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In the eye of Irma: Former Alexandria couple caught in hurricane
Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Volleyball: Cards sweep St. Cloud Apollo in conference match
Nice day for a run
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Michelle Kay Miller
Lorraine K. Porter
Richard A. King
Harold M. Olson
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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September 11, 2017
Douglas County helping on the storm front
Help has been heading from all directions across the country in the wake of not one, but two hurricanes; the first, Harvey, hitting Texas and...
September 11, 2017 - 6:38pm
January 6, 2017
Blood shortage at 'crisis level'
Snow and cold have disrupted a lot of lives this winter, including the lives of people who make a point to donate blood. That has led the American Red Cross, which supplies blood for Douglas County Hospital and numerous other health care providers across Minnesota, to put out an...
January 6, 2017 - 6:00am
May 4, 2016
Hard, messy work – but worth every minute
Juanita Bolinger of Alexandria saw homes filled with muddy, dirty water as she helped victims of a massive flood that happened in Shreveport,...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Upcoming blood drives
Following are the upcoming Red Cross blood drives in the area: • Monday, April 18, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas Street, Alexandria. • Tuesday, April 19, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church. • Wednesday, April 20, 2 to 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
Red Cross has need for type O negative blood
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
Red Cross in need of blood, platelet donations
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected. "Blood products are being delivered to hospitals...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Upcoming blood drive
Following is an upcoming Red Cross blood drive in the area: • Tuesday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cornerstone Church, 202 Seventh Avenue E., Alexandria Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for information. A blood donor’s card or driver’s...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Red Cross introduces online RapidPass
American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass allows donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from home. It is expected to reduce...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
August 13, 2014
Following are the upcoming Red Cross blood drives in the area: • Monday, August 18, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas St., Alexandria. • Tuesday, August 19, noon to 6 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas St., Alexandria. • Wednesday, August 20, 10...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
January 21, 2014
In disasters big and small, local Red Cross is there
Aiding fire victims is one of many priorities
January 21, 2014 - 11:19pm
December 24, 2013
Red Cross issues safety tips to prevent holiday fires
The American Red Cross urges residents to take extra precautions with cooking and decorating around the holidays. Christmas Day, Christmas Eve and Thanksgiving are the top three days for cooking fires, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. Nationally, the Red Cross...
December 24, 2013 - 8:44am
July 31, 2013
Red Cross helps family after fire
The American Red Cross assisted a family of two adults and their baby with lodging and food Monday following a kitchen grease fire in their apartment at 1616 7th Ave.
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 5, 2013
American Red Cross assists family in Alexandria
The American Red Cross is assisting a family of four in Alexandria, two adults and two children, following damage to their home sustained as a result of recent strong storms. The Red Cross helps provide disaster relief for immediate recovery needs, such as shelter, clothing, food...
July 5, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Red Cross seeks volunteers
The American Red Cross is currently recruiting volunteers for the West Central Minnesota Chapter serving Douglas, Grant and Traverse counties. The greatest need is for volunteers to assist with disaster response, both locally and nationally. Tacy Fleener, an Alexandria resident,...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
Red Cross seeks Hero Award nominations
The American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region announced its call for Heroes Awards nominations. The Red Cross Heroes Awards recognize everyday people who perform extraordinary acts to help save lives.
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am