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Out and About in Douglas County
Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
Alexandria School Board approves District Policy revisions
RibFest turnout may have been best ever
Hare Scramble returns to Andes
Aerial attack: Alex football players get a confidence boost after 7-on-7 win at Winter Park
Lehman no fan of Hazeltine changes
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
Legion baseball: New-look Post 188 squad outlasted by undefeated Glenwood-Lowry
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
DuWayne Allen Averill
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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,...
News / region
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"...
News / state
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,...
News / region
October 6, 2012 - 12:27pm
October 1, 2012
Americans are visiting the doctor less frequently, Census Bureau reports
In 2010, working-age adults made an average of 3.9 visits to doctors, nurses or other medical providers, down from 4.8 in 2001, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
October 1, 2012 - 11:31am
September 19, 2012
Douglas County Hospital re-designated as level 3 trauma hospital by state
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) was recently re-designated as a level 3 trauma hospital by The Minnesota Department of Health. "The goal of the...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
A different kind of family
Since 1978, Douglas County Hospital (DCH) has seen many changes. 1981 brought more hospital beds and advances in X-ray, surgery and outpatient...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 18, 2012
Hospitals honored for flu-prevention efforts
Nearly 200 Minnesota hospitals and nursing homes increased their rates of influenza vaccination among their health care workers in 2011-12 as participants in the award-winning FluSafe program of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). In the second year of the FluSafe program,...
August 18, 2012 - 10:51am