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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
Daniel O. Reese
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
Douglas County Hospital
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
August 19, 2016
Treatments ring a bell at hospital
Three chimes of a bell slices through the quiet waiting room in the radiation oncology department of the Douglas County Hospital. The sound...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am