specialist Happy fall! This is Debra Shea, pinch hitting for Mary Krueger this week. You probably guessed the topic: Medicare open enrollment. Yes, it is that time of the year again. Are your mail boxes filling up? From October 15...
October 29, 2013 - 1:19pm
Protect yourself against health insurance scams
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, scammers have been creating ways to take advantage of consumers’ uncertainty surrounding the law. Posing as insurance agents or representatives of the federal government, these scam artists try to sell fraudulent...
October 29, 2013 - 1:17pm
What can you say to help someone with cancer?
This year alone, 238,000 men will be diagnosed with new cases of prostate cancer, the most common incidence of the disease. More than 234,580 men and women will learn they have breast cancer, the second most common today, according to the National Cancer Institute. All told, about...
October 29, 2013 - 10:42am
October 25, 2013
Minnesota ranked fourth for health care system performance
A new report from the Commonwealth Fund has found that Minnesota is among the best states in the nation when it comes to health care for low-income individuals. The report follows rankings from the Commonwealth Fund and United Health that put Minnesota as best in the nation for...
news / state
October 25, 2013 - 9:31am
October 24, 2013
Some men and women choose sterilization to prevent pregnancy
By Meredith Holt Forum News Service MOORHEAD, Minn. – For the majority of their relationship, Lukas Brandon’s wife was the “birth controller.” But after a failed IUD and problems with birth control pills, he decided it was time for him to take control, says...
news / region
October 24, 2013 - 9:48am
October 23, 2013
Even focuses on mental health challenges in rural areas
By Philip Drown, Contributing writer More than 90 people gathered at the Broadway Ballroom Event Center in Alexandria on October 11 to discuss the current and future condition of mental health services in Minnesota and in the five-county region. Included in the discussion were...
October 23, 2013 - 8:51am