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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, August 24
Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Osakis tennis runners-up at Highway 10 Open
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
William 'Bill' Bretz
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
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
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 20, 2016
Test drinking water wells affected by floods
After heavy rains and flooding impacted communities in parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is urging Minnesotans to test their private drinking water wells if the wells may have been impacted by flood waters. According to MDH Environmental Health Program Manager...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
Report highlights senior care drug diversions
Drug diversions in health care facilities accounted for about 20 percent of the 141 substantiated allegations of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults between July 2013 and June 2014, according to a new Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) report.
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Prevent the flu: Cover your cough!
It's every mother's mantra: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. That used to mean coughing into your hands, but not anymore. The Minnesota Department of Health, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have been encouraging kids and adults to cough and sneeze...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
December 11, 2010
Survey shows influenza vaccinations off to good start
A little more than a third of children in Minnesota's most populous area have been vaccinated against influenza so far this year, according to a national survey conducted in mid-November. While that's a start, state health officials say, more people need to be vaccinated before the...
December 11, 2010 - 10:26am
November 20, 2010
Expanded statewide health care quality report published
Minnesotans will be able to see quality measures for clinics and hospitals across the state in a new report published by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on Nov. 18. The report, a part of Minnesota's 2008 health reform law, is a significant building block toward value-based...
November 20, 2010 - 8:31am
October 17, 2010
Consumers warned of deceptive sales of water treatment systems
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is reminding Minnesota residents to beware of false claims, deceptive sales pitches, and scare tactics being used by some water treatment companies to sell expensive and unnecessary water treatment systems. High profile investigations of groundwater...
October 17, 2010 - 11:07am
October 10, 2010
Free mammograms available through Minnesota Department of Health
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is offering free mammograms and Pap tests. The mammograms are offered through the Sage Screening Program, a state and federally-funded program that provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to uninsured and underinsured women age...
October 10, 2010 - 10:01am
June 5, 2010
Health care spending in Minnesota rose to $35 billion in 2008
Health care spending in Minnesota rose from $33 billion in 2007 to $35 billion in 2008, according to a new report by the Health Economics Program at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The report projects that health care spending in the state would have doubled in the next...
June 5, 2010 - 8:30am
April 17, 2010
Early warm weather means early tick season
Warm early spring weather has brought out ticks earlier than usual in many regions of Minnesota earlier than usual. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) urges anyone heading outdoors in Minnesota this spring and early summer to use tick repellents and other measures to prevent...
April 17, 2010 - 2:31pm
February 8, 2010
New study finds increase in the number of Minnesotans without health insurance
The percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance rose from 7.2 percent to 9.1 percent between 2007 and 2009, according to the results of a new survey by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. An estimated 480,000 Minnesotans...
February 8, 2010 - 6:27am
January 20, 2010
Study says more should be done to minimize atrazine impact
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced it has completed a multi-agency review of the herbicide atrazine in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. While the review finds that atrazine regulations protect human...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get their influenza vaccinations
Now is a good time to get vaccinated for influenza, whether for 2009 novel H1N1 or seasonal influenza, say state health officials. In an effort to promote flu vaccination, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization (MCAI) and other...
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2009
Extra flu precautions urged in child care settings
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued updated recommendations for handling influenza-like illness in child care settings and early childhood education programs that serve children younger than the age of 5. A major provision of the recommendations involves the amount...
October 21, 2009 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Health officials remind Minnesotans to practice healthy swimming behaviors
Healthy swimming behaviors play an important role in stopping the spread of illnesses through recreational water, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Specific actions you can take to promote healthy swimming include: Do not go swimming if you have been ill with...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Tiny ticks can cause big health problems: One of three carry Lyme disease
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 22, 2009 - 12:00am