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Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, July 19
Updated: Driver killed, four children injured on I-94 near St. Cloud
Parkers Prairie Aquatic Center nears completion
Judge says Dayton wrong when he 'effectively abolished the Legislature'
Following in cancer victim's footsteps at Relay for Life
Flesner cards hole in one at Nordic Trails
Viking Speedway: Meyers take three out of top four in late models
Eyes on state: Alex legion team hopes to return to state after falling short last year
Legion Baseball: Richards fans 10 to take game one
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018
A bit about Butter Days in Millerville
'Good memories' for Lund's Bait Shop
Downtown's Party in the Street is Friday
Class of 1952 class reunion planned
Alexandria Central High School reunion set for July 28-29
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
Stella Mae Altnow
Robert O. Hubbard
Marilyn Martha Weedman
Laura L. Rodel
Karen A. Alberg
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
It's Our Turn: The story of an imaginary gunslinger
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
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. With an older population that’s expected to do nothing but grow, Vital Living Alexandria formed to help people...
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
August 7, 2015
Week of August 10-14: ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday – Oven fried chicken. Tuesday – Baked ham. Wednesday – Pasta/meat sauce. Thursday – Hamburger gravy. Friday – Cook’s choice. OSAKIS Reservations: (320) 859-2325 Monday – Crispy baked chicken,...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
June 18, 2015
Senior Expo draws big crowd
Hundreds of senior citizens attended the annual Senior Expo at St. Mary's School in Alexandria today, Thursday. They learned about a variety...
June 18, 2015 - 12:11pm
June 12, 2015
Senior Meals - June 15-19, 2015
Week of June 15-19 ALEXANDRIA Reservations: (320) 762-4280 Monday – Country fried steak. Tuesday – Lasagna. Wednesday – Meatballs. Thursday – Sweet and sour chicken. Friday – Cook’s choice. OSAKIS Reservations: (320) 859-2325 Monday – Country fried steak,...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am