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County crafting buffer compliance rules
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Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
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September 18, 2013
Fashion show being held to increase mental health awareness
The public is invited to attend a fashion show on Friday, October 4 at 4:30 p.m. at Viking Plaza in Alexandria. The show is free. Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) fashion and marketing students, KXRA Broadcasting, and Viking Plaza are coming together to increase awareness...
September 18, 2013 - 6:37am
May 8, 2013
Mental health first aid course offered
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota will hold a free mental health first aid training course May 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glenwood State Bank, 2221 South Broadway, Alexandria. Participants should bring a lunch. They will receive a course manual and certificate...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
Take a walk for Mental Health Month
The public is invited to join a walk on Wednesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at Big Ole in Alexandria to celebrate Mental Health Month. Participants will walk to City Hall and then return to Big Ole. They will also receive a free T-shirt. Water will be provided during the walk, and cookies...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
April 27, 2013
Speakers on recovery from mental illness to present in Long Prairie
In Our Own Voice (IOOV), a free public education program featuring two speakers sharing their compelling personal stories of living with a mental illness and achieving recovery, will be offered in Long Prairie on May 9, at 1 p.m., at Todd Co. Health and Human Services, 212 2nd Avenue...
April 27, 2013 - 2:57pm
April 21, 2013
Groundbreaking for new mental health building planned in St. Cloud
A groundbreaking ceremony for a new mental health building at the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is planned for Thursday, April 25, at 1 p.m. The ceremony location is the construction site located north of Building 28 and west of Building 9. Veterans, families...
April 21, 2013 - 10:13am
February 12, 2013
Mental health rally planned at State Capitol March 12
The Mental Health Legislative Network, a coalition of more than 20 statewide organizations, will hold a Mental Health Rally on March 12, at noon in the Capitol Rotunda. Scheduled speakers include legislators, families and persons living with a mental illness, service providers and...
February 12, 2013 - 9:22am
January 26, 2013
New legislation combats mental health problems in criminal justice system
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This week, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) and U.S.
January 26, 2013 - 3:30pm
Mental health is focus of dialogue with legislators
More than 90 people gathered at the Broadway Ballroom Event Center in Alexandria last Friday to discuss the current and future condition of mental...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
With helping comes healing
Amy Kiehn can only hope that she can give others hope. Because she has been through it herself, she thinks she may be able to do just that....
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Walkers raise awareness of mental health issues
Mental health was the focus of a walk in Alexandria last Thursday afternoon. Participants in the Walk for Wellness gathered at the Big Ole Viking...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
April 27, 2012
Mental health crisis planning workshop in Alexandria
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota will hold a free workshop in Alexandria on Thursday, May 17 for parents of children with challenging behaviors or mental illness. Topics covered will be county crisis teams, de-escalation techniques and how to create effective...
April 27, 2012 - 12:00am
February 9, 2012
Mental Health Rally planned at State Capitol Tuesday
The Mental Health Legislative Network, an organization composed over 20 statewide organizations, will hold a Mental Health Rally and Day at the Capitol on February 14, at noon in the Rotunda. Speakers will include legislators, advocates, families and persons living with a mental illness....
February 9, 2012 - 3:45pm
September 7, 2011
Mental health support group meets locally
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota sponsors free support groups for families who have a relative with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills...
September 7, 2011 - 12:00am
March 16, 2011
Mental health first aid course in Alexandria
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota will hold a free Mental Health First Aid interactive training course in Alexandria designed to teach basic first aid skills needed to help a person who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. This 12-hour course...
March 16, 2011 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Class will focus on children's mental health issues
A child's mental health class will be offered on Thursday, February 10 at the Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) from 6 to 9 p.m. This class will focus on supporting and promoting the social and emotional health development of children.
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am