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Concerned citizens organize to stop B-E school vote
After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
Four arrested in Evansville drug bust
WATCH: ACLU releases video showing 'excessive force' by southwest Minnesota drug task force agent
For the record
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
Mission accomplished: Parkers Prairie baseball gets its title a year later
State baseball: Hibbing, Marshall both stun Cards with walk-offs as Alexandria finishes fourth in Class AAA
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Ham radio demonstration June 24-25
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Timothy J. Olson
Orville Arnold Botner
Lorraine Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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
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
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