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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 7, 2015
Week of August 10-14: ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday – Oven fried chicken. Tuesday – Baked ham. Wednesday – Pasta/meat sauce. Thursday – Hamburger gravy. Friday – Cook’s choice. OSAKIS Reservations: (320) 859-2325 Monday – Crispy baked chicken,...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Senior Meals - June 15-19, 2015
Week of June 15-19 ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday – Country fried steak. Tuesday – Lasagna. Wednesday – Meatballs. Thursday – Sweet and sour chicken. Friday – Cook’s choice. OSAKIS Reservations: (320) 859-2325 Monday – Country fried steak,...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2014
Senior Meals - September 15-19
Week of September 15-19 OSAKIS Reservations: (320) 859-2325 Monday – Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, pudding/topping. Tuesday – Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, garden salad, garlic sticks, dessert. Wednesday – Pork roast, mashed potatoes/gravy, scalloped corn, dessert. Thursday...
September 11, 2014 - 2:33pm
September 5, 2014
Senior Meals - September 8-12
Week of September 8-12: OSAKIS Reservations: (320) 859-2325 Monday – Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, ice cream/topping. Tuesday – Baked chicken, parsley boiled potatoes, carrots, dessert. Wednesday – Hamburger stroganoff, vegetables, Jell-O, cookie. Thursday...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am
August 15, 2014
Senior Meals - August 18-22
Senior Dining: Week of August 18-22 OSAKIS Reservations: (320) 859-2325 Monday – Chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, vegetables, dessert. Tuesday – Meatballs, mashed potatoes/gravy, vegetables, strawberry shortcake. Wednesday – Pork, baked potato, garden salad, dessert. Thursday...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Week of August 11-15 OSAKIS Reservations: (320) 859-2325 Monday – Chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, vegetables, dessert. Tuesday – Riblette, au gratin potatoes, vegetables, cake. Wednesday – Spaghetti, garden salad, garlic bread, dessert. Thursday – Closed. Friday –...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
District 206 offers summer meals
Alexandria School District 206 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 or younger without charge and meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The following locations will offer the...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Despite troubles at senior center, Meals on Wheels will continue
The local Meals on Wheels program will keep rolling, no matter what the future holds for the Alexandria Senior Center. As reported in an Echo Press story last month, the center is facing financial challenges. It recently cashed in a certificate of deposit of $59,200 to stay afloat...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
April 24, 2013
Students package meals for the hungry
K-12th grade students from New Testament Christian School in Alexandria recently learned the meaning of teamwork when they helped package meals...
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
February 20, 2013
Alexandria Rotary packs 12,000 meals
The Alexandria Rotary Club recently packaged 12,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger. Rotary club members and their families participated in this...
February 20, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
Application available for summer food service
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is looking for organizations to sponsor the 2013 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and provide free meals to Minnesota children 18 or younger during the summer when school is out. There are many underserved areas in need of a sponsor to...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
October 3, 2012
Need for Meals on Wheels keeps on rolling
Right now, 8.3 million seniors experience food insecurity in the U.S., and by 2025, it is estimated that this number will grow to 9.5 million. Enter...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
District 206 and Zion schools offer free summer meals
Alexandria Public Schools and Zion Lutheran School in Alexandria are participating in the federal Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and younger. The Summer Free Meals Program is designed to fill the gap in nutrition that may occur...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
November 24, 2009
1008923 Sealed Bids - Senior Nutrition Program
Bids Publish November 25, 2009 SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM ACCEPTING BIDS The Senior Nutrition Program is accepting bids to provide noon meals at dining sites in Region 4 from 1/1/10 to 12/31/10. Call Nutrition Services, Inc. at 320-677-3319 for bid specifications. Deadline for...
November 24, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
Meals on Wheels program still rolling
Some inaccurate news reports have suggested that certain Meals on Wheels programs may be discontinued. The following is a statement from Jean Wood, executive director, Minnesota Board on Aging: "Minnesota seniors continue to receive the home-delivered meals they need and expect....
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am