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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Driver taken to hospital after car goes off Highway 29
County gives lakes group $50,000
Gov. Dayton back in hospital after post-surgery complications
Sports schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17
Alexandria's Boraas signs to play Division I golf
Vogeler wraps up standout career at DB after entering college as a quarterback
Sports schedule for Friday, Nov. 16
Class A state swim: Cardinals’ 4x400 relay advances to finals
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Ardean A. Hollatz
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
Letter to the Editor: Start a path to health, vitality
1918: Soldier writes home
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
Minnesota unemployment rate remains steady
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
hires and promotions
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October 16, 2018
Minnesota attorney general files insulin pricing lawsuit
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota attorney general filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, Oct. 16, against three major U.S. manufacturers of insulin, allegeding...
October 16, 2018 - 1:29pm
September 6, 2018
Immunizations protect children, adults
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Even healthy people can become ill and pass diseases on to others. Vaccination is important because it protects the person getting the vaccine and helps prevent the spread of disease, especially to those who are most vulnerable such...
September 6, 2018 - 7:39am
July 5, 2018
Protect your skin from sunshine
Now that we're in the heart of the summer, here is some information to protect yourself and your family from sunburn and skin cancer. SPF (Sun Protection Factor) measures how well a sunscreen protects against Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays which are the major cause of sunburn and contribute...
July 5, 2018 - 12:33pm
June 21, 2018
Lyme disease on the rise in area counties
We've all had them. We've all had pets who have had them. We've all had to deal with them. So what's the big deal? Preventing you and your children from unnecessary illness is a big deal. Ticks carry diseases and reported tickborne diseases have steadily increased. In 2001, Horizon...
June 21, 2018 - 6:32pm
June 20, 2018
JUUL's popularity alarms health officials
An electronic cigarette called JUUL has public health officials warning the public, especially parents with middle and high school students,...
June 20, 2018 - 5:29pm
June 6, 2018
New guidelines for cancer screening
Dr. Deb Dittberner, Alomere Health physician and chief medical officer, was well aware of the alarming numbers when it came to colon cancer....
June 6, 2018 - 11:59am
May 13, 2018
Education offered for Parkinson's patients, caregivers
Those with Parkinson's disease and those who care for loved ones with the incurable neurological disorder will learn the best ways to manage it at a Tuesday, May 15, educational session in Alexandria. Knute Nelson is teaming up with the Twin Cities-based Struthers Parkinson's Center...
May 13, 2018 - 12:25pm
April 12, 2018
Free seminar to address writing a healthcare directive
The public is invited to celebrate "National Healthcare Decisions Day" by attending a free seminar sponsored by The Written Gift, a nonprofit organization that helps families in the advance care planning process. The seminar is from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the community...
April 12, 2018 - 1:30pm
March 30, 2018
Knowledge Bowl team heads to state
Knowledge Bowl team heads to state Knowing their stuff landed an Alexandria Area High School team a trip to a state competition in April. The Knowledge Bowl team of Amanda Bittmann, Wil Kopp, Ryan Swanberg and Luke Tollefson placed second at a March 20 regional meet, scoring 106...
March 30, 2018 - 1:54pm
February 18, 2018
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
ST. PAUL — More Minnesotans are overdosing on opioids than ever before and the death toll from the drugs continues to climb. In 2016, there were more than 2,000 opioid overdoses and 395 of them were fatal. That's a more than 1,000 percent increase in overdoses and a 600 percent...
February 18, 2018 - 6:01am
February 16, 2018
Take flu seriously and it's not too late to get a shot
Influenza makes the news almost daily. It is serious and it is widespread across the United States. In Minnesota there was an increase in cases in late January, according to the Minnesota Department of Health weekly flu report.
February 16, 2018 - 4:26pm
February 9, 2018
Fighting the flu: This year's influenza outbreak lingers on
A vicious influenza outbreak continues to sweep across Douglas County, impacting school attendance, putting people in the hospital and triggering...
February 9, 2018 - 6:54am
February 7, 2018
New life for pregnancy group: Formerly Birthright, Alexandria office has new name
The Alexandria chapter of the pro-life group Birthright has changed its name to Life Connections and left the Birthright organization. "There's...
February 7, 2018 - 6:54am
January 30, 2018
Fixing Minnesota elder abuse failures is new commissioner's first job
ST. PAUL—A Minnesota woman is back for her second stint as state health commissioner with instructions to fix the state's failed nursing...
January 30, 2018 - 12:10pm
January 22, 2018
Minnesotans fight to change federal law allowing government to recover estates for Medicaid costs
SANDSTONE, Minn. — A group of Pine County residents who successfully fought to change state law affecting Medicaid payments and their...
January 22, 2018 - 6:00am