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November 11, 2016
COMMENTARY: Honor service every day
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Every year, right after election day, we gather to honor our veterans. But this year's election was unlike many others. It was contentious. It got ugly. It even tested the bounds of our democracy. So, here we are. On the other side. And after...
November 11, 2016 - 9:34am
September 28, 2016
Flu vaccinations offered to veterans
A flu shot is an important part of staying healthy during the flu season, and this year, the St. Cloud VA Health Care System is making it easier for veterans to get a flu shot. Free shots are available during routine appointments or at one of the many VA flu shot clinics being offered...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Vietnam-era veterans recognition planned on May 17
Recognizing Alexandria and surrounding area Vietnam-era veterans is the first item on the agenda at the upcoming St. Cloud VA Veterans’ town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 17 at 5 p.m. at VFW Post 936, 1102 Third Ave E. in Alexandria. The St. Cloud VA Health Care System, a Commemorative...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 21, 2013
Groundbreaking for new mental health building planned in St. Cloud
A groundbreaking ceremony for a new mental health building at the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is planned for Thursday, April 25, at 1 p.m. The ceremony location is the construction site located north of Building 28 and west of Building 9. Veterans, families...
April 21, 2013 - 10:13am
February 7, 2013
St. Cloud VA to host Veterans Art Show
The annual Veterans Art Show is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday, February 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Auditorium (Building 8) on the main campus of the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System. The show is open to the public. ...
February 7, 2013 - 10:12am
December 24, 2012
VA clinic in Alexandria open today; administrative offices closed
All St. Cloud VA Health Care System clinical functions and services, including the Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Brainerd, Montevideo, and Alexandria, are scheduled to be open on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Administrative offices will be closed on Dec. 24. Veterans with scheduled...
December 24, 2012 - 9:27am
November 20, 2012
Outpatient VA clinics closed for federal holiday
St. Cloud VA Health Care System outpatient clinics and administrative offices, including community-based outpatient clinics in Brainerd, Montevideo and Alexandria, will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving Day, a federal holiday. The Urgent Care Clinic...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
VA clinics to offer additional flu clinics
The St. Cloud VA is offering another flu clinic to accommodate those who missed the previously scheduled flu clinics. The clinic is scheduled for December 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Building 1 lobby area, just inside the main entrance to the St. Cloud VA Medical Center in...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
October 13, 2012
Free legal clinics offered for veterans
A drop-in legal clinic for Veterans is scheduled for Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Auditorium (Building 8) on the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs campus. An appointment is not required for this clinic. Legal consultations are available for a wide variety of topics, including...
October 13, 2012 - 12:39pm
September 21, 2012
Alexandria VA offers flu vaccinations to veterans and spouses in October
To help keep veterans healthy during the flu season, the St. Cloud VA Health Care System has scheduled several flu shot clinics this fall. Flu shots for veterans enrolled with the VA are free and an appointment is not necessary. The flu shots are available at the VA Medical Center...
September 21, 2012 - 12:00am
September 17, 2012
Seminar offers help to veterans dealing with chronic pain
The St. Cloud VA Health Care System will host a chronic pain management seminar on Thursday, Oct. 25, to educate veterans and their families on mind-body wellness techniques to assist with self-management of chronic pain. The same seminar will be offered at two different times and...
September 17, 2012 - 10:26am
August 30, 2012
VA outpatient clinics closed Monday
St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System outpatient clinics and administrative offices, including community based outpatient clinics in Brainerd, Montevideo, and Alexandria, will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day, a federal holiday. The Urgent...
August 30, 2012 - 3:31pm
June 16, 2012
St. Cloud VA to expand mental health staff
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce. VA estimates that 7 additional clinicians and 2 support personnel...
June 16, 2012 - 1:56pm
March 30, 2012
Expert to discuss budget cuts and VA benefits
How will federal budget cuts affect Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits? Dr. Susan Markstrom, chief of staff for the St, Cloud Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will make a presentation on the topic on Tuesday, April 3 as a part of the Alexandria American Legion Post 87 and Auxiliary meeting. It...
March 30, 2012 - 12:00am
February 7, 2012
New tool enhances veterans access to their VA health care
Veterans who receive primary care services through the St. Cloud VA Health Care System can now take advantage of a new way to communicate with their VA health care teams that is as fast as e-mail and also safe and secure. The new communication tool, called "Secure Messaging,"...
February 7, 2012 - 9:41am