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UPDATE: Crash near Miltona injures three people Thursday
Aaron's Weather Talk: Nor'easter
Fire damages house in Alexandria
Three charged with felonies for Halloween night robbery
Holiday Train dazzles despite fog
Boys hockey: Alex makes early-season statement against unbeaten Sartell
Wrestling: Tiebreaker criteria gives Tech win over Cardinals
Sports schedule for Thursday, December 18
Alex girls basketball: Heggie reaches 1,000 career points as Cards run past Fergus (w/video)
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 16
Homemade for the holidays: Trio of foods makes perfect gifts
The start of a national movement
A real renaissance man
Alexandria pianist releases Christmas CD
Theatre L’Homme Dieu announces 2015 season
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 17, 2014
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Melvin Paradis, 75
Funeral - Darlene Schuman, 56
Funeral - Reanie Mrnak, 87
Visitation - Elza Manning, 62
Donald Huwe, 82
Echo Press Editorial: Did you hear about this??? (It’s probably not true)
Letter: What is wrong with health coverage?
Letter: Council can avoid negative religious messages
Observations from the archives, 2004: Explosion flattens veterinary clinic
Echo Press Editorial: Teach children how to save during holidays
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Douglas County DAC announces Employers, Employees of the Quarter
Alexandria molding firm featured in ‘IndustryWeek’ businesss magazine
ATCC Foundation receives $10,000 to support STEM education
New building will house plumbing company
Cinema 9 supports local breast cancer research
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...
news / state
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.
news / state
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