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Long repair list for B-E schools
NorthStar Group breaks ground on sports complex, home of FCA Hockey
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Walter (w/video)
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Miltona celebration combines Oktoberfest with Fire Prevention Week
Volleyball: Panthers fall to Knights in five sets
Sports schedule for Monday, Oct. 16
Football: Panthers win on senior night
Tennis: Lanoue falls in quarterfinals
Swimming & Diving: Alex takes fourth at True Team tournament
Open Mic Night welcomes new musicians
Pope County archeologists share findings, identify artifacts
Small change adds up for youth groups
Van Wakeren: A single smile can go a long way
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Gene & Mary
T. Mike & Jeannie Thompson
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Morken: CRP is worth fighting for by more than hunters
Sizing up the local deer herd
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
Robert G. Swanson
George "Joe" Cresswell
It's Our Turn: Goodbye, yoga pants; hello work
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
Letter: Our country isn't perfect but it's still the best
Letter: Overpaid for defending a lousy football
Letter: Tear down Big Ole statue?
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
Tightly spiraled worms? You've got millipedes!
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
Arvig school partnership nets cash for Osakis schools
State Farm agent retires after 35 years, welcomes two new agents
Myrin joins Echo Press sports staff
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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
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
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
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