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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Boys basketball: Turnovers haunt Ashby in home-opener
Gymnastics: Cardinals lose close one to Brainerd in home opener
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
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IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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On The Street
October 28, 2012
Forest Service waives fees during Veterans Day weekend
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12. The fee waivers - the fourth this year -- are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act....
October 28, 2012 - 10:17am
October 13, 2012
Free legal clinics offered for veterans
A drop-in legal clinic for Veterans is scheduled for Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Auditorium (Building 8) on the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs campus. An appointment is not required for this clinic. Legal consultations are available for a wide variety of topics, including...
October 13, 2012 - 12:39pm
September 21, 2012
Alexandria VA offers flu vaccinations to veterans and spouses in October
To help keep veterans healthy during the flu season, the St. Cloud VA Health Care System has scheduled several flu shot clinics this fall. Flu shots for veterans enrolled with the VA are free and an appointment is not necessary. The flu shots are available at the VA Medical Center...
September 21, 2012 - 12:00am
September 19, 2012
Out and About - Let's Go Fishing
Let's Go Fishing, with help from Nelson Gables assisted living facility in Alexandria, treated area veterans to a free day of boating and fishing...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
September 17, 2012
Seminar offers help to veterans dealing with chronic pain
The St. Cloud VA Health Care System will host a chronic pain management seminar on Thursday, Oct. 25, to educate veterans and their families on mind-body wellness techniques to assist with self-management of chronic pain. The same seminar will be offered at two different times and...
September 17, 2012 - 10:26am
August 30, 2012
VA outpatient clinics closed Monday
St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System outpatient clinics and administrative offices, including community based outpatient clinics in Brainerd, Montevideo, and Alexandria, will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day, a federal holiday. The Urgent...
August 30, 2012 - 3:31pm
July 14, 2012
July proclaimed 'Hire a Veteran Month'
Governor Mark Dayton has officially proclaimed July 2012 "Hire a Veteran Month." Dayton was joined at an event this week by Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito, Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General Richard Nash, Department of Employment and Economic Development...
July 14, 2012 - 10:23am
June 16, 2012
St. Cloud VA to expand mental health staff
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce. VA estimates that 7 additional clinicians and 2 support personnel...
June 16, 2012 - 1:56pm
June 15, 2012
Alexandria area veterans to receive audiology services close to home
The Max J. Beilke Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Alexandria is adding services for veterans with the addition of site visits of the Mobile Audiology Clinic. The Mobile Audiology Clinic made its inaugural visit to the Alexandria VA Clinic on June 5. The Mobile Audiology Clinic...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
June 18 is Minnesota Women Veterans Day
Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to proclaim June 18, 2012, as Minnesota Women Veterans Day. "Gov. Dayton recognizes the importance of women serving in the military and by signing this proclamation, it gives recognition to the more than 23,000 Minnesota women who have served our state...
June 4, 2012 - 3:25pm
May 29, 2012
Free legal clinics available for veterans
The St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic and several community partners have teamed together to provide free legal consultation services for veterans. Legal consultations are available for a wide variety of topics, including housing, consumer affairs, child support, employment,...
May 29, 2012 - 2:52pm
May 26, 2012
Veterans can get into Valleyfair free this weekend
Valleyfair is honoring "hometown heroes" with Military Appreciation Days this Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive a free regular admission ticket into Valleyfair. Along with free admission, members of the military...
May 26, 2012 - 7:17am
May 25, 2012
Grand marshal of Alexandria Memorial Day parade wants all veterans in spotlight
For years, Dennis Carstens of Alexandria has marched in the Memorial Day parade. This year, if he's able to, he'll ride in a convertible and...
May 25, 2012 - 11:45am
March 30, 2012
Expert to discuss budget cuts and VA benefits
How will federal budget cuts affect Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits? Dr. Susan Markstrom, chief of staff for the St, Cloud Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will make a presentation on the topic on Tuesday, April 3 as a part of the Alexandria American Legion Post 87 and Auxiliary meeting. It...
March 30, 2012 - 12:00am
March 18, 2012
Town hall meeting to address Agent Orange issue
The Minnesota State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of American is hosting at Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington. All veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange are invited to come to...
March 18, 2012 - 8:08am