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Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 21
Vehicle at the bottom of the lake? Minn. dive team explains process
Short sleeves in January
Turnouts strong for women's marches across ND, Minn.
DL's Leonard Thielen - Adam Thielen's grandpa - recounts his days as an ice harvester
McFeely: No miracle, only more disappointment for Vikings
Wrestling: Cardinals win 15-team tournament
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria swept by New Ulm, drops fourth straight
Girls basketball: Knights finish off LPGE with late run
Boys basketball: Knights win third game in as many days
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Roger E. Cole
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Faye M. Luberts
Eugene Kenneth "Doc" Karnis
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
Manufacturers to meet in Alexandria, tour company
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