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City rule changes hit wall
Five things to know from city council
Troops still need support
Dayton collapses, then walks with aid after State of the State speech
PrimeWest reports possible security breach
Proposed Minn. bills target higher penalties for highway protests
Boys Basketball: B-E holds Eagles to four overtime points in 67-53 win
Dance: Cards climb to sixth in final CLC standings
Swimming and diving: Cards punch ticket to state true team
Girls basketball: Chargers jump on Tigers early
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Gerald "Jerry" A. Hubert
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
John Lawrence Davis
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
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On The Street
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
Free help to quit smoking offered to MA enrollees
Minnesotans who receive government-funded medical care can get free tobacco treatment beginning this month. Those on Medical Assistance, Minnesota’s version of Medicaid, and MinnesotaCare subsidized insurance are eligible for treatment under changes legislators made earlier this...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
January 5, 2016
Sauk Rapids meat company recalls beef products
Huisken Meat Company, a Sauk Rapids, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 89,568 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous wood materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday. The Sam’s...
January 5, 2016 - 7:39am