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UPDATE: Motorcycle rider injured in Alexandria crash
Out and About in Douglas County
Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
VFW baseball: 15s salvage split after late rally falls just short in opener
Hare Scramble returns to Andes
Aerial attack: Alex football players get a confidence boost after 7-on-7 win at Winter Park
Lehman no fan of Hazeltine changes
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
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
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
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
David Steve Edmunds
Ruth Augusta Wenner
DuWayne Allen Averill
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
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
August 18, 2013
College students among those who may need back-to-school immunizations
Jenna Dunn was an active 26-year-old in 1999, enjoying her life as a graduate student at the University of St. Thomas, when she developed severe meningococcal disease due to infection with the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, one of the leading causes of meningitis. Despite the fact...
August 18, 2013 - 8:08am
August 4, 2013
August is good time to check on your child's vaccinations
Back to school time is fast approaching and state health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children have the benefit of being fully vaccinated against an array of potentially serious childhood diseases. Now is the time to check with your health care provider to make...
August 4, 2013 - 11:07am
July 30, 2012
Parents urged to get kids vaccinated before school starts
This year, the United States is on pace to have the most cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in five decades. There have been 18,000 reported cases this year, according to the CDC. Minnesota is one of the states reporting high numbers of the bacterial disease that is preventable...
July 30, 2012 - 10:34am
April 24, 2011
Health leaders boost awareness about immunizations
Community health worker Mohamed Duale will long remember the day a desperate mother called him at home to say her child was suffering from a fever and red rash all over her body. "I can't forget the mother's voice, desperate for her child, pleading with me to help. I suspected immediately...
April 24, 2011 - 9:52am
January 17, 2011
New vaccine recommendations aimed at combating high rate of pertussis
In an effort to combat a persistently high level of pertussis or whooping cough, state and federal health officials are urging physicians and their patients to make wider use of a pertussis booster vaccine called Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis). Despite the availability...
January 17, 2011 - 7:51am
January 15, 2011
Planned Parenthood boosts awareness about preventing cervical cancer
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. As part of a sustained effort to raise awareness of public health issues in the region, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) is working to educate women about cervical cancer prevention and detection. Cervical...
January 15, 2011 - 10:45am
December 11, 2010
Survey shows influenza vaccinations off to good start
A little more than a third of children in Minnesota's most populous area have been vaccinated against influenza so far this year, according to a national survey conducted in mid-November. While that's a start, state health officials say, more people need to be vaccinated before the...
December 11, 2010 - 10:26am
April 4, 2010
Minnesota among leading states for H1N1 vaccine coverage
Minnesota ranked eighth in the nation in the percentage of all residents who received vaccination for H1N1 influenza, according to national survey data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, Minnesota was first in vaccine coverage for...
April 4, 2010 - 9:22am
January 27, 2010
Public health braces for third wave of flu
In the months of November and December, Douglas County Public Health gave out 3,650 H1N1 vaccines to students in the Douglas County area. Back...
January 27, 2010 - 12:05am
January 8, 2010
Free H1N1 vaccine offered to veterans
The Alexandria Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic will offer H1N1 vaccine and seasonal flu shots at no charge to veterans who receive their health care through the VA. The vaccines will be offered on Tuesday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. The clinic is located at...
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get their influenza vaccinations
Now is a good time to get vaccinated for influenza, whether for 2009 novel H1N1 or seasonal influenza, say state health officials. In an effort to promote flu vaccination, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization (MCAI) and other...
News / state
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
December 15, 2009
State opens flu vaccine to more people
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health officials plan to allow most people to receive H1N1 flu vaccinations. If health-care providers have enough vaccine for priority groups such as young people, beginning Wednesday they may give shots or nasal mists to anyone, the Health Department announced...
December 15, 2009 - 2:34pm
December 4, 2009
Health officials check Santa off the list
Santa Claus sometimes must say "no" to a naughty child, but now health officials are saying "no" to him. Two organizations representing department store Santas nationally asked that their members be vaccinated against H1N1 swine flu now because snotty-nosed, and possibly sick, kids...
News / state
December 4, 2009 - 12:00am
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 29, 2009
Editorial: H1N1 flu threat is far from ending
Editor's note: This editorial was printed in the West Central Tribune on November 21. There are positive reports this week the H1N1 novel influenza outbreak is easing somewhat across Minnesota and the rest of the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday...
News / opinion
November 29, 2009 - 12:08pm