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Forecast from Meteorologist John Wheeler
Plane catches fire at Minnesota airport; people on board escape
Three arrested in drug search in Little Falls
A model for others? The history is personal at the In Their Own Words Museum in Perham
Enterovirus D68 is probably here
Lakers fourth at Panther swimming invitational
Tennis: Lakers fifth at Mid-State tourney
UND sticking with Mollberg
Lakers, Hornets split matches at Hawley volleyball tournament
Jerry Fox member of ‘53 undefeated Lakers
The Lost Italian: Now’s the time to give Brussels sprouts a try
Social Security: About half of SSA applications online
Bennett Joseph Witzke
Sharing the dream: 400-square-foot treehouse near Wadena becomes hot spot for vacation rentals
Friends & Neighbors
Nurse practictioner added at Essentia DL
Minnesota gas prices at Sept. standstill
Red Cross launches new blood donor app
Creative services pro joins DL Newspapers
Old Country Kitchen manager back in DL
Fire & Ice Fundraiser set for Sept. 27
Alley Fair is set Sept. 20 in downtown Fargo
The Beach Boys coming to Bemidji’s Sanford Center
Give peace a chance at the Detroit Lakes Library
Martina McBride at Shooting Star Friday
Palestine vs. Israel: Options to replace jihad terrorism
Rep. Peterson: NRCC TV ad is misleading
Letter: Clean Water proposal aims to help farmers
When are we going to take Ebola seriously?
Lynn Hummel: Hanging your laundry on the line
Fall Color Tour is set for Oct. 2; will visit Detroit Mountain
Brad Laabs: As weather goes, so goes September fishing
Blane Klemek: Kingfisher, osprey, pelican; To be a bird for a day
DNR land sale in October
Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
Enterovirus D68 is probably here
Enterovirus D68 – it’s been around Minnesota for at least the past three years, but this time around it has become famous. Notorious for hitting children hard enough to send some of them to intensive care units across 12 different states, the virus seems to be inching its way...
news / Detroit Lakes
9 hours 19 min ago
MNsure’s largest insurer to drop out of exchange
ST. PAUL -- The largest and lowest-cost provider of private health plans on the MNsure system is pulling out for next year, saying it’s “not sustainable” to continue. PreferredOne’s exit is disappointing and may require some scrambling for its current enrollees, but it...
15 hours 32 min ago
September 14, 2014
Impressive growth at Essentia St. Mary’s EMS
When Detroit Lakes Essentia Health St. Mary’s EMS moved into its new, larger facility a couple of years ago, it set the stage for impressive growth in service capabilities there. It’s a good thing, too because the need for those ambulances and its staff of trained life-savers...
news / Detroit Lakes
September 14, 2014 - 11:30am
September 13, 2014
Essentia in DL not seeing influx of kids with D68 cold virus
The virus behind a wave of serious respiratory illnesses among children in the Midwest has not been confirmed by public health officials in North Dakota or Minnesota. Cases of children hospitalized with serious respiratory illness have been reported in Minnesota and North Dakota....
news / Detroit Lakes
September 13, 2014 - 11:30am
September 12, 2014
Under 26? Should you stay on parent’s insurance?
In their quest to land a job, any job, many young adults will sacrifice what used to be called “fringe benefits” to gain a foot in the door. But many entry-level jobs either offer no healthcare benefits, or the employee’s cost share is prohibitive for someone barely making...
life / wave
September 12, 2014 - 8:00am
September 10, 2014
Children hit by respiratory illness
Hundreds of children across the U.S. Midwest have been stricken by a potentially serious respiratory illness, and many states are asking for federal help testing and tracking cases, according to federal and state health officials. Hospitals are reporting unusually high numbers...
September 10, 2014 - 2:30pm
ND records first death from West Nile of 2014
A woman over the age of 60 who died last week was North Dakota’s first West Nile virus-related death of 2014, the state Department of Health announced Tuesday. While the Health Department’s policy is to identify the region of the state where the death occurred, it’s not doing...
September 10, 2014 - 10:13am
Prevention urged to slow spread of enterovirus
BEMIDJI, Minn. – While Minnesota has not had a confirmed case of enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in other parts of the Midwest, a local pediatrician advises the public to take appropriate steps for prevention. “Thorough hand-washing...
September 10, 2014 - 8:23am
September 4, 2014
New manager at St Mary’s EMS
Sean Lathrop, 32, is the new EMS and security manager at Essentia St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes. He’s both because the emergency medical technicians are now doing security work, and the paramedics are helping administer medications in the ER and helping out in other ways at the...
September 4, 2014 - 9:00am
September 3, 2014
Cabbage identified as source of E. coli outbreak
State health officials have identified a variety of cabbage as the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July. Investigators with the Minnesota Department of Health discovered a pattern of infected people having eaten green whole head cabbage,...
September 3, 2014 - 11:30am
August 21, 2014
Sanford Health helping to build 300 clinics in Ghana
The Honorable Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Ghana’s minister of health, and Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO of Sanford Health, jointly announced the Ministry of Health and Sanford have joined together in a public-private partnership to bring health care to millions of additional people...
August 21, 2014 - 12:30pm
August 9, 2014
Alexandria company helps fight deadly Ebola virus
Carrying a deadly virus? Infrared camera could help others know who’s ill A company with an Alexandria connection is part of a global effort to limit the spread of deadly viruses like Ebola. Gary Strahan of Alexandria is CEO of Infrared Cameras Inc., which developed a thermal...
August 9, 2014 - 11:30am
August 7, 2014
Blood donors needed
The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative...
August 7, 2014 - 7:30am
July 31, 2014
Bemidji among 12 Minnesota communities selected for dementia program
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- It is estimated 650 residents of Beltrami County have dementia. There are 5,837 people 65 or older in Beltrami County, according to 2012 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, and statistics indicate one in nine people in that age group has dementia. That increases...
July 31, 2014 - 7:50am
July 29, 2014
American man from Minnesota died from Ebola virus
A 40-year-old man who died in a Nigerian hospital last week from the ebola virus was an American from Minnesota, his wife told NBC News on Tuesday. Decontee Sawyer told NBC that her husband, Patrick Sawyer, who was working for the Liberian government, collapsed July 20 in Lagos,...
July 29, 2014 - 1:44pm