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Dixieland and gospel come to courthouse lawn
Prairie Fire registration opens
For the record
Graduates leave trail of good deeds
Flower basket sale to help Honor Flight
Pitino loves potential of this team as Gopher coaches visit Alexandria (W/video)
Tennis: Tech tops Cardinals in season-ending sweep
Softball: Chargers drop two in 6A playoffs
Roste transfers from the Gophers
Baseball: Osakis takes down Minnewaska in regular season finale
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
hires and promotions
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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
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