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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Boys basketball: Turnovers haunt Ashby in home-opener
Gymnastics: Cardinals lose close one to Brainerd in home opener
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
October 7, 2016
Understanding aging parents' future is focus of workshop
Though some may feel ill-prepared, having healthy conversations enables both adult children and their parents to arrive at a common understanding as to a parent's vision for their future. In a free, educational workshop entitled "Heart to Heart: As Your Parents Age," participants...
October 7, 2016 - 3:00am
A grand opening for Grand Arbor
Grand Arbor by Knute Nelson now boasts 89 additional senior apartments and 16 assisted living apartments, as Phase II of the facility is officially...
October 7, 2016 - 2:00am
September 21, 2016
Free seminar discusses retirement strategies
Only 22 percent of U.S. workers are confident they'll have enough saved for their retirement. Despite this lack of confidence and savings, 45 percent of Americans have no retirement savings whatsoever. A free educational seminar, "Retire Wisely with Retirement Strategies," will teach...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
Festival of Tables in need of table hosts
The Festival of Tables luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of Knute, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. It includes a luncheon, silent auction, door prizes and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 each. The event is currently in need of individuals...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
Knute Nelson holds community picnic
Knute Nelson in Alexandria will host its annual community picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Care Center Campus, 420 12th Ave. E. A barbecue-style lunch and ice cream will be served. A free-will donation will be accepted. Entertainment includes live music by...
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
Free seminar to explain how to create a will
More than 50 percent of Americans die without having a will in place. Fewer still, 42 percent, have a living will. A will is a legal document that articulates one's intentions regarding estate, designates beneficiaries, names guardians for minor children, makes charitable provisions...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
Knute Nelson Foundation receives challenge grant
The Knute Nelson Foundation of Alexandria has received a $42,750 challenge grant opportunity from the Thrivent Financial Foundation. The grant supports the organization's "Growing Seeds of Faith and Giving" initiative. The project is designed to assist Knute Nelson Foundation in cultivating...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
KN at Home program receives Organizational Quality Award
Knute Nelson's KN at Home program was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Organizational Quality Award. This new award is given...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Knute Nelson expands long-term care
Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria recently expanded its capacity to serve. As of March 1, eight long-term care beds were added to the facility....
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
February 10, 2016
Helping hands, helping hearts
There's no age limit on helping others. In fact, older individuals who live in assisted living or nursing homes seem to appreciate the opportunity...
February 10, 2016 - 12:00am
October 9, 2015
Building on a tradition
The Friends of Knute will host its fifth annual Festival of Tables on Thursday, October 24 at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria and is in search...
October 9, 2015 - 6:55am
August 14, 2015
YMCA, Nelson Wellness Center team up to offer more choices
More exercise choices are on the way for members of the Alexandria Area YMCA and Knute Nelson’s Nelson Wellness Center. In a collaborative agreement forming a separate entity entitled Community Health and Wellness, LLC, both nonprofit organizations are making available their state-of-the-art...
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am