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Updated with ID: Barrett teen dies in car fire
AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria falls short of a 2-0 playoff win
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
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
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
on the street
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
November 25, 2016
Pick up ethnic baked items at historical society open hosue
The Douglas County Historical Society, 1219 Nokomis St. in Alexandria, will host its annual Bake Sale and Open House on Friday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can pick up traditional baked goods, breads, gift trays and more. Ethnic baked items include almond cakes, lefse, krumkake,...
November 25, 2016 - 9:22am
November 18, 2016
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
As a We Honor Veterans hospice provider, Knute Nelson provides specialized care to veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, created We Honor Veterans to empower...
November 18, 2016 - 11:00am
November 11, 2016
Friends of Knute to host Christmas boutique
The Friends of Knute invite the public to attend the annual Christmas boutique and bake sale, featuring crafted Christmas trees, arrangements, wreaths and more. In addition, there will be many homemade baked goods. The event will be held Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and...
November 11, 2016 - 10:00am