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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
July 20, 2016
Alexandria Senior Center seeks to preserve war history
For the last two years, a veterans group of about 30 people has met monthly at the Alexandria Senior Center. The core of the group is made up...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
While Memorial Day weekend has become known to many as the kick off to summer in Minnesota and is often busy with traveling and activities, Memorial...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
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
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