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UPDATE: Farwell garage total loss after fire
Douglas County Hospital celebrates early expansion completion with open house
Applefest harvest celebration in full swing
AgweekTV: Soil Your Undies
Council considers ban on vaping
Blizzard Hockey: Alex teamwork scores another win
Sports schedule for Saturday, Oct. 21
Football: Panthers lose final regular season game
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Alexandrian named to '50 over 50' list of exceptional Minnesotans
Auditions begin for Andria Theatre's Mousetrap
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Emeline C. Haag
Neva B. Andrews
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
OUR TURN: A wish list for Alexandria
LETTER: Concerts provide rich source of enjoyment
EDITORIAL: A gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
LETTER: Protesting is an American right
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
hires and promotions
on the street
October 4, 2017
Upcoming community education classes
Alexandria Public Schools will teach artisan bread baking, cheerleading dance moves and babysitting skills among other community education classes during the next two weeks of October. To register for these classes or others, visit www.alexandria.thatscommunityed.com or call 320-762-3310,...
October 4, 2017 - 7:04am
September 8, 2017
Letter: Medicare is a heaping big mess
To the editor: We who are on Medicare paid for it with every check we got. Problem is now they take it out of our Social Security. The problem is they never mention what happens to all the Medicare money. Another problem — we are paying twice or more; they pay only 80 percent....
September 8, 2017 - 9:18am
April 6, 2017
UCare offers Medicare informational meetings
UCare will host two informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options, as well as Medicare basics, on Wednesday, April 19, at Hampton Inn and Suites in Alexandria. The first meeting about UCare for Seniors will be held at 2 p.m. A salesperson will be...
April 6, 2017 - 7:37am
November 4, 2016
UCare to host Medicare informational meetings
Next week, UCare will host informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options. UCare for Seniors has more than 80,000 members across Minnesota. To register for a meeting or obtain more information, call 1-877-523-1518 toll free. The following local meetings...
November 4, 2016 - 7:00am
October 21, 2016
UCare to offer meetings on Medicare options
UCare will host an informational meeting about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options on Monday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. at Hampton Inn and Suites in Alexandria. UCare for Seniors has more than 80,000 members across Minnesota. A salesperson will be present with information...
October 21, 2016 - 8:00am
August 31, 2016
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
When you think of hospice, what comes to mind? Cancer patients who are in their last few days of life? What about dementia patients or patients...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
UCare offers informational meeting
UCare will host an informational meeting about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alexandria Senior Center. UCare for Seniors has more than 80,000 members across Minnesota. A salesperson will be present with information and applications....
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
IN THE KNOW: Medicare wellness visits vs. annual physicals - know the difference
Health care can be confusing. Health insurance can be even more so. Medicare seems to have mastered the art of combining both health care and health insurance together to make it even more confusing yet. However confusing Medicare might seem, it is important for you to understand...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
UCare to offer meetings on Medicare
UCare will host informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options on Tuesday, March 15 at the Alexandria Senior Center. UCare for Seniors has more than 80,000 members across Minnesota. A Medicare 101 meeting will be held at 1 p.m., and a UCare for Seniors...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
LETTER: We need single-payer health insurance
To the editor: The current health insurance system is a national disgrace. The United States is the only major country that does not guarantee health care to all people as a right. Millions of citizens go without care or adequate coverage. Deductibles are rising as are the soaring...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
Rumors dispelled: Seniors can keep Medigap after 2020
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman wants to dispel rumors that a recent Congressional action will not allow seniors to keep certain Medicare supplement plans, known as Medigap coverage, after January 1, 2020. Passed by Congress earlier this year, the Medicare Access and...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
Hospital's Medicare agreement with state stays intact
A survey by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) last week confirmed that Douglas County Hospital (DCH) meets the Medicare program requirements through the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS). As reported in last week’s Echo Press, the survey followed a recent patient...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 5, 2014
Hospital's Medicare agreement survives scare
Douglas County Hospital underwent a two and a half day survey with the Minnesota Department of Health this week and received a verbal report that the hospital’s Medicare agreement will not be terminated. The hospital is in compliance with the Medicare conditions of participation...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am