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A new leader has been named to replace long-time Douglas County Hospital administrator Bill Flaig.

The DCH board announced Tuesday that Carl P. Vaagenes has accepted the position of Douglas County Hospital CEO.


Since 2001, Vaagenes has been the president and chief executive officer of Unity Family Healthcare in Little Falls.

Before working in Little Falls, Vaagenes spent nine years as the CEO of Pipestone County Medical Center.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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