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West Nile Virus confirmed in Sibley County horse
Minnesota Dairy Industry Crowns 63 Princess Kay of the Milky Way
A 'peace' of Africa
City Council holds special meeting
A walk back through time
Lakers prepare in annual Red White scrimmage
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
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SOCCER: Last second OT goal lifts Flyers over Laker girls
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
Friends & Neighbors
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Time to head back to school with your friends at the library
HSO to celebrate 40 years
It's party time!
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Grondahl says goodbye
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'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Pine to Palm
October 11, 2015
People in these parts suffer more from seasonal depression
The days, they’re getting shorter, and as they are, our brains are doing something most may not even realize - they’re changing with the season. “We need the light,” said Dr. Michael Stewart, a psychologist with Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes. “If you don’t have...
October 11, 2015 - 5:10am
September 30, 2015
Local nursing homes win awards for ensuring that workers have their flu shots
One way to keep hospital and nursing home patients safe from the flu is to make sure the staff that cares for them has been given the flu vaccine. Essentia Health Oak Crossing nursing home in Detroit Lakes and Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park both won blue ribbons in that effort...
September 30, 2015 - 11:31am
Keep kids active and healthy
School is back in session, everyone is back in their routine and it’s time to keep them active and healthy. While it starts at home, there are several state and national programs trying to help keep kids healthy with good eating habits and exercise habits. October is Farm to...
September 30, 2015 - 10:04am
September 20, 2015
Walking to a healthier lifestyle
A stronger heart, a reduction in other health risks and a positive mental outlook. Who wouldn’t want that? These things can all be achieved by one simple, cheap thing: walking. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is calling for the promotion of health through walking and...
September 20, 2015 - 5:05am
September 9, 2015
Noon Rotary to host blood screening
After 25-plus years, the Noon Rotary Club’s annual blood screening event runs like a well-oiled machine. The Rotary volunteers know how to get people organized, and the Essentia Health-St. Mary’s and Sanford Health workers know how to get people in and out in a timely manner. “We...
September 9, 2015 - 11:25am
September 7, 2015
Sept. 16 community lunch in DL to showcase local wellness initiatives
Detroit Lakes is selected as a high-achieving wellness community whose best practices will be showcased for other communities. The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce, Partner SHIP 4 Health and local businesses will host a community wide town meeting Wednesday, Sept. 16,...
September 7, 2015 - 5:00am
August 6, 2015
Officials say blue-green algae and E. coli can present threat to Minnesota swimmers
ST. PAUL — Minnesota swimmers might be fretting about a lethal microscopic parasite these days, but health officials say they should be on...
August 6, 2015 - 8:43am
August 5, 2015
Have fun this summer, but stay safe from heat, sunburn, bug bites
Summer is a great time to build up your fitness program, enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, take a vacation, and have fun. It’s also a time to pay attention to your health and safety. Below are tips to help you stay safe and healthy this summer and all year long. Keep your...
August 5, 2015 - 5:05am
August 2, 2015
Successful blood drive
A successful blood drive was held at Essentia Health St. Mary’s on July 17, coordinated by Erin Davis. Twenty-four people volunteered to donate blood and 20 were able to give. Four people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine, which collects two units of red blood cells...
August 2, 2015 - 5:15am
July 31, 2015
Is rural America hazardous to your health?
The question is based on a finding that many of the health issues that plagued rural America a decade ago are still prevalent, and in many cases getting worse. Over the past several years the Center for Rural Affairs has documented these issues in a series of reports. The most...
July 31, 2015 - 5:25am
Mental health needs in rural MN highlighted
Park Rapids, Hubbard County and rural Minnesota is facing increasing challenges when it comes to dealing with health and human services issues such as treating mental health issues, alcohol and substance abuse, child protection and out-of-home placement, and healthcare in general....
July 31, 2015 - 5:20am
July 29, 2015
Minnesota taxpayers will save $450M in health care
ST. PAUL -- State and federal taxpayers will save an estimated $450 million next year on public health plans after seeking statewide competitive bids for the first time. But the decision will mean turmoil as hundreds of thousands of low-income Minnesotans will have to change health...
July 29, 2015 - 8:53am
July 19, 2015
Don’t grow immune to the value of vaccines
The fight against rubella, the deadly German measles, has finally paid off. Global health authorities say the terrible disease has been eliminated in the Americas. It’s a rare dose of good news in the fight against the debilitating disease, which can cause birth defects or even...
July 19, 2015 - 5:30am
July 17, 2015
Local truckers zero in on getting healthy
Foltz Trucking is rolling forward with efforts to enhance its employees’ health and wellness. Research indicates that the average life expectancy...
July 17, 2015 - 5:20am
July 10, 2015
Boys, Girls Club members participate in leadership camp
Tobacco Free 4 Health, a component of PartnerSHIP 4 Health, presented their second annual Youth Leadership Camp in Detroit Lakes June 23-25. According...
July 10, 2015 - 5:40am