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Long repair list for B-E schools
NorthStar Group breaks ground on sports complex, home of FCA Hockey
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Volleyball: Panthers fall to Knights in five sets
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
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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
September 14, 2012
Oldest WWII Military Police Officer is youngest at heart
Gene Stephens golfs a few times a week. He goes for a walk every day. He defeats his wife, Kathie, at Ping Pong and gin rummy way more than she...
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
Military personnel date night a success
The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee sponsored a date night for military personnel on August 9. It was a chance for them to go out, with child care provided, and enjoy special discounts in entertainment and food. The YMCA provided child care for school age children, and Calvary...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
Military retirees invited to apreciation day at Camp Ripley
Military retirees are invited to Camp Ripley, Minn., on Aug. 25, 2012 to the 11th annual AFRAD - Armed Forces Retiree Appreciation Day. The AFRAD is an opportunity for military retirees to receive updated information and briefings about their benefits since 2011. Camp Ripley is just...
July 22, 2012 - 1:51pm
July 20, 2012
Military Date Night event to be held
Douglas County Yellow Ribbon Network is sponsoring Military Service Members Date Night on Thursday, August 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A list of discounts at Alexandria area restaurants and entertainment events is available.
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
'Heroes Weekend' to honor servicemen and women
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - On June 22, 2012, Governor Mark Dayton signed a proclamation declaring July 27-29 as Heroes Weekend in the State of Minnesota. Post 9/11 veterans, active duty servicemen and women and their families will be honored at 11am Saturday, July 28, with a parade along...
July 4, 2012 - 11:17am
July 1, 2012
Valleyfair offers free tickets to veterans over Fourth of July
Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minn. is once again honoring our Hometown Heroes with Military Appreciation Days during the Fourth of July holiday, July 2-5. Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive a free regular admission ticket into Valleyfair. Along with...
July 1, 2012 - 12:14pm
June 29, 2012
Baseball: U.S. Military team at Knute Nelson Saturday
Alexandria will welcome in the U.S. Military All-Star baseball team to Knute Nelson Field this Saturday to take on the Resorters League All-Stars. The Military All Stars have embarked on the "Red, White and Blue Tour" every summer since 1990. They have played in cities all across...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 21, 2012
Officer with stage IV cancer speaks, sings at Flay Day event
A Minnesota National Guard Army officer with stage IV cancer spoke Thursday at the Army's 237th birthday celebration and Flag Day at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, Minn. "Lt. Col. Mark Weber's inspiring perspective on his fight with cancer, leadership, soldiering and...
June 21, 2012 - 9:07am