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Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Snowmen look to round out roster for inaugural season
Local curling team records rare eight-ender
Sports schedule for Friday, April 28
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
August 9, 2013
Help available for veterans
Last week, veterans outreach staff from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office toured the state to host forums offering information about opportunities for veteran benefits. They stopped in Alexandria Thursday along with several state agency representatives.
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
July 30, 2013
Klobuchar's office in Alexandria for Veterans Outreach Staff Tour
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office staff will be in Alexandria on Thursday, August 1 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
July 30, 2013 - 10:30am
July 21, 2013
Veterans with disabilities are eligible for free hunting licenses
Minnesota resident veterans with 100 percent service-connected permanent disability can apply for a free permanent card that allows them to receive a free small game and either-sex deer hunting license each year, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Minnesota...
July 21, 2013 - 10:31am
July 16, 2013
More veterans now eligible for Minnesota GI Bill benefits
As Minnesota's "Hire a Veteran Month" continues, Governor Mark Dayton announced yesterday that July also marks the new expansion of eligibility for Minnesota GI Bill benefits. This session Governor Dayton signed a measure designed to give more Minnesota veterans access to the financial...
July 16, 2013 - 8:02am
New website launches for Minnesota veterans
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the launch of their newly redesigned website at MinnesotaVeteran.org. In its continuing effort to be in the forefront of providing the best service and care for the state's 370,000 Veterans, MDVA is excited to present this...
June 16, 2013 - 2:13pm
June 15, 2013
VA hires 1,600 mental health professionals, including eight in St. Cloud
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama's August 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families....
June 15, 2013 - 12:19pm
June 5, 2013
Veterans Affairs sets sights on suicide prevention
Twenty-two veterans die by suicide every day in the U.S. Any suicide statistic is too great a number, but taking into consideration the total U.S. population (315 million) and the number of veterans (22 million), that percentage is disproportionately high. Since 2001, per-day veteran...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
Out and About: Vets' ride raises money for education center
A parade of motorcycles and classic cars rolled into Osakis May 30 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) Ride For Healing. It was a statewide...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Veterans offered mobile service
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Mobile Service Office will be in Alexandria on Thursday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Douglas County Veterans Office, 806 Fillmore Street. DAV is a nonprofit service that offers help to veterans, such as counseling and claim filing. Help...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
May 29, 2013
VIDEO: Out and About: Remembering freedom's price
With a Memorial Day parade on Broadway on Memorial Day, the Alexandria community paid tribute to the brave men and women who gave the ultimate...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
May 25, 2013
Veterans can get into Valleyfair for free this weekend
Valleyfair is once again honoring our Hometown Heroes this season with Military Appreciation Days Memorial Day weekend, May 24 - 27 and the Fourth of July holiday, July 4 - 7. Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive one free regular admission ticket into...
May 25, 2013 - 8:07am