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UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Fergus Falls council member dies in crash after fleeing from police
Region’s influenza cases jump
Lights Camera Action on Broadway
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Harris calls it a career
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
Mixed results early
B-E girls set records from three
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
A helping hand
Candlelight trails set at Lake Carlos State Park
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Carl Kremer, 67
Funeral - Ricahrd Sjerven, 72
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Letter: We just have to behave ourselves
It's Our Turn: Unconditional, crazy love
In the Know: Aging can be adventurous fun
Observations from the archives, 2004: Mental health facility to be built in Alexandria
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Going green for United Way
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Hospital board members recognized
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Hires and Promotions
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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