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Morken: Fishing by the numbers
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Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
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LETTER: Listen to living veterans and their stories
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LETTER: Alomere name tells me nothing
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
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
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Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
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Douglas County Hospital
May 23, 2018
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
To the editor: I'm fond of words, wordplay, and even have a little knowledge of linguistics/phonetics/medical as a former speech-language pathologist at Douglas County Hospital. I was unaware of a pressing, credible need to change the name of the hospital branding, but if so, I am...
May 23, 2018 - 9:00am
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
May 11, 2018
Hospital's new name: Alomere Health
And the Douglas County Hospital's new name is... Alomere Health. "Our new better describes our passion and purpose, not just our ownership or...
May 11, 2018 - 10:18am
May 3, 2018
Ribfest, Ride of Silence get special event permits
Two special events that have been taking place annually for several years received permits from the Alexandria City Council at its April 23 meeting. The events include: • The Ride of Silence on May 16 at Big Ole Central Park. The worldwide ride on the third Wednesday in May honors...
May 3, 2018 - 2:19pm
April 21, 2018
Douglas County Hospital April 9 Boy, Samantha and Brian Lange, Miltona Girl, Tracy and Monte Korkowski, Brandon Girl, Meghan Vipond and Joshua Hanson, Alexandria April 10 Boy, Cassandra and Mitchel Gregersen, Alexandria April 11 Boy, Ivy and Drake Herd, Alexandria Boy, Danielle...
April 21, 2018 - 2:34pm
April 18, 2018
Hospital to change name
A new name is in the works for the Douglas County Hospital and its partner clinics. On Wednesday, Douglas County Hospital CEO Carl Vaagenes officially...
April 18, 2018 - 4:09pm
April 14, 2018
Douglas County Hospital April 2 Boy, Megan and Chad Thompson, Osakis Boy, Hannah and Tyler Ostendorf, Alexandria April 3 Boy, Jacqueline Walker and Jamey Kiken, Starbuck April 4 Boy, Annie and Jeremy Bade, Alexandria April 6 Boy, Angela and Daniel Einerson, Alexandria Girl, Haley...
April 14, 2018 - 12:50pm
April 7, 2018
Douglas County Hospital March 27 Girl, Tayler and Jason Johnson, Osakis March 31 Boy, Rebecca and Jeffrey Ross, Garfield Girl, Tara Schneider and Jacob Franzen, Alexandria April 1 Boy, Areli Huescas-Guevara and Juan Brom Gutierrez, Morris Girl, Jessica Chouanard and Joseph Garrett,...
April 7, 2018 - 11:15am
April 5, 2018
Douglas County Hospital March 18 Boy, Kelsey and Cory Bitzan, Brandon March 19 Boy, Kristi and Jason Kjeseth, Miltona March 20 Girl, Kayla and Brent Kemp, Alexandria March 21 Boy, Katlyn and Jason Martin, Evansville March 22 Girl, Maria Skoog and Dylan Flande, Parkers Prairie Boy,...
April 5, 2018 - 12:54pm
March 25, 2018
Douglas County Hospital March 13 Girl, Kira and Christopher Robich, Alexandria Girl, Kathryn and Justin Girard, Alexandria March 14 Boy, Jill and Joseph Niehaus, Osakis March 15 Boy, Maizy Lindner and Tyler Morgan, Osakis March 16 Girl, Kaley and Corey Thoennes, Alexandria...
March 25, 2018 - 7:27am
March 17, 2018
Douglas County Hospital March 5 Girl, Tasha and Nathan Glaser, Villard March 6 Boy, Lauren and Jonathan Capps, Alexandria March 7 Girl, Roseanna and Travis Ketterling, Dumont March 8 Girl, Melinda and Noah Anderson, Kensington Boy, Kayla and Zachary Dahlheimer, Alexandria Births...
March 17, 2018 - 3:14pm
March 16, 2018
Visitor restrictions lifted at Douglas County Hospital
The visitor restrictions that were in place at the Douglas County Hospital during an influenza outbreak have been lifted. According to Emma von Felden, infection control officer at the hospital, there has been a drop in reported influenza cases in Minnesota and the West Central region...
March 16, 2018 - 2:36pm
March 3, 2018
Douglas County Hospital February 17 Boy, Angela and Rodney Edlund, Alexandria February 18 Boy, Megan and Collin Modahl, Alexandria February 19 Girl, Abby and Brandon Johnson, Alexandria February 21 Girl, Caitlin and Kyle Pederson, Alexandria Girl, Mary and Jonathan Moore, Brandon...
March 3, 2018 - 8:41am
February 24, 2018
Douglas County Hospital February 12 Girl, Kathryn and Alexander Myrom, Moorhead February 13 Girl, Stephanie and Orion Olsen, Evansville February 16 Girl, Danielle Goff and Leo Marty, Barrett Births from Jan. 1 to Feb. 16, 2018: 76
February 24, 2018 - 11:27am
February 22, 2018
Douglas County Hospital patient died from medication error
Douglas County Hospital had the only fatal medication error in the state between October 2016 and October 2017, according to an annual report...
February 22, 2018 - 12:56pm