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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Second body recovered from plane that struck power lines and crashed in Mississippi
Events mark domestic violence awareness
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Section 8A boys soccer: Cardinals fall just short at Hillcrest
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Lori K. Thorson
Lorraine R. Juul
Robert G. Swanson
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
hires and promotions
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February 13, 2012
Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria 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 saying they have reached a preliminary understanding in their merger negotiations and both parties have signed a letter of intent under...
February 13, 2012 - 2:38pm
July 27, 2011
Meeting - Douglas County Hospital Board July 29
DOUGLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD JULY 29 The Douglas County Hospital Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, July 29 at 7:30 a.m. in the Lobby Meeting Room at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
July 27, 2011 - 12:00am
June 17, 2011
Meeting - Douglas County Hospital Board June 24
DOUGLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD JUNE 24 The Douglas County Hospital Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, June 24 at 7:30 a.m. in the Lobby Meeting Room at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
June 17, 2011 - 12:00am
May 20, 2011
Meeting - Douglas County Hospital Board May 27
DOUGLAS COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD MAY 27 The Douglas County Hospital Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 a.m. in the Lobby Meeting Room at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
May 20, 2011 - 12:00am
March 9, 2011
Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary offers scholarship
The Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary will award a scholarship paid directly to the recipient's school of choice. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage an individual to seek continued education in a health-related field, to promote the improved quality of patient care and...
March 9, 2011 - 12:00am
February 11, 2011
County hospital names new CEO
A new leader has been named to replace long-time Douglas County Hospital administrator Bill Flaig. The DCH board announced Tuesday that Carl P. Vaagenes has accepted the position of Douglas County Hospital CEO. Since 2001, Vaagenes has been the president and chief executive officer...
February 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Hospital seeks volunteers
Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria is looking for volunteers on the patient floors. There will be an information session for anyone interested on Thursday, February 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Hospital lobby conference room. To sign up or for information about...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
The birth of a trend? C-sections rise 55 percent statewide
Is it fear of malpractice or is it becoming common practice? Is it medically necessary or a matter of convenience? Perhaps it's just patient...
November 23, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Tobacco butting out of hospital grounds
Tobacco is being snuffed out completely at the hospital and a couple of nursing homes in the area. Effective January 1, 2011, Douglas County...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 13, 2010
Editorial - Hospital's shining success reflects well on community
Sunday was a very special day in Alexandria - a culmination of a project that required intense planning, cooperation and coordination. The Douglas County Hospital's new $31 million expansion opened to the public. Hospital and county leaders were beaming with pride at Sunday's open...
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
New hospital era dawns
"Wow, what a day! What a facility!
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
The hospital expands: DCH to showcase $31 million addition
A multi-million dollar project that began in 2008 has come to fruition and the people of Douglas County and beyond will reap in its benefits. This...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Impromptu hospital wedding ensures mother shares in celebration
Thirteen months shy of her August 2011 wedding date, Kierre Nelson had an impressive handle on her wedding preparation: venue was booked, bridesmaids'...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Four sets of twins born in four days
One, two, three, four sets of twins in four days? It's true and it happened last week at the Douglas County Hospital. According to the nursing...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Flaig to retire from hospital
Long-time Douglas County Hospital Administrator Bill Flaig announced at the May hospital board meeting that he plans to retire in August 2011. Flaig came back to his home town of Alexandria in December 1973 at the age of 24 as assistant hospital administrator. In 1983, Flaig was...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am