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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Roger (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
Volleyball: Cards go 1-3 versus stiff competition at Apple Valley
Alexandria Aces' tryouts next Monday
Cross country: Osakis competes at Milaca Mega Meet
Girls tennis: Cards sweep Apollo indoors
Blizzard hockey: Alex splits at La Crosse
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
Sallie A. DeBoer
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
May 26, 2014
Memorial Day services to salute soldiers
Memorial Day services will take place throughout Douglas County today, honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. In Alexandria, a parade will begin at 10 a.m., starting at Second Avenue and Kenwood Drive and continuing along Second Avenue to Kinkead Cemetery....
May 26, 2014 - 8:06am
December 6, 2013
Help available for homeless veterans
When the Veterans Affairs (VA) Outpatient Clinic in Alexandria continued to turn away homeless veterans in need of a place to stay, VFW Auxiliary members offered their assistance. Though the VA couldn’t accept a monetary donation, they knew someone who may be able to help. Ray...
December 6, 2013 - 9:16am
November 11, 2013
Klobuchar issues Veterans Day statement
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued the following statement for Veterans Day, 2013: “Today we come together to honor our veterans. We salute the brave men and women who have stood up for this country, and we say a prayer for those who have fallen...
November 11, 2013 - 9:42am
September 18, 2013
Letter - Veterans are always worth gratitude and support
To the editor: War. Think about the word for a minute. Please just stop what you are doing and think that word, nothing else. War. It will garner very different responses for different people. Not so much if you agree with whatever war comes to mind. More so, how were you affected...
September 18, 2013 - 6:35am
August 14, 2013
More veterans eligible for Minnesota GI Bill benefits
Governor Mark Dayton recently announced a new expansion of eligibility for Minnesota GI Bill benefits. This session, Dayton signed a measure designed to give more Minnesota veterans access to the financial aid resources they need to pursue a higher education. For many Minnesota veterans...
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone expires October 15
Minnesota troops and veterans are encouraged to take advantage of a refundable tax credit that is about to expire. The Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone will expire on October 15 for time served in 2009. More than 2,300 qualifying soldiers have yet to claim the credit,...
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am