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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm wins game three to end Alexandria's season
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
on the street
December 5, 2017
Now cancer-free, Dayton encourages screenings for early detection
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton had a bit of good health news to share and he used the opportunity to encourage his fellow Minnesotans to look...
December 5, 2017 - 2:06pm
November 22, 2017
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
ST. PAUL—Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Minnesota state regulators on Wednesday reported finding three children's jewelry...
November 22, 2017 - 2:39pm
November 15, 2017
MNsure sign-ups on pace for at least 5 percent growth
ST. PAUL — Health insurance sign-ups through MNsure, the state's individual insurance marketplace, are off to a strong start in the first two...
November 15, 2017 - 7:47pm
October 19, 2017
MNsure ready for open enrollment to begin
WILLMAR, Minn. — Amid the turmoil surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act and the individual insurance market, MNsure has a clear...
October 19, 2017 - 6:25pm
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
After acquiring an Ecumen senior care property in Litchfield last year, Marc Halpert knew he wouldn't turn down the chance to take over another....
October 19, 2017 - 3:04pm
September 22, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Minnesota legislators thought they had crafted a reasonable bipartisan solution to skyrocketing health insurance premiums earlier this year, but the Trump administration seems to have different ideas. The Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton allocated about $271 million to help lower...
September 22, 2017 - 3:17pm
September 8, 2017
Minnesota sends emergency response team to help Florida with hurricane response
ST. PAUL -- As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, Minnesota is sending help. Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday authorized a team of Minnesota emergency...
September 8, 2017 - 6:07pm
September 2, 2017
Study aims to make life with diabetes a whole lot easier
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Children with the worst kind of diabetes never get a day off. Dr. Kurt Griffin and the rest of his Sanford Research...
September 2, 2017 - 12:40pm
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