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Alexandria board approves preliminary school budget
Law Enforcement Blotter: June 19
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Yoemans wins title at Minnewaska, Osakis’ Eldred ties for fifth
Alexandria shooters compete among state's best Friday
Kreft, Pattrin top Pheasant Conference honors
Merritt named conference Pitcher of the Year
Viking Speedway: Satter wins Street Stock special
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
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
Morken: How frequent are bear sightings in Douglas County?
Donna Mae Lunemann
Taisa S. Karlstad
Virginia "Ginny" Summer
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
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
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
Hilltop Lumber to get BIAD award
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May 12, 2018
LETTER: Medical insurance gone amuck
To the editor: Recently a friend of mine had to go into the emergency room for care and was there for a couple of hours and this week received the bill of which she owes $4,000 (her deductible). Needless to say her family doesn't have that kind of money sitting around so will have...
May 12, 2018 - 2:04pm
November 10, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Funding lags for historical society
November 10, 2017 - 8:07am
September 22, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Minnesota legislators thought they had crafted a reasonable bipartisan solution to skyrocketing health insurance premiums earlier this year, but the Trump administration seems to have different ideas. The Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton allocated about $271 million to help lower...
September 22, 2017 - 3:17pm
August 2, 2017
Minnesota farmers wonder about health insurance as uncertainties cloud future
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.—Mike Orbeck may be lucky: He pretty much knows what his health insurance will be next year. Many of his fellow farmers...
August 2, 2017 - 9:22pm
July 19, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
If your home or property was damaged in last week's storm, you'll want to read this. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is alerting consumers about a Minnesota law enacted in 2010 that prohibits contractors from advertising or promising to pay or rebate all or...
July 19, 2017 - 8:13am
April 3, 2017
Despite 'serious concerns,' Dayton to allow health insurance rescue plan become law
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will allow a rescue plan for the state's individual insurance market to become law despite having...
April 3, 2017 - 11:25am
March 29, 2017
LETTER: GOP plan guaranteed to fail
To the editor: The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is 36 pages long. Six of those pages deal with lottery winners. The other 30 pages provide limited detail on the Republican plan and benefits under the Republican plan. They also detail large tax cuts for the rich,...
March 29, 2017 - 8:00am
January 27, 2017
LETTER: Did you vote for this?
To the editor: Are you a farmer or small business owner in Minnesota, and has the cost of your health insurance on the open market sky-rocketed? Are you depending on relief in time to pay for your insurance by the Jan. 31 deadline? The immediate relief you need is there right now,...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
January 13, 2017
Senators pass health insurance aid bill as debate focuses in rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Rural Minnesota may never have been mentioned so often in a state Senate debate not about a specific rural issue. Small towns...
January 13, 2017 - 9:18am
December 2, 2016
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
By Allison O'Toole, St. Paul, MN There's no use sugar-coating it. The 5 percent of Minnesotans who buy insurance on their own, rather than getting it through employers or public programs, are in a difficult position. Minnesota's insurance companies are dramatically increasing their...
December 2, 2016 - 6:00am
November 1, 2016
About 70 state websites go down as robocalls delay MNsure enrollment
ST. PAUL—The opening of individual health insurance policy sales Tuesday, Nov. 1, was greeted by a robocall effort to block people from...
November 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
MNsure Contact Center extends hours
ST. PAUL, Minn.— Due to historically high call volume on the first day, the MNsure Contact Center will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, November 1. Callers on hold at 7 p.m. will have their calls answered.
November 1, 2016 - 4:20pm
October 28, 2016
Help available for MNsure signup
Next week, Minnesotans who carry individual health care through MNsure plans may be scrambling, but there is hope and help is available. About 5 percent of Minnesotans — roughly 250,000 people — currently get their coverage from individual plans, while another 5 percent...
October 28, 2016 - 6:00am
October 5, 2016
Health insurance rate hikes upset state officials
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who buy their own health insurance will pay more next year, in some cases a lot more. Officials of the state Commerce Department and the MNsure Web-based insurance sales site last week announced insurance rates for Minnesotans who buy their own policies will...
October 5, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
LETTER: Bill will protect living organ donors
To the editor: I am a non-directed kidney donor. Many living organ donors today experience higher premiums or denial of insurance coverage based solely on their status as a donor. but hopefully not for long.
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am