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Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, May 22
1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Boys tennis: Cards' season ends after loss to Warriors
Baseball: Panthers knock off B-E for 14th straight win
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 23
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Lola M. Olson
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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