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Motorcycle rider injured in Alexandria crash
UPDATE: Second crash near Miltona results in injuries (w/video)
Two-vehicle crash injures Parkers Prairie driver
Highway 29 intersection set to re-open by July 4
New Minnesota license plate option up for vote
Legion baseball: New-look Post 188 squad outlasted by undefeated Glenwood-Lowry
Viking Speedway to host Late Model special this Saturday
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Up to the challenge
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Robert "Bob" Carlisle
James "Jim" Dittberner
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
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March 9, 2016
LETTER: Rural Medical Scholars Program gives future doctors hands-on experience
To the editor: We want to thank the excellent family physicians and their colleagues in Alexandria who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. Dr. Douglas Griffin has...
opinion / letters
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Alex Clinic moves OB/GYN services to hospital (w/video interview)
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) and Alexandria Clinic have created a unique partnership for obstetrics and gynecology care in the community. As...
March 4, 2016 - 8:26am
March 2, 2016
Three 'adverse events' reported at hospital
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released its annual Adverse Health Events report to continually focus on improving patient safety statewide. A total of 316 adverse events were reported in Minnesota from October 2014 to October 2015 — things like medication errors, pressure...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
Hospital may expand surgical, outreach space
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) may be expanding. During its Jan. 21 meeting, the hospital board voted unanimously to move the project proposal...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
Drug related medical under investigation
On Thursday, December 3, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting suspicious activity on East Lake Brophy Road west of Alexandria. The caller indicated they thought they had seen someone put a body in a vehicle and leave the area. After investigating, deputies...
December 4, 2015 - 11:16am
January 23, 2013
Heart Center recruiting patients for clinical study of new drug
The CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center at St. Cloud Hospital is seeking patients to participate in a clinic research study.
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Saulsbury fights rare blood disease
At 43, Tricia Saulsbury of Kensington is facing a health crisis in her life that she never anticipated, nor could have. On April 5 she was diagnosed...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Golden K donation will help children in medical emergencies
The Alexandria Kiwanis Golden K recently donated $1,000 to the Alexandria Fire Department. The money will be used to purchase pediatric medical...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
February 26, 2012
Patients sought for heart attack research study in St. Cloud
St. Cloud, Minn. - The CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center is seeking patients to participate in a clinical research study investigating the use of a medication and its ability to reduce risk of future heart attacks (myocardial infarction) and other cardiovascular events such as stroke....
News / region
February 26, 2012 - 11:54am
November 19, 2011
Bill aims to get medical devices to market more quickly, safely
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced the Patient Access to Medical Innovation Act this week to get innovative medical devices to market more quickly and safely. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) are the lead cosponsors of Franken's legislation. ...
November 19, 2011 - 3:35pm
November 13, 2011
Lawmakers call for changes in approval process for medical devices
Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced last week that she has sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg regarding concerns over the agency's approval process for medical devices. Every year, medical devices...
November 13, 2011 - 4:42pm
September 30, 2011
Broadway Medical Center in Alexandria takes step to merge with Sanford Health
Broadway Medical Center in Alexandria and Sanford Health announced today that they have agreed to a letter of intent (LOI). This is non-binding first step in a potential merger. The LOI allows the entities to complete "due diligence," which includes financial, legal and business...
September 30, 2011 - 11:40am
July 4, 2011
Minnesota delegation calls on FDA to cut red tape in review process for medical devices
Washington, D.C. - A Minnesota delegation of lawmakers sent a letter to the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking an explanation for the increase of hurdles and delays faced by companies seeking approval for medical devices. The delegation included U.S. Senators...
July 4, 2011 - 10:37am
May 21, 2011
Emergency medical services takes turn in spotlight
The nation's emergency medical services (EMS) providers will celebrate National Emergency Medical Services Week May 15 to 21, 2011. In honor of National EMS Week, American Medical Response (AMR), the nation's leading provider of ambulance service, would like to thank the hundreds...
May 21, 2011 - 11:58am
January 22, 2011
Klobuchar issues statement on FDA medical device proposals
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued the following statement this week after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its implementation plan to reform the 510(k) medical device approval process: "I am encouraged that the changes outlined by the FDA take a more...
January 22, 2011 - 5:23pm