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Students advance in taekwondo careers
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Wrestling: Knights fall to Wolves in dual
Girls basketball: Knights 4-2 after Ashby win
Boys basketball: Slow start dooms Chargers at Hillcrest
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
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Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Morken: Make the most of this final month
Five cases of CWD confirmed in southeastern Minnesota
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
Linda L. Moske
EDITORIAL: Area needs a homeless shelter
Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
LETTER: Farm bill renewal is in sight
LETTER: Peterson should ignore bad advice
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
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Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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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
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
July 25, 2012
Trustee for Douglas County Hospital receives certification
Eleven hospital trustees from across Minnesota -- including one in Alexandria -- were recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association's (MHA) trustee certification program. The local certified trustee was Dian Rae Lopez at Douglas County Hospital. The...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Alexandria hospital celebrates six years of operation
Minnesota's first Community Behavioral Health Hospital (CBHH), located in Alexandria, is marking six years of providing mental health services to area residents. CBHH-Alexandria was part of a redesign of mental health services in Minnesota.
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Hospital commended for cancer care
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) recently received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College...
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
Hospitals, public agencies simulate natural disaster for training purposes
Hospitals and public agencies from 22 counties, including Douglas County, will work together to prepare for disasters during the exercise, "Operation Gone with the Wind" June 20-21 at Camp Ripley, Little Falls. The full-scale disaster simulates a tornado impact on the fictitious...
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Out and About - Hospital team helps Habitat for Humanity
To celebrate National Hospital Week, Carl Vaagenes (far right in the picture), CEO of Douglas County Hospital, and members of his management...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Easter Bunny hops to hospital
The Easter Bunny arrived a day early at Douglas County Hospital on Saturday, April 7. Children and their grandparents enjoyed an Easter Bunny...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Hospital, clinic agree to merge
Another medical merger in Alexandria is moving forward. The Alexandria Clinic and Douglas County Hospital issued a news release Monday afternoon...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am