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Taxes to dip for some in Alexandria
Plans take shape for veterans memorial
City Hall to add credit card machine
With higher deer population, Minn. wolf numbers jump 25 percent
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Volleyball: Knights gain momentum as Chargers search for answers
Tennis: Silverstreaks improve to 15-1 with another victory
WCA takes first in Class A at huge Mega Meet
Football: Lakers fall to Warriors, 23-7
Tennis: Lakers sweep Wolverines, 7-0
Cedar Building seeks 'history hoarders' and provides glimpses into past
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Don & Betty Kuelbs
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Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Mary M. Odland
James "Jim" W. Anderson
Letter: Music and songs with meaning
Commentary: A dialogue on race and a Confederate flag
It's Our Turn: The importance of precise guesstimation
Letter: Who earned the right to sit during anthem?
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Fairfield Inn to open in January
Data trackers zero in on Alexandria area
Tastefully Simple confirms layoffs, opening up building space for tenants
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August 15, 2014
New helicopter lands at Glacial Ridge Hospital
Life Link III touched down in a new helicopter recently at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood to train with Glacial Ridge Ambulance staff. The...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Alexandria native returns to join county hospital
In what will be his first civilian practice, Alexandria native Dr. Dustin Lorentz will bring the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie he learned in the Navy to Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. Lorentz has a special interest in hospitalist medicine, obesity and diabetes. He looks...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
June 5, 2014
Audit shows hospital financially fit in 2013
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) was financially healthy in 2013, according to an audit presented last week. The hospital’s total operating...
June 5, 2014 - 6:26am
August 30, 2013
Your legal rights: Know your hospital status
When you are admitted to a hospital, it is only natural to believe that you have been admitted as a regular patient, or an inpatient, to that hospital. Yet, a concept known as observation status can affect the amount you pay if you are on Medicare. Observation status is a term sometimes...
August 30, 2013 - 9:13am
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