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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
February 3, 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine is a new full-service medical clinic in Alexandria specializing in naturopathic and functional medicine, clinical...
February 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
July 1, 2016
Nine salmonella cases linked to newly hatched poultry
Nine people in Minnesota have become ill after handling baby chicks or other newly hatched poultry, such as ducks, turkeys or pheasants, prompting a warning from health officials to wash hands and take other precautions after handling young poultry. Minnesota Department of Health...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
New strain of norovirus hits Minnesota
A new strain of norovirus, the most common cause of sudden intestinal illness, has shown up in Minnesota, and that could mean more norovirus illnesses this winter, state health officials warn. The new strain, called GII.17 Kawasaki, caused many outbreaks in Asia last winter before...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
Learning to adjust
Cristy Rajdl and her family have had to adjust to a new way of life. Rajdl cannot leave the house very often. If she does, she must wear a mask....
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
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...
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....
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...
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),...
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...
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...
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...
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