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Alexandria to hire two new police officers
K9 unit deployed after chase with suspect
Law enforcement blotter: January 23-25, 2015
News Briefs: Dayton signs tax conformity bill
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
Sports schedule for Monday, January 26
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
Take a spiritual journey
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
Ruby Benson, 73
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Allan Altnow, 87
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
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 9, 2014
Holt is proof that 'miracles still happen'
“I’ve learned that miracles still happen, and God answers prayer,” said Gail Holt of Osakis, who nearly lost her life last summer to viral encephalitis. Viral encephalitis is a rare infection that causes inflammation of the brain. Most cases only cause flu-like symptoms,...
life / features
September 9, 2014 - 1:08pm
August 8, 2012
Food-borne illness signs for seniors
Food safety is a vital part of staying well. Each year about 76 million people in our country become ill from eating contaminated foods. Thousands are hospitalized and about 5,000 die. These illnesses come from eating foods that are contaminated with bacteria, viruses or parasites....
life / senior
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 28, 2011
5K walk increases awareness of mental illness
"NAMIWalks - Changing Minds One Step at a Time," is a 5K walk to increase public awareness of mental illnesses, fight stigma, and raise funds for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota. NAMI provides educational classes and support groups, and advocates for better...
news / region
August 28, 2011 - 11:23am
November 3, 2010
Minnesota health officials identify more illnesses linked to raw milk
Minnesota state health officials reported recently that routine disease surveillance has detected additional illnesses linked to consumption of raw dairy products from the Hartmann dairy farm in Sibley County. According to epidemiologists with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH),...
food / news
November 3, 2010 - 12:00am
September 25, 2010
New report reveals global cost of Alzheimer's, dementias tops $600 billion
The total estimated worldwide costs of dementia are $604 billion in 2010, according to the newly released World Alzheimer Report 2010: The Global Economic Impact of Dementia from Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), a London-based, nonprofit, international federation of 73 national...
September 25, 2010 - 10:23am
July 2, 2009
Lakeland Mental Health Center opens office here
Since 1949, Lakeland Mental Health Center (LMHC) has been providing behavioral health care services to residents in west central Minnesota with current offices in Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Detroit Lakes and Glenwood. Now it has added an office in Alexandria. On July 1, LMHC took over...
business / New Business
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
May 29, 2009
Mental illness message travels far and wide - More than 85 miles in fact!
"Mental illness is a treatable brain disease." That's the message the Douglas County Advisory Council on Adult Mental Health wanted to spread...
news / region
May 29, 2009 - 12:05am
May 16, 2009
Tiny ticks cause big problems
Ticks - they're tiny but they can cause big problems. Approximately one-third of blacklegged ticks - also called deer ticks - tested during recent years in Minnesota were positive for disease-causing organisms, say state health officials. Blacklegged ticks carry Lyme disease, human...
news / state
May 16, 2009 - 10:29am
October 15, 2008
Workshop offers help for families dealing with mental illness
A one-day family education workshop that provides families with information on mental illnesses, practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of these diseases, and hope for recovery will be offered in Alexandria. "Hope for Recovery" will take place Saturday, October 18...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Hope for recovery workshop scheduled
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota (NAMI-MN) will hold a free, one-day education workshop that provides families and individuals with information on mental illnesses, practical coping strategies and hope for recovery. The workshop will be held at Douglas County...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Food illness not linked to pizza restaurant
An e-mail about a potential food-borne illness in Alexandria last week spread more quickly than the real thing would have. And as it turned out, the restaurant that the e-mail said was initially linked to the outbreak, Godfather's Pizza, had nothing to do with the illness. The e-mail...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am