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Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
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Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
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IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
LETTER: Is government trying to disarm the public?
LETTER: Where do elected leaders stand on gun control?
EDITORIAL: Alexandria should raise tobacco age to 21
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
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
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December 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Stigma is greatest barrier to mental health
By Mark Jacobson, certified peer support specialist, Winona, MN Stigma is the greatest barrier to helping individuals with mental illness. Many people mistakenly think that people with mental illness are dangerous or that people with substance abuse disorders have a moral failing....
December 2, 2017 - 12:16pm
November 10, 2017
LETTER: Mental illness can start in childhood
To the editor: In light of all the recent shootings and suicides of late, perhaps it's time to take a different look at what is going on. Mental issues don't just pop into someone's head, and they decide to do something crazy. It is a long slow process that starts as a youngster....
November 10, 2017 - 3:09pm
October 20, 2017
COMMENTARY: Mentally ill fall through the cracks
By Gabe Pipo, retired Douglas County sheriff's deputy, Alexandria, MN We live in a democracy, with Constitutional Rights, set forth in the Bill of Rights. This means that we have certain rights provided by the Constitution and those rights should not be violated until we infringe...
October 20, 2017 - 7:16pm
October 19, 2017
LETTER: Don't blame ER for mental illness care
To the editor: The poor treatment the ER is providing for the mentally ill is not to be blamed on the ER. It is the fault of all of us because our local or state governments have not taken this issue seriously. And we do not take these concerns to heart.
October 19, 2017 - 1:05pm
October 4, 2017
Douglas ER struggling with mental health patients
The emergency room in Alexandria is on track to see double the number of mental health patients this year than it saw in 2012, and those with...
October 4, 2017 - 7:14pm
September 30, 2016
LETTER: Laws should help seriously ill
To the editor: Your excellent article on civil commitment, highlights a nationwide trend. We now have a mental health system that inversely prioritizes who receives care. The least ill go to the head of the line, and the most seriously mentally ill go to jail and prison. Rather than...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
August 29, 2016
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
A first-ever "Dragonfly Run" for motorcycles and vehicles will take place in Alexandria on Thursday, Sept. 1 in memory of Jill Ellingson of Alexandria who died one year ago. Proceeds from the ride will go to The Dragonfly Foundation, a non-profit corporation dedicated to educating,...
August 29, 2016 - 4:07pm
May 17, 2013
Taking strides toward crushing mental illness stigma
Approximately 100 people gathered at Big Ole Wednesday afternoon to take strides toward crushing the stigma that surrounds mental illness. May...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
May 10, 2013
She wants to shatter stigma of mental illness
She said she was really nervous about sharing details of her mental illness, but it's something she's willing to do to eliminate the stigma that...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 3, 2013
Mental illness workshop offered
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota will present a Hope for Recovery workshop for family members on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Douglas County Hospital lobby meeting room, Alexandria. This free workshop provides family with information about mental...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
March 15, 2013
Mental illness workshop set
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota (NAMI Minnesota) will hold a free, one-day education workshop that provides families and individuals with information on mental illnesses, practical coping strategies, and hope for recovery. The workshop will be held on Saturday,...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
Walk to raise awareness about mental illness
NAMIWalks, Changing Minds One Step at a Time, is a 5K walk to increase public awareness of mental illnesses, fight stigma, and raise funds for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota. The walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m., at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis...
August 25, 2012 - 10:59am