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Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, March 28
Boat wrap recycling begins in April
Glitz and glamour
Woman charged with felony theft
For the Record - March 29, 2017
Morken: Calm and collected got the job done for Simpson
More honors for Chargers as three named All-Pheasant Conference
Playing with heart
Osakis track and field: New year, new challenges
Alexandria's Hannah Boraas cards hole-in-one in Utah
DOUBLE LIVES: Art of two kinds
STEAM Expo enters third year
DECA students finish strong at state competition
Being that change: Alexandria man focuses on the positive
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Viking Sportsmen celebrate 30 years of their kid's food plot program
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Glenn W. Cording
Janice Carol Schultz
Nancy A. Pedersen
Robert "Bob" E. Montbriand
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: 3M plant construction started in Alexandria
IN THE KNOW: What competencies do we want?
LETTER: Miracle on ice thumbs up
LETTER: GOP plan guaranteed to fail
GUEST EDITORIAL: A message from the enemy of the people
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
Minnesota Department of Health
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
February 5, 2014
Two ‘adverse events’ reported at hospital
Foreign object left in one patient after surgery
February 5, 2014 - 12:00am
January 24, 2014
Lawsuit settlement allows newborn screening program to move forward
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has settled the lawsuit over its storage and use of newborn screening residual dried blood spots and test results. The department reached a settlement with 21 families who had filed suit alleging the program’s collection, use, storage and...
January 24, 2014 - 4:37pm
December 27, 2013
A push for better health
Big grant promotes healthy choices at school, work, home
December 27, 2013 - 8:48am