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Magic, wonder and faith at Church for the Harvest
New method for funding nursing homes?
Snow Saturday Night
Law enforcement blotter: January 22, 2015
Boys hockey: Alex can't overcome Bemidji's torrid start as Cards drop second straight
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Girls hockey: Shorthanded Alexandria falls 1-0 against Bemidji
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
Minnesota Department of Human Services
December 5, 2014
At-risk youth receive vouchers to attend post-secondary school
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recently awarded 117 at-risk youth an average of $3,000 in Education and Training Vouchers to attend post-secondary school this fall. DHS has awarded funding twice per year since 2003 to promote continued education and training for...
December 5, 2014 - 12:00am
November 14, 2014
Human services commissioner discusses child welfare system
Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Lucinda Jesson visited Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria on November 6 as part of the Children’s Justice Initiative, an effort to improve services for children in the foster care system. Jesson met with...
November 14, 2014 - 12:00am
July 11, 2014
Schools receive services through grants
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) announced $45.4 million in grants that will provide school-linked and school-based mental health services for thousands of Minnesota children. The grants will expand services by increasing the number of public schools where school-based...
July 11, 2014 - 12:00am
February 28, 2014
Infant deaths in child care continue to decrease
Infant deaths in child care settings fell dramatically in 2013, along with a substantial drop in temporary immediate suspensions issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Service (DHS) that require a license holder to immediately stop operating because of serious violation. These...
news / state
February 28, 2014 - 12:00am
January 15, 2014
State’s problem gambling website earns national award
GetGamblingHelp.com, a website sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Service (DHS) to provide information and resources to people facing a compulsive gambling issue, received the National Council on Problem Gambling’s award for Best Problem Gambling-Related Website. “We...
January 15, 2014 - 8:47am
December 24, 2013
Caring Hands Dental Clinic honored for excellence
Minnesota Department of Human Services (MDH) commissioner Lucinda Jesson recently honored eight organizations from across the state, including Caring Hands Dental Clinic in Alexandria, for their outstanding contributions to human services program clients. Recipients of the 2013 Commissioner’s...
December 24, 2013 - 8:50am
October 3, 2013
State incentives to improve nursing home quality work
By Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Human Services When staff and administrators at a company that runs more than a dozen nursing homes across Minnesota wanted to do a better job helping residents move back into their homes and communities, they reached...
opinion / commentaries
October 3, 2013 - 2:13pm
September 25, 2013
Minnesota nursing home payment program promotes quality
A one-of-a-kind Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) program that provides nursing homes additional payment for quality improvement projects shows promise for encouraging overall nursing home quality improvement, according to a study published recently in the journal Health...
news / state
September 25, 2013 - 9:10am