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Miltona home destroyed by fire; two dogs die
One-car rollover crash on I-94 sends one to hospital
Bags and Beer event held at RCC
Osakis and Brandon-Evansville proms underway
Douglas County residents celebrate Earth Day with Science Walk
Softball: Cards pick up three wins Saturday at Rockford tourney
Girls golf: Lakers win, Cards third at Brainerd
Sports scores from Friday, April 21
Boys golf: Lakers tested against top teams at Wayzata
Baseball: Lead slips away in extras for Osakis
Free seminar discusses end of life planning
Amazing Journeys Together hosts special presentation
Births - April 21, 2017
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
A focus on the feud: AAAA stages 'Romeo and Juliet'
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
DNR release: Spring burning restrictions begin today
Orville E. Lien
Earl Leroy Seaburg Jr.
Bernard 'Bernie' Kreemer
AnnaMae J. Strootman
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 15, 2017
Sen. Franken seeks student entrants for poetry contest
In recognition of Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., will host his sixth annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. The theme of this year's contest is "Celebrating the Veteran in My Life."
March 15, 2017 - 8:00am
November 18, 2016
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
As a We Honor Veterans hospice provider, Knute Nelson provides specialized care to veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, created We Honor Veterans to empower...
November 18, 2016 - 11:00am
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
August 10, 2016
Ecumen Bethany purchases new golf cart
Contributed Ecumen Bethany Community veterans and residents (back row, left to right) Henry Kluver, Ron Decker, Jim Towner, Bill Hanson, Dave...
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
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