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Pilots complain about hangar use but airport manager sides with Cunninghams
Bemidji seeks state funding for proposed northern Minn. veterans home
Law Enforcement Blotter: January 15-16
Evansville man appeals deportation ruling
Charge: Brother intended to kill others in northern Minn. senior home stabbing
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Girls hockey: Ellingson's natural hat trick helps Cards over DL
Swimming and Diving: Cards defeat Tigers at home
Boys hockey: Cardinals hitting their stride after third straight win
Wrestling: Waldvogel, Zieske get Osakis' only wins against OTC
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Morken: South Dakota is still worth the hunt
Collector looks for info on rare lure he believes could have ties locally
Virginia "Ginger" M. Bjurlin
Shirley Ann Ingalls Moench
OUR TURN: The hurtful practice of judging others
LETTER: Making America great starts with love
LETTER: Put cap on loans that can't be paid
LETTER: County board shows little respect for veterans
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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
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
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Update: Fire victim's identity not yet confirmed
January 13, 2018
Shingles: What you need to know
Shingles is a painful disease caused by a reawakening of the same virus that causes chickenpox. Common symptoms include a rash on one side of the body and severe pain that can last for months or years. About one of every three people in the United States will get shingles in their...
January 13, 2018 - 12:01pm
January 5, 2018
Alexandria residents save $8,300 in tax credits through MNsure
With just under two weeks left in the 2018 open enrollment period, MNsure is reminding Alexandria area residents of money-saving tax credits. Though the statewide household average for tax credits is around $7,000 per year, it is higher in Alexandria at more than $8,300 per year....
January 5, 2018 - 11:30am
January 4, 2018
Opioids become major Minnesota killer
Opioid overdoses kill more Minnesotans than traffic accidents, and opioids are the leading drug killers.
January 4, 2018 - 2:09pm
January 3, 2018
Understanding opioid-related terms
Terms related to opioids can be confusing, so the federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled this list:
January 3, 2018 - 2:36pm
Opioids notebook: Genetics one of many causes for opioid addiction
Drug addicts may be able to partially blame their ancestors. "Genetics has a huge amount to do with who has a problem and who ends up getting addicted," said Dr. Sheila Specker, a University of Minnesota psychiatrist.. While genetics may not push someone into opioids instead of, say,...
January 3, 2018 - 1:36pm
Cough leads to cancer diagnosis for Brandon 2-year-old
When Adrianna Sletto realized her 2-year-old daughter Kaidence seemed to be under the weather in early December, she took her to the doctor....
January 3, 2018 - 7:08am
December 29, 2017
Playing with purpose: Bitzan produces for B-E despite scare with heart condition
Tanner Bitzan hustled down a loose ball after a steal near midcourt against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Dec. 19. It was the second half of...
December 29, 2017 - 9:01am
December 15, 2017
Ways to keep holiday eating healthy
'Tis the Season. Enjoying the holidays and feeling in control with food and beverage choices can be a challenge. Everyone is baking, the lunchroom has a table full of treats, holiday parties and family gatherings are full of tempting, tasty, once-a-year favorites. It's wonderful!...
December 15, 2017 - 4:09pm
December 5, 2017
Now cancer-free, Dayton encourages screenings for early detection
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton had a bit of good health news to share and he used the opportunity to encourage his fellow Minnesotans to look...
December 5, 2017 - 2:06pm
November 22, 2017
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
ST. PAUL—Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Minnesota state regulators on Wednesday reported finding three children's jewelry...
November 22, 2017 - 2:39pm
November 15, 2017
MNsure sign-ups on pace for at least 5 percent growth
ST. PAUL — Health insurance sign-ups through MNsure, the state's individual insurance marketplace, are off to a strong start in the first two...
November 15, 2017 - 7:47pm
October 19, 2017
MNsure ready for open enrollment to begin
WILLMAR, Minn. — Amid the turmoil surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act and the individual insurance market, MNsure has a clear...
October 19, 2017 - 6:25pm
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
After acquiring an Ecumen senior care property in Litchfield last year, Marc Halpert knew he wouldn't turn down the chance to take over another....
October 19, 2017 - 3:04pm
September 22, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Minnesota legislators thought they had crafted a reasonable bipartisan solution to skyrocketing health insurance premiums earlier this year, but the Trump administration seems to have different ideas. The Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton allocated about $271 million to help lower...
September 22, 2017 - 3:17pm
September 8, 2017
Minnesota sends emergency response team to help Florida with hurricane response
ST. PAUL -- As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, Minnesota is sending help. Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday authorized a team of Minnesota emergency...
September 8, 2017 - 6:07pm