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Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Elementary students have their day
Baseball: Olson’s homer sparks B-E, but Eagles hold on
Baseball: Cardinals look toward the playoffs after a CLC title
Softball: WCA captures subsection crown with matching 7-3 wins
Horseshoe League standings: Week one
Boys golf: Osakis’ season ends at the 5A meet
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
on the street
May 13, 2018
Education offered for Parkinson's patients, caregivers
Those with Parkinson's disease and those who care for loved ones with the incurable neurological disorder will learn the best ways to manage it at a Tuesday, May 15, educational session in Alexandria. Knute Nelson is teaming up with the Twin Cities-based Struthers Parkinson's Center...
May 13, 2018 - 12:25pm
April 21, 2018
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
To the editor: Thank you, present, past and future Knute Nelson volunteers.
April 21, 2018 - 12:29pm
April 9, 2018
Tax agreement reached with SunOpta
Alexandria and Douglas County have reached an agreement with SunOpta regarding its property tax appeal. The food processing company filed petitions seeking lower assessments for taxes on its properties at 601 Third Ave. West and 3915 Minnesota St. At a Monday meeting, City Administrator...
April 9, 2018 - 10:28pm
November 24, 2017
Council to consider Knute Nelson's daycare request
Next Monday, the Alexandria City Council will consider Knute Nelson's request to operate a daycare center serving 50 children. Knute Nelson, 420 12th Ave. E., is seeking a conditional use permit to put the center in the 800 wing of its campus. It would be adjacent to the diagonal...
November 24, 2017 - 2:35pm
November 6, 2017
Grateful Knute Nelson throws free community lunch
Voters chose Knute Nelson as the best place to go for assisted living, memory care, retirement living and rehab during the Echo Press's Best of the Lakes Area promotion. Now Knute Nelson is saying thanks, by inviting the public to a free community lunch from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday,...
November 6, 2017 - 10:35am
October 18, 2017
YMCA and Knute Nelson partner to create community child care center
After nearly three years of discussion, two community nonprofits have come together to help relieve the child care shortage in the Alexandria...
October 18, 2017 - 8:09am
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice in Alexandria will celebrate National Senior Citizens Day. This holiday of appreciation was created in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan as a means to honor seniors and recognize their achievements that enrich our communities every year.
August 18, 2017 - 3:41pm
August 9, 2017
Knute Nelson Community Picnic is rained out
A Community Picnic at Knute Nelson in Alexandria that was scheduled for today, Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. has been cancelled due to the rainy weather. The picnic has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, August 15 from 11 to 1 p.m. at the Knute Nelson Care Center.
August 9, 2017 - 10:22am
August 4, 2017
Seminars tackle end-of-life issues
Talks on death and dying are on the agenda for two Alexandria organizations that serve seniors. At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, the Ecumen Bethany Community at 1010 Lark St. will offer a free session on funeral planning. This seminar will discuss Minnesota rules, guidelines and practices...
August 4, 2017 - 12:48pm
July 17, 2017
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Changes are underway at Knute Nelson in Alexandria, as the care facility has partnered with a new rehabilitation company as well as added a...
July 17, 2017 - 7:10am
May 16, 2017
$146,171 error caught on Knute Nelson’s taxes
A significant error was recently discovered regarding the property tax statement for Knute Nelson Senior Living, a Grand Arbor project. The...
May 16, 2017 - 6:05pm
February 20, 2017
Knute Nelson building in Park Rapids
Knute Nelson has announced plans to build a senior lifestyle housing project in Park Rapids this year. Mark Anderson, president and CEO for Knute Nelson, along with Katie Perry, senior vice president, presented the project in Park Rapids earlier this month.
February 20, 2017 - 8:21am
February 8, 2017
Flu bug spreading in Minnesota
Flu activity is on the rise in Minnesota. After a relatively quiet start to the flu season, statistics from the Minnesota Department of Health show a climb in recent weeks and that it is now widespread in Minnesota. "This is the time of year when it's going to increase," said Doreen...
February 8, 2017 - 8:00am
January 4, 2017
Free seminar discusses keeping the farm in the family
Ninety-seven percent of farms are family farms that account for 86 percent of farm production. Thirty-three percent of farm operators in the U.S. are 65 or older. Farming continues to evolve from one generation to the next. It is a unique business with challenges, and opportunities,...
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Unique high school program helps fill demand for nurses
Alexandria Area High School is helping fill a pressing need in the area through a program that allows students to become certified nursing assistants....
January 4, 2017 - 6:00am