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Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, death of 5-year-old
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, August 22
Driver injured in rollover near Osakis
Update: Body found in vehicle is missing Osakis man, says family
New well policy draws overflow crowd at council meeting
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
Sports schedule for Tuesday, August 23
Rose secures third-straight club title at AGC
Panther football has seniors to lean on
Platte Valley Boys bring bluegrass to Alexandria
Alzheimer's disease education session offered
Lakes Area HOG to accept Nation of Patriots flag
Local registered dietitian to give presentation
Haberman is interim pastor at United Methodist
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Waterfowlers can expect similar structure to last year
Lais posthumously honored for four decades with Viking Sportsmen
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
Matthew W. Lepak
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: Making sure our veterans get the care they deserve
LETTER: Community Night Out was great success
LETTER: Old green grass has been restored
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
From the archives - 1916: Room for rent for housekeeping or otherwise
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
May 17, 2013
Ride for Healing rallies slated in Alexandria and Osakis
Alexandria and Osakis are two of many stops along the 2013 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Minnesota State Commanders project Ride for Healing, slated to take place the week of May 27 to June 1. The event will kick off at the Minnesota state capital in St. Paul, where four teams of...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 21, 2013
Groundbreaking for new mental health building planned in St. Cloud
A groundbreaking ceremony for a new mental health building at the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is planned for Thursday, April 25, at 1 p.m. The ceremony location is the construction site located north of Building 28 and west of Building 9. Veterans, families...
April 21, 2013 - 10:13am
April 20, 2013
Free legal clinics offered for veterans in region
The St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) and several community partners have teamed together to provide free legal consultation services for veterans. Legal consultations are available for a wide variety of topics, including housing, consumer affairs, child support, employment, and...
April 20, 2013 - 12:15pm
March 10, 2013
Old Glory Run to help disabled veterans
The 18,000 member Minnesota Disabled American Veteran (DAV)organization is once again announcing plans for the 6th annual Old Glory Run in Cold Spring on May 18. This event was first organized by local Cold Spring/St. Cloud area volunteers Curt and Pam Karls in 2007. They have continued...
March 10, 2013 - 10:31am
March 1, 2013
Douglas County Veterans Service to move office
The Douglas County Veterans Service Office will move to its new location in March. It will be closed March 14-15 for the move.
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am