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Unique memorial honors vet: Flag disposal box set up in Lowry
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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Woman dies after ATV goes through ice near Bemidji
Sports scores from Saturday, Dec. 16
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Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
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
Lou B. Geris
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Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
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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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July 3, 2013
Childhood sun exposure increases skin cancer risk later in life
With the school year over and summer officially here, kids are spending more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence...
July 3, 2013 - 11:19am
June 29, 2013
Gains in asthma management show progress in reducing health care disparities
A growing number of children are getting their asthma under control in Minnesota, including children covered by Medicaid programs, according to data from the sixth annual Health Care Disparities Report conducted by MN Community Measurement for the Minnesota Department of Human Services....
June 29, 2013 - 9:18am
June 27, 2013
Take steps to prevent illness from swimming, health officials urge
The July Fourth holiday can be one of the busiest times for Minnesota's beaches and pools, and state health officials are reminding residents to "swim healthy" by taking steps to prevent recreational water illnesses this summer. "We all share the water we swim in, and we each need...
June 27, 2013 - 9:23am
June 23, 2013
How to navigate a cancer diagnosis
Unlike many of the most important events in one's life - graduation, marriage, having a child - almost no one anticipates a cancer diagnosis. This year, nearly 239,000 U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 232,000 women will learn they have breast cancer,...
June 23, 2013 - 4:21pm
June 15, 2013
VA hires 1,600 mental health professionals, including eight in St. Cloud
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama's August 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families....
June 15, 2013 - 12:19pm
June 12, 2013
Minnesota ranked as healthiest state for seniors
A report released recently recognizes the direction Minnesota has gone over the years to support older citizens' access to health care services and long-term services and supports, according to human services commissioner Lucinda Jesson. The ranking of Minnesota as the healthiest...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
June 1, 2013
Report ranks Minnesota as healthiest state for seniors
A report released this week recognizes the direction Minnesota has moved over many years to support older citizens' access to health care services and long-term services and supports, Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said. The ranking of Minnesota as the healthiest state...
June 1, 2013 - 4:23pm
May 28, 2013
Support group offered for eating disorders
The St. Cloud Hospital Behavioral Health Clinic is offering a Family and Friends Support Group for Eating Disorders from 4:30-6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at CentraCare Health Plaza in the Leonard, Street and Deinard room. There will be no support group in July. Groups...
May 28, 2013 - 11:08am
May 26, 2013
Do you know the signs of a brain attack?
In recent years, Minnesota has made significant progress in reducing hospitalizations for heart attacks but rates of stroke hospitalizations have remained stubbornly steady. Since 2005, the number of stroke hospitalizations has remained between 11,000 and 12,000 a year, even though...
May 26, 2013 - 2:18pm
May 25, 2013
Franken seeks Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights
This week, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) reintroduced a bill to guarantee Minnesota seniors basic rights and protections from abuse and neglect as they receive long-term services and support in their homes and communities. Franken said he will push to get this bill included in the...
May 25, 2013 - 3:58pm
May 20, 2013
Know these warning signs of skin cancer; it could save your life
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and while the dangers of melanoma are well known, it is important not to neglect the warning signs of the two most common types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which can also become disfiguring and even...
May 20, 2013 - 8:06am
May 17, 2013
Check your tahini; it could make you sick
Two Minnesota residents - both children under one year old - have become ill with salmonellosis linked to eating Krinos brand tahini sesame paste that has been recalled by the manufacturer. State health and agriculture officials today said consumers should not eat Krinos brand tahini...
May 17, 2013 - 12:08pm
May 13, 2013
Affordable Care Act adds expense to counties, federal funds may help
The federal government plans to kick in a few extra bucks to help cover the increased costs absorbed by Minnesota counties as a result of the Affordable Care Act that quickly passed in both the House and Senate earlier this year. The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) received...
May 13, 2013 - 11:14am
May 8, 2013
Don't take your health for granted
What if you essentially had to learn how to eat all over again? This became one woman's reality after being diagnosed with celiac disease. Geannie...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
May 5, 2013
Proposed changes in immunization rules impacts schools, child care
The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing to make changes in the state's school immunization rules that would bring the law up to date with current recommendations and practices. The proposed changes to immunization requirements for children in child care and grades pre-K-12...
May 5, 2013 - 3:14pm