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Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Friday meeting to address ag, environment legislative issues
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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
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
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
May 6, 2016
Newly signed law will help seniors and their families
After President Obama recently signed a renewal of the Older Americans Act (OAA), Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said that the updated law will provide critical support to tens of thousands of seniors and families in Minnesota and millions across the country. As a member of the Senate...
May 6, 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
April 27, 2016
Out & About Around the County: Area proms
“Kids” of all ages enjoyed prom last weekend, with students in Brandon-Evansville and Osakis high schools celebrating their special night...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
Senior prom offers fun, dancing
The public is invited to the second annual senior prom on Friday, April 22 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Alexandria Senior Center. The theme is “A Garden Party.” Cindy Bigner and Helen Johnsrud will provide entertainment, and Chuck Wencl and his band members will provide music for...
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am