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Watershed meeting plans for future
Eastbound I-94 ramps close at Brandon, Garfield
Minn. dad, shot in back during Las Vegas shooting, returns home
Ecumen Bethany sold to Mankato-based group
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, October 16
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Oct. 17
Volleyball: Chargers fight but fall in three to 16-win Warriors
Volleyball: Panthers fall to Knights in five sets
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
'Voices from the Hillside' returns to Evansville
Ventriloquist brings act to humane society fundraiser
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
Letter: Support the fair, share your ideas
Letter: Coal is not where we should put our efforts
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
Summit to showcase young, regional companies
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
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October 11, 2017
Flu shot clinics offered for eligible veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering flu shot options for veterans, including walk-in flu vaccine clinics twice this month at the Max J. Beilke VA Clinic, 515 22nd Ave E. in Alexandria. The clinics, planned for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 27, do not...
October 11, 2017 - 12:08pm
September 22, 2017
Letter: Who earned the right to sit during anthem?
To the editor: These young men and women who feel it is their right to say what they feel, to sit during our National Anthem, to turn their back on our flag. This is all true. But who earned these rights? Go through a V.A. hospital and see the missing eyes, arms, legs of the men and...
September 22, 2017 - 3:36pm
July 13, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Veterans can explore parks for free
Here's good news for veterans — especially those who enjoy the outdoors. Active military personnel in any branch or unit of the U.S. Armed...
July 13, 2017 - 9:38am
July 5, 2017
Echo Press Editorial: Veterans memorial is long overdue
Kensington, population 301, just dedicated a Veterans Memorial Park. Osakis, home to 1,743 residents, Long Prairie with a population of 3,497,...
July 5, 2017 - 6:27pm
June 26, 2017
Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Many small towns in the area have a memorial park to honor their veterans. Alexandria doesn't. A group of local veterans is trying to change that. It wants to build a veterans memorial at an Alexandria park or on a new site. A representative of the group, Gabe Pipo of Garfield, asked...
June 26, 2017 - 11:08pm
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