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Magic, wonder and faith at Church for the Harvest
New method for funding nursing homes?
Snow Saturday Night
Law enforcement blotter: January 22, 2015
News Briefs: Smoking in Minnesota drops
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Sports roundup from Friday, January 23
Sports schedule for Saturday, January 24
Sports schedule for Friday, January 23
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
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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...
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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