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UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: One teen killed, two injured in crash early Friday
Alexandria students head to Washington, D.C.
Barn fire near Alexandria Saturday evening
The journey of sobriety
Osakis’ Kraemer advances to state
Area football playoffs start Tuesday
Brandon-Evansville netters grab 20th win
Swimmers show growth with win over Tech
Forward depth balances Blizzard scoring
'They're creepy and they're kooky'
Service Fair gives look at area offerings
Kangas benefit set for October 18
Are you ready for a spooky sprint?
A century of music
Engaged - Peterson and Meissner
Engaged - Nelson and Wallace
Wedding - James and Galligan
Births - Douglas County Hospital through September 23, 2014
Engaged - Faust and Bouressa
Making their mark
From the stand: Bucks becoming nocturnal
Mohr’s monster walleye
Hunting photos wanted from readers
Memorial Service - Richard Moeser, 54
Memorial Service - Warren Walters, 85
Funeral - Michael Schluter, 17
Funeral - Abner Ogdahl, 100
Funeral - Glen Barber, 84
Congressman Collin Peterson deserves to be re-elected
Does Alexandria City Council have other solutions for service?
Fill the Boot was overwhelming success
In the Know: Should another community conversation be scheduled?
Forum Editorial: Minnesota governor: Johnson is focused, ready
Rebate deadline approaches for organic farmers, processors
Celebrate farms and schools
Farm to School Month features fresh, local foods
Top 10 ‘must do’ fall chores
Top 10 ‘must do’ fall chores
Luther Crest receives two $25,000 grants
Elden’s Fresh Foods honored at fall food show
Rhonda Boesen presented with Spirit of Hampton Award for performance
Alexandria Golden K Kiwanis sponsors Car Care Saturday
Lions club elects officers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
December 22, 2010
County faces gaps in mental health needs
When asked what they wanted, Anna Olson and Jane Callaway explained they weren't asking for anything, but just wanted to provide information to the Douglas County Board of commissioners. Olson and Callaway, who are on the Douglas County Local Advisory Council on Mental Health, presented...
December 22, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Finding joy in the holidays
Editor's note: According to the National Mental Health Association, depression peaks over the holidays. The severity of the problem varies widely but it's commonly called the holiday blues. That's why the newspaper is printing this advice from Lisa Voigt, a clinical psychologist who...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
October 15, 2010
Mental health patient hijacks van east of Alexandria
A patient being moved in a van from a state-run mental health facility in Fergus Falls to the Twin Cities overpowered the driver Wednesday morning in Todd County and fled alone in the vehicle, authorities said. The suspect, David Buethner, 37, considered to be a "dangerous felon,"...
crime / news
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
Be aware of mental health
The week of October 3-9 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and area professionals want you to know that there are numerous local resources that can help you or a family member suffering from mental illness. The Douglas County Local Advisory Council (LAC) on Adult Mental Health works...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Douglas County research team research about mental health
Three residents of Douglas County - John Husted, PhD, LP; Ron Severson, MSW; and Samuel Husted, BA, wrote an article that came out in June 2010, published by the Journal of Rural Mental Health. The article studied the effectiveness and relapse potential of individuals living in four-bed...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Vikingland CSP strives to break stigma attached to mental illness
May is Mental Health Month, and local advocates are passionate about building community awareness on the topic of mental illness. Two events are being planned - a Balloon Release for Recover and an open house at the Vikingland Community Support Program (see pullouts for complete...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
February 3, 2010
Alex Tech offers class on children's mental health
Alexandria Technical College (ATC) is offering a three-hour class on children's mental health on Tuesday, February 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. This class will focus on supporting and promoting the healthy social and emotional development of children and the course will provide an overview...
February 3, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Mental Health Rally planned at State Capitol soon
Mental health advocates and friends from throughout Minnesota will gather for a rally in the State Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 16 at noon. Speakers will include legislators, advocates, families and persons living with a mental illness. Legislative issues include improving access to community...
January 23, 2010 - 8:39am
September 30, 2009
Children's mental health crisis assessment services available to families
A new program launched by Stevens County Human Services and funded by a grant from the Department of Human Services has begun providing crisis mental health assessment and referral services for children and families in Stevens, Pope, Douglas, Grant and Traverse counties. The program,...
September 30, 2009 - 12:00am