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Yoemans wins title at Minnewaska, Osakis’ Eldred ties for fifth
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
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Dick and Sue Anderson
Marjorie (Marge) VanGorp
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
Trap shooting championship: Alexandria proves itself as a top team in Minnesota
Osakis natives bring home big payday from Lions Walleye Tournament
Trap shooters to converge on Alex Shooting Park
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Shirley G. Botzet
Donna Mae Lunemann
Taisa S. Karlstad
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't fall for this spoofing attack
Commentary: SNAP program is a failed system
Letter to the Editor: Abuse of farm safety net harms rural America
Fond memories of Herberger's
It's Our Turn: Like father, hopefully like son
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
Carlos Creek Winery to open brewery
State nonprofit's aim is zero waste
Carlos Creek Winery plans brewery
Heartland Orthopedics hits milestone
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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