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Best of the Lakes Area Veterinarian/Grooming
Ways to keep holiday eating healthy
Best of the Lakes Area Tattoo Shop
Video: Minnesota hunter encounters wolf pack
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, December 14
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Boys Hockey: Alex falls to St. Cloud
Boys basketball: Lakers move to 4-0
Wrestling: Lakers go 3-0 in Annandale
Girls Hockey: Cards shut out by St. Cloud
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
EDITORIAL: Help put our lakes on low-salt diet
LETTER: Disgusted with comments about transgenders
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
LETTER: Why the big swings in voter-approved levies?
2007: Officers receive Medal of Valor
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
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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January 13, 2017
Minnesota dentists offering free dental care for children
Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care to children in need on Feb. 3 and 4. Appointments can be booked now. The Minnesota Dental Association has more than 2,000 dental professionals volunteering at more than 125 clinics across the state for Give Kids a Smile. To locate a...
January 13, 2017 - 10:00am
April 17, 2013
Parent Aware helps parents find high quality care
Local child care providers/early educators have found a new way to ensure that they deliver quality services, through Parent Aware. Parent Aware is a rating tool designed to help parents find the highest quality child care and early education providers in Minnesota. The one-to-four...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
January 25, 2013
Minnesotans plan ahead for long-term care
Minnesotans' biggest concern about their retirement years is losing health and needing care, according to results of the 2012 State Fair Survey of Retirement and Long-term Care. A large share of the 2,400 survey respondents also said they did not know how they would pay for long-term...
January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
1156863 Assumed Name - Brad's Lawn Care
Assumed Name Publish October 1, 6, 2010 CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME STATE OF MINNESOTA State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Brad's Lawn Care. State the address of the principal place of business: 1611 Cedar Street, Alexandria,...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
September 30, 2009
ATC child care conference features author, illustrator
An annual child care conference, Caring for Kids and Those Who Care, will take place Saturday, October 10 at Alexandria Technical College (ATC). The keynote session will feature the well-known Minnesota children's author and illustrator of more than 50 children's books, Nancy Carlson....
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Knute Nelson gets $49,700 grant for health care training
Knute Nelson, a long-term care facility in Alexandria, will receive a $49,700 grant through the Department of Employment and Economic Development's Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP). The grant will support development of simulation scenarios for Knute Nelson employees. The...
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
Knute Nelson expands care options
Knute Nelson has been serving aging adults in the Alexandria area for more than 60 years. Recently, Respite Care has been introduced at its Nelson Gables assisted living campus, to better accommodate the needs of seniors in the Alexandria area. Respite Care offers the same care and...
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Public input sought on improving health care system in Minnesota
Minnesotans are invited to complete an online survey to share their perspectives about health care. This consumer survey is part of an effort to reform health care in Minnesota in ways that will improve the health of all Minnesotans, enhance the patient experience and contain the...
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Health-care spending plans take shape
ST. PAUL - Hospitals take a funding hit while most nursing homes are protected. Low-income Minneso-tans keep their government-subsidized health insurance while some doctors lose state aid for treating the poor. Facilities caring for patients with long-term illnesses lose some state...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Hospital urges lawmakers to scale back health care cuts
As lawmakers try to cure the state's budget woes, the Douglas County Hospital hopes that health care won't take the brunt of it. Bill Flaig, administrator of the Douglas County Hospital, sent an e-mail to state Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and Representative Mary Ellen...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
March 6, 2009
Calling for health care reform
Leaders at Bethany Community in Alexandria worked the phones Tuesday to call Senator Amy Klobuchar as part of the American Association of Homes...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 5, 2009
Minnesota's economy continues to falter
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's economy appears to be mirroring the national one, with unemployment expected to reach near 10 percent. "We think it is going to be a slow recovery," Minnesota State Economist Tom Stinson said Tuesday, with the state not fully recovered until 2012. Stinson...
March 5, 2009 - 12:02pm
February 25, 2009
Free food program workshop planned for child care providers and parents
The cost of food has risen sharply in the past year, putting a pinch in many budgets. Stacey Wixo, area coordinator for Providers Choice, will present a workshop called Cent$ible Meals, which will share tips and meal ideas that can help participants get more "bang for their buck"...
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Hospital may drop mental health service
Concerned with rising costs and its ability to keep pace with increasing demand, Douglas County Hospital (DCH) is considering phasing out its mental health outpatient care unit. After more than 20 years as the primary mental health provider in the area, the hospital needs to reevaluate...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Letter - Providers are important
To the editor: How often do you think of your day care provider as a professional? Have you ever thought about what your life would be like without your day care provider? Too often these providers are looked at as if they were just our children's babysitters. Not many people realize...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am