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A smoother walk near Lake Agnes
Mills Fleet Farm announces it's courting suitors for sale
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Co-parenting can be done well
Barrel O'Fun being sold to Ohio company
Talented Tech team handles Alex tennis in finale
Osakis volleyball rallies past Pierz
Osakis tennis edges Foley in finale
Sports schedule for Thursday, October 8
Alex boys soccer salvages CLC split early in week
The Cemeteries of Douglas County: Part 5
Mayor for a Day competition seeks student essays
Mental Illness Awareness Week celebrates 25th anniversary
Everyday Gourmet: Spaghetti squash offers healthy alternative to pasta
Simulcast to help couples strengthen their marriage
Engaged - Terhark and Ranweiler
Engaged - Cochran and Dietrich
Births - Douglas County Hospital births through September 21, 2015
Engaged - Bitzan and Bettin
New life in the fall
From the stand
DNR: Glacial Lakes State Park to remain open during deer hunt
DNR report: Duck season closed temporarily
Local pheasant count up
Christel Guiles, 103
Bryan Kruchten, 33
Ben DeLong, 59
Dixie Wagner, 76
Ordell Krebs, 76
Guest Editorial: Reporting the news consumers need
In the Know: 55 years, 31,000 graduates; education that works
Observations from the archives, 1915: Illegal distribution of alcohol suspected
Another murderous rampage
Trail is tremendous asset
Minnesota gardening calendars available
Bones are bad in potato pro-duction
Gardening Tips: Plant now for a beautiful garden
New resource for connecting farmers is launched
Protect your plants from early frost
Trumm Drug honored as outstanding business
Employers of the Year nominations sought
JLG Architects ranked a top architecture firm
A ‘Common Ground’ for refuge
Douglas County low-income representative needed
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
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...
Food / News
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
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
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