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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
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A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 28, 2013
Douglas County Hospital's surgery center gets top rating from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports recently gave a top rating to Douglas County Hospital's surgical center for surgical outcomes. The rating is based on the percentage of the hospital's surgical patients who stayed longer than expected for their procedure or died while in the hospital. Those measures...
August 28, 2013 - 3:12pm
August 22, 2013
Douglas County Hospital's surgery center gets highest score from Consumer Reports
Consumer watchdog Consumer Reports magazine recently ranked the surgical capabilities of 2,463 hospitals across the nation, including 49 hospitals in Minnesota. Douglas County Hospital received the highest possible score on a 1-5 scale for surgical outcomes. To compile the results,...
August 22, 2013 - 7:08am
August 3, 2013
CentraCare Health names regional hospitals president
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - CentraCare Health has named Craig Broman as President of Regional Hospitals, effective Jan. 1, 2014. He will continue as St. Cloud Hospital President, a job he has held since December 2002. In his new position, Broman will work to coordinate and enhance the...
August 3, 2013 - 7:48am
June 14, 2013
Hospital merges medical, surgical departments
In the name of efficiency, and ultimately managing costs, Douglas County Hospital (DCH) will merge its medical and surgical departments on June...
June 14, 2013 - 12:00am
May 12, 2013
Stories from State Hospital to be presented in Fergus Falls
The Otter Tail County Historical Society's popular tour Myths & Legends: Stories from the State Hospital kicks off on Friday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m. The tour begins in front of the 1890 West Detached ward and proceeds around the building. With its wonderous architecture as a backdrop,...
May 12, 2013 - 11:16am
May 8, 2013
Audit shows Douglas County Hospital is in good shape
Douglas County Hospital is in good financial health. On April 26, the Douglas County Hospital (DCH) Board reviewed and accepted the organization's audit for 2012. The hospital's total operating revenues for 2012 were $110.7 million, and total operating expenses were $103.4 million: Most...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
Attorney general to investigate potential Sanford-Fairview merger
FARGO -- A possible merger between Sanford Health and Twin Cities-based Fairview Health Services faces scrutiny from the Minnesota attorney general. Attorney General Lori Swanson said she will hold hearings beginning April 7 to investigate what she characterized as a potential "takeover"...
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
March 26, 2013
Sanford Health in talks to take over Twin Cities-based Fairview Health Services
March 26, 2013 - 2:26pm
March 19, 2013
Bill aims to reduce hospital re-admissions through telehealth technology
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD) re-introduced legislation yesterday to expand the use of telehealth technology under Medicare to reduce hospital re-admissions in rural and underserved communities across the nation. The bipartisan Fostering Independence Through...
March 19, 2013 - 8:11am
March 8, 2013
Sister Patrice retires after five decades of service to hospitals
Sister Patrice Kiefer was drawn to the role of human resources director at Douglas County Hospital (DCH) because of her love of working with...
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am
February 10, 2013
Hospital errors stay flat in 2012, according to report
In its most recent annual report on adverse health events occurring in Minnesota hospitals and outpatient surgical centers, the Minnesota Department of Health found that the total number of adverse events stayed about the same compared to the year before, but more patients experienced...
February 10, 2013 - 12:30pm
February 6, 2013
Hospital officers and chairs elected
Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria recently elected new officers and chairs to the hospital board and the medical staff. Those elected to the hospital board were Dian Lopez, chair; and David Kjos, vice-chair. Those elected to the medical staff were Kurt Hansberry, M.D., president;...
February 6, 2013 - 12:00am
January 11, 2013
Douglas County Hospital takes steps against flu
Because of widespread influenza activity, Douglas County Hospital is limiting visitors to immediate family members only until further notice. Douglas County Hospital recognizes the importance of visits from family and friends; however, the health of patients, visitors and the community...
January 11, 2013 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
Hospital preps for emergencies
An emergency preparedness drill was conducted at Douglas County Hospital (DCH) on November 14 in a joint effort between Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, North Memorial Ambulance, Alexandria Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff's Department. Emergency Preparedness Drills...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
October 6, 2012
New critical access hospital to be built in Elbow Lake
Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services has been selected to receive more than $24 million from USDA Rural Development to build a new critical access hospital in Elbow Lake and purchase a clinic in Morris. "Critical access hospitals play a vital role by ensuring that all Minnesotans,...
October 6, 2012 - 12:27pm