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Miltona driver arrested after high-speed chase
Millerville celebrates Butter Days
Crowds enjoy Party in the Street in Alexandria
Reports: Former Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Races rained out again as Viking Speedway, FYE Motorsports announce move of the Fall Classic
Bud Grant signing brings back fond memories for Vikings fans
Legion baseball: Post 87 wins game one, faces Bemidji in sub-state tourney
Resorters teams ready for playoffs
A chance to learn: USTA coach offers local tennis players a two-day clinic
The Salty Dogs to perform on the Courthouse lawn
Community auction to raise funds for missions
TLHD presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore
The Color Dash is coming to Forada
Luther Crest gets whole new look
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Four-year-old reels in big bass on L'Homme Dieu
Morken: The search for the perfect stand location
Fine fishing over the Fourth
Jacqueline "Jackie" Friese
Eva M. Wagner
Megan E. Movold
Donald A. Crossley
Amber Lynn Martinson
COMMENTARY: The passing of a giant in Runestone research
LETTER: Need bigger indoor location in case of rain
LETTER: Headlights on when using wipers is a law
LETTER: Treat each other with dignity and respect
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Gardening for the senses
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Horticultural services available to local residents
GARDENING TIPS: Manage mosquitoes while enjoying the great outdoors
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 8, 2016
Dayton proclaims July 'Hire a Veteran Month'
Gov. Mark Dayton recently issued a proclamation declaring the month of July to be "Hire a Veteran Month" in Minnesota. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith encourage all Minnesota employers to help connect military service members with employment opportunities during the month of July and...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Patrick Dewane’s grandfather refused to tell stories about his service in World War II, yet when he died, his basement yielded typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage. Dewane will bring this archival material to life in a one-man multi-media show on Saturday, July 16...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
Aboard the I-400 super sub
When Miltona teenager Harry Arvidson decided to join the Navy in 1942, little did he know that he would become one of the first to step foot...
May 27, 2016 - 8:14am
May 13, 2016
Ecumen Bethany Community honors those that serve
In honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria presents an opportunity to recognize those that have served, past and present. With a $50 tax deductible donation, individuals can honor a veteran with an LED-lit flag that will be placed on the hill...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
Special veterans chat group highlights Vietnam program
A special meeting is scheduled for the WWII Chat Group on Friday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Alexandria Senior Center. David Pfam will be the special guest speaker. Pfam was evacuated from his homeland, Vietnam, at age 19 and brought to Osakis. Since that time, he has lived, worked,...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00am
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 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
November 30, 2012
Who qualifies as a veteran?
Editor's note: Ray Kallstrom with the Douglas County Veteran's Service Office has been fielding a lot of questions lately on who qualifies as a veteran.
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
Homebound veteran finds employment success in Alexandria
Returning home from his second deployment in 2010, Sergeant Josh Brummond knew clearing customs would be a major challenge.
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
November 9, 2012
The other Great Escape
Donald Drum of Alexandria served in the Army during World War II. He has never shared his story until now. The raw experience he went through...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
October 14, 2012
Last week to see WWII exhibit in Perham
Saturday, October 20 will be the last day to see the traveling exhibit "Our Lives, Our Stories: American's Greatest Generation" at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham. Through interactive exhibits and audio-visual displays this exhibit explores the life arc of the World War II generation...
October 14, 2012 - 4:01pm
June 30, 2012
Application periods announced for deer, turkey hunts for disabled vets
The St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the Minnesota National Guard, Camp Ripley will host the 21st Annual Physically Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt. October 2-4, 2012, and the 9th Annual Physically Disabled Veterans Turkey...
June 30, 2012 - 9:36am
May 28, 2012
Governor Dayton proclaims Memorial Day; local events planned today
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Monday, May 28 to be observed as an official Minnesota State holiday. Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement regarding the Memorial Day holiday: "On this Memorial Day, I ask all Minnesotans to take time to remember the courageous...
May 28, 2012 - 6:36am
May 20, 2012
Northwest Tech offers vet education under Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
Military veterans aged 35-60 may qualify for a new educational retraining program created as part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. That legislation includes the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), a joint program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S....
May 20, 2012 - 10:23am
March 31, 2012
St. Cloud VA TO host POW recognition ceremony
Friday, April 6, has been designated as Prisoners of War (POW) Recognition Day throughout the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. A ceremony honoring Minnesota's former Prisoners of War will be conducted at 10 a.m. in the Auditorium (Building 8), on the St. Cloud VA campus. More than...
March 31, 2012 - 10:39am