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The Jacob Wetterling case file
AgweekTV: Elevator Embezzlement in Minnesota
Car vs. 750-pound elk collision reported in southern Minnesota
Caller reported man shot himself, but Fargo police seeking homicide suspect
Schools not reimbursed for state costs: Fewer fans, venue costs to blame
Football: Chargers dismantle the Bears on homecoming
Football: Knights erupt in easy win over W-DC
Football: BOLD flexes its muscle again as Warriors roll over Minnewaska
Football: Slow start dooms Panthers against USA
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Richard "Shorty" Olson
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Farmers face risks while improving water quality
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
4-H holds county competition
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
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
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September 12, 2018
Evansville displays prairie art Prairie artist Della Conroy will display her florals, still life, landscapes and abstracts beginning Friday, Sept. 14, through Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Evansville Art Center, 111 Main St. In her Hancock studio, Conroy uses watercolor, oil, acrylic...
September 12, 2018 - 5:03pm
September 10, 2018
Business group helps seniors A speaker from the Better Business Bureau will tell seniors how they can stay safe from scams during a free session open to the public at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Gary Johnson, the bureau's Senior Program outreach manager, will speak at Winona Shores...
September 10, 2018 - 7:09am
June 6, 2018
Commentary: Legislature failed to help seniors
By Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm, St. Paul, MN. At the start of the 2018 legislative session, we called for action to enhance the rights of vulnerable adults and strengthen regulatory oversight of long-term care settings. In the end, the Legislature failed Minnesota...
June 6, 2018 - 6:33pm
May 25, 2018
Graduates leave trail of good deeds
On an overcast Tuesday, a small bit of color arrived in the home of Bill MacDonald, where the former Air Force mechanic crew chief is enduring...
May 25, 2018 - 10:30am
December 21, 2017
Elder Network allowing younger volunteers
Central Minnesota Elder Network is lowering the required age for volunteers who visit the elderly in their homes from 55 to 50. Founded in 1997, the Alexandria-based network was modeled on an Olmsted County program, said executive director Wendy Hyatt. That program was based on the...
December 21, 2017 - 6:18pm
September 30, 2017
Commentary: Stop fraud against seniors
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota After Peggy Hiestand-Harri's mom retired, she planned to spend her time like a lot of Minnesotans do — with her kids and grandkids. And also like a lot of Minnesotans in their golden years, she got by on a fixed income.
September 30, 2017 - 6:26am
September 2, 2017
Class teaches mastering an aging life
Aging can sneak up and surprise a person with the tricks it plays on the mind and body. Turns out, it can be mastered. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 7, the Alexandria Public School District is offering an "Aging Mastery Program," which it says covers the realities of aging. The Community...
September 2, 2017 - 8:37am
August 18, 2017
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice in Alexandria will celebrate National Senior Citizens Day. This holiday of appreciation was created in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan as a means to honor seniors and recognize their achievements that enrich our communities every year.
August 18, 2017 - 3:41pm
March 3, 2017
Alexandria again tops list of Minnesota retirement spots
For the second year in a row, Alexandria has come out on top of a survey that ranks the best cities in Minnesota for retirees. The rankings by SmartAsset.com consider access to health care, taxes, and recreational and social opportunities in the community. In the three years of the...
March 3, 2017 - 9:00am
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
September 21, 2016
IN THE KNOW: We are a community that cares
These days are filled with the "negative." It is not hard to figure out the cause. It is election year! Whether the issues are national in scope or rural vs. metro on the state level, there is a great deal of name calling and posturing. Believe it or not, positive forces are in place...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
July 20, 2016
New bill to crack down on fraud targeting seniors
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar recently announced that her bill to crack down on fraud targeted at seniors passed the Senate Commerce Committee, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate. Schemes targeting seniors include fraudulent investment plans, fraudulent prizes and sweepstakes,...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Older adults mental health first aid course offered in July
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota will hold a free Mental Health First Aid course, older adults version, on July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 822 Douglas Street in Alexandria The course is designed to teach the basic first aid skills needed...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 29, 2016
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a four-hour refresher course on Tuesday, July 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria. The cost is $20. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center...
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
Senior Expo draws hundreds
More than 250 senior citizens from Douglas County gathered at St. Mary's Education Center in Alexandria on Tuesday, June 21 for the annual Senior...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am