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Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
Matthew W. Lepak
Arland E. Hirman
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
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On The Street
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
July 7, 2013
July is 'Hire a Veteran Month'
Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring the month of July to be 'Hire a Veteran Month' in Minnesota. Dayton encourages all Minnesota employers to help connect military service members with employment opportunities during the month of July, and to continue hiring veterans...
July 7, 2013 - 12:11pm
June 29, 2013
Miltary members can go to Valleyfair for free July 4-7
Valleyfair is once again honoring "Hometown Heroes" this season with Military Appreciation Days during the Fourth of July holiday, July 4 - 7. Any member of the armed service; active, inactive or retired will receive one free regular admission ticket into Valleyfair in Shakopee....
June 29, 2013 - 8:15am
June 16, 2013
New website launches for Minnesota veterans
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the launch of their newly redesigned website at MinnesotaVeteran.org. In its continuing effort to be in the forefront of providing the best service and care for the state's 370,000 Veterans, MDVA is excited to present this...
June 16, 2013 - 2:13pm
June 13, 2013
Franken pushes bill to help break VA claims backlog
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Wednesday that the current backlog in processing claims for veterans in Minnesota and across the country is unacceptable, and he urged passage of his legislation to speed up the process. The current...
June 13, 2013 - 8:41am
May 25, 2013
Veterans can get into Valleyfair for free this weekend
Valleyfair is once again honoring our Hometown Heroes this season with Military Appreciation Days Memorial Day weekend, May 24 - 27 and the Fourth of July holiday, July 4 - 7. Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive one free regular admission ticket into...
May 25, 2013 - 8:07am
May 24, 2013
Purple Heart, brotherly bonds: Critical care nurse in Afghanistan shares blog about a sniper shooting
Editor's note: The following is the conclusion of a two-part blog entry written by Patty Roth of Alexandria. She's deployed in Afghanistan as...
May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
A glimpse into military life and death
Editor's note: The following is part one of a two-part blog entry written by Patty Roth of Alexandria. She's deployed in Afghanistan as a critical...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 2, 2013
Minnesota National Guard names new chaplain
The Minnesota National Guard recently introduced a new full-time support chaplain. "Spiritual health is important to the overall well-being of a service member, so we are excited to have Twin Cities native, Chaplain Phillip "Buddy" Winn, join our team," said Army Maj. Gen. Richard...
May 2, 2013 - 11:47am
April 1, 2013
Military youth to be recognized in April
During the month of April, military-connected youth throughout the state will be recognized for the sacrifices they make while a parent serves in the Armed Forces. "Parents can register to receive a letter from the governor that recognizes military-connected youth as being our smallest...
April 1, 2013 - 11:37am
March 11, 2013
Children of military invited to send poems to contest
In recognition of the "Month of the Military Child" and "National Poetry Month" in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced today that he is hosting his second annual poetry contest for children of military families in Minnesota. "Being part of a military family isn't easy,"...
March 11, 2013 - 12:06pm
February 16, 2013
Camp Ripley to be honored Saturday with distinguished guest
The Chief of Defense for Norway General Harald Sunde will visit Camp Ripley, Minnesota on Saturday, February 16, to recognize and honor the 40th Anniversary of the United States / Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange program. "This is a great honor for Camp Ripley and the Minnesota...
February 16, 2013 - 11:18am
January 13, 2013
Nominees sought for employers who support Guards, Reservists
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, is encouraging Guardsmen and Reservists to nominate their civilian employers for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award before the January 21 deadline. The Freedom Award is the...
January 13, 2013 - 11:41am
December 17, 2012
Camp Ripley offers Toy Giveaway to service members
Camp Ripley's Family Assistance Center will hold a Toy Giveaway open to all current and former service members and their families December 19 - 20, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Camp Ripley Post Headquarters TACC Drill Floor in building 11-1. Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Stores...
December 17, 2012 - 4:34pm
October 24, 2012
Local military member honored at Twins game
Sergeant First Class Michael Hafner was the honorary flag raiser at the August 10 Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays game at Target Field. At...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am