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RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Alexandria man suspected of supplying heroin in Fergus Falls overdose case
Vandals smash sinks at Alexandria park
Level three sex offender moving to Brandon
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Legion baseball: Alex sweeps at Perham
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Anthony Miltich and Friends kick off celebration
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
Ruth Augusta Wenner
Duwayne Allen Averill
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 1, 2016
Highs and lows define first 6 months of Minnesota’s medical cannabis program
By Robb Jeffries, Forum News Service The first six months of medical marijuana in Minnesota have been a mix of ups and downs, stakeholders said this week. The rollout of the program since July 1 has largely been successful for Minnesota Medical Solutions and LeafLine Labs, but a lot...
January 1, 2016 - 8:08am
December 31, 2015
Minnesotans on medical assistance can get free help to stop smoking
Minnesotans who receive government-funded medical care can get free tobacco treatment beginning next month. Those on Medical Assistance, Minnesota's version of Medicaid, and MinnesotaCare subsidized insurance are eligible for treatment under changes legislators made earlier this year....
December 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
December 30, 2015
Local health improvement efforts get SHIP funding
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has awarded $456,555 in funding through the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) to Horizon SHIP through October 2017, which serves the counties of Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Grant. SHIP funding is available to community health...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 22, 2015
New strain of norovirus hits Minnesota
A new strain of norovirus, the most common cause of sudden intestinal illness, has shown up in Minnesota, and that could mean more norovirus illnesses this winter, state health officials warned today.The new strain, called GII.17 Kawasaki, caused many outbreaks in Asia last winter...
News / state
December 22, 2015 - 1:22pm
December 4, 2015
Five things to know about MNsure open enrollment
With the 2016 open enrollment period under way, MNsure is reminding Minnesotans about five things they should keep in mind when shopping and comparing health insurance coverage options for themselves or their family. 1. MNsure can save you money. The Minnesota Department of Commerce...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
November 20, 2015
Event helps cancer warriors
When Shelly Engfer-Triebenbach of Osakis was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer two years ago, her survival statistics looked pretty dismal. Only...
Life / events
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
October 9, 2015
Five things to know about MNsure
Allison O'Toole, CEO of the state's online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, stopped at the Echo Press Monday to talk about the new enrollment...
October 9, 2015 - 8:26am
August 7, 2015
Make a simple change
The public is invited to attend One Simple Change, a seminar that will explain how to make big leaps in health with tiny steps, Wednesday, August 12 at 7 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Board-certified holistic public health nurse Staci Joy will be the featured speaker....
Life / events
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Roske awarded for NeuroFit program successes
For her dedication to improving the lives of local people living with Parkinson’s disease, Kayla Roske of Alexandria was honored June 11 in...
June 12, 2015 - 11:16am
February 11, 2015
Vaccine opt-out rates higher in small schools
Rates in Douglas County area range from 0 to 7.5 percent
February 11, 2015 - 12:00am
MNsure enrollment event set in Alexandria
West Central Minnesota Communities Action Agency, Inc. will be at the office of United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties, 503 Hawthorne Street, Suite 131 in Alexandria by appointment for MNsure enrollment, which closes Sunday, February 15. Trained, certified MNsure navigators will...
February 11, 2015 - 12:00am
February 6, 2015
Uninsured health care penalty more than triples
The Individual Health Coverage Mandate is required by law through the Affordable Care Act. As of January 2014, nearly all Americans must have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The amount of that tax penalty is increasing in 2015. “No one likes to talk about taxes or penalties,...
February 6, 2015 - 12:00am
January 28, 2015
Minnesota sixth in overall health among states
State fell after ranking third in 2012 and 2013
January 28, 2015 - 12:00am
January 24, 2015
New method for funding nursing homes?
It would be based on quality of care and average pay in area
January 24, 2015 - 7:23am
January 23, 2015
Measles cases on the rise
How has it affected Minnesota?
January 23, 2015 - 12:00am