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Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
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On The Street
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
March 11, 2012
Conference for providers addresses end-of-life care for veterans
St. Cloud Hospital's Education department and the St. Cloud Veterans Administration will partner to host the 2nd annual We Honor Veterans: Partnering on End of Life Care for community hospice and palliative care providers and the Veterans Administration Health Care System from 8:30...
March 11, 2012 - 8:37am
March 4, 2012
New tax credit helps Minnesota businesses hire veterans
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is encouraging Minnesota businesses to take advantage of a new tax credit made available this month aimed at helping businesses hire veterans. Klobuchar cosponsored the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, passed into law last November, which offers an expanded Work...
March 4, 2012 - 12:25pm
February 7, 2012
New tool enhances veterans access to their VA health care
Veterans who receive primary care services through the St. Cloud VA Health Care System can now take advantage of a new way to communicate with their VA health care teams that is as fast as e-mail and also safe and secure. The new communication tool, called "Secure Messaging,"...
February 7, 2012 - 9:41am
February 5, 2012
Photos of Vietnam heroes needed for The Wall in Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC - The people of the state of Minnesota suffered among the greatest number of losses in the Vietnam War, sacrificing 1,075 service-men and women in combat. The Vietnam Memorial Fund's (VVMF) mission to honor these heroes continues with the National Call for Photos,...
February 5, 2012 - 9:32am