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Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Alex is sweet spot for young families
Photo of the Week - Dog playing on melted ice
Pushing for a new identity
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
Osakis girls cruise past LPGE
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Terry Roth, 90
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 2, 2013
Elderly are more prone to heat stress
Now that summer is finally here, I thought it might be appropriate to remind everyone about heat stress in the elderly.
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
Stress and seniors
For many seniors, the "golden years" can be incredibly stressful. What are some common causes of stress in seniors? Change is a major stressor and seniors experience a lot of change in their lives: poor health; death of family, friends and even spouses; loss of independence; loss...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
November 22, 2012
Keeping holidays conflict-free: Tips from a negotiation expert
It's holiday season, a time of joyful family get-togethers and warm companionship with loved ones.
November 22, 2012 - 7:27am
November 9, 2012
Workshop addresses minimizing holiday stress for caregivers, dementia patients
Holidays can be filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. For caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia, the holiday season can also pose unique challenges and stresses. Caring Through the Holidays is a presentation...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
Learn to manage stress
Some stress is normal and even healthy. Stress releases hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster and give you a burst of energy. This can be useful when you need to focus or act quickly. But too much stress or being under stress for too long is not good for you....
life / senior
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
July 17, 2010
Peterson likes new rules to help vets with stress disorder
Congressman Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, praised the Veterans Administration's new plan to improve care for our veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The new rules will make it easier for veterans - including those who may have been denied benefits in the...
July 17, 2010 - 2:47pm
December 24, 2009
Help seniors avoid holiday stress
With Christmas time upon us, it is important to remember the seniors in your family. The holidays can be stressful for even the most laid-back folks, so imagine the toll on those not used to all the hustle and bustle in their lives. This is a festive and exciting time of year, but...
life / senior
December 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Survey: 86 percent of nonprofits report fiscal stress
The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) has released its survey on the status of Minnesota's volunteer programs in a shifting environment. The survey of 280 Minnesota nonprofit and governmental organizations in late September found: Organizations experiencing...
news / state
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am