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Franson joins March for Life event at Capitol
Update: School bus driver cited in minor crash
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, January 22
Discovery's Aker earns regional honor
Human trafficking: See something? Then say something
Boys basketball: Cardinals trending forward after pushing 15-0 Willmar
Gymnastics: Cardinals racking up points as championship meets near
Nordic Ski: Girls win Bemidji Invite
Girls basketball: Defense, rebounding key Panthers' win over Osakis
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 23
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Marlin & Nora Hoglund
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
DNR release: Spring turkey hunt applications for season A and B due soon
Alexandria's Dresch makes "the ice angler's landing net"
Mike Frisch: Good winter crappie action
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Evelyn J. LeSuer
Maureen Marie Bruzik
Shirley Mae Wagner
Eugene Kenneth "Doc" Karnis
#MeToo and #TimesUp: Are men safe?
Commentary: The end to the opioid crisis
Rapp clarifies his veteran status
Guest Editorial: Here's what to know about Facebook feeds
Letter: Pilot offers an apology on hangar issue
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
Downtown loses antique store
Rose City Bar and Grill to open Feb. 1
Minimum wage rises
On The Street
Manufacturers to meet in Alexandria, tour company
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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
Cough leads to cancer diagnosis for Brandon 2-year-old
When Adrianna Sletto realized her 2-year-old daughter Kaidence seemed to be under the weather in early December, she took her to the doctor....
January 3, 2018 - 7:08am
December 29, 2017
Playing with purpose: Bitzan produces for B-E despite scare with heart condition
Tanner Bitzan hustled down a loose ball after a steal near midcourt against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Dec. 19. It was the second half of...
December 29, 2017 - 9:01am
December 15, 2017
Ways to keep holiday eating healthy
'Tis the Season. Enjoying the holidays and feeling in control with food and beverage choices can be a challenge. Everyone is baking, the lunchroom has a table full of treats, holiday parties and family gatherings are full of tempting, tasty, once-a-year favorites. It's wonderful!...
December 15, 2017 - 4:09pm
December 5, 2017
Now cancer-free, Dayton encourages screenings for early detection
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton had a bit of good health news to share and he used the opportunity to encourage his fellow Minnesotans to look...
December 5, 2017 - 2:06pm
November 22, 2017
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
ST. PAUL—Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Minnesota state regulators on Wednesday reported finding three children's jewelry...
November 22, 2017 - 2:39pm
November 15, 2017
MNsure sign-ups on pace for at least 5 percent growth
ST. PAUL — Health insurance sign-ups through MNsure, the state's individual insurance marketplace, are off to a strong start in the first two...
November 15, 2017 - 7:47pm
October 19, 2017
MNsure ready for open enrollment to begin
WILLMAR, Minn. — Amid the turmoil surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act and the individual insurance market, MNsure has a clear...
October 19, 2017 - 6:25pm
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
After acquiring an Ecumen senior care property in Litchfield last year, Marc Halpert knew he wouldn't turn down the chance to take over another....
October 19, 2017 - 3:04pm