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Man found dead in Big Kandiyohi Lake
Remembering those with us in spirit w/ videos
It's time to chase their dreams
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
Remembering the uncle he never met
Softball: Hardy cruises as Cards get second straight playoff shutout
Viking Speedway: Shaw wins nice payday, Miltona's Hellerman takes her first feature
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Courthouse concert features bluegrass
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 25, 2013
Family Caregivers: Now more than ever
By Mary Krueger - Douglas County Senior Coordinator “Family caregivers: Now more than ever” is the theme for this year’s National Caregiver Month. Each year, more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition or disability or elderly parents. There are...
November 25, 2013 - 11:34am
August 23, 2013
Senior Menus - Week of August 26-30
Week of August 26-30 ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday - Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, mixed vegetables, lemon pudding Tuesday - Lasagna, garlic breadstick, green beans, peaches Wednesday - Minnesota casserole, wax beans, chocolate mousse Thursday - Hamburger,...
August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
August 21, 2013
VIDEO: Hevern honored for helping homeless, the hungry, those in crisis
Last Thursday, Jennie Hevern was named the 2013 Outstanding Senior Citizen of Douglas County and even during her acceptance speech, she encouraged...
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
NSI to move senior meal program to Viking Towers
The congregate dining program that takes place at the Alexandria Senior Center is moving to a new location. Effective September 23, Nutrition Services, Inc.
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
August 16, 2013
Senior Menus - Week of August 19-23
ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday - Sweet 'n' sour pork, rice, peas, chocolate pudding Tuesday - Chicken pot pie, biscuit, peas, fruit Wednesday - Polish sausage, party potatoes, coleslaw, rosy applesauce Thursday - Meatloaf, parslied potatoes, broccoli, brownies Friday...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
July 28, 2013
Legislation cracks down on fraud targeted at seniors
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, recently introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on fraud targeted at seniors. The Seniors Fraud Protection Act would help fight scams designed to strip seniors of their assets by helping seniors, their...
July 28, 2013 - 12:34pm
June 26, 2013
A simple goal for a humble man
Between 1825 and 1925, a surge of more than 800,000 Norwegians immigrated to North America. One of these hopeful immigrants was Sven Groethe. For...
June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
June 5, 2013
Social Security questions, answers
Question: Will my Social Security disability benefit increase if my condition gets worse or I develop additional health problems? Answer: No. We do not base Social Security benefit amounts on the severity of a disability. The amount paid is based on average lifetime earnings before...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
Healthy and Active Senior Lifestyles Expo planned for June 18
Douglas County Public Health invites the community to attend the sixth annual free Healthy and Active Senior Lifestyles Expo on Tuesday, June 18 at the St. Mary's Education Center, 420 Irving Street, Alexandria. A free lunch will be provided for attendees ages 55 or older. Lunch...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Senior Menus - Week of June 3-7
Week of June 3-7: ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday - Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, lemon pudding Tuesday - Lasagna, garlic bread stick, green beans, peaches Wednesday - Pork roast, mashed potatoes/gravy, carrots, chocolate mousse Thursday...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
May 24, 2013
Senior Menus - Week of May 27-31, 2013
ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday - Closed Tuesday - Chicken pot pie, biscuit, peas, pudding Wednesday - Polish sausage, party potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce Thursday - Meatloaf, parslied potatoes, broccoli, fruit Friday - Pepper steak, potatoes, vegetable, dessert Meals...
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Senior Menus - Week of February 11-15
Week of February 11-15: ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday - Salisbury steak, baked potato, waxed beans, vanilla pudding Tuesday - Lasagna, garlic breadstick, peas, peaches Wednesday - Lemon pepper fish, scalloped potato, squash, bar Thursday - Roast beef, mashed...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
November 18, 2012
Ten holiday warning signs seniors need help
The holiday season may be one of the few times local families get together and realize their elderly loved ones are in deep trouble and need immediate help. Adult children who don't live nearby often come home to holiday heartbreak with deteriorating relatives they aren't prepared...
November 18, 2012 - 11:22am
October 31, 2012
55+ driver improvement programs offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ eight-hour first-time Driver Improvement Course on November 7-8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School. It will also offer a four-hour refresher Driver Improvement Course on November 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
October 24, 2012
What to do when your parents refuse help
Does your elderly mother live alone? Have you noticed that she seems to be having trouble paying bills? Is her home cluttered? Has she forgotten to take her medications? You can see that she needs help but every time you bring it up, she either changes the subject, offers a reason...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am