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Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
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