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Update: Two charged with manslaughter in Hlinsky death
Student accomplishments, scholarships
Track and field: Lesnar’s school record paces seventh-place finish at true team state
Sports schedule for Saturday, May 19
Adapted bowling: Cardinals continue to shine at the state tournament
Baseball: Panthers sit at .500 but hopeful they can rekindle some playoff magic
Softball: WCA wraps up regular season with 16 wins
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
John "Jack" Burns
Ervin Jerome Hagen
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
LETTER: Bombing explanation shelters Trump
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
On The Street
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January 3, 2018
Cough leads to cancer diagnosis for Brandon 2-year-old
When Adrianna Sletto realized her 2-year-old daughter Kaidence seemed to be under the weather in early December, she took her to the doctor....
January 3, 2018 - 7:08am
December 29, 2017
Playing with purpose: Bitzan produces for B-E despite scare with heart condition
Tanner Bitzan hustled down a loose ball after a steal near midcourt against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Dec. 19. It was the second half of...
December 29, 2017 - 9:01am
December 15, 2017
Ways to keep holiday eating healthy
'Tis the Season. Enjoying the holidays and feeling in control with food and beverage choices can be a challenge. Everyone is baking, the lunchroom has a table full of treats, holiday parties and family gatherings are full of tempting, tasty, once-a-year favorites. It's wonderful!...
December 15, 2017 - 4:09pm
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