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One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Getting a jump on spring
Alexandria junior earns perfect score on ACT
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Ratchet (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 17, 2017
Bake sale to benefit animals in need
Ellie's Legacy Pet Rescue will host its second annual bake sale fundraiser on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Douglas County Library meeting room in Alexandria. The sale will include baked goods, as well as non-food items such as gift cards, gift baskets and lightly...
March 17, 2017 - 10:00am
March 1, 2017
Dr. Fox: Pet dogs in public demonstrations
Dear Dr. Fox: In this season of protests, I have been increasingly troubled by people taking one or more dogs to crowded, loud and chaotic venues,...
March 1, 2017 - 6:36am
February 19, 2017
Surprise donation covers vet bill
She wasn't told why, but at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Karen Fieldhammer was supposed to be at Eddie's Pet Shop. Fieldhammer is the founder of Ellie's Legacy,...
February 19, 2017 - 1:21pm
April 17, 2016
Pigeon found along the road becomes another family pet
By Paula Quam, Forum News Service Stories of rescue dogs and cats aren’t too hard to find, but rarely does one hear a heartwarming tale of...
April 17, 2016 - 10:00am
October 28, 2015
LETTER: What responsibilities do animal owners have in Douglas County?
To the editor: Before we worry about changing or adding more laws to protect pets, let’s enforce the ones we already have. I’m a board member of an insurance company and we have to deal with animals of all kinds; horses, cows, dogs, etc. We have to deal with dog bites, cows...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
April 17, 2015
Dealing with Douglas County’s lost pets
Humane society strives to reunite pets and owners
April 17, 2015 - 12:00am
November 1, 2013
Thousands of pets sick, hundreds dying from jerky treats
Veterinarians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Minneapolis are urging caution after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a request for members of the general public and their veterinarians to send any information they have if their pet has become ill after eating jerky...
November 1, 2013 - 9:17am
August 20, 2013
Lyme disease numbers 10 times higher than previously reported says CDC
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an estimate of the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year and their new estimate is 10 times higher than previously reported. While the CDC's newest numbers estimate the number of Americans diagnosed...
August 20, 2013 - 7:13am
July 4, 2013
Keep pets safe on Fourth of July
Doctors and staff from BluePearl Veterinary Partners recommend keeping pet safety in mind during planned Fourth of July festivities. With all of the celebration, sweet savory barbequed dishes, open flames and fireworks, paying attention to detail is an important practice to prevent...
July 4, 2013 - 2:44pm
March 24, 2013
Poison prevention means 'keep out of reach' for pets, too
Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners referral medicine hospitals here are encouraging people to also remember their pets during National Poison Prevention Week. National Poison Prevention Week started Sunday and runs through Saturday. The purpose is to create awareness and...
March 24, 2013 - 12:40pm
March 12, 2013
Cat food recalled in 25 states due to lack of essential nutrient
MINNEAPOLIS - Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of cat food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods after the company issued a voluntary recall affecting 25 states Sunday. According to a press release issued by...
March 12, 2013 - 7:13am
November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving poses potential problems for pets
MINNEAPOLIS - BluePearl Veterinary Partners urges people to practice caution over the Thanksgiving holiday as many of the items prepared for humans to feast on, may pose serious problems to their furry and feathered friends. During the holidays, BluePearl sees a significant uptick...
November 22, 2012 - 8:00am
November 4, 2012
November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month
November is National Pet Diabetes Month and BluePearl Veterinary Partners encourages pet owners to become more aware of the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Diabetes is a relatively common disease in which the body doesn't use glucose properly. If left untreated, diabetes is life-threatening....
November 4, 2012 - 2:32pm
September 28, 2012
Shalom Lutheran Church to host animal blessing
Shalom Lutheran Church will host a blessing of the animals celebration on Sunday, September 30 at 9:45 a.m. on the patio by the bell tower. The blessing of the animals is a tradition that goes back to St. Francis of Assisi, who taught that God's love extends to everything God has...
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Local students start pet supply drive
Here's a new way to help dogs and cats. The Carlos/Miltona 4th-6th Grade Club is having a Pet Supply Drive as a service project to help the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS). The club is an after-school program.
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am