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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
Paulson honored as Knights MVP
Four B-E players named LEC, Pheasant all-league
Alexandria's Walker named section swim COY
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
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
November 9, 2016
Sexual assault victims benefit by going to a hospital
New analysis from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that about 1,400 men and women a year sought hospital services after a sexual assault between 2010 and 2014. Public health officials expect that there are far more victims of sexual assault who could benefit from seeking hospital...
November 9, 2016 - 6:00am
April 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: Join in the celebration of National Public Health Week
By Sandy Tubbs, PHN, Administrator, Horizon Public Health, Alexandria, MN All across the nation, during the week of April 4-10, 2016, state and local public health departments are being recognized for their role in bringing community partners together to create a healthier community...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
Year one done for Horizon
The end of 2015 wrapped up the inaugural year for Horizon Public Health. "It's satisfying to look back and see how well it went," said Sandy Tubbs, the agency's administrator. Horizon — the combined, five-county public health department serving residents in Douglas, Grant, Pope,...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
Grant to improve local public health services
Sandy Tubbs and Sharon Braaten, co-directors of the Horizon Community Health Board (CHB), announced that the Horizon CHB received a $125,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This two-year grant will enable the Horizon Cross-Jurisdiction Sharing Team to explore the feasibility...
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
Douglas County Public Health offices to move
During the week of October 22, the Douglas County Public Health and Social Services Reception Desk will move permanently to their new location at the south end of the Douglas County Services Center, 809 Elm Street, Alexandria. This main entrance will be accessible from the south parking...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Prevent the flu: Cover your cough!
It's every mother's mantra: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. That used to mean coughing into your hands, but not anymore. The Minnesota Department of Health, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have been encouraging kids and adults to cough and sneeze...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Health on the horizon - Douglas County participating in five-county plan
A five-county public health department is being explored by Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties. The Horizon Community Health Board aims to integrate three public health departments included in the five counties. The board formed a restructuring committee earlier...
June 18, 2012 - 4:13pm
March 25, 2011
Old wives' tales exposed
I've been on a quest, as of late, to admonish what most people refer to as "old wives tales" related to health. I've heard far too many of them over the years and by the people that I respect the most - close family and friends. That said, I think it's time we stop spreading false...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
Eat with color
National Nutrition Month is an education and information campaign created by the American Dietetic Association. It focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. With the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans...
February 25, 2011 - 12:00am
January 21, 2011
Is danger lurking in your home?
It is odorless, colorless and tasteless. It can cause lung cancer. And every home in Minnesota should be tested every two to five years for it. What is it?
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
December 10, 2010
The scoop about snow shoveling
Every winter people hurt themselves shoveling snow. Injuries range from minor aches and pulled muscles to fatal heart attacks. What people often fail to realize is that shoveling is more than just a household chore. When you start shoveling snow it's like picking up weights. Snow...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
December 3, 2010
Do you know what's in your drink?
Energy drinks have become increasingly popular over the last decade, especially with teens and young adults. People are looking for that 'quick' boost or 'high' that can carry us though the day, a few hours or even athletic events. Have you ever picked up a can of energy drink? Many...
December 3, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Get a food craving makeover
We all have them - food cravings. It may be chocolate or pizza, pasta or doughnuts. There is always at least one food that we just can't seem to walk past without stopping to sneak a bite. What's worse, it's typically a food that isn't good for us. My food craving is the best selling...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 22, 2010
Restoring our balance
If you had to think of your favorite childhood outdoor memory, what would it be? Recently, I attended a workshop where I had to think of that question. Immediately, riding my bike came to mind. I took my bike everywhere -pool, park, friend's house, wherever! As a younger child...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Prepare children for years of school success
Members of the high school graduating class of 2023 make their kindergarten debut this fall. Going to school for the first time means joining the big kids. Shopping for school supplies is right up there with getting a new pair of shoes. Naturally, parents share their child's excitement,...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am