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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
B-E looks to add paraprofessional
Historic environmental lawsuit has Minnesota seeking $5 billion from 3M, motion says
Christmas decorations go up on Broadway
Man sentenced to 10 days in jail for Bemidji school bus crash
Blizzard Hockey: Alexandria swept in weekend series with Granite City
Girls Hockey: Cards end Packers’ winning streak
Blizzard hockey: Granite City dominates in an 8-2 final at the RCC
Girls hockey: Cards put scare into defending CLC champs
State swim: Alex relay takes 24th in first taste of state
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
John P. Ringsaker, Jr.
Ann M. Nussbaum
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
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
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
hires and promotions
on the street
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
April 6, 2016
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a four-hour refresher course on Tuesday, April 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School, 411 S. Otter Avenue, Parkers Prairie. The cost is $20. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
COMMENTARY: new tools needed to protect Minnesota seniors against financial fraud
By Mike Rothman, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner, St. Paul, MN The Minnesota Commerce Department recently came to the aid of an older woman who had met a man on a well-known dating website. We weren’t breaking up a romance. We were stopping a crime. The man claimed to be a Minnesotan...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
LETTER: Gas price not included in calculations
To the editor: Jane Pflugradt’s letter last week [Echo Press, March 11, ‘Lower gas prices don’t help many seniors’] was spot on! What’s worse, COLA is based on inflation, but Congress, or whoever makes these decisions, doesn’t include gas prices in calculating inflation!...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
LETTER: Lower gas prices don't help many seniors
To the editor: The Consumer Price Index never took into account that kilowatts keep going up (higher electric bill), phone costs keep going up, and Medicine Part D went up, so the price of gas going down didn’t offset anything. A lot of us lost money on our Social Security check....
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Knute Nelson expands long-term care
Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria recently expanded its capacity to serve. As of March 1, eight long-term care beds were added to the facility....
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
Local stud muffin wins cupcake contest
Paul Anderson, 88, of Alexandria is a stud muffin. His sticky nickname inspired a decadent bakery delicacy that will be featured this month in...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
IN THE KNOW: This area is an age-friendly community
“Age Friendly Community” is a relatively new term in most of our vocabularies. However, it is not a new term. It was started by the World...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 9, 2015
Students spend an evening with seniors
St. Mary’s confirmation students spent time playing pool with seniors at the Alexandria Senior Center on Nov. 18. Other confirmation students...
December 9, 2015 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a four-hour refresher course on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School, 411 S. Otter Avenue, Parkers Prairie. The cost is $20. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
In the Know: A wonderful place to live
Two years ago I attended the Golden K Pancake Feed at the Alexandria Senior Center. Rumors were rampant that the Center was being sold. Not a rumor! The fact was that it was bankrupt. Letters to the editor and an editorial in the Echo Press, accompanied by the fact that the city...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
Vital Living Alexandria is wellness program designed for people 50+
Alexandria is a retirement town.
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Senior College kicks off on September 10
Fall is coming and with it comes anticipation of a new season of Senior College. Alexandria Technical and Community College’s (ATCC) Senior College will kick off its fall season with a free lecture by Dr. Jay Coggins, “The Economics of Climate Change.” It will be held on...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am