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Work on new Miltona playground starts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, June 27
A big, busy weekend
Concerned citizens organize to stop B-E school vote
Journalism groups intervene in Wetterling lawsuit
Modahl, Kerr win Geneva Member Guest Tournament
Sports schedule for Wednesday, June 28
Lakes Area Snowmen heading toward finish line after weekend tie
Three Panthers named to Class A all-tourney team as Johnson wins POY
Junior Legion Baseball: Alex Junior Legion Black drops two to Fergus Falls
End of the trail
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Morken: Worth the casts in Canada
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Oscar Frederick Mantick
1967: Alexandria Telephone adds two switchboard jobs
Guest editorial: Beware of those trying to deepen the divide
Making space for student creativity
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republicans need to find new economic theory
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
Minnesota Department of Human Services
April 13, 2017
Mental health beds at risk in budget plan
A top Minnesota official has been traveling across the state this week to discuss the rural mental health crisis — and to decry proposed...
April 13, 2017 - 5:04pm
April 7, 2017
Coalition to reduce youth alcohol use to hold free event
Members of the Alexandria community will soon start seeing signs of a new media campaign meant to reduce youth alcohol use, put into action...
April 7, 2017 - 9:25am
December 28, 2016
Uncertain future for disabilities services
Agencies that provide services to the disabled are under pressure to change. Some of the those changes could be for the better, but family members and advocates for the disabled aren't so sure that all will be positive. Mike Burke, who leads the Alexandria Opportunities Center, which...
December 28, 2016 - 7:00am
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...
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...
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...
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...
September 25, 2013 - 9:10am