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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Larry E. Thielmann
LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
LETTER: Imagine there's no freedom
LETTER: Tax cuts to rich expand national debt
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
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
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
On The Street
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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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
January 17, 2018
MNsure: Record enrollment for insurance through exchange went smoothly
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's individual health insurance marketplace, MNsure, saw record enrollments and the smoothest annual sign-up period...
January 17, 2018 - 8:22pm
January 13, 2018
Shingles: What you need to know
Shingles is a painful disease caused by a reawakening of the same virus that causes chickenpox. Common symptoms include a rash on one side of the body and severe pain that can last for months or years. About one of every three people in the United States will get shingles in their...
January 13, 2018 - 12:01pm
January 5, 2018
Alexandria residents save $8,300 in tax credits through MNsure
With just under two weeks left in the 2018 open enrollment period, MNsure is reminding Alexandria area residents of money-saving tax credits. Though the statewide household average for tax credits is around $7,000 per year, it is higher in Alexandria at more than $8,300 per year....
January 5, 2018 - 11:30am
January 4, 2018
Opioids become major Minnesota killer
Opioid overdoses kill more Minnesotans than traffic accidents, and opioids are the leading drug killers.
January 4, 2018 - 2:09pm
January 3, 2018
Understanding opioid-related terms
Terms related to opioids can be confusing, so the federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled this list:
January 3, 2018 - 2:36pm
Opioids notebook: Genetics one of many causes for opioid addiction
Drug addicts may be able to partially blame their ancestors. "Genetics has a huge amount to do with who has a problem and who ends up getting addicted," said Dr. Sheila Specker, a University of Minnesota psychiatrist.. While genetics may not push someone into opioids instead of, say,...
January 3, 2018 - 1:36pm