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'Everything was a mess:' Kensington turkey farm cleaning up after storm
Be prepared: Marching bands are coming
Raising sheep for a cure to Huntington's disease
Concerned citizens organize to stop B-E school vote
After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 29, 2017
Remembering those with us in spirit w/ videos
Jeremy Pedersen urged everyone to take a moment today, Memorial Day, to be still, to mourn and to make a commitment to always set aside time...
May 29, 2017 - 2:12pm
May 27, 2017
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Every Memorial Day, veterans and their spouses bring trumpet and rifles to cemeteries in northern Douglas and southern Otter Tail counties....
May 27, 2017 - 11:17am
April 26, 2017
Meeting to explore effects of Agent Orange on veterans
Veterans from the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars are invited to attend a meeting about exposure to toxins and the possible effects. The meeting, Faces of Agent Orange and Toxic Exposure, will take place Saturday, May 6, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 936 in Alexandria....
April 26, 2017 - 10:05am
November 18, 2016
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Flooring retailer Alex Carpet One Floor and Home continues to support the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers' Building for America's Bravest program in its effort to build specially adapted "smart homes" for catastrophically injured service members. Building for America's Bravest was...
November 18, 2016 - 11:00am
October 26, 2016
LETTER: Thank you to VA clinics
To the editor: We read a great deal about the deficiencies of the VA health program nationally. We are most fortunate to have the VA facility in St. Cloud and the local clinic in Alexandria. I am a World War II veteran and with advancing age have health-care needs on a frequent basis....
October 26, 2016 - 8:30am
October 12, 2016
EDITORIAL: Help needed for veterans in crisis
The gap in providing mental health services to those who need it is growing. Help for one segment of the population — veterans — continues to get delayed and overlooked. Yet so many veterans are struggling with depression and other mental illnesses that it's being called...
October 12, 2016 - 3:00am
September 16, 2016
LETTER: 'Unbelievable understatement' upsets veteran
To the editor: Re: Sept. 9 letter, What is the better way? "Misbegotten sensitivities" makes it sound like a playground fight! I am a veteran and I take serious issue with that unbelievable understatement. Has the writer ever been to other countries or observed other cultures? Has...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
COMMENTARY: Making sure our veterans get the care they deserve
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota When we ask our service members to put their lives on the line in defense of our nation, we make a commitment to give them the support they need when they come home. But too often, we fall short of that commitment, especially when it comes to...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
July 20, 2016
Alexandria Senior Center seeks to preserve war history
For the last two years, a veterans group of about 30 people has met monthly at the Alexandria Senior Center. The core of the group is made up...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
While Memorial Day weekend has become known to many as the kick off to summer in Minnesota and is often busy with traveling and activities, Memorial...
June 1, 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
January 9, 2016
Country concert sends vets to Alaska
A classic country concert next week will raise funds to help send veterans to Alaska for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Veterans to Alaska, a...
January 9, 2016 - 3:52pm
November 18, 2015
Landlords have incentive to rent to veterans
A Minnesota landlord who rents to a homeless veteran could get $1,000.
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2015
Three veterans offered free trip to Alaska
Bob Erickson, who has traveled to Alaska many times over the past 30 years, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Chapter 428 of St. Cloud are offering a chance for three veterans to visit Alaska for free. Veterans must be recommended by a veterans organizations or other civic or promotional...
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am
September 12, 2014
State VVA president visits local chapter
The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) West Central Minnesota Chapter 235 had a special guest at its September 4 meeting at the Alexandria VFW...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am