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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Second body recovered from plane that struck power lines and crashed in Mississippi
Events mark domestic violence awareness
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Section 8A boys soccer: Cardinals fall just short at Hillcrest
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Lori K. Thorson
Lorraine R. Juul
Robert G. Swanson
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
hires and promotions
on the street
June 14, 2017
Minnesota teen pregnancy rate drops
DULUTH — Teenage pregnancy and birth rates are continuing to tumble in Minnesota, according to a report released on Wednesday by University of Minnesota researchers. But they tend to be higher in rural counties than elsewhere — including in Lake County, with a rate of...
June 14, 2017 - 6:03pm
Despite condition leaving boy without some fingers and toes, 'Anything is possible'
It was about age 4 that Dakota Christopherson's peers first noticed he was different. One of his preschool classmates pointed out that Dakota...
June 14, 2017 - 8:00am
June 11, 2017
Swimmer's itch hits Minnesota's lake country early
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Unfortunately, the term "swimmer's itch" does not refer to that nagging desire you get to jump in the lake after a...
June 11, 2017 - 8:30am
May 25, 2017
Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
WILLMAR, Minn.—Rice Memorial Hospital and Affiliated Community Medical Centers formally agreed to a letter of intent Wednesday, May 24,...
May 25, 2017 - 11:42am
May 21, 2017
Walk, open house for mental health awareness
An open house at the new offices for the Vikingland Community Support Program is being added to the organization's annual walk to observe May as Mental Health Awareness Month. The walk will start at the new office at 1106 Broadway St. at noon, Thursday, May 18. Walkers will go to...
May 21, 2017 - 9:38am
May 7, 2017
May is Stroke Awareness Month
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 130,000 Americans each year. That is one of every 20 deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every four minutes, someone dies of stroke. Stroke...
May 7, 2017 - 6:01pm
May 5, 2017
Brainerd father shares story of recovery after chain saw accident
MERRIFIELD, Minn. — It was a warm day in May last year when Mike Jay and his son, Cory Jay, were cutting down trees with a chain saw on...
May 5, 2017 - 3:30pm
May 4, 2017
Minnesota measles outbreak spreads to northern Minnesota county
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A child from Crow Wing County in north-central Minnesota has become part of a measles outbreak, the Minnesota Department of...
May 4, 2017 - 2:40pm
April 28, 2017
Tanner's Team backing Moldens, other families facing serious illness
The legacy of a boy from Sauk Rapids is now reaching the life of an 18-year-old senior at Alexandria Area High School and others with a life-threatening...
April 28, 2017 - 3:16am
April 25, 2017
20 measles cases prompt warning from Minnesota officials
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota health officials are asking parents and medical workers to be on the lookout after 20 children have come down with measles in Hennepin County.The state Department of Health requests people watch for potential cases and help make sure Minnesota children are...
April 25, 2017 - 1:24pm
April 19, 2017
Rep. Peterson to host opioid crisis forum
SPICER, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will host a bipartisan legislative forum to discuss the opioid crisis at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22,...
April 19, 2017 - 5:02pm
April 17, 2017
YMCA encourages kids to "charge into summer"
To inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active, the Alexandria Area YMCA will host a free community event, Healthy Kids Day, the Y's national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, on Saturday, April 29. Healthy Kids Day takes place at the Y...
April 17, 2017 - 1:03pm
Free program explains why mindset matters
Keeping your thoughts positive and your mood uplifted can result in improved health. A free program introducing concepts that your mindset matters will be presented on Thursday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. at Titus 2 Ministry Center, 7005 County Road 82 SE, Alexandria. Everyone is welcome...
April 17, 2017 - 9:18am
Answering tough questions on health care choices
A 62-year-old male suffers a stroke; his prognosis is not good. There are medical questions that need to be answered, such as does the patient...
April 17, 2017 - 9:15am
April 13, 2017
Students in health-related field can apply for scholarship
The Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary is now accepting applications for its scholarship program. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage an individual to seek continued education in a health-related field, to promote the improved quality of patient care, and to encourage employment...
April 13, 2017 - 9:54am