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Bjurman resigns from assistant principal
Vandals paint messages on B-E school issue
Update: Elementary Track and Field Days smashes records
As hours tick down, Minnesota budget work continues, but special session may be needed
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Softball: WCA suffers late-inning struggles heading into playoffs
Boys Tennis: Alex tops DL in regular season finale
Softball: Panthers' DeBoer hits walk-off over B-E
True Team: Streaks make believers of themselves after Class A title
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Walk, open house for mental health awareness
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Frances L. Lesuer
Scott Allen Bakke
Phyllis Ann Collins
United States District Judge Richard H. Battey
Dennis Douglas Pearson
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
April 6, 2017
UCare offers Medicare informational meetings
UCare will host two informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options, as well as Medicare basics, on Wednesday, April 19, at Hampton Inn and Suites in Alexandria. The first meeting about UCare for Seniors will be held at 2 p.m. A salesperson will be...
April 6, 2017 - 7:37am
April 5, 2017
Minnesota House, governor support $14 million to train rural doctors
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota House and Gov. Mark Dayton want to provide the University of Minnesota with an additional $14 million over two years...
April 5, 2017 - 4:24pm
November 4, 2016
UCare to host Medicare informational meetings
Next week, UCare will host informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options. UCare for Seniors has more than 80,000 members across Minnesota. To register for a meeting or obtain more information, call 1-877-523-1518 toll free. The following local meetings...
November 4, 2016 - 7:00am
October 28, 2016
Help available for MNsure signup
Next week, Minnesotans who carry individual health care through MNsure plans may be scrambling, but there is hope and help is available. About 5 percent of Minnesotans — roughly 250,000 people — currently get their coverage from individual plans, while another 5 percent...
October 28, 2016 - 6:00am
October 21, 2016
UCare to offer meetings on Medicare options
UCare will host an informational meeting about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options on Monday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. at Hampton Inn and Suites in Alexandria. UCare for Seniors has more than 80,000 members across Minnesota. A salesperson will be present with information...
October 21, 2016 - 8:00am
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
March 4, 2016
UCare to offer meetings on Medicare
UCare will host informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options on Tuesday, March 15 at the Alexandria Senior Center. UCare for Seniors has more than 80,000 members across Minnesota. A Medicare 101 meeting will be held at 1 p.m., and a UCare for Seniors...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
July 17, 2015
UCare honors Alexandria Clinic
Alexandria Clinic was honored for delivering high-quality care to UCare’s Medicare members at UCare’s seventh annual “A Salute to Excellence!” June 1. UCare held the gathering to recognize 19 clinics and care systems for earning quality excellence awards in UCare’s 2014...
July 17, 2015 - 12:00am
UCare sets meetings
UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan, will hold two informational meetings on Wednesday, July 29 at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. The first meeting at 5 p.m. will explain the Medicare system so that attendees can make informed health care decisions. The second meeting...
July 17, 2015 - 12:00am
February 14, 2014
UCare to hold informational meetings
UCare will hold informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare Advantage plan. Members of UCare’s sales staff will discuss the 2014 UCare for Seniors Classic, Value Plus, Essentials Rx, and Value plans. The meetings will both take place on Monday, March 24. They will...
February 14, 2014 - 12:00am
July 31, 2013
UCare to hold informational meetings about Medicare
UCare will hold informational meetings about Medicare on Tuesday, August 13 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, September 12 at 3:30 p.m., both at Holiday Inn, Alexandria. The meetings are free and open to the public. Members of UCare's staff will break down information about Medicare and provide...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
UCare to host informational meeting
UCare will host an informational meeting about its UCare for Seniors health plan options on Tuesday, February 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn in Alexandria. UCare for Seniors has more than 95,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. UCare is an independent nonprofit health...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
October 24, 2012
SilverSneakers and Walgreens included in UCare 2013 benefit set
In Minnesota and Wisconsin, UCare's broad network of fitness club choices in 2013 for UCare for Seniors members will include the national SilverSneakers Fitness Program. Three of UCare's Medicare health plans now offer a preferred generic tier with co-pays $5 (or less) on many commonly...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
UCare announces new Medicare plans for 2013
UCare, Minnesota's fourth-largest health plan, announced changes and enhancements to its UCare for Seniors Medicare plan available throughout Minnesota and in 26 western Wisconsin counties in 2013. In Minnesota, UCare is introducing a new medical and prescription drug coverage option...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
UCare helps fuel new biking program
Wheels are rolling ahead for older adults in Alexandria. The Knute Nelson Foundation was recently awarded a $33,286 grant from the UCare Fund. It will help introduce an innovative biking program that will assist older adults by matching varying needs and abilities with appropriate...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am