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Osakis, B-E gear up for Homecoming week
Rally against corruption set for Saturday
Alexandria doctor harnesses the sun with $50,000 project
Football: Chargers hold on to hand Bears their first loss
Girls Tennis: Alexandria adds two wins for 12-7 record
Girls Soccer: Tigers hand Cards another CLC loss, 1-0
Sports schedule for Saturday, Sept. 23
Football: Panthers drop district game against Patriots
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Faith Events: Speaker coming to Osakis High
Don & Betty Kuelbs
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Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
James "Jim" W. Anderson
Michelle Kay Miller
Lorraine K. Porter
Michelle Kay "Ma Miller" Miller
It's Our Turn: The importance of precise guesstimation
Letter: Who earned the right to sit during anthem?
Echo Press Editorial: Feds delay in health care hurts consumers
Letter: Don't put gravel pit in Forada
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Tastefully Simple confirms layoffs, opening up building space for tenants
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
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Minnesota Department of Health
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
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