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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
On The Street
January 12, 2011
Minnesota homes need to be tested for radon
It is sure cold outside! Now that we have our houses all sealed up for these long winter months, it's a perfect time to test for radon in our homes. What is radon? Radon is produced from the soil and found nearly everywhere. It is a colorless, odorless and invisible radioactive gas...
January 12, 2011 - 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
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
County gets feedback on wellness issues
Did you know that nearly half of Douglas County employees live within walking or biking distance to their worksites? And did you know that very few have ever walked or biked to work? Douglas County Public Health Director Sandy Tubbs, along with two public health educators, Crystal...
food / news
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
August 6, 2010
Have a good attitude, encourage co-workers
How many times have we moaned and complained about the place where we work? The people are negative; the budget has been slashed; the boss is demanding. Probably more than we'd like to admit. But do we ever ask ourselves what we're bringing to the table or how we can make a change?...
August 6, 2010 - 12:00am
June 11, 2010
The best protection: Eliminate the opportunity
We all know the overwhelming evidence of the dangers of secondhand smoke, Millions of Americans - children and adults - are still exposed in their homes, work and public places. On October 1, 2007, the Minnesota's Freedom to Breathe Law was passed to protect employees and the general...
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2009
Commentary - Minnesota can do better
By Amy Reineke, Farwell, MN Too often, the simple joys of a child's life in Douglas County that many of us take for granted in our own families are far beyond the reach of even our closest neighbors. Occurrences of child abuse and neglect in Minnesota are all too common. In 1909,...
commentaries / opinion
November 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Help youth avoid risky behaviors
School will be out soon, and summer fun is on the horizon.
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Simple ways to practice mental fitness
We are all told to remember to get our 30 minutes per day of physical exercise - but we need to remember to take care of our minds as well! Throughout our day, we have plenty of 'stressors' that have a grand effect on our body and mind. We need to remember to think about our emotional...
columns / life
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
Not 'just' baby teeth
The idea that "they're only baby teeth" leaves an impression that they are unimportant. This is not true; baby teeth need as much attention as permanent teeth. A smile is a baby's way of reaching out to people. Even toothless, a baby's smile has the ability to make people feel good....
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am