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Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Mediation to begin today over veto by Gov. Dayton
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Betty Ruth Berry
Sharon L. Thoennes
Barbara J. Lee
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
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There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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December 2, 2009
H1N1 vaccine gets to area children
By the end of the year, about half of the state's population will probably be immunized against the H1N1 flu virus. According to Douglas County Public Health Director Sandy Tubbs, Minnesota was to receive about 2 million doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine, which is enough for about 50...
December 2, 2009 - 12:05am
November 26, 2009
Baby it's cold outside!
Freezing winter temperatures are quickly upon us, but most Minnesotans, through years of practice and experience, know how to beat the cold. Nonetheless, deaths and injuries occur every winter because people fail to take simple precautions. Carelessness, overconfidence and ignorance...
November 26, 2009 - 12:00am
November 11, 2009
Nasal spray vs. shot: Which vaccine is best for you?
For decades we only had one type of flu vaccine, but today we have a choice: the traditional flu shot or the newer nasal spray flu vaccine, FluMist. Either vaccine will help protect against the flu virus, but some people are better suited for the flu shot, while others will do better...
November 11, 2009 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
H1N1 frequently asked questions
H1N1 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS The following questions and answers about the H1N1 vaccine were provided by Douglas County Public Health. Q: What are the H1N1 priority lists and why? A: Because the amount of vaccine coming into the state is still relatively small, it is being targeted...
November 4, 2009 - 12:05am
October 30, 2009
Hand sanitzers: Friend or foe?
A new fad is sweeping the nation to help people - especially kids - stay healthy throughout the flu season. As a quick and convenient method for preventing the spread of germs, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are suddenly everywhere. It is so popular that President Obama, along with...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 23, 2009
Flu bug bites schools
It's being talked about at coffee shops, card clubs, church groups, day cares, between family members, in schools, on the news, over the radio and in the newspaper. It's the flu.
October 23, 2009 - 12:05am
October 9, 2009
Finding a safe route to school
For years stories have been circulating, generated from our parents and grandparents, about how different their childhood ventures are from those of our young people today. One topic in particular always sticks in my mind - transportation to and from school. You've probably heard...
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
October 2, 2009
Life too busy? Try supper swapping
"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are." This quote from the Calvin and Hobbes comic series has resonated with me over the years as I answer the question, "How was your day?" I, along with co-workers, friends and family...
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am
September 11, 2009
Public health gears up for nasty flu season
It's that time of year again - the sneezing, the wheezing, the dripping, the stuffiness, the chills and the fever. It's that annoying part of life called flu season. Health officials from the Minnesota Department of Health, along with Douglas County Public Health and local healthcare...
September 11, 2009 - 12:05am
September 9, 2009
Be prepared for a flu outbreak
Fall marks the beginning of the flu season. In an effort to protect ourselves, we wash our hands, cover our cough and roll up our sleeve to receive our annual influenza vaccine. It all seems so mundane. Although this flu season, unlike others in the recent past, will be full of twists...
September 9, 2009 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
Public health gets grant to fight diseases, lower costs
In a joint effort with four other counties, Douglas County Public Health applied for, and received, a grant to help fight chronic disease. The...
September 4, 2009 - 12:05am
August 21, 2009
Know the dangers of binge drinking
An entire new batch of freshmen will arrive on college campuses this fall, many on their own for the first time. With no curfews and no one to answer to, it's not suprising that one of the first things that most college students do is go out drinking. With no one limiting their...
August 21, 2009 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Remember to look both ways
Most of us cross streets every day. We take for granted that we can cross the street without an incident, because most of the time we do. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, each year about 7,000 pedestrians die and 10,000 are injured in traffic accidents. Young...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
July 2, 2009
Understanding the importance of sleep
We are all told: Get a good night's rest (usually eight hours), and you will feel so much better in the morning. For many of us, it's not that easy. Whether its small children that keep us up, various shifts of work, busy lives, medical reasons, or more, a good night's sleep doesn't...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am