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The day Curt Felt died
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A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
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OUR TURN: Real solutions or more regulation?
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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
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Hwy. 29 to be safer for walkers
Walking across Highway 29 in south Alexandria may soon be safer. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council agreed to advertise...
March 26, 2018 - 10:29pm
March 8, 2018
Push begins for raising tobacco age limit to 21 in Minn.
ST. PAUL—A bipartisan group of lawmakers want to make it illegal to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone under 21 in Minnesota. The current age is 18. The proposal by a group of House members would also cover nicotine products like e-cigarettes. Why would we...
March 8, 2018 - 7:03pm
February 21, 2018
EDITORIAL: Alexandria should raise tobacco age to 21
Young people are headed for trouble — a lifetime addiction that will shorten their lives. All because they started smoking or using e-cigarettes at a young age. An alarm bell sounded last week with the release of the Minnesota Department of Health's 2017 Youth Tobacco Survey....
February 21, 2018 - 12:34pm
February 12, 2018
Tobacco license request draws questions
A request to approve a tobacco license drew debate at Monday night's Alexandria City Council meeting. King Tobacco applied for the license for a second store it plans to open at 307 North Nokomis Street, Suite 106, the site of the old Premier Video store. King Tobacco's existing facility...
February 12, 2018 - 10:49pm
December 11, 2017
Alexandria eyes big projects for 2018
A new roof, a new public restroom, and a used Zamboni At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a list of priority items in its 2018 capital improvement fund that total $637,500. It's been setting aside money for years to pay for projects, which include: •...
December 11, 2017 - 11:40pm
November 27, 2017
A bee-friendly Alexandria?
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are having a tough time. In the U.S., their population has declined 90 percent in the past two decades....
November 27, 2017 - 9:42pm
February 14, 2014
Who else is inhaling cigarette smoke?
Editor’s note: Douglas County Public Health is working with a group of seniors at Jefferson High School about tobacco advertising and smoking prevention efforts. A student wrote the following letter about the issue. To the editor: I’m an 18-year-old student who knows many...
February 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Catching kids with catchy packaging
Editor’s note: Douglas County Public Health is working with a group of seniors at Jefferson High School about tobacco advertising and smoking prevention efforts. A student wrote the following letter about the issue. To the editor: While learning about the tobacco industry,...
February 14, 2014 - 12:00am
June 12, 2013
Minnesota achieves highest tobacco compliance rate
Last year, Minnesota achieved a 99 percent compliance rate, its highest ever, with state and federal laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to people younger than 18. Tobacco use is the leading cause of death and disease in the U.S., according to human services commissioner...
June 12, 2013 - 12:00am
May 13, 2013
Minnesota achieves highest compliance rate for youth tobacco sales
Minnesota last year achieved a 99 percent compliance rate, its highest ever, with state and federal laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to people under 18 years old. "With tobacco use being the leading cause of death and disease in the United States, it is vitally important...
May 13, 2013 - 7:03am
April 5, 2013
Expect more tobacco-free zones soon
If you think tobacco problems have been snuffed out, think again. Tobacco continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
February 6, 2012
State reaches its highest compliance rate for youth tobacco sales
It is harder than ever for underage youth to illegally buy cigarettes in Minnesota, according to the 2012 federal fiscal year Synar annual report. The 97.6 percent compliance rate is Minnesota's highest on record. Every year the Minnesota Department of Human Services conducts random...
February 6, 2012 - 11:47am
December 10, 2011
Report shows slower progress toward reducing teen tobacco use
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released new information this week showing that after a decade of sharp declines in tobacco use among teens, progress is slowing. In addition, more than 50 percent of high school students are still exposed to secondhand smoke, despite the...
December 10, 2011 - 11:07am
April 1, 2011
Businesses are snuffing out tobacco
There is a growing list of healthcare facilities and local worksites that are becoming 100 percent tobacco-free grounds. Douglas, Pope, Stevens,...
April 1, 2011 - 12:00am
November 16, 2010
New survey shows students are reducing risky behavior
More Minnesota students are planning to attend college, are wearing their seat belts more often, and are drinking less alcohol and smoking fewer cigarettes, according to the Minnesota Student Survey data released today. An interagency team from the Minnesota Departments of Education,...
November 16, 2010 - 10:20am