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Big laughs at Lifestyles Expo (w/video)
Fargo Sunrise Time-lapse
Law enforcement blotter: March 26, 2015
News Briefs: Duluth man dies from snowmobile crash injuries on lake
Should police be able to arrest legislators for driving drunk?
Figure skaters wrap up season with ice review show (w/video)
Maddock qualifies for hoop shoot nationals
How they're doing now: Fearing, Stockert earn early playing time at NDSU
Season begins for Card bowlers
Tonic Sol-Fa kicks off 2015 tour in Alexandria
Recognize outstanding service with nomination
Realizing Christ’s passion
Church rallies together to warm pastor
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show packs the RCC
Nohre talks state of local deer herd
A knack for carving
Maycel Clark, 89
Memorial Service - Patricia Rupert, 66
Memorial Service - Verlyn Phipps, 85
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Thomas Muzik Jr., 79
Echo Press Editorial: Should Alexandria allow food trucks?
It's Our Turn: Saving my pet helped save me
Special interest groups trump science
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Bill would not fund program
Funding expanded for ag programs
Family farms: backbone of agriculture
Demand high for wetlands program
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 21, 2011
Computer keyboards make excellent homes for germs
As you read this article, you may be sitting near a computer with your newspaper in hand or you may be reading this online at your computer. While doing so, you may be taking time to munch on a snack. Or perhaps it's lunchtime and you're eating a sandwich. Be warned, because what...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Get a food craving makeover
We all have them - food cravings. It may be chocolate or pizza, pasta or doughnuts. There is always at least one food that we just can't seem to walk past without stopping to sneak a bite. What's worse, it's typically a food that isn't good for us. My food craving is the best selling...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 22, 2010
County gets feedback on wellness issues
Did you know that nearly half of Douglas County employees live within walking or biking distance to their worksites? And did you know that very few have ever walked or biked to work? Douglas County Public Health Director Sandy Tubbs, along with two public health educators, Crystal...
food / news
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
Summer heat: Too hot for your health
Envision spending summer days at the lake, the ball field or on the golf course. Without the sun and warm temperatures, it wouldn't be a Minnesota summer. Nonetheless, too much of anything isn't good. Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier for the very young, the...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
May 21, 2010
Let's make Alexandria a pedestrian-friendly community
Take a walk down Broadway Street in Alexandria, and then head up 3rd Avenue. You'll encounter quite a number of traffic control devices to support safe routes for pedestrians. You'll see painted crosswalks, pedestrian warning signs and signals. All this is terrific.
May 21, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Six stages of change
Making changes to our lifestyle is very difficult. It can be challenging and frustrating to break the habits of many years. Understanding how we make behavioral changes is the key to helping us modify our lifestyle in healthy ways. After alcoholism killed James Prochaska's father,...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Life too busy? Try supper swapping
"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are." This quote from the Calvin and Hobbes comic series has resonated with me over the years as I answer the question, "How was your day?" I, along with co-workers, friends and family...
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am
April 10, 2009
Is laughter really the best medicine?
What brings you joy? Is it chocolate, tropical vacations, hugs from children, a card from a friend, or the satisfaction of a job well done? Each of us has our own fulfillments and our own answers to the question. Yet, there is one pleasure that we all have in common, and that is...
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am