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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 26, 2013
Report shows increase in HIV/AIDS cases
A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows nearly an 8 percent increase in HIV infections, with 315 cases reported in 2012 compared to 292 HIV cases reported in 2011. A cumulative total of 10,112 HIV/AIDS cases have been reported since MDH began tracking AIDS...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 23, 2013
Report shows HIV/AIDS cases increased slightly in 2012
A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows nearly an 8 percent increase in HIV infections with 315 cases reported in 2012 compared to 292 HIV cases reported in 2011. A cumulative total of 10,112 HIV/AIDS cases have been reported since MDH began tracking AIDS...
April 23, 2013 - 10:51am
October 26, 2012
Minnesota Department of Health awards grants for HIV prevention
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently announced that 20 agencies, including the Rural Aids Action Network, which serves Douglas County, will receive $1.7 million for HIV prevention grants.
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Fighting HIV/AIDS as easy as dining out with friends
Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN), the statewide nonprofit organization working to raise awareness and help prevent HIV/AIDS, while providing support for HIV/AIDS clients in rural Minnesota, is partnering with The Aliveness Project to expand Dining Out for Life to four new locations...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2010
Deadly disease in the spotlight tomorrow
Minnesota will commemorate World AIDS Day tomorrow - Wednesday, Dec. 1 for the 23rd consecutive year. A variety of HIV testing and public awareness events have been planned for the day and through the month of December in Minnesota (a partial listing is below). The purpose of World...
November 30, 2010 - 9:19am
August 27, 2010
Walk will help fight against AIDS
People are still dying from AIDS in rural Minnesota.
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
April 16, 2010
Cycle-a-thon to raise HIV/AIDS awareness
Sweating for a reason, an event to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in rural Minnesota, will take place beginning Saturday, April 24 at noon through noon on Sunday, April 25. It will be held at SavvyFit in downtown Alexandria. The benefit, a 24-hour indoor cycle-a-thon, will also raise...
April 16, 2010 - 12:00am
December 4, 2009
Shedding light, hope on a misunderstood disease
Alexandria joined Minnesota, the United States and more than 200 countries to commemorate World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1. A candlelight...
December 4, 2009 - 12:05am
November 26, 2009
Candlelight service to shed light on AIDS pandemic
It's time to shed light on a problem that is still creating confusion and claiming lives. World AIDS Day is Tuesday, December 1. The public is invited to join the Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN) for a candlelight memorial service for AIDS victims and their families on Tuesday,...
November 26, 2009 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Fighting a killer one step at a time
The 5th annual West Central AIDS Walk took place Saturday, September 20 starting at Big Ole Park with about 50 walkers taking part. A free lunch was served at City Park with area businesses donating food. There was also a brief program. By participating in the AIDS Walk, walkers help...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
June 18, 2008
Public health campaign recommends HIV testing across rural Minnesota
Rural AIDS Action Network (RAAN), the nonprofit organization working to raise awareness and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Greater Minnesota, is encouraging at-risk rural Minnesotans to receive free, confidential HIV testing and counseling as part of the summer "Take the Test....
June 18, 2008 - 12:00am