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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
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Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
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Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
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COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
April 21, 2010
Douglas County 'laboratorians' celebrate special week
Douglas County Hospital Laboratory (DCHL) is celebrating National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 18-24, 2010. This year's theme is "Laboratory Professionals Get Results." Laboratorians often work behind the scenes and many people may not know much about the critical...
April 21, 2010 - 12:05am
April 14, 2010
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...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
February 24, 2010
Douglas County Hospital recognized for knee, hip replacement
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has designated Douglas County Hospital as a "Blue Distinction Center" for knee and hip replacement. "Douglas County Hospital is very proud of our designation as a Blue Distinction Center," said Bill Flaig, hospital administrator. "This recognition...
February 24, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Hospitals want to learn from their mistakes
No one likes mistakes - especially in a medical setting when lives are on the line. That's why hospitals are trying to learn from any mistake they make. According to a new report issued last week, there was one "adverse event" reported at the Douglas County Hospital in 2009...
January 22, 2010 - 12:05am
January 15, 2010
New device for treating cancerous tumors arrives in Alexandria
CentraCare Radiation Oncology at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria continues to improve its services by beginning an upgrade to its linear...
January 15, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
New Year's baby arrives
Cecilia Haffner (right), president of the VFW Auxiliary, presented a free car seat to Colten and Mandy Steidl of Carlos, and their baby girl,...
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am