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Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
Alexandria to issue $9.8 million in bonds for energy projects, streets, refinancing
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26
VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
Up to the challenge
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
James "Jim" Dittberner
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
Ruth Augusta Wenner
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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...
Life / school
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