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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
September 11, 2014
Senior Meals - September 15-19
Week of September 15-19 OSAKIS Reservations: (320) 859-2325 Monday – Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, pudding/topping. Tuesday – Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, garden salad, garlic sticks, dessert. Wednesday – Pork roast, mashed potatoes/gravy, scalloped corn, dessert. Thursday...
September 11, 2014 - 2:33pm
September 5, 2014
Good Samaritan Society to close Glenwood location
The Good Samaritan Society – Glenwood Lakeview plans to close on or around October 20. Management recently gave the state a 60-day notice, as required by state law, to close the facility. Lakeview has been serving the Glenwood community and surrounding area since 1992, when...
September 5, 2014 - 12:00am