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Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
Visitors celebrate Norway connection
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 22
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
Baseball: Knights rally to top Ashby, fall to Parkers Prairie
BASEBALL: Stockert stymies Eagles in 5-0 shutout
Boys golf: Cards shoot a season best in Brainerd, take second in CLC
Viking Speedway: Gerdes, Karl, Crouse get feature wins
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
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
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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Minnesota Department of Health
February 22, 2018
Douglas County Hospital patient died from medication error
Douglas County Hospital had the only fatal medication error in the state between October 2016 and October 2017, according to an annual report...
February 22, 2018 - 12:56pm
October 30, 2017
Owners of troubled Minnesota nursing homes to lose license
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. — Owners of a troubled nursing home and assisted-living facility in Pequot Lakes agreed to relinquish their license...
October 30, 2017 - 10:25pm
May 5, 2017
Brandon honored for protecting drinking water
The city of Brandon has been chosen as one of four recipients of the Source Water Protection Award, given by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Rural Water Association. The honor recognizes the city's ongoing commitment to protecting the community's drinking water....
May 5, 2017 - 2:27pm
November 16, 2016
MDH wins grant to fight sex, labor trafficking
Minnesota will soon be better equipped to fight the growing public health problem of labor trafficking, thanks to a $2.87 million grant the Minnesota Department of Health won this month from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs.
November 16, 2016 - 7:00am
November 9, 2016
Sexual assault victims benefit by going to a hospital
New analysis from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that about 1,400 men and women a year sought hospital services after a sexual assault between 2010 and 2014. Public health officials expect that there are far more victims of sexual assault who could benefit from seeking hospital...
November 9, 2016 - 6:00am
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
June 22, 2016
Additions to newborn screenings may improve lives
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has added three disorders — Mucopolysaccaridosis Type 1 (MPS-1), Pompe Disease and X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) — to its list of conditions for which all newborns in the state are screened. The goal of newborn screening...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
Report finds strong link between income, diabetes
A Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) report has found that adult Minnesotans living in households earning less than $35,000 per year are nearly two and a half times more likely to have diabetes than Minnesotans living in households with annual incomes more than $35,000. The diabetes...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2015
Nicotine poisonings of children increasing
The Minnesota Poison Control System saw a 35 percent jump in e-cigarette and e-juice poisonings among children from birth to 5 years old between 2013 and 2014. This is the second year of significant increases in poisonings related to e-cigarette products, which can contain fatal...
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am
June 19, 2015
State changes marijuana law
During the final days of the 2015 regular legislative session, state lawmakers amended Minnesota’s medical cannabis statute to address patients’ use of medical cannabis in hospitals and other health care facilities. The amendment extends protections and immunities to employees...
June 19, 2015 - 12:00am
June 17, 2015
Rides available to Holmes City Farmers Market
Holmes City Farmers’ Market is now offering a new service to those who can’t find transportation to the market. Rainbow Rider, with a carrying...
June 17, 2015 - 12:00am
June 3, 2015
Minnesota trims obesity rates
Stands alone among upper Midwest states
June 3, 2015 - 12:00am
March 6, 2015
‘Adverse events’ reported at hospital
New procedures in place because of occurances
March 6, 2015 - 9:33am
New health campaign launched
Educating communities about the dangers of secondhand smoke is the primary focus of a new initiative launched by Horizon Public Health. Sandy...
March 6, 2015 - 12:00am
July 16, 2014
State health officials investigating 13 cases of E. coli 0111 infection
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating 13 cases of foodborne illness associated with a type of E. coli bacteria known as E. coli O111. This form of E. coli is in the same family as the more well-known E. coli O157:H7. All of the illnesses were caused by the...
July 16, 2014 - 12:00am