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UPDATE: Le Homme Dieu drowning victim identified
Still time to attend Vikingland Builder's Association Home Tour this weekend
Don't get ripped off at State Fair
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
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