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Law Enforcement Blotter: April 24
ATCC wins 20 firsts at state SkillsUSA
Westrom's bill funds ag programs, broadband
Should Minnesota allow 2 fishing rods per angler? Republicans say yes, Democrats say no
Minnesota woman agrees to plead guilty to laundering up to $1.5M
Should Minnesota allow 2 fishing rods per angler?
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 25
Track and Field: Minnewaska top two again at Benson
Track and field: Ashby-Brandon-Evansville showing improvement
Adapted Bowling: Alexandria competes with Cambridge-Isanti
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
Fred & Rose Julig
Should Minnesota allow 2 fishing rods per angler?
Mike Frisch: A look back before looking ahead
Kensington’s Troy Helget piles up more honors for his carvings
McFeely: Lincoln angler breaks N.D. state walleye record, but doesn't think it'll last long
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
Hugh K. Phillips
Nancy Kay Norling
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Letter to the Editor: Food shelf helps 250 families a month
Letter to the Editor: Cell phone bill will save lives
1919: Plans start for pickle factory
Letter to the Editor: Mistake made at 50th Avenue and Highway 29
Letter to the Editor: Those opposing Laughing Buddha aren't monsters
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
On The Street
Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
Farm group hosting rural voices discussion
hires and promotions
on the street
April 11, 2019
On-call midwife stays in ice fishing house during blizzard
MORRIS, Minn. — Babies were due to arrive and nurse midwife Paige Hardy had to make sure she was there for the delivery at Stevens Community...
April 11, 2019 - 6:49pm
March 25, 2019
Upper Midwest states rank among best for doctors, study finds
WASHINGTON - Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota among the top 10 states to practice medicine, according to a WalletHub study released Monday,...
March 25, 2019 - 3:22pm
February 23, 2019
New rule strives to make hospital prices clearer
At first thought, a new federal rule that requires all hospitals to post out-of-pocket costs of medical procedures would seem to help consumers....
February 23, 2019 - 10:27am
February 18, 2019
Minn. man wants to know why a drug costs $40 in Canada, $350 in US
EVELETH, Minn. — Travis Paulson lay in bed, miserable with what felt like a bad case of the flu. He had known that not taking insulin for his...
February 18, 2019 - 8:46pm
February 11, 2019
Health officials promote higher rates of childhood vaccination to prevent measles spread
GRAND FORKS -- In North Dakota, the rate of measles vaccination in infants is higher than the national average, but lower than the desirable...
February 11, 2019 - 9:24pm
January 22, 2019
Flu spike restricts visitors at Alomere Health
Alomere Health in Alexandria has seen a recent spike in influenza cases in the region, and as a precautionary measure for patients and staff, visitor restrictions are being implemented. Only immediate family members should visit patients, according to Emma von Felden, infection control...
January 22, 2019 - 9:48am
November 16, 2018
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
When Sandy Tubbs received a call about an award she was going to be receiving from the Minnesota Department of Health, she was quite confused....
November 16, 2018 - 6:27am
November 3, 2018
Mental health tops rural health issues
There are fewer physicians per capita in west-central Minnesota than the state average, they are older and closer to leaving their jobs, and...
November 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
November 2, 2018
Look out for deceptive Medicare advertising, offers
A recent federal law change has many Minnesota seniors shopping this fall for new Medicare plans for 2019, and they may also be getting more mailings and sales solicitations with offers of Medicare coverage. The Minnesota Commerce Department, which regulates the insurance industry...
November 2, 2018 - 6:25am
Medicare makes big changes: Are you ready?
Mary Krueger visits with 10-12 seniors each day in her office at the Douglas County Senior Services center. Her next available appointment is...
November 2, 2018 - 5:49am
October 31, 2018
MNsure open enrollment begins with new software
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s marketplace for individual health insurance plans, MNsure, opens its 2019 enrollment period Thursday, Nov. 1, with...
October 31, 2018 - 7:02pm
October 23, 2018
Joint Replacement Center marks anniversary It has been 10 years since Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and Alomere Health (formerly Douglas County Hospital) joined in launching the Joint Replacement Center. The JRC, staffed by Heartland's orthopedic surgeons, averages more than 600...
October 23, 2018 - 7:53am
August 10, 2018
Alomere Health forfeits $242,000
Alomere Health has had to forfeit $242,000 in federal payments this year — much of that because of infections affecting very few of its patients. In June, hospital officials learned they were ranked in the bottom quartile of hospitals around the country when it came to patients...
August 10, 2018 - 6:06am
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 16, 2018
Most on board with new hospital name
Over the last half-century or so, Douglas County Hospital has made an impact on a lot of people's lives. They have been born there, worked there,...
May 16, 2018 - 6:01am