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Student fighting cancer uses wish to bring in inspiring speaker
Despite cost to municipal liquor stores, Minn. lawmakers advance Sunday sales bill
After murder-suicide, Minn. man faces child neglect, obstruction charges
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 26
Rescuer used canoe, hot tub to save Minn. snowmobiler who fell through the ice
Sports schedule for Monday, Feb. 27
Girls Basketball: Chargers finish season 18-8
Boys Basketball: Alex wins sixth straight
Boys basketball: Battlers wrap up LEC title against Ashby
Boys basketball: B-E wins fifth straight by edging WCA
Set a goal, make a plan and save
Philippine women to lead message on World Day of Prayer
Zion Lutheran to host Church and State conference
Do members of congress pay into Social Security?
Acoustic Sound heads up EAC's First Friday Concert
Births - Feb. 24, 2017
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Robert L. Janke Jr.
IT'S OUR TURN: The great puppy adventure
LETTER: Stop the land grab
LETTER: Snow angels are helping elderly
EDITORIAL: End ban on Sunday liquor sales
LETTER: School board should reconsider
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
Ollie's Service named Dealer of the Year
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
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On The Street
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
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