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Preparing for the Polar Plunge w/video
Lifestyles Expo off and running w/video
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Feb. 23
Former state senator to lead rural Minnesota advocacy group
State hockey: Cards get a trophy to take home after beating the Bluejackets
Scores from Friday, Feb. 24
Boys Basketball: Huge Streaks win puts them in position to split conference title
Boys Basketball: Alex dominates in DL
Boys Basketball: Minnewaska can't keep up with ACGC, falls 68-55
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
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
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Violet L. Angen
Curtis G. Olson
Steven James Velde
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
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
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 8, 2016
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
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...
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...
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....
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