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Vehicle jumps curb on Alexandria's Broadway
Congratulations Mr. D: Duwenhoegger named Minnesota Principal of the Year
Tons of trash turned to energy
Taxpayers could save $1.4 M
Hospital faces challenge of low reimbursement rates
Winter Spectacular: High speeds in champ class highlights day one
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
Erickson wins bronze at World Cup
Boys basketball: Alex erases deficit with dominant second-half run in win over Apollo
Those who learn together
Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter holds meeting
One Community, One Book
Fashion show debuts in Alexandria
‘Precious Bane’ to be presented Friday
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Wildlife of Douglas County: Snowy Owl
DNR postpones AIS training and trailer decal program
DNR studies shed light on local fisheries
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Funeral - Rhonda Schaffer, 68
Funeral - Marian Shipton, 97
Funeral - Beverly Rolfsrud, 94
Funeral - Enida Siirila, 85
Funeral - Henry Bender, 88
Letter: ‘Local heroes’ tackle community’s needs
Letter: Accountability needed for gas tax
Commentary: Put governing over gridlock in 2015
It's Our Turn: Social media is often riddled with rumors, untruths
Guest Editorial: Time for Legislature to step up for Greater Minnesota
Ten tips to successful seed starting
Farming community invited to sustainable farming conference
Livestock disaster aid deadline nears
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Kiwanis announces board members
Douglas Machine holds poster contest
Manufacturing strength expected to continue in 2015
New medical executive committee leadership elected
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 7, 2013
Ouch! Disability cases in Minnesota up 50 percent in decade
ST.PAUL -- It's the other Social Security train wreck that you rarely hear about, and it's projected to go into the red a lot sooner than the other one -- 2016. Supported by deductions from workers' paychecks, the Social Security Disabilityprogram continues to move on schedule toward...
July 7, 2013 - 9:29am
March 13, 2013
Register for meeting on disability voting rights
A Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) Town Hall on Voting Rights meeting will take place on Monday, March 18 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Douglas County Human Services, 809 Elm Street, Suite 1186, Alexandria. The public can also participate via web stream or various videoconferencing...
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
September 9, 2012
PACER Center to host Family Fun Day
PACER's Simon Technology Center is presenting its Family Fun Day, and one lucky child with a disability will win an iPad as the Center celebrates 25 years of making a difference with assistive technology. This free event is for parents, children, and professionals. It is on Saturday,...
September 9, 2012 - 3:33pm
August 20, 2012
Disability, aging services offered at State Fair
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is involved in several efforts at this year's Minnesota State Fair, which begins Aug. 23 and runs through Sept. 3. The Minnesota Board on Aging will have a booth in the Education Building, where the Senior LinkAge Line®, http://www.minnesotahelp.info/,...
August 20, 2012 - 9:30am
November 10, 2011
Applicants sought for group that helps those with disabilities
The Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council is seeking seven citizens who want to advise the state on issues that help persons with disabilities acquire the devices they need to live, learn, work and play. Applications for the 15-member council, which meets quarterly,...
November 10, 2011 - 9:25am
September 4, 2011
Nominees sought for people who have helped those with disabilities
The Minnesota State Council on Disability seeks nominations to recognize outstanding achievement and extraordinary effort by individuals or organizations whose work improves the quality of life for people with disabilities. It invites people to view and submit nominations in all...
September 4, 2011 - 12:00pm
March 18, 2011
Ask a Trooper - Is it OK to drive with disability tag on mirror?
Question: I have a concern about disability parking certificates and the incorrect use of them. We obtained one last year after my husband suffered leg fractures. The instruction sheet that is mailed out by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety states, "Driving with the hang tag...
March 18, 2011 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
You can't judge a book by its cover
When Clyde Henry was a kid he was told he wouldn't amount to much. He was told that college wasn't a place for people like him. He was called dumb. He was called a retard. Clyde Henry proved everyone wrong. It turns out he was brilliant. He could draw house plans and create models...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
House candidates debate disability issues
Candidates vying for a seat in the state Legislature next year squared off in front of a small crowd Monday in a joint forum on disability issues. Participating in the discussion were Minnesota House of Representatives District 11B incumbent Mary Ellen Otremba, DFL-Long Prairie,...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 3, 2008
State representative candidates to discuss disability issues
Residents of Stevens, Douglas, Grant and Todd counties can learn where candidates stand on issues affecting people with disabilities at a forum event for legislative Districts 11A and 11B. Hosted by the Alexandria multiple sclerosis self-help group, the forum is from 5 to 6:30 p.m.,...
October 3, 2008 - 12:00am