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Gas prices in Alexandria dip below $2
St. Cloud loses air link to Chicago one year after getting it
UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Fergus Falls council member dies in crash after fleeing from police
Region’s influenza cases jump
Harris calls it a career
Sports schedule for Saturday, December 27
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
B-E girls set records from three
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
A helping hand
Candlelight trails set at Lake Carlos State Park
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Carl Kremer, 67
Funeral - Ricahrd Sjerven, 72
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Letter: We just have to behave ourselves
It's Our Turn: Unconditional, crazy love
In the Know: Aging can be adventurous fun
Observations from the archives, 2004: Mental health facility to be built in Alexandria
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Going green for United Way
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Hospital board members recognized
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 9, 2014
Holt is proof that 'miracles still happen'
“I’ve learned that miracles still happen, and God answers prayer,” said Gail Holt of Osakis, who nearly lost her life last summer to viral encephalitis. Viral encephalitis is a rare infection that causes inflammation of the brain. Most cases only cause flu-like symptoms,...
life / features
September 9, 2014 - 1:08pm
August 8, 2012
Food-borne illness signs for seniors
Food safety is a vital part of staying well. Each year about 76 million people in our country become ill from eating contaminated foods. Thousands are hospitalized and about 5,000 die. These illnesses come from eating foods that are contaminated with bacteria, viruses or parasites....
life / senior
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 28, 2011
5K walk increases awareness of mental illness
"NAMIWalks - Changing Minds One Step at a Time," is a 5K walk to increase public awareness of mental illnesses, fight stigma, and raise funds for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota. NAMI provides educational classes and support groups, and advocates for better...
news / region
August 28, 2011 - 11:23am
November 3, 2010
Minnesota health officials identify more illnesses linked to raw milk
Minnesota state health officials reported recently that routine disease surveillance has detected additional illnesses linked to consumption of raw dairy products from the Hartmann dairy farm in Sibley County. According to epidemiologists with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH),...
food / news
November 3, 2010 - 12:00am
September 25, 2010
New report reveals global cost of Alzheimer's, dementias tops $600 billion
The total estimated worldwide costs of dementia are $604 billion in 2010, according to the newly released World Alzheimer Report 2010: The Global Economic Impact of Dementia from Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), a London-based, nonprofit, international federation of 73 national...
September 25, 2010 - 10:23am
July 2, 2009
Lakeland Mental Health Center opens office here
Since 1949, Lakeland Mental Health Center (LMHC) has been providing behavioral health care services to residents in west central Minnesota with current offices in Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Detroit Lakes and Glenwood. Now it has added an office in Alexandria. On July 1, LMHC took over...
business / New Business
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
May 29, 2009
Mental illness message travels far and wide - More than 85 miles in fact!
"Mental illness is a treatable brain disease." That's the message the Douglas County Advisory Council on Adult Mental Health wanted to spread...
news / region
May 29, 2009 - 12:05am
May 16, 2009
Tiny ticks cause big problems
Ticks - they're tiny but they can cause big problems. Approximately one-third of blacklegged ticks - also called deer ticks - tested during recent years in Minnesota were positive for disease-causing organisms, say state health officials. Blacklegged ticks carry Lyme disease, human...
news / state
May 16, 2009 - 10:29am
October 15, 2008
Workshop offers help for families dealing with mental illness
A one-day family education workshop that provides families with information on mental illnesses, practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of these diseases, and hope for recovery will be offered in Alexandria. "Hope for Recovery" will take place Saturday, October 18...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Hope for recovery workshop scheduled
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota (NAMI-MN) will hold a free, one-day education workshop that provides families and individuals with information on mental illnesses, practical coping strategies and hope for recovery. The workshop will be held at Douglas County...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Food illness not linked to pizza restaurant
An e-mail about a potential food-borne illness in Alexandria last week spread more quickly than the real thing would have. And as it turned out, the restaurant that the e-mail said was initially linked to the outbreak, Godfather's Pizza, had nothing to do with the illness. The e-mail...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am