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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 22
More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
Law enforcement contract with Evansville renewed
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Bogart, Nibbe named to all-state academic wrestling team
Girls basketball: Cold shooting downs Alex in first CLC loss
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 24, 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 year. This...
August 24, 2016 - 4:08pm
July 20, 2016
LETTER: Food choices are about personal integrity
To the editor: “The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition. Given a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another being, even the lowliest. To do so is to shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies.” –...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
STDs in Minnesota at all-time high
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently reported that an all-time high of 25,986 sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were diagnosed in the state in 2015. This number is a 6 percent increase from the number of cases in 2014, and up 33 percent from five years ago. These...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 12, 2016
Mayo Clinic to greatly expand research facilities
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic is more than doubling its research space, the first major step in a $6.5 billion...
June 12, 2016 - 11:00am
May 20, 2016
Douglas Machine to open employee health clinic
Douglas Machine in Alexandria, an employee-owned business and a provider of packaging automation and services, has announced Douglas Health, a clinic offering personal care, affordable services and convenience for its employees and their families. The clinic will open on Thursday,...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
Alexandria Industries to open employee wellness clinic
Alexandria Industries has announced its plans to add a Family Health and Wellness Clinic for employees and their families. The company’s new clinic will help address the rising cost of its self-insured medical expenses while providing employees and their families basic medical care...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Newly signed law will help seniors and their families
After President Obama recently signed a renewal of the Older Americans Act (OAA), Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said that the updated law will provide critical support to tens of thousands of seniors and families in Minnesota and millions across the country. As a member of the Senate...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 1, 2016
Minnesota uninsured rate drops nearly in half
By Forum News Service A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the University of Minnesota finds that Minnesota cut its uninsured rate nearly in half between 2013 and 2015The rate of Minnesotans without health insurance has now reached an all-time low at 4.3...
March 1, 2016 - 8:23am
February 28, 2016
The pros and cons of consuming diet soda
By Wade Rupard, Forum News Service With obesity continuing to rise in the U.S., more and more people are turning to diet soft drinks to avoid packing on extra pounds. Though diet drinks have some benefits, Lynn Holum, a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator...
February 28, 2016 - 10:00am
February 24, 2016
Food illness linked to alfalfa sprouts
State health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of foodborne illness associated with alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack &...
February 24, 2016 - 3:49pm
February 14, 2016
SAD a form of depression related to season changes
By Anna Erickson, Forum News Service As the winter drags on, some people might experience more than just the winter blues. Seasonal Affective...
February 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
February 4, 2016
Wear red on Friday -- it could save lives
You'll be seeing red tomorrow -- for a good reason. The American Heart Association (AHA) is kicking off American Heart Month with "National Wear Red Day" on Friday, Feb. 5. The goal is to raise awareness and save lives. For more than 10 years, the AHA has been working to let more...
February 4, 2016 - 8:10am
January 29, 2016
LETTER: We need single-payer health insurance
To the editor: The current health insurance system is a national disgrace. The United States is the only major country that does not guarantee health care to all people as a right. Millions of citizens go without care or adequate coverage. Deductibles are rising as are the soaring...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
COMMENTARY: Building a healthier tomorrow for Minnesota, today
By Dr. Jack Weiss, Regional Chief Medical Officer for Central and West Regions, United Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ In an annual checkup of our nation’s health, Minnesota ranked fourth among all 50 states in 2015. As a state, we have a low percentage of uninsured population and have...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
Help is available if health claim is denied
Under federal and state law, Minnesota consumers have the right to appeal an insurance company’s denial of coverage for medical treatment. This includes both retrospective denials (refusal to pay for treatment that has already been performed) and prospective denials (refusal to...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am