Skip to main content
Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
Write-in votes determine township spot
Woman who stole squad car pleads guilty
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
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