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NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
October 17, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Help needed for all veterans in crisis
The gap in providing mental health services to those who need it is growing. Help for one segment of the population — veterans — continues to get delayed and overlooked. Yet so many veterans are struggling with depression and other mental illnesses that it's being called...
October 17, 2016 - 2:44am
September 7, 2016
Minnesota event brings combat vets together again
Wakeboarding, kayaking, pontooning, hunting on a private preserve, 4-wheeling, ladder golf, ping pong... it was a jam-packed weekend of activity...
September 7, 2016 - 2:33pm
August 10, 2016
96-year-old Montevideo war vet to be front and center at Twins game
MONTEVIDEO—Having retired from full-time employment only one year ago, Milton Hoidal is still adjusting to the idea of having the free...
August 10, 2016 - 11:30pm
July 9, 2016
Letter: A stirring Fourth of July event
As the organizers of the Fourth of July event at Robbins Island Park this past weekend, we would like to extend our most sincere thank you to the entire Kandiyohi County area for their participation. Without you this event would not have been possible.
July 9, 2016 - 2:00am
June 29, 2016
Veterans claim one legislative victory with pension exemption
WILLMAR -- Lost amidst all of the talk about the unfinished business of the recent legislative session is one very big accomplishment for veterans....
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 4, 2016
Secretary of State Steve Simon visits Willmar
Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify when absentee voters may deposit their ballot directly. WILLMAR — As the presidential...
June 4, 2016 - 12:07am
May 30, 2016
No veteran forgotten - no matter how small the cemetery
At 7:30 a.m. Memorial Days military veterans were at St. John's Lutheran near Pennock to begin their route through cemeteries in rural Kandiyohi...
May 30, 2016 - 4:45pm
A solemn tribute on a sunny morning to county veterans
The annual Memorial Day observance at Fairview Cemetery drew a large crowd in splendid weather and sunshine. Brig. Gen. ret. Dean Johnson gave...
May 30, 2016 - 4:41pm
May 28, 2016
Long lost Sailor back home again
Memorial Service and burial for Motor Machinist Mate John E. Anderson who died on D-Day off Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. Through the efforts...
May 28, 2016 - 5:10pm
May 27, 2016
100 Flags over Kandiyohi County
Veterans, spouses and friends of veterans turned out early Friday morning to raise The Colors at the Flags of Honor in Willmar along Business...
May 27, 2016 - 4:54pm
April 26, 2016
Bahl retiring from St. Cloud VA system
ST.CLOUD — After 40 years of federal service, Barry Bahl will be retiring as the director of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. Bahl was appointed director of the Veterans Affairs health care system in 1999. Bahl leads a health care system which covers 27 counties and includes...
April 26, 2016 - 8:21am
February 10, 2016
Montevideo launches veterans’ home campaign
MONTEVIDEO — Montevideo launched its effort to see a veterans’ nursing home built in the community shortly after the state Legislature approved...
February 10, 2016 - 11:15pm
January 8, 2016
Program aids homeless Native American Veterans
CASS LAKE — Homeless Native American veterans in northern Minnesota in Cass Lake and White Earth will receive help this winter to find housing. The Native American communities have been awarded $302,000 for permanent housing and support services for Native American veterans who...
January 8, 2016 - 10:57pm
Concert at Willmar’s American Legion tonight to help fund Alaskan trip for area veterans
In September of last year, Bob Erickson, a St. Cloud-based author, funded an eight-day tour of Alaska for three military veterans from Stearns...
January 8, 2016 - 3:12pm
December 6, 2015
West central Minnesota residents serve as models for bronze art project honoring military service
LITCHFIELD — Area residents with ties to the military say they are proud to have been models for five bronze statues placed recently at a new...
December 6, 2015 - 11:53pm