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Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, May 22
1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Boys tennis: Cards' season ends after loss to Warriors
Baseball: Panthers knock off B-E for 14th straight win
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 23
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Lola M. Olson
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
October 29, 2012
Seminar offers tips for veterans starting their own businesses
The West Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center (WC MN SBDC) and Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission, Inc., are partnering to hold a Veteran Entrepreneur and Business Networking event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Old No. 1 Bar and Grill,...
October 29, 2012 - 10:08am
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