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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
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
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 26, 2016
Teen keeps cool in face of medical emergencies
When Katie Coopet went to work Monday, she expected it to be a typical day working at the snack bar in the waterpark at Arrowwood Resort and...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
Back pain breakthroughs
Dr. Hamid Abbasi is changing the standard of care when it comes to spinal fusion surgery. Abbasi is a neuro and spine surgeon at the Tristate...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
LETTER: Rural Medical Scholars Program gives future doctors hands-on experience
To the editor: We want to thank the excellent family physicians and their colleagues in Alexandria who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. Dr. Douglas Griffin has...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Alex Clinic moves OB/GYN services to hospital (w/video interview)
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) and Alexandria Clinic have created a unique partnership for obstetrics and gynecology care in the community. As...
March 4, 2016 - 8:26am
March 2, 2016
Three 'adverse events' reported at hospital
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released its annual Adverse Health Events report to continually focus on improving patient safety statewide. A total of 316 adverse events were reported in Minnesota from October 2014 to October 2015 — things like medication errors, pressure...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
Hospital may expand surgical, outreach space
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) may be expanding. During its Jan. 21 meeting, the hospital board voted unanimously to move the project proposal...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
Drug related medical under investigation
On Thursday, December 3, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting suspicious activity on East Lake Brophy Road west of Alexandria. The caller indicated they thought they had seen someone put a body in a vehicle and leave the area. After investigating, deputies...
December 4, 2015 - 11:16am
January 23, 2013
Heart Center recruiting patients for clinical study of new drug
The CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center at St. Cloud Hospital is seeking patients to participate in a clinic research study.
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Saulsbury fights rare blood disease
At 43, Tricia Saulsbury of Kensington is facing a health crisis in her life that she never anticipated, nor could have. On April 5 she was diagnosed...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Golden K donation will help children in medical emergencies
The Alexandria Kiwanis Golden K recently donated $1,000 to the Alexandria Fire Department. The money will be used to purchase pediatric medical...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
February 26, 2012
Patients sought for heart attack research study in St. Cloud
St. Cloud, Minn. - The CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center is seeking patients to participate in a clinical research study investigating the use of a medication and its ability to reduce risk of future heart attacks (myocardial infarction) and other cardiovascular events such as stroke....
February 26, 2012 - 11:54am
November 19, 2011
Bill aims to get medical devices to market more quickly, safely
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced the Patient Access to Medical Innovation Act this week to get innovative medical devices to market more quickly and safely. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) are the lead cosponsors of Franken's legislation. ...
November 19, 2011 - 3:35pm
November 13, 2011
Lawmakers call for changes in approval process for medical devices
Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced last week that she has sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg regarding concerns over the agency's approval process for medical devices. Every year, medical devices...
November 13, 2011 - 4:42pm
September 30, 2011
Broadway Medical Center in Alexandria takes step to merge with Sanford Health
Broadway Medical Center in Alexandria and Sanford Health announced today that they have agreed to a letter of intent (LOI). This is non-binding first step in a potential merger. The LOI allows the entities to complete "due diligence," which includes financial, legal and business...
September 30, 2011 - 11:40am
July 4, 2011
Minnesota delegation calls on FDA to cut red tape in review process for medical devices
Washington, D.C. - A Minnesota delegation of lawmakers sent a letter to the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking an explanation for the increase of hurdles and delays faced by companies seeking approval for medical devices. The delegation included U.S. Senators...
July 4, 2011 - 10:37am