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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, July 26
Around the County: Millerville Butter Days
GMO bill edges ahead in U.S. House
1,000 cyclists on a mission roll through Douglas County
A knockout Party in the Street
Seven under-14 Alex Swim Club members head to state at Rochester
A first time finisher at Grandma's: Hochsprung youngest male finisher at Duluth marathon
Millers look ahead to next summer after two losses
Alexandria set to host VFW tournament this weekend
Bemidji takes Sub-state 14 title from Alex
A treasure trove of crafts awaits at Art in the Park
Grants offered for artists to quick start next project
Alexandria Public Schools back-to-school packets are ready
Nutty for coconut ice cream
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Myrna A. Zimmerman
Ruth Ann Struck
Carol Diane Jeffries
Wendy Jo (Muzik) Kuhnau
Megan E. Movold
LETTER: Some people think laws don't apply to them
LETTER: Unique ecosystem needs protection
LETTER: Candidate can't keep simple promise
IN THE KNOW: There is so much right with America
From the archives - 2006: Bill Ingebrigtsen files for Senate as Republican candidate
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Douglas County Hospital
July 8, 2016
Douglas County Hospital stays with county
Without much discussion at Tuesday's Douglas County board meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to keep Douglas County Hospital (DCH) as a county-owned hospital instead of changing it over to a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The vote was more a formality, as the "real"...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Hospital gets healthy financial check up
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) was financially healthy in 2015, according to an audit presented last week. The hospital's total operating revenue for 2015 was $140.5 million and total operating expenses were $130.3 million. The hospital reported an operating income of approximately...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Public, private or hybrid? Which way should hospital go?
It's been six months since Douglas County Hospital's board of directors publically announced they're exploring the option to convert the county-owned...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Scholarships offered to students in health-related fields
Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary recently announced its scholarship program. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage an individual to seek continued education in a health-related field, to promote the improved quality of patient care and to encourage employment at Douglas...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
Are you a donor?
Do you want your organs to be donated when you die? Sixty-one percent of Minnesotans have said yes, they want to be donors. So what are the steps from a donor's death to a recipient receiving that precious piece of life? It's a complex process. First, if a person is taken to a hospital...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Alex Clinic moves OB/GYN services to hospital (w/video interview)
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) and Alexandria Clinic have created a unique partnership for obstetrics and gynecology care in the community. As...
March 4, 2016 - 8:26am
March 2, 2016
Three 'adverse events' reported at hospital
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released its annual Adverse Health Events report to continually focus on improving patient safety statewide. A total of 316 adverse events were reported in Minnesota from October 2014 to October 2015 — things like medication errors, pressure...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Douglas County Hospital awarded accreditation
Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after HFAP conducted...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
Hospital may expand surgical, outreach space
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) may be expanding. During its Jan. 21 meeting, the hospital board voted unanimously to move the project proposal...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
First 2016 baby born at Douglas County Hospital
Jasmine Bieniek, the first baby of the New Year born at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, was delivered on Jan. 3 at 5:40 p.m. to parents Jennifer and Joseph Bieniek of Fergus Falls. Jasmine, who was 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 inches long, joins two older brothers. The Douglas...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
November 26, 2015
Holiday ball: a touch of red
The upcoming Holiday Ball is adding a little bit of red to its color scheme this year to celebrate its ruby anniversary. Sponsored by the Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary, the 40th annual Holiday Ball will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference...
November 26, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
Holiday Ball committee begins work
Preparations are under way for the 40th annual Holiday Ball, sponsored by the Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary. The Holiday Ball will take place on Saturday, December 5 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. The event will feature a silent auction, raffle...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
September 21, 2015
Public or private?
Future of county hospital explored
September 21, 2015 - 1:42pm
State tallies potentially preventable health care events
Two-thirds of ER visits in 2012 were potentially preventable
August 21, 2015 - 12:00am
Committee exploring hospital’s future options
Some discussion already about converting county- owned hospital to non-profit
August 21, 2015 - 12:00am