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Roste transfers from the Gophers
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The day Curt Felt died
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Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
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Philip R. Harrang
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IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
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July 17, 2013
Relay for Life cut short but fight continues
As the sun began to set Friday night, thousands of people from Douglas County came together to remember and fight back against cancer at the...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Skin cancer on the rise for ages 50+
Skin cancer is on the rise among older adults. More adults age 55 or older than ever are being diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. This may be due to the increased use of tanning beds among the older generations, or it may be due to an increased awareness...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Unexpected journeys for three determined cancer battlers
The fight to end cancer starts with one step that leads to many more steps. And with each step, the fight to end cancer draws closer. On July...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
July 3, 2013
Childhood sun exposure increases skin cancer risk later in life
With the school year over and summer officially here, kids are spending more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence...
July 3, 2013 - 11:19am
June 23, 2013
How to navigate a cancer diagnosis
Unlike many of the most important events in one's life - graduation, marriage, having a child - almost no one anticipates a cancer diagnosis. This year, nearly 239,000 U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 232,000 women will learn they have breast cancer,...
June 23, 2013 - 4:21pm
May 24, 2013
Come celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers
Douglas County Relay for Life Committee will host the 2013 Douglas County Survivor/Caregiver Social on Sunday, June 2 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, Alexandria. Registration and social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with the dinner and program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner...
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
May 20, 2013
Know these warning signs of skin cancer; it could save your life
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and while the dangers of melanoma are well known, it is important not to neglect the warning signs of the two most common types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which can also become disfiguring and even...
May 20, 2013 - 8:06am
May 17, 2013
Keep a light on for cancer fight next Tuesday
The Douglas County Relay For Life fundraiser for cancer research will be observing its 20th year this summer. The American Cancer Society's 100th birthday is also happening this year. On the eve of the 100th birthday, local Relay for Life organizers are encouraging residents to...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
March 8, 2013
Sister of radon victim from Glenwood continues fight
ST. PAUL -- Janet Thompson was being treated for terminal lung cancer, but her thoughts were about others. She lobbied people she saw to check...
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am
February 6, 2013
Hope blooms in Douglas County; Daffodil Days help fight cancer
Through its Daffodil Days program, The American Cancer Society offers a way to acknowledge special individuals in people's lives while helping to fight against cancer. People can order daffodils for friends, customers, employees, etc., to help brighten their days. Volunteers will...
February 6, 2013 - 12:00am
January 17, 2013
Cancer deaths drop in U.S. and Minnesota, says new report
As of 2009, the overall death rate for cancer in the United States had declined 20 percent from its peak in 1991, translating to the avoidance of approximately 1.2 million deaths from cancer - 152,900 of these in 2009 alone. These figures come from the American Cancer Society's annual...
January 17, 2013 - 8:17am
January 7, 2013
Winter is good time to test your home for radon
Every 25 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the largest environmental cancer risk and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Fortunately, the risk is largely preventable, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Health. More...
January 7, 2013 - 10:06am
January 5, 2013
Event helps caregivers cope with cancer
Caregivers of patients with cancer are invited to an evening of activities to help cope with cancer from 6 to 7:30 p.m., January 14, in the Windfeldt Room at CentraCare Health Plaza in St. Cloud. Stephanie Hern, MS, Family Therapy Doctoral Intern with the Coborn Cancer Center will...
January 5, 2013 - 3:23pm
November 7, 2012
Mission accomplished: Brandon woman fights cancer, competes in races
Ann Challes is a woman on a mission. She's determined to prove that cancer hasn't won. And she is doing it one step at a time. UNUSUAL PAIN...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
September 11, 2012
Dash for Dad 5K in St. Cloud fights prostate cancer
St. Cloud, Minn. - Join the fight against prostate cancer by participating in the 2nd annual St. Cloud Dash for Dad on Sept. 15 at Whitney Park, 1529 Northway Drive. Dash for Dad begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. The 1K kids run begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 1-mile family...
September 11, 2012 - 2:37pm