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Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
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Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
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How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
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August 19, 2015
Extension: Keep your tomato plants healthy
It’s easy to see why the tomato is a top choice among gardeners. These plants adapt well to most soil conditions, they are perfect for small garden spaces and the tomato itself has many uses. One plant is likely to yield a high number of tomatoes, so just a couple are necessary...
country / extension
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Klobuchar, Collins urge action to prevent Lyme disease
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), along with U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), called on the administration to take swift action to prevent and respond to Lyme disease. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that the number...
News / state
August 30, 2013 - 9:10am
August 25, 2013
Klobuchar calls for swift action against Lyme disease
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) called on the Administration to take swift action to prevent and respond to Lyme disease. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that diagnoses of Lyme disease are 10 times higher...
August 25, 2013 - 11:56am
August 20, 2013
Lyme disease numbers 10 times higher than previously reported says CDC
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an estimate of the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year and their new estimate is 10 times higher than previously reported. While the CDC's newest numbers estimate the number of Americans diagnosed...
August 20, 2013 - 7:13am
July 10, 2013
Cases of tick-borne diseases decreased in 2012
An unusually warm, dry spring and summer may have contributed to a substantial drop in cases of disease caused by ticks in 2012 in Minnesota. However, the decline doesn't mean the risk of illness from tick bites in 2013 will be any less than in most previous years, state health officials...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
September 26, 2012
Putting their heart into it
More than 350 people braved a chilly, windy morning on September 8 to help those with heart problems. The 3rd annual Congenital Heart Defect...
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
Chronic disease and self-management course offered
CentraCare Health System, Long Prairie, is offering a six week Chronic Disease and Self-Management course starting October 10. This course, taught by two certified registered nurses at CentraCare Health System, Long Prairie, will help participants cope with chronic diseases such...
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Minnesota reports first West Nile virus case of 2012
The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) disease in 2012 in a Minnesota resident has been confirmed. State health officials are urging Minnesotans to protect themselves from mosquitoes from now through the autumn frost. A St. Louis County man is the state's first laboratory-confirmed...
July 3, 2012 - 4:51pm
June 12, 2011
$40 million available for statewide chronic disease prevention programs
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today the availability of approximately $40 million to strengthen and better coordinate activities within state and territorial health departments aimed at preventing chronic diseases and promoting health. Created by the...
June 12, 2011 - 2:47pm
November 30, 2010
Deadly disease in the spotlight tomorrow
Minnesota will commemorate World AIDS Day tomorrow - Wednesday, Dec. 1 for the 23rd consecutive year. A variety of HIV testing and public awareness events have been planned for the day and through the month of December in Minnesota (a partial listing is below). The purpose of World...
November 30, 2010 - 9:19am
November 28, 2010
Report show sexually transmitted infections are increasing in Minnesota
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) expressed deep concern over the findings of a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicating high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI), particularly among women, and reinforced the need...
November 28, 2010 - 2:50pm
1,000 cyclists, 1 worthy mission
Nearly 1,000 cyclists took off from Alexandria Monday morning to fight multiple sclerosis (MS) - a disease that 2.5 million people are struggling...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 17, 2010
Follow these steps to prevent heart disease, stroke
The Minnesota Diabetes and Heart Health Collaborative (MN-DC) is urging the nearly 230,000 people with diabetes in the state to take steps to prevent heart disease and stroke - the leading killers of people with diabetes. The MN-DC hopes that people with diabetes and health professionals...
July 17, 2010 - 11:36am
May 22, 2010
Alzheimer's disease to cost U.S. more than $20 trillion in next 40 years
A new report from the Alzheimer's Association, "Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer's Disease: A National Imperative" shows that in the absence of disease-modifying treatments, the cumulative costs of care for people with Alzheimer's from 2010 to 2050 will exceed $20 trillion, in...
May 22, 2010 - 8:36am
April 17, 2010
Early warm weather means early tick season
Warm early spring weather has brought out ticks earlier than usual in many regions of Minnesota earlier than usual. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) urges anyone heading outdoors in Minnesota this spring and early summer to use tick repellents and other measures to prevent...
April 17, 2010 - 2:31pm