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Car vs. 750-pound elk collision reported in southern Minnesota
Football: Chargers dismantle the Bears on homecoming
Football: Knights erupt in easy win over W-DC
Football: BOLD flexes its muscle again as Warriors roll over Minnewaska
Football: Slow start dooms Panthers against USA
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Richard "Shorty" Olson
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Paid Political Letter: Know your candidates before you vote
Letter to the Editor: Farmers face risks while improving water quality
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
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January 19, 2018
County board: 'We want to support our veterans'
The message from the Douglas County commissioners to veterans attending the Jan. 16 county board meeting was loud and clear — the county wants to work with the veterans on the issue of volunteer drivers, they support veterans and they are not out to get them. At a September...
January 19, 2018 - 10:46am
January 18, 2018
Letter: Commissioners should support veteran service
To the editor: How typical of the doublespeak from local, state, national politicos! So the county commissioners want to get rid of non-mandated items, as long as they continue to collect their increased per diem rates! It is so typical of these hacks to offer a lame excuse rather...
January 18, 2018 - 12:07pm
Letter: Reinstate stipend for veteran drivers
To the editor: What is a day spent helping others worth? The stipend paid to the Douglas County Veteran Service Office volunteer drivers should be reinstated. I live in Osakis and need a ride to the Minneapolis Veteran Hospital every six weeks to have injections in the areas around...
January 18, 2018 - 12:05pm
January 12, 2018
LETTER: County board shows little respect for veterans
To the editor: I, as a voter in Douglas County and a Vietnam combat veteran, want to point out some items in the Veterans Affairs stipend for volunteer drivers that were overlooked. I did research from past board meeting minutes and found the following.
January 12, 2018 - 6:56pm
January 10, 2018
Veterans call for return of stipends for VA drivers
The $40 a day stipend for volunteer drivers for the Veteran Service Office in Douglas County was terminated by Douglas County commissioners...
January 10, 2018 - 2:10pm
January 2, 2018
Veterans remembered with wreaths
Osakis joined communities throughout the nation on Saturday, Dec. 16 in a special remembrance of those who fought for America's freedoms. It...
January 2, 2018 - 12:19pm
November 15, 2017
LETTER: Very honored by school's veterans program
To the editor: I just returned from Voyager Elementary School. I was a "special guest" by way of invitation from fourth grader Elise Jacobson to attend an afternoon program honoring our veterans. I was not sure what to expect, but I was totally impressed. It was pointedly patriotic...
November 15, 2017 - 10:25am
November 13, 2017
Honor Flights deliver priceless memories
When Len Schreiber learned he was being called to serve, he was quick to marry his long-time girlfriend Evy. He spent a mere five days with...
November 13, 2017 - 2:31pm
November 10, 2017
Local group forms to support Honor Flight
For 10 years, the WDAY Honor Flight has been providing a trip of a lifetime for veterans from World War II and the Korean War. More than 1,000 vets, including a few in Douglas County, have flown free of charge to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials that stand in their honor. Now,...
November 10, 2017 - 8:59am
November 1, 2017
LETTER: Thank you, veterans, for protecting us
To the editor: The members of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 527, of Millerville, would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you...
November 1, 2017 - 2:28pm
October 26, 2017
St. Cloud veterans hospital hosts open house
October 26, 2017 - 9:20am
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