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Light Up the Night!
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Alex is sweet spot for young families
Photo of the Week - Dog playing on melted ice
Final levy approved for School District 206
Pushing for a new identity
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
Osakis girls cruise past LPGE
MSC holds off Alexandria
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
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
Donald Huwe, 82
Terry Roth, 90
Darlene Schuman, 56
Funeral - Darlene Schuman, 56
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
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
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 21, 2011
Computer keyboards make excellent homes for germs
As you read this article, you may be sitting near a computer with your newspaper in hand or you may be reading this online at your computer. While doing so, you may be taking time to munch on a snack. Or perhaps it's lunchtime and you're eating a sandwich. Be warned, because what...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Get a food craving makeover
We all have them - food cravings. It may be chocolate or pizza, pasta or doughnuts. There is always at least one food that we just can't seem to walk past without stopping to sneak a bite. What's worse, it's typically a food that isn't good for us. My food craving is the best selling...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 22, 2010
County gets feedback on wellness issues
Did you know that nearly half of Douglas County employees live within walking or biking distance to their worksites? And did you know that very few have ever walked or biked to work? Douglas County Public Health Director Sandy Tubbs, along with two public health educators, Crystal...
food / news
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
Summer heat: Too hot for your health
Envision spending summer days at the lake, the ball field or on the golf course. Without the sun and warm temperatures, it wouldn't be a Minnesota summer. Nonetheless, too much of anything isn't good. Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier for the very young, the...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
May 21, 2010
Let's make Alexandria a pedestrian-friendly community
Take a walk down Broadway Street in Alexandria, and then head up 3rd Avenue. You'll encounter quite a number of traffic control devices to support safe routes for pedestrians. You'll see painted crosswalks, pedestrian warning signs and signals. All this is terrific.
May 21, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Six stages of change
Making changes to our lifestyle is very difficult. It can be challenging and frustrating to break the habits of many years. Understanding how we make behavioral changes is the key to helping us modify our lifestyle in healthy ways. After alcoholism killed James Prochaska's father,...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Life too busy? Try supper swapping
"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are." This quote from the Calvin and Hobbes comic series has resonated with me over the years as I answer the question, "How was your day?" I, along with co-workers, friends and family...
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am
April 10, 2009
Is laughter really the best medicine?
What brings you joy? Is it chocolate, tropical vacations, hugs from children, a card from a friend, or the satisfaction of a job well done? Each of us has our own fulfillments and our own answers to the question. Yet, there is one pleasure that we all have in common, and that is...
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am