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‘She’s all of ours’: Candlelight vigil and prayer service held for missing teen
Ready, set, mow! Lawn mowers become battle-tested at fair
Weekend rain strains sewer plant's capacity
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
Photo of the Week
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
James "Jim" K. Davern
Orvis L. Jibben
John "Jack" McLaughlin
Delores M. Johnson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
hires and promotions
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August 2, 2017
Minnesota farmers wonder about health insurance as uncertainties cloud future
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.—Mike Orbeck may be lucky: He pretty much knows what his health insurance will be next year. Many of his fellow farmers...
August 2, 2017 - 9:22pm
July 13, 2017
Ten Minnesotans, ND woman charged in 'largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history'
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ten Minnesotans and a North Dakota woman were charged as part of the national health care fraud takedown, Minnesota Attorney General...
July 13, 2017 - 3:28pm
July 7, 2017
Letter: Enact single-payer health care
To the editor: With the Republican-led Congress having a hard time selling their ObamaCare repeal and replacement plan, now is the perfect time to enact a single-payer health care system. A great number of Democrats and Republicans — at least those not thoroughly beholden to...
July 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
June 9, 2017
Health care plan is a sham
To the editor: Obamacare is a good start but has some flaws that are easily correctable.The new Trump endorsed health care plan is a sham that will result in 23 million Uninsured. The new plan would eliminate premium credits (monthly subsidy) paid in advance monthly by the federal...
June 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hospice of Douglas County named Hospice Honors recipient
Hospice of Douglas County was recently named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient. The recognition came from Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst....
June 9, 2017 - 11:00am
May 19, 2017
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
Lakeland Mental Health Center will break ground on Thursday for a $2.5 million, 10,600-square foot building at 702 34th Ave. E. Built on 10.4...
May 19, 2017 - 9:46am
April 13, 2017
Mental health beds at risk in budget plan
A top Minnesota official has been traveling across the state this week to discuss the rural mental health crisis — and to decry proposed...
April 13, 2017 - 5:04pm
April 5, 2017
Minnesota House, governor support $14 million to train rural doctors
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota House and Gov. Mark Dayton want to provide the University of Minnesota with an additional $14 million over two years...
April 5, 2017 - 4:24pm
March 17, 2017
MNsure backers make their case
ST. PAUL — A move to connect Minnesota to the federal health exchange would cost the state millions of dollars and jeopardize health coverage...
March 17, 2017 - 7:17pm
Written Gift can help create health care directive
What is the Written Gift? The Written Gift is a local nonprofit dedicated to engaging the community in an advance care planning process while promoting end of life choices based on an individual's goals, values and beliefs.
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
February 20, 2017
Knute Nelson building in Park Rapids
Knute Nelson has announced plans to build a senior lifestyle housing project in Park Rapids this year. Mark Anderson, president and CEO for Knute Nelson, along with Katie Perry, senior vice president, presented the project in Park Rapids earlier this month.
February 20, 2017 - 8:21am
February 3, 2017
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
Alexandria Clinic, a service of Douglas County Hospital, has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national health care accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate...
February 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine is a new full-service medical clinic in Alexandria specializing in naturopathic and functional medicine, clinical...
February 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
January 23, 2017
Dayton collapses, then walks with aid after State of the State speech
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech Monday night, Jan. 23, but after a few minutes walked away with help....
January 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
January 13, 2017
Senators pass health insurance aid bill as debate focuses in rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Rural Minnesota may never have been mentioned so often in a state Senate debate not about a specific rural issue. Small towns...
January 13, 2017 - 9:18am