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Cards and games bring seniors together
Magic, wonder and faith at Church for the Harvest
New method for funding nursing homes?
Snow Saturday Night
Law enforcement blotter: January 22, 2015
Boys hockey: Alex can't overcome Bemidji's torrid start as Cards drop second straight
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Girls hockey: Shorthanded Alexandria falls 1-0 against Bemidji
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Where are they now?
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 17, 2013
Parent Aware helps parents find high quality care
Local child care providers/early educators have found a new way to ensure that they deliver quality services, through Parent Aware. Parent Aware is a rating tool designed to help parents find the highest quality child care and early education providers in Minnesota. The one-to-four...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
Parents should 'strike a balance' in talking about shootings
ST. PAUL -- Adults need to talk to children about the Connecticut elementary school shooting, but a Minnesota expert advises parents not to offer too much information. "You have to just strike a balance," Abi Gewirtz said. "Don't avoid it, but don't overwhelm them, either." The...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Foster parents needed
Douglas County Social Services will hold a free informational meeting for families interested in learning more about providing foster care for children in Douglas County. Families are needed for all age groups. There is a special need to find families who enjoy working with teens. The...
August 19, 2011 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Five financial building blocks for new parents
While today's economy continues to put extra stress on most Americans' wallets, those preparing to welcome a new child into the family experience the added pressure of a whole new set of expenses. From diapers to baby furniture and daycare, the costs for new parents mount quickly....
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
July 11, 2010
Parents and caregivers of youth with disabilities asked to take part in national survey
Parents or primary caregivers of young people with disabilities between 12 and 22 years old are invited take part in a national research study by completing the National Family Support Survey at www.fastfamilysupport.org by August 13, 2010. Answers to the survey questions are...
July 11, 2010 - 11:00am
July 4, 2010
Parents can get tax credit for sending kids to day camp
ST. PAUL - Many working parents need to arrange for care for their children when school is out. A popular solution - with a tax benefit - is a day camp program. The Internal Revenue Service reminds parents that the cost of day camp may be a qualifying expense for the Child and...
July 4, 2010 - 2:27pm
December 23, 2008
Letter - How much TV screen time is enough?
To the editor: About 99 percent of the people in the United States have a television, but are television, video games and computers healthy for children? I think it's unhealthy for a child to have more than three or four hours of screen time a day. I wonder if parents actually think...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Letter - Parents need to be involved
To the editor: I feel that parent involvement is very important when it comes to the well being of children. As a mother of four children and two stepdaughters, I am involved with what is going on in school and their social life. It is more comforting when you know how your child...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am