At 81, 'Doctor Dan' has hardly slowed his pace

Sep 15th 9:25 am By Avery Lill, KDLG

O'Connell has 50 years of experience with medicine in Alaska


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Alaska fishing season moves into fall harvests

September 15th 8:50 am

Alaska's salmon season is nearly a wrap, but fall remains as one of the fishing industry's busiest times of the year. For salmon, the catch of 213 million has surpassed the forecast by 9 million fish. Highpoints for this season are a statewide sockeye catch [...]

Opinion: The path to health is a series of simple choices

September 15th 8:40 am

In Dillingham, likely the oldest practicing doctor in the state is going strong at 81. His prescription for long life? Move. Dr. Dan O'Connell has been walking every day for decades. Before he walked, he ran. We are made to stay in motion, he said. It's that [...]

Two more Alaska tribes apply to put land into trust with BIA

September 15th 8:36 am

Two more tribes are asking the federal government to put land into trust, including one that seeks to remove a 2.5-acre parcel from the Kenai Peninsula Borough's property tax rolls as the tribe prepares to launch commercial transit service. Tribal [...]

North Korea blast lights up Alaska seismometers

September 15th 8:35 am

On Saturday night, Matt Gardine was at home outside Fairbanks playing with his daughter when his phone beeped. As the seismologist on call with the Alaska Earthquake Center, Gardine's duty was to get information out about detectable earthquakes right after [...]

Opinion: Active pursuit of common ground only way to bridge political divide

September 8th 11:31 am

A couple nights ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow who lived in rural Alaska for many decades and had been deeply involved in the communities he lived in as an elected official and emergency responder. We started out the conversation on common [...]

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At 81, 'Doctor Dan' has hardly slowed his pace

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