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Parks plan Christmas Bird Count
Couple survives 25 minutes in frigid waters of northwest Minn. lake after falling through ice
Legal battle erupts with appointment to replace Al Franken
Best of the Lakes Area Local Sporting Event
Preparing for disaster: County officials attend Red Cross training about disaster shelters
Alexandria football awards: Empting, Faber share MVP honors
Wrestling: Cardinals take lessons from second straight one-point loss
Swimming and diving: Cards see early success after off-season work
Sports schedule for Thursday, Dec. 14
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
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
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
LETTER: Disgusted with comments about transgenders
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
LETTER: Why the big swings in voter-approved levies?
2007: Officers receive Medal of Valor
LETTER: Isn't bitcoin unconstitutional?
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
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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January 26, 2011
Tips for the visually impaired
Lighting: Increase the amount of lighting directly over the task that you are doing. LED lights, natural light and natural daylight bulbs are recommended. Do not use fluorescent lights as they cause a glare. Writing: Use a dark, bold pointed marker or a bold tip gel pen and print....
January 26, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
New Year's resolutions for senior citizens
Many people make New Year's resolutions to start off the new year. These resolutions usually have a self-improvement theme: lose weight, get in shape, read more, watch less TV, etc. Most of these good intentions will not last beyond a month or so. Senior citizens might want to consider...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 22, 2010
Seniors: Give your children the gift of advance planning
This is the time of the year that we are all searching for the "perfect gift" to give to our loved ones. The best gift that seniors can give to their children is to plan ahead for the inevitable. Failing to address the future only leaves our loved ones behind to cope with our lack...
December 22, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2010
Help senior citizens enjoy Christmas
Now that the turkey is off the table and all the leftovers have been devoured, it is time to think about the Christmas holiday. Christmas can be a stressful time for everyone with all of the parties and expectations that everyone has. If you have a senior citizen in your life,...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
DVT: More deadly than AIDS and breast cancer combined
What is DVT? Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually your legs. This can cause leg pain, but often occurs without any symptoms. DVT is a serious condition, because a blood clot that has formed in your...
November 23, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
Learn to manage stress
Some stress is normal and even healthy. Stress releases hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster and give you a burst of energy. This can be useful when you need to focus or act quickly. But too much stress or being under stress for too long is not good for you....
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
The benefits of volunteering
Did you know that volunteering can have many benefits for you as well as providing a meaningful and positive impact on our community? Here are some reasons to volunteer: Be a part of our community. No person is an island. Sometimes we take for granted the wonderful community that...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
Nutrition Assistance Program available to seniors
The Nutrition Assistance Program for seniors (NAPS) is the Minnesota name for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Who qualifies for the program? People who are 60 years of age or older who are providing food for themselves. You must be a resident of Minnesota. Your household...
July 30, 2010 - 7:23am
June 25, 2010
Elderly: Be cautious in the heat
Since summer begins this week, I thought it would be a good time to remind all of us about heat stroke. Approximately 371 deaths occur in the U.S. every year due to heat stroke. Many other deaths occur from other causes as a result of high temperatures. Nearly half of all victims...
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
June 11, 2010
Living life to the fullest
Douglas County's The Right Information and Direction (TRIAD) will again sponsor Live Life to the Fullest. This special one-day event for seniors will be held on Wednesday, June 30 at St. Mary's Education Center at 420 Irving Street, Alexandria. Everyone is welcome to attend.
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Seniors: Where do you go for important information?
The mission of the Douglas County Public Health Senior office is to serve as the leading source of information, advocacy and program development and coordination for the seniors of Douglas County. We provide information and referral services to all seniors in the county. We have...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
Pay attention to your feet
Listen carefully, your feet may be trying to tell you something.
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
April 9, 2010
New, exciting information just for senior citizens
It is spring and time for stretching your brain and getting up-to-date on new and exciting information just for seniors. All sessions are free and open to the public. All sessions will be held at the Public Works meeting room at 526 Willow Drive in Alexandria from 2 to 4 p.m. Come...
April 9, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Are you a hazard to your grandkids?
Did you know that 36 percent of childhood ingestion accidents related to prescriptions involve a grandparent's medication? Prescriptions for older adults are some of the most toxic medications, posing the greatest threat of a tragic outcome if ingested by a child. Even the most loving...
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 12, 2010
Choosing a long-term care option
Most of us want to stay in our own homes as long as we can as we grow older. Often we are able to do just that. But usually by our 80s and 90s, some of us need some help with everyday activities such as shopping, cooking or bathing. A few of us will need even more help than that...
March 12, 2010 - 12:00am