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B-E superintendent resigns, high school principal retires
Turkey flies through truck window, injures man in Wadena County
Osakis ECFE dance set for tonight, March 19
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Parent company of Douglas buys packaging business
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm wins game three to end Alexandria's season
Blizzard hockey: Steel force a game three after win in Alexandria
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Brian B. Eide
OUR TURN: A year (and a half) in the life of an editor
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
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
On The Street
Evavold joins Echo Press staff
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
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December 21, 2017
Elder Network allowing younger volunteers
Central Minnesota Elder Network is lowering the required age for volunteers who visit the elderly in their homes from 55 to 50. Founded in 1997, the Alexandria-based network was modeled on an Olmsted County program, said executive director Wendy Hyatt. That program was based on the...
December 21, 2017 - 6:18pm
September 30, 2017
Commentary: Stop fraud against seniors
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota After Peggy Hiestand-Harri's mom retired, she planned to spend her time like a lot of Minnesotans do — with her kids and grandkids. And also like a lot of Minnesotans in their golden years, she got by on a fixed income.
September 30, 2017 - 6:26am
September 2, 2017
Class teaches mastering an aging life
Aging can sneak up and surprise a person with the tricks it plays on the mind and body. Turns out, it can be mastered. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 7, the Alexandria Public School District is offering an "Aging Mastery Program," which it says covers the realities of aging. The Community...
September 2, 2017 - 8:37am
August 18, 2017
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice in Alexandria will celebrate National Senior Citizens Day. This holiday of appreciation was created in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan as a means to honor seniors and recognize their achievements that enrich our communities every year.
August 18, 2017 - 3:41pm
March 3, 2017
Alexandria again tops list of Minnesota retirement spots
For the second year in a row, Alexandria has come out on top of a survey that ranks the best cities in Minnesota for retirees. The rankings by SmartAsset.com consider access to health care, taxes, and recreational and social opportunities in the community. In the three years of the...
March 3, 2017 - 9:00am
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
September 21, 2016
IN THE KNOW: We are a community that cares
These days are filled with the "negative." It is not hard to figure out the cause. It is election year! Whether the issues are national in scope or rural vs. metro on the state level, there is a great deal of name calling and posturing. Believe it or not, positive forces are in place...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
July 20, 2016
New bill to crack down on fraud targeting seniors
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar recently announced that her bill to crack down on fraud targeted at seniors passed the Senate Commerce Committee, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate. Schemes targeting seniors include fraudulent investment plans, fraudulent prizes and sweepstakes,...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Older adults mental health first aid course offered in July
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota will hold a free Mental Health First Aid course, older adults version, on July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 822 Douglas Street in Alexandria The course is designed to teach the basic first aid skills needed...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a four-hour refresher course on Tuesday, July 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria. The cost is $20. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
Senior Expo draws hundreds
More than 250 senior citizens from Douglas County gathered at St. Mary's Education Center in Alexandria on Tuesday, June 21 for the annual Senior...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
Your legal rights: Protect your personal information from marketers
Seniors citizens often receive mail that asks for their personal information in exchange for details about life insurance, funeral expense benefits or supplemental Medicare benefits. Once seniors provide their information, they are sometimes flooded with mailed solicitations or hounded...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Seniors can be bullies too
Today, we often read about suicides of young people caused in part by cyberbullying. Less attention is paid to another category of bullies: those with gray hair, false teeth, hearing aids and canes. I often hear that residents of facilities or visitors to senior events are also bullied....
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Westrom supports 'tiny houses' for elderly
The Minnesota Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on May 2 authorizing the use and zoning of “tiny homes” as a housing option for the elderly, disabled, and those nearing the end of life. Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, was a strong advocate of the measure and praised...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 20, 2016
LETTER: RSVP offers one-stop shopping for all volunteers
To the editor: Most everyone has heard of the Peace Corps. Many have now heard of AmeriCorps. Please read about Senior Corps. It incorporates three national service volunteer programs for people 55 years and up. Throughout the United States, Senior Corps is comprised of the Foster...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am