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March trial set in 2013 fatal stabbing case
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
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Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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Minimum wage rises
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January 2, 2018
Hospital restricts visitors because of flu spike
Douglas County Hospital has seen a recent spike in influenza cases in the region, and as a precautionary measure for patients and staff, the hospital has implemented visitor restrictions. Infection Control Officer Emma von Felden, RN, said, "Only immediate family members should visit...
January 2, 2018 - 9:24am
December 14, 2017
IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?
'Tis the season for gathering together with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and spend time reflecting on the year that was. If you haven't had your flu shot yet, you are potentially bringing an unwanted guest to your celebrations — influenza.
December 14, 2017 - 3:24pm
Visitor restrictions lifted at hospital
Visitor restrictions due to influenza have been lifted at the Douglas County Hospital. There has been a drop in reported influenza cases in the west central region and according to the Minnesota Department of Health, the influenza season is now over. The hospital will continue to...
April 14, 2017 - 9:29am
February 17, 2017
Flu outbreak causes hospital to restrict visitors
Douglas County Hospital has seen a recent spike in influenza cases in the region and as a precautionary measure for patients and staff, it has implemented visitor restrictions. Only immediate family members should visit patients only if it is necessary. Visitors should be free from...
February 17, 2017 - 4:05pm
February 8, 2017
Flu bug spreading in Minnesota
Flu activity is on the rise in Minnesota. After a relatively quiet start to the flu season, statistics from the Minnesota Department of Health show a climb in recent weeks and that it is now widespread in Minnesota. "This is the time of year when it's going to increase," said Doreen...
February 8, 2017 - 8:00am
January 11, 2017
Not too late to get a flu shot
Flu activity is increasing in the state, and health officials are reminding all Minnesotans that even in mid-winter it's not too late to get their flu shot. The flu season can last through April, so getting a flu vaccine can provide protection for the rest of the season. Health officials...
January 11, 2017 - 7:00am
December 21, 2016
'Tis the season to fend off colds and flu
The holidays are just around the corner, and for many parents, all they want for Christmas is for the cold and flu bugs to stay away. The Horizon Public Health team, which serves Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties, recommends the following best practices to keep families...
December 21, 2016 - 9:00am
November 9, 2016
Take your best shot
Flu season is here, and Horizon Public Health reminds families to have their children vaccinated against the flu. Local health care providers in Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties provide free flu vaccines for qualifying children through Child and Teen Checkups. ...
November 9, 2016 - 9:00am
October 5, 2016
No more easy-peasy sniffers: Nasal flu vaccinations eliminated this year
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — That easy, no-poke, no fear flu shot that kids and parents have come to love is just not cutting it and will not...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
April 30, 2015
House OKs first part of turkey flu fiscal aid
By Don Davis, Forum News Service
April 30, 2015 - 7:53am
January 15, 2015
Flu, norovirus, Ebola, oh my!
By Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Flu and norovirus cases increased last year just as the Ebola scare eased in Minnesota, creating...
January 15, 2015 - 8:41am
December 19, 2014
Influenza cases spike locally
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) has seen a recent spike in influenza cases in the region. People testing positive for influenza has jumped from 17 to 31percent in recent weeks, according to a news release from DCH. As a precautionary measure for patients and staff, DCH has implemented...
December 19, 2014 - 7:07am