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March 14, 2019
Kristina Story has been living with anxiety for more than 16 years. After turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with her symptoms, she moved to Detroit Lakes and got clean several years ago, and is feeling better than she has in years. A longtime musician, she plays the harp, piano, guitar, violin and flute, and also sings. She says music is "absolutely" therapeutic for her. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
'A constant companion': Anxiety is a daily reality for Kristina Story
March 14, 2019 - 12:11pm
March 13, 2019
Elise Citrowske uses a light therapy lamp on Tuesday, March 12, in her work space at The Village Family Service Center in south Fargo. These sorts of lamps give off light that mimics the sun, and can offer relief from seasonal depression. David Samson / Forum News Service
Bummed out by this brutal winter? Here's how to recognize seasonal depression and fight it
March 13, 2019 - 6:20am
March 7, 2019
Scott Geiselhart, a longtime volunteer firefighter with the Frazee Fire Department, has been symptom-free from his PTSD and depression for about four years.  He is pictured here with his service dog, Sarge. (Marie Johnson / Tribune) play button
‘I got my life back’: Four years into his recovery from PTSD, Frazee firefighter Scott Geiselhart spreads message of hope
March 7, 2019 - 10:38am
March 4, 2019
The flu has hit the Detroit Lakes area, keeping medical professionals busy since last weekend. (Adobe Stock Art)
Flu season still going strong in DL
March 4, 2019 - 10:45am
February 27, 2019
Jessica Ekholm, a 1999 Detroit Lakes High School graduate, says she always had symptoms of depression but didn't realize it until her mom dragged her to the doctor, "kicking and screaming," when she was 21. Today, she's still learning how to cope with her symptoms, and she's become a vocal advocate for mental health awareness and reducing stigma. (Photos by Marie Johnson / Tribune)
'Not just sadness': Depression has many faces for DL grad Jessica Ekholm
February 27, 2019 - 10:32am
February 2, 2019
Mental health awareness is represented by a green ribbon. (Tribune File Photo)
Inside Out: New community project aims to explore, destigmatize mental illness
February 2, 2019 - 4:04pm
January 21, 2019
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Adult tobacco use stagnant in ND, Minn., but youth e-cig use rising
January 21, 2019 - 6:33pm
January 3, 2019
Walter Fineday-Schultz, pictured here with his mom, Lainey Fineday, is Detroit Lakes' 2019 New Year's Baby. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Welcome, Baby! DL's first baby of the New Year is born
January 3, 2019 - 4:15pm
January 2, 2019
Lisa Skarie, left, and Roxanne Carr are ready to begin taking orders for MANNA Food Co-op's new meal kit service, Local Eats, which features organically grown foods, produced by local farmers. The first meal kits will be available for pickup on Tuesday, Jan. 8. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Local Eats: MANNA Food Co-op now offering locally produced, all-organic meal kits
January 2, 2019 - 8:00am
December 20, 2018
Andrea Lund, left, Dr. Heidi Malling of Essentia Health, Steve Anderson and Diane Saumer Guidi tickle the ivories Nov. 26 at the inaugural gathering of a new dementia choir in the Brainerd lakes area at Zion Lutheran Church. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Central Minn. group organizes dementia choir: Studies suggest music and memory are linked
December 20, 2018 - 8:00am
November 27, 2018
STUDY: Younger Minnesotans more likely to be hospitalized for diabetes
November 27, 2018 - 8:32pm
November 15, 2018
Katie Bjorndahl on a tractor at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion. Submitted photo
Life after Katie: How Minnesota family remembers her by promoting mental health awareness
November 15, 2018 - 7:00am
November 7, 2018
Essentia Health St. Mary's in DL to host two events Thursday
November 7, 2018 - 12:58pm
November 5, 2018
Jim Sagissor suffered debilitating chronic pain after a motorcycle accident in 2011. He relied heavily on narcotic painkillers, which failed to alleviate his pain and caused problems. His pain has been greatly relieved after a procedure last year implanted a spinal cord stimulator, which sends messages to his brain to block the pain.
Opioid free: Pain ‘like a thousand bee stings’ now a manageable ‘nuisance’
November 5, 2018 - 7:46am
October 25, 2018
Stick it to the flu! Shots being offered locally by Essentia Health
October 25, 2018 - 10:58am