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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
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Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
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Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
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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
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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Health care tag:1
November 15, 2017
MNsure sign-ups on pace for at least 5 percent growth
ST. PAUL — Health insurance sign-ups through MNsure, the state's individual insurance marketplace, are off to a strong start in the first two...
November 15, 2017 - 7:47pm
October 19, 2017
MNsure ready for open enrollment to begin
WILLMAR, Minn. — Amid the turmoil surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act and the individual insurance market, MNsure has a clear...
October 19, 2017 - 6:25pm
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
After acquiring an Ecumen senior care property in Litchfield last year, Marc Halpert knew he wouldn't turn down the chance to take over another....
October 19, 2017 - 3:04pm
September 22, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Minnesota legislators thought they had crafted a reasonable bipartisan solution to skyrocketing health insurance premiums earlier this year, but the Trump administration seems to have different ideas. The Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton allocated about $271 million to help lower...
September 22, 2017 - 3:17pm
August 2, 2017
Minnesota farmers wonder about health insurance as uncertainties cloud future
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.—Mike Orbeck may be lucky: He pretty much knows what his health insurance will be next year. Many of his fellow farmers...
August 2, 2017 - 9:22pm
July 13, 2017
Ten Minnesotans, ND woman charged in 'largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history'
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ten Minnesotans and a North Dakota woman were charged as part of the national health care fraud takedown, Minnesota Attorney General...
July 13, 2017 - 3:28pm
July 7, 2017
Letter: Enact single-payer health care
To the editor: With the Republican-led Congress having a hard time selling their ObamaCare repeal and replacement plan, now is the perfect time to enact a single-payer health care system. A great number of Democrats and Republicans — at least those not thoroughly beholden to...
July 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
June 9, 2017
Health care plan is a sham
To the editor: Obamacare is a good start but has some flaws that are easily correctable.The new Trump endorsed health care plan is a sham that will result in 23 million Uninsured. The new plan would eliminate premium credits (monthly subsidy) paid in advance monthly by the federal...
June 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hospice of Douglas County named Hospice Honors recipient
Hospice of Douglas County was recently named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient. The recognition came from Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst....
June 9, 2017 - 11:00am
May 19, 2017
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
Lakeland Mental Health Center will break ground on Thursday for a $2.5 million, 10,600-square foot building at 702 34th Ave. E. Built on 10.4...
May 19, 2017 - 9:46am
April 13, 2017
Mental health beds at risk in budget plan
A top Minnesota official has been traveling across the state this week to discuss the rural mental health crisis — and to decry proposed...
April 13, 2017 - 5:04pm
April 5, 2017
Minnesota House, governor support $14 million to train rural doctors
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota House and Gov. Mark Dayton want to provide the University of Minnesota with an additional $14 million over two years...
April 5, 2017 - 4:24pm
March 17, 2017
MNsure backers make their case
ST. PAUL — A move to connect Minnesota to the federal health exchange would cost the state millions of dollars and jeopardize health coverage...
March 17, 2017 - 7:17pm
Written Gift can help create health care directive
What is the Written Gift? The Written Gift is a local nonprofit dedicated to engaging the community in an advance care planning process while promoting end of life choices based on an individual's goals, values and beliefs.
March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
February 20, 2017
Knute Nelson building in Park Rapids
Knute Nelson has announced plans to build a senior lifestyle housing project in Park Rapids this year. Mark Anderson, president and CEO for Knute Nelson, along with Katie Perry, senior vice president, presented the project in Park Rapids earlier this month.
February 20, 2017 - 8:21am