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So you think you can dance? It may not be legal under current city ordinance
As storms roll in, so does help for cleaning up
Architect discusses B-E design costs
'She could feel her foot in its mouth': Minn. girl bitten 25 times in lake, possibly by muskie
Family OK after Jeep goes airborne near Evansville
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
Viking Speedway: Meyers take three out of top four in late models
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
New dates for weight-loss surgery support group
Looking for Mrs. Douglas County
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Stella Mae Altnow
Robert O. Hubbard
Marilyn Martha Weedman
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
In The Know: The true side of volunteering
Observations from the Archives: 2007: New land for a new high school
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
National Elks leaders visit Alexandria
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
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
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
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