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Getting into the holiday spirit
Will more state aid mean lower taxes?
Starbuck woman charged with first-degree murder in boy’s death
United Way invites holiday giving
Evansville man wins $5,000 in Lottery
Going on the offensive
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 3
Cardinal girls lose two weekend games
The chance to impress
Preschoolers learn about giving
Santa to visit county library
Public invited to 38th annual Holiday Ball December 7
Pope County Museum to hold open house
Bake sale to benefit local humane society
Wedding - Schultz and Marcoux
Wedding - Nelson and Maloney
Engaged - Pieper and Claggett
Echo Press Editorial: Encouragement for new non-smokers
I'm Just Sayin': Could this be Armageddon?
Thou shalt not kill is God’s law
Time to start mending fences
Echo Press Editorial: What are you thankful for?
FFA members optimistic about farming
Applications accepted for conservation program
Farm Bureau members raise funds for rancher relief
$2.37 million available for bioenergy products
Apply now for spring turkey hunt
Local artist creates painting of historic Alexandria
On the street
GSF Mortgage welcomes new branch in Alexandria
Hockert Accounting celebrates 40 years
Local Menards is toy drive drop site
Hires and Promotions
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Seminar led by local pastor focused on servicemembers
Douglas County/Alexandria Beyond the Yellow Ribbon recently hosted a clergy training seminar at the National Guard Armory in Alexandria. The seminar was led by Pastor Jeremy Pedersen, pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and Fahlun Lutheran Church in Nelson and a Minnesota...
5 hours 26 min ago
November 13, 2013
Remembering the Price of Freedom
The sacrifices of those who gave all were given a salute of appreciation at Alexandria’s Veterans Day program Monday. In a first for the program, young people were also in the spotlight. Three 5th grade winners of an essay contest – “What stories can the stones tell?” –...
November 13, 2013 - 8:42am
A variety of events occured Monday throughout Douglas County to honor the area’s veterans on Veterans Day. From flag raisings and breakfast events to special speakers and essay readings, the day was made special for those who served our country. See Page A1 and A8 for more...
life / events
November 13, 2013 - 8:35am
November 8, 2013
Veterans Day program has new twist
Fifth graders to talk about what gravestones say
November 8, 2013 - 9:45am
October 29, 2013
Holiday Mail for Heroes mailbox open now through December 6
The American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region invites Americans to show their gratitude and best wishes for those who serve the country, veterans and their families by sending cards this holiday season. Through Friday, December 6, Americans can create and send cards to service...
October 29, 2013 - 1:15pm
October 9, 2013
Area veterans benefit expo coming to Morris Armory Saturday, October 11
Pope and Stevens counties will host a Veterans Benefits Expo on Friday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 722 Iowa Avenue, Morris. Military veterans of all ages are invited to the event where they can learn about employment opportunities, housing and...
news / region
October 9, 2013 - 12:25am
Proud moment for Osakis community as veterans memorial is dedicated
Osakis Armed Forces Memorial located on east side of town
October 9, 2013 - 12:24am
October 3, 2013
Memorial in Osakis honors vets
You’re invited to dedication ceremony Saturday
October 3, 2013 - 2:51pm
September 27, 2013
Armed Forces Memorial to be dedicated October 5
Community invited to dedication ceremony
September 27, 2013 - 9:28am
2,300 Minnesota soldiers have not claimed 2009 military credit
Thousands of Minnesota troops and veterans are encouraged to take advantage of a refundable tax credit that is about to expire. The Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone will expire on October 15 for time served in 2009. More than 2,300 qualifying soldiers have yet to claim...
September 27, 2013 - 9:27am
August 14, 2013
Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone expires October 15
Minnesota troops and veterans are encouraged to take advantage of a refundable tax credit that is about to expire. The Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone will expire on October 15 for time served in 2009. More than 2,300 qualifying soldiers have yet to claim the credit,...
news / state
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
July 28, 2013
2,300 Minnesota soldiers have not claimed their 2009 military credit
Thousands of Minnesota troops and veterans are encouraged to take advantage of a refundable tax credit that is about to expire. The Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone will expire on Oct. 15, 2013 for time served in 2009. More than 2,300 qualifying soldiers have yet to claim...
July 28, 2013 - 9:22am
July 27, 2013
Military Retiree Appreciation Day Aug. 23 in Rosemount
A military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Friday, Aug. 23 at the National Guard Armory and Community Center in Rosemount. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Retiree Appreciation...
news / region
July 27, 2013 - 9:27am
July 21, 2013
Veterans with disabilities are eligible for free hunting licenses
Minnesota resident veterans with 100 percent service-connected permanent disability can apply for a free permanent card that allows them to receive a free small game and either-sex deer hunting license each year, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Minnesota...
July 21, 2013 - 10:31am
July 16, 2013
More veterans now eligible for Minnesota GI Bill benefits
As Minnesota's "Hire a Veteran Month" continues, Governor Mark Dayton announced yesterday that July also marks the new expansion of eligibility for Minnesota GI Bill benefits. This session Governor Dayton signed a measure designed to give more Minnesota veterans access to the financial...
July 16, 2013 - 8:02am