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November 17, 2017
Joel and Susan Novak converse in their Alexandria home. Joel, an Iraq veteran, is in dire need of a kidney transplant as his kidneys are functioning at less than 17 percent. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
A tricky transplant: Iraq veteran found a kidney donor but needs temporary housing
November 17, 2017 - 1:07pm
November 9, 2017
Wadena County Veterans Service Officer David Anderson (left) presented Joe Hundeby and his wife Teodora with their Dreams for Veterans trip in October 2017. Kim Brasel / Forum News Service
Wadena veteran gets dream vacation while battling ALS
November 9, 2017 - 5:00am
November 8, 2017
Stephanie Forslund, clinical supervisor at St. Luke's, demonstrates infant safe sleep practice during a press conference Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at the hospital by placing two-month-old Dylan Grenberg of Duluth into his own small crib on his back and swaddling him in a blanket. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota calls attention to safe sleeping practices for infants
November 8, 2017 - 7:43pm
November 1, 2017
Amid uncertain future, MNsure sign-ups begin
November 1, 2017 - 9:40pm
The Everest to End Duchenne group poses at Pferiche after their trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Four members of the group have ties to the Alexandria area, including the group's organizer, Tonya Bakewell Dreher, whose son, Gus, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (Contributed)
Conquering the mountain: Group raises $100,000 for research with Everest climb
November 1, 2017 - 4:24pm
October 24, 2017
A residential unit of Heritage House of Pequot Lakes, as seen during a fire department response to an arson fire in June. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Neglect by a Minn. assisted living facility led to a client's death, state health department says
October 24, 2017 - 7:47am
October 19, 2017
Allison O'Toole
MNsure ready for open enrollment to begin
October 19, 2017 - 6:25pm
October 13, 2017
Nurse Mandy Dahlseng (right) has been working with Shanna Scofield (left) and her son Lincoln since her first trimester of pregnancy, covering information on his development and wellness from the uterus and beyond. (Alexis Habberstad / Echo Press)
Nursing program helps new moms feel at home
October 13, 2017 - 1:02pm
Toni Wright attends North Dakota State University.
Evansville student's blood drive efforts earn scholarship
October 13, 2017 - 9:25am
October 11, 2017
A panel of legislators including Rep. Jeff Backer, Rep. Paul Anderson, Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen and Sen. Torrey Westrom attended the 7th annual “Day at Home” mental health advocacy event Friday, Oct. 6, at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Jackie Anderson, a staff member from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson’s office, was also on the panel. (Contributed)
Personal stories shaping mental health policy
October 11, 2017 - 5:15pm
October 9, 2017
MNsure Executive Allison O'Toole. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNSure CEO sys reinsurance is 'short-term fix'
October 9, 2017 - 9:23pm
Opponents of abortion regulation legislation combined with those objecting to other Republican-sponsored provisions on May 4, 2017, in protesting Minnesota legislative actions. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Birth control insurance change may affect few Minnesotans
October 9, 2017 - 4:47pm
October 6, 2017
Darla Engstrom, who recently received a kidney transplant, spends most of her days relaxing on the couch at her home in Alexandria while recovering. She is holding the Organ Transplant Handbook, which she has been reading through. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Thanks for the kidney, boss: Woman recovering after transplant from supervisor
October 6, 2017 - 3:03pm
September 29, 2017
Blood drive in Alexandria Oct. 2,3,5
September 29, 2017 - 10:06am
September 20, 2017
Tonya Bakewell Dreher, a 1988 Alexandria graduate, hiked to the base camp of Mount Everest in 2015 as a fundraiser for her organization, Hope for Gus. Her son, Gus, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy,  the most severe of all the muscular dystrophies. She will be taking the trip again this year with another group. (Contributed)
Big hills to climb: Group takes on Mount Everest, cure for debilitating disease
September 20, 2017 - 5:39am