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West I-94 lane near Evansville to close Monday
County Road 3 to close for roadwork
Reward offered to solve theft at Central Specialties
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 19
Fire destroys truck in Alexandria
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
Area football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 19
Youth show kindness to sheriff's office, police department
Learning to grow through grief: Anderson Funeral Home to host grief seminar
A pioneer in local farmers' market retires
CLCA 2016-17 season opens with Dallas Brass
EAC to display photos from International Space Station
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
Wedding - Lesnau and Johanneson
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
Vincent T. Montgomery
Glenice Lauretta Phelps
COMMENTARY: Dutch elm disease is still very prevalent
EDITORIAL: Be on lookout for pedestrians
LETTER: Unborn life matters
LETTER: What's good for Twin Cities is good for Minnesota
1966: Alexandria businessmen on educational tour of Cities
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
TWF Industries Inc. is named a Top Shop
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
January 5, 2016
Sauk Rapids meat company recalls beef products
Huisken Meat Company, a Sauk Rapids, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 89,568 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous wood materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday. The Sam’s...
January 5, 2016 - 7:39am
January 1, 2016
Highs and lows define first 6 months of Minnesota’s medical cannabis program
By Robb Jeffries, Forum News Service The first six months of medical marijuana in Minnesota have been a mix of ups and downs, stakeholders said this week. The rollout of the program since July 1 has largely been successful for Minnesota Medical Solutions and LeafLine Labs, but a lot...
January 1, 2016 - 8:08am
December 31, 2015
Minnesotans on medical assistance can get free help to stop smoking
Minnesotans who receive government-funded medical care can get free tobacco treatment beginning next month. Those on Medical Assistance, Minnesota's version of Medicaid, and MinnesotaCare subsidized insurance are eligible for treatment under changes legislators made earlier this year....
December 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
December 30, 2015
Local health improvement efforts get SHIP funding
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has awarded $456,555 in funding through the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) to Horizon SHIP through October 2017, which serves the counties of Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Grant. SHIP funding is available to community health...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 22, 2015
New strain of norovirus hits Minnesota
A new strain of norovirus, the most common cause of sudden intestinal illness, has shown up in Minnesota, and that could mean more norovirus illnesses this winter, state health officials warned today.The new strain, called GII.17 Kawasaki, caused many outbreaks in Asia last winter...
December 22, 2015 - 1:22pm
December 4, 2015
Five things to know about MNsure open enrollment
With the 2016 open enrollment period under way, MNsure is reminding Minnesotans about five things they should keep in mind when shopping and comparing health insurance coverage options for themselves or their family. 1. MNsure can save you money. The Minnesota Department of Commerce...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Event helps cancer warriors
When Shelly Engfer-Triebenbach of Osakis was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer two years ago, her survival statistics looked pretty dismal. Only...
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
October 9, 2015
Five things to know about MNsure
Allison O'Toole, CEO of the state's online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, stopped at the Echo Press Monday to talk about the new enrollment...
October 9, 2015 - 8:26am
August 7, 2015
Make a simple change
The public is invited to attend One Simple Change, a seminar that will explain how to make big leaps in health with tiny steps, Wednesday, August 12 at 7 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Board-certified holistic public health nurse Staci Joy will be the featured speaker....
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am