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While farmers age, ag teachers decrease
Frog and toad volunteers sought in Minnesota
Minnesotans in oil train ‘danger zones’ urged to prepare
For the record
Peewee A team takes third at state
Staloch named Osakis girls basketball MVP
Laker boys track and field has numbers
Loaded and ready for a repeat
Osakis boys golf team returns young nucleus
Another trip to state? That’s great!
Community Education offers spring classes
Parkers Prairie still working on pool funds; $700,000 of 1.8 million raised
Figure skaters ‘ignite’ the ice
Kids’ Easter celebration to be held in Evansville
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Wildlife of Douglas County: Sharp-shinned hawk
Governor Dayton calls for stricter poaching laws
Cards’ program continues to grow
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Funeral -James Waage, 56
Funeral - Thomas DeBettignies, 89
Funeral - Mary Lou Olson, 62
Memorial Service - Patricia Rupert, 66
Memorial Service - Verlyn Phipps, 85
Readers debate: Should Alexandria allow food trucks in city limits?
Observations from the archives, 1990: Unpaid parking fines mean prosecution
Food trucks: great for time-crunched workers
Have we reaped what we have sown?
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Color and texture in shady spots
Apply for master gardeners scholarship
Farmers: Stay informed!
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
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 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
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