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Ready, set, mow! Lawn mowers become battle-tested at fair
Weekend rain strains sewer plant's capacity
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
Drug conviction earns more than seven years in prison
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Matzo (w/video)
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
Photo of the Week
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
hires and promotions
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November 14, 2012
VIDEO: Saluting soldiers' sacrifices
Veterans come from all walks of life. They're ordinary people living ordinary lives who are asked to do extraordinary things for their country. Their...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
November 11, 2012
Commentary: Every day is Veterans Day
When people think of veterans, they often think of warriors, but Hurricane Sandy offers just the latest reminder of the significant humanitarian and often times life-saving work performed by our veterans on a daily basis. As Sandy was still wreaking devastation on the east coast,...
November 11, 2012 - 7:00am
November 10, 2012
Veterans Day inspires reminder of Minnesota Military Tax Credit
As Veterans Day approaches, the Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds members of the military that they may be eligible for hundreds of dollars in military related tax benefits. "Veterans Day gives us a great opportunity to pause and reflect upon the sacrifices being made by...
November 10, 2012 - 2:25pm
Grand Casino to offer free meal to veterans tomorrow
ONAMIA/HINCKLEY, MN - On Sunday, November 11, Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley will show their appreciation for veterans and active servicemen and women by offering them a free meal at the Grand Buffet. Since starting this program five years ago, Grand Casino...
November 10, 2012 - 12:45pm
Free day for veterans offered at Perham museum
Sunday, November 11, 2012 is Veterans Day. It is also a free day at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham. An open house will be from noon to 3, followed by a concert by flutist, Julie Johnson. Lakes Country Living will be filming that day. Stop in and check out the new exhibits...
November 10, 2012 - 11:55am
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