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Regional composting site in the mix
New I-94 exit on fast track
Liquor license request triggers split vote
UPDATE: Eight injured when school van, semi crash in western Minn.
Committees unlikely to take up Minnesota gun bills
Boys basketball: Perham ends Osakis’ 22-win season in the 8AA semis
Girls basketball: Cardinals draw top-ranked Robbinsdale Cooper in state opener
Building up Big Ten athletics: Alexandria alum and Gophers associate AD returning to speak
Girls state tournament tickets, fan bus available
Boys basketball: Lakers one win away from a state tournament
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Morken: Plans for 2018 season come into focus
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Pedro "Pete" Ahlers
Donald H. Zuehlke
Anna Mae Pfeninger
And the most-requested library books are....
OUR TURN: Driving in the snow: What if?
LETTER: Food program is vital for rural areas
LETTER: A look into Southern Poverty Law Center
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
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
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
A home away from home: Home-based businesses invited to take part in Chamber networking event
Senior Center serves Scandinavian meal
hires and promotions
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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
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