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Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Byron S. Gunderson
Keith D. Davis Jr.
William "Bill" Bahe
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
Douglas County Hospital
October 28, 2016
Douglas County Hospital Oct. 17 Boy, Jackie Bergerud and William Johnson, Dalton Oct. 19 Boy, Angela and Eric Jacobson, Osakis Boy, Kristi & Kerry Krafthefer, Farwell Oct. 22 Boy, Mary and Jonathan Moore, Brandon Oct. 23 Twin Girls, Lydia and Alexander Kolb, Alexandria Boy, Hunter...
October 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
October 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Douglas County Hospital Oct. 11 Girl, Emily and Gabriel Myrin, Osakis. Oct. 12 Girl, Krista and John Sullivan, Brandon Girl, Heather and Christopher Winter, Hoffman Oct. 13 Girl, Lindsey and Anthony Toenyan, Alexandria Births from Jan. 1 to Oct. 13, 2016: 500.
October 21, 2016 - 9:30am
YOU ASKED: Who owns the tennis courts?
It may not be the right season for tennis right now, but we've had several readers ask who owns the tennis courts on the corner of Jefferson...
October 21, 2016 - 6:30am
October 14, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Douglas County Hospital Oct. 4 Boy, Brandy and Joel Quam, Alexandria Oct. 9 Boy, Jesica Gandy and Nicholas Schmitz, Alexandria Births from Jan. 1 to Oct. 9, 2016: 490.
October 14, 2016 - 3:00am
October 7, 2016
Two confirmed dead in Minnesota helicopter crash
Two people are confirmed dead after a helicopter crash in Lino Lakes on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6, officials say. The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. in a field at the southeast corner of Sunset Avenue and Main Street, said Cmdr. Paul Sommer, a spokesman for the Anoka County sheriff's...
October 7, 2016 - 9:40am
Douglas County Hospital Sept. 28 Boy, Autumn Janke & Noah Larson, Alexandria Sept. 30 Girl, Nicole Roberts & Emmitt Messer, Evansville Boy, Katie Tolifson & Bryan Hauglie, Hoffman Births from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 2016: 474.
October 7, 2016 - 4:00am
October 5, 2016
Hospital breaks ground on expansion project
The Douglas County Hospital is expanding once again. This time, the expansion — at a cost of about $15 million — will take place within the hospital's surgery center. Groundbreaking on the project took place last Friday, Sept. 30.
October 5, 2016 - 12:00am
September 30, 2016
Births - Sept. 30, 2016
Douglas County Hospital Sept. 19 Boy, Kimberly and Joshua McNally, Hoffman Girl, Kirsten and Justin Henrichs, Sauk Centre Boy, Megan and Sam Steidl, Alexandria Sept. 22 Girl, Cassandra and Jed Tatro, Alexandria Sept. 23 Girl, Tawnya Barsness and Jeremy Kellen, Brandon Sept. 24 Boy,...
September 30, 2016 - 1:35am
September 28, 2016
Mental health services shift to a community focus
The definition of mental health, or the faces of those who suffer from the disease, has drastically changed over the years. Years ago, according to Douglas County Social Services Director Laurie Bonds, the social services department primarily served people with very serious psychotic...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 23, 2016
Attorney says civil commitment process has failed mentally ill
Over the course of the last 10 years, there has been a drastic rise in mental health-related issues. Law enforcement officers have seen a rise in the number of cases they deal with that are mental health-related and the number of cases processed at the county attorney's office also...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
Hospital donates defibrillator to senior center
The Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary recently donated a defibrillator and mounted casing for the machine to the Alexandria Senior Center. Due...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 21, 2016
Mental health issues a unique challenge for care providers
When it comes to mental health, the obstacles mental health patients face are endless. There are several different entities that can become involved, including the Douglas County Hospital, Lakeland Mental Health and Alexandria's Community Behavioral Health Hospital. In the first...
September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
September 16, 2016
Task force seeks changes in mental health care
Within 18 minutes, a 60-year-old male patient, who went to the emergency room with chest pain, undergoes tests, gets blood drawn, is diagnosed, given medications, is stabilized and then is prepped for transport to another facility. He is going to be just fine.
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
One-vehicle rollover sends driver to hospital
A one-vehicle rollover along Interstate 94 Wednesday morning sent an 18-year-old to the Douglas County Hospital. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sage Spates, 18, of Alexandria, was driving east on Interstate 94 when he drifted to the left median, overcorrected back to the...
September 14, 2016 - 7:01pm
September 7, 2016
Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
The Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria earned a “blue ribbon,” the highest award given, from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for its efforts to vaccinate its health care workers against the flu. It’s part of MDH’s “FluSafe” program, which celebrated its sixth...
September 7, 2016 - 12:00am