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White House 'nice': Trump pardons turkey raised in Douglas County
County to sue drug companies
Minn. woman arrested on I-94 stop in ND for $1.37 million in pot
Alexandria company 'not scared' by animal cruelty accusations
Greater Minnesota cities urge action on bonding, aid, streets
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
Osakis girls basketball: New faces in place
Boys basketball: Knights small but mighty
Elks Hoop Shoot contest set for Jan. 7 in Alexandria
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Robert F. Forster
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
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September 2, 2017
Class teaches mastering an aging life
Aging can sneak up and surprise a person with the tricks it plays on the mind and body. Turns out, it can be mastered. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 7, the Alexandria Public School District is offering an "Aging Mastery Program," which it says covers the realities of aging. The Community...
September 2, 2017 - 8:37am
November 18, 2016
Grants will help older residents remain in their homes
Thirty-two organizations across the state — including two that serve Douglas County — will receive a total of $7.1 million to help older Minnesotans remain in their homes rather than move to nursing homes or other more expensive settings. The "Live Well at Home" grants...
November 18, 2016 - 7:00am
July 29, 2016
LETTER: Does anybody know this bicyclist?
To the editor: On Sunday, July 24, a buddy and I were walking near the Lake Ida Cemetery at County 61 when we met a very fit elderly man on a nice Trek road bike. He was lost and said he has been biking to help with his memory loss. He was looking for a childhood friend’s home near...
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
Westrom supports 'tiny houses' for elderly
The Minnesota Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on May 2 authorizing the use and zoning of “tiny homes” as a housing option for the elderly, disabled, and those nearing the end of life. Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, was a strong advocate of the measure and praised...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Your legal rights: Protect your personal information from marketers
Seniors citizens often receive mail that asks for their personal information in exchange for details about life insurance, funeral expense benefits or supplemental Medicare benefits. Once seniors provide their information, they are sometimes flooded with mailed solicitations or hounded...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Don't fall for sweepstakes phone scam
If you get a call saying that you won a big prize but you have to pay the taxes, don’t fall for it. In the past week, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has received several fraud/scam complaints. In all the complaints, the reporting party stated they received a phone call from...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 8, 2016
New scam targets elderly, taxi companies
On April 4, the Alexandria Police Department (APD) received a call from a taxi cab company advising of a suspicious telephone call involving an elderly resident and a possible scam. The suspect contacted the taxi company asking for a taxi to be sent to the elderly victim’s residence....
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
New scam targets elderly, taxi companies
On April 4th, the Alexandria Police Department (APD) received a call from a taxi cab company advising of a suspicious telephone call involving an elderly resident and a possible scam. The suspect contacted the taxi company asking for a taxi to be sent to the elderly victim’s residence....
April 6, 2016 - 1:14pm
March 23, 2016
Idea would help elderly, disabled
Minnesota’s elderly population is beginning to boom, and some Minnesota lawmakers say the state is late in making sure there is funding to...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 5, 2016
Dedicated funding sought for Minnesota elderly care
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Minnesota's elderly population is beginning to boom, and some Minnesota lawmakers say the state is late in making...
March 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
July 13, 2013
Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather
Summer often brings excessive heat, which can lead to heat-related problems caused by hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and are at high risk for heat-related death....
July 13, 2013 - 12:23pm
March 27, 2013
Are your parents ready for assisted living?
I get asked this question all the time: How do you know when it is time for your parents to move? Making this decision can be difficult for the whole family and the answer to this question is different for every family. Moving to an assisted living facility can be as hard for the...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
January 25, 2013
Minnesotans plan ahead for long-term care
Minnesotans' biggest concern about their retirement years is losing health and needing care, according to results of the 2012 State Fair Survey of Retirement and Long-term Care. A large share of the 2,400 survey respondents also said they did not know how they would pay for long-term...
January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
December 10, 2012
State improves website that grades nursing homes
A more user-friendly Nursing Home Report Card with more detailed information on Minnesota nursing facilities has been introduced by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health. The Nursing Home Report Card, at nhreportcard.dhs.mn.gov, helps consumers...
December 10, 2012 - 9:33am
November 18, 2012
Ten holiday warning signs seniors need help
The holiday season may be one of the few times local families get together and realize their elderly loved ones are in deep trouble and need immediate help. Adult children who don't live nearby often come home to holiday heartbreak with deteriorating relatives they aren't prepared...
November 18, 2012 - 11:22am