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County commission salaries increase $1,000
Midway opens with special time for those with special needs
Downtown eyed for veteran's memorial
Absentee ballots available for B-E school vote
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, August 16
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
B-E adds cross country to its fall athletics
Alexandria football: New look, but expectations remain high
Tennis: Panthers looking for continued progress
Photo of the Week
Vacation transformation at Good Shepherd Church
Alexandria's Enterprise plays courthouse concert
Faith Happenings: Running legend to speak at Faith @ Work Lunch
Engaged - Sharp and Kasper
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Fair features racing ostrich-pulled carts
Commentary: City doesn't have right to ban new wells
In the Know: Pay attention to city, county budgets
Letter: What advice did Trump give Boy Scouts?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
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Minnesota Department of Human Services
July 21, 2017
Meeting to address help for those with autism
The Minnesota Department of Human Services will host a Monday, Aug. 7, meeting in Alexandria to educate parents and others about new help for autistic children and youth available through state medical insurance. Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare offer early intensive intervention...
July 21, 2017 - 12:53pm
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