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Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Westbound I-94 lanes between Evansville, Garfield to open today
Alexandria schools' preliminary tax levy rises 0.8%
Radtke, Fletcher named AAHS homecoming king and queen
Blizzard hockey: Crouse likes the mix of youth, veterans as Alexandria takes season opener
Volleyball: Knights fall in five to Rothsay
Opener comes in hot
Cross country: Grove breaks own record to lead Osakis
Girls tennis: Silverstreaks power past Braves 6-1
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....
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Delores V. Marston
Charles "Chuck" Towner
Gloria Louise (Anderson) Hulsey
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
Letter to the Editor: Thefts aren't victimless crimes
Letter to the Editor: Something is wrong at AAHS
It's Our Turn: Many miles and memories
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
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
4-H holds county competition
hires and promotions
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March 16, 2018
Visitor restrictions lifted at Douglas County Hospital
The visitor restrictions that were in place at the Douglas County Hospital during an influenza outbreak have been lifted. According to Emma von Felden, infection control officer at the hospital, there has been a drop in reported influenza cases in Minnesota and the West Central region...
March 16, 2018 - 2:36pm
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 5, 2018
Flu cases still up; hospital restrictions remain
Douglas County Hospital continues to see an increased number of influenza cases, and as a precautionary measure for patients and staff, visitor...
February 5, 2018 - 4:05pm
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