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Watch out for fresh oil on Hwy 27 between Alexandria, Hoffman
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Grant application approved for visitor center
Mall is ready for a comeback
Basketball: New-look Alex girls gain some confidence with summer state title
Alexandria martial arts group competes at national tournament
Baseball: Post 87 loses two heartbreakers against Perham
Baseball: Alex Junior Red Legion team sweeps Aitkin for 16th win
Baseball: Post 87 splits with Thief River Falls for its ninth win in July
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
Jerry and Mary Kaye Wright
Open house dedicated to deer conversation set for Aug. 22 in Glenwood
Morken: Laying out a setup on a buck bed
Popular Minnesota state parks working to keep the crowds in the future
Morken: The path toward curing target panic
Bentlee's big bass
Paul D. LeBrasseur
Shirley (Schwartz) Fimon
Janice L. Payne
Philip Eugene Yeutter
Letter to the Editor: Workers not hired because of visa paperwork
An Echo Press Editorial: Now we know what fantastic is
2009: Brock Lesnar rules UFC
Letter to the Editor: Land of the free, home of the brave?
In the Know: What this new campaign will NOT tell you
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
SuperAmerica to close doors
Hospitals blast Minnesota insurer
Endless Treasure opens: New second-hand store supports MS Society
Sanford helps high school athletes 'beef up'
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September 29, 2017
A touch of Norway: Senior center exhibit focuses on rosemaling
Artist Gerri Carlson took her first rosemaling class in Starbuck, drawn to the Norwegian folk art featuring floral designs and patterns. "There...
September 29, 2017 - 6:13am
March 31, 2017
Education session covers topic of stroke, falls
Ecumen Bethany Community invites the public to learn how to recognize the warning signs of a stroke, as well as tips to decrease falls at a free education session. The session will be held on Tuesday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Winona Shores Community Room, 1010 Lark St., Alexandria....
March 31, 2017 - 11:00am
March 17, 2017
Written Gift can help create health care directive
What is the Written Gift? The Written Gift is a local nonprofit dedicated to engaging the community in an advance care planning process while promoting end of life choices based on an individual's goals, values and beliefs.
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
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
February 8, 2017
Manage chronic conditions and master aging at workshops
Aging mastery The Aging Mastery Program is designed to inform, encourage and support older adults as they take steps to improve their lives and stay engaged in their communities. The program is all about feeling better today and staying healthy for the future.
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
Social Security tax forms available online
By Rhonda Whitenack and Jim Czechowicz, Social Security office in Bloomington and St. Paul Tax time is fast approaching. Preparing your documents can seem overwhelming. Some forms and paperwork might be difficult to track down. Social Security has made it easy to track down your...
February 8, 2017 - 11:00am
February 1, 2017
Ecumen educational session topic is advance care planning
Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria will host an educational session, The Written Gift, to help approach a difficult topic: advance care planning. It will be held on Monday, Feb. 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the Winona Shores Community Room, 1010 Lark St., Alexandria.
February 1, 2017 - 10:00am
January 18, 2017
Driver Improvement Course offered Feb. 8
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Rd SE, Alexandria. The Driver Improvement Course is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety...
January 18, 2017 - 9:00am
December 28, 2016
Holiday season is good time to discuss aging with loved ones
Minnesota's senior population is doubling as baby boomers reach retirement age, and that means many families have a growing number of older relatives. When families gather for the holidays, it can be a time in which changes in older relatives are noticed and concerns about their health...
December 28, 2016 - 9:00am
December 21, 2016
Local seniors get a jump-start on New Year's Resolutions
While most people are still trying to decide how to accomplish their 2017 New Year's resolutions, residents of Ecumen Bethany Community are beginning...
December 21, 2016 - 9:00am
November 16, 2016
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a four-hour refresher course on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria. The cost is $22. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research...
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
November 9, 2016
Students give of their time to help seniors
Students from the National Honor Society volunteer their time once a month at the Alexandria Senior Center to assist seniors with their smartphones,...
November 9, 2016 - 11:00am
Take care to give care
By Mary Krueger The theme for National Family Caregivers Month for November 2016 is "Take Care to Give Care." The first rule of taking care...
November 9, 2016 - 11:00am
Sound Idea to give Second Sunday concert
The musical duo of Tim Cochran and Doug Tatge, aka Sound Idea, will play at the Alexandria Senior Center on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 2:30 to 4 p.m....
November 9, 2016 - 11:00am
October 14, 2016
Aging with Attitude! Expo is set for Oct. 21
This year's Aging with Attitude! Expo will be held Friday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sauk Centre High School. This event is free and open to the public. The expo is designed to educate, inform and entertain residents of Central Minnesota. Local TV and radio personality...
October 14, 2016 - 2:00am