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Adult Volunteer of the Month: Ray Holm
Volunteer Opportunities for December
Hautala speaks at National Bicycle Tourism Conference
Much Obliged: Sixth annual Zonta Christmas House
Girls Basketball: Big shots lift Warriors past Otters
College Football: Bowl game Raiders' last chance to showcase skills
Area Girls Hockey: Blue Devils lose to Marshall
Area Boys Basketball: Alholm's treys push Flyers past Pioneers
Area Girls Basketball: Stuckmayer paces Pioneers past Flyers
Our Opinion: Facilities plan merits wide discussion
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What's Up Outdoors: Open water winter fishing
CO Report: Muzzleloaders monitored on opening week
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This Was Brainerd - Dec. 4
Clergy View: Pondering a faithful Lord in Advent
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Verch, Newberry to play Nisswa concert Dec. 9
Her Voice Magazine
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Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
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Citing excessive cost, Mills stops recount push
November 11, 2016
Brainerd-area family works to determine the fate of Navy ancestor lost in famous WWII shipwreck
In the summer of 1945, Frank Little, known to his friends in Brainerd as "Bud", was a machinist's mate on the U.S.S. Indianapolis as it took...
November 11, 2016 - 8:55pm
'We weren't looking for glory': Brainerd resident manned a machine gun in World War II bomber
Arthur "Art" Nystrom, 91, is likely the last person alive in the Brainerd area who served as an airman during World War II, and also likely the...
November 11, 2016 - 10:30am
November 1, 2016
Veterans honored with quilts
Quilters and members of Light of the Cross Church in Garrison showed their appreciation for veterans Sunday with a Quilt of Valor presentation....
November 1, 2016 - 10:05pm
October 27, 2016
Wreaths to honor fallen veterans
LITTLE FALLS—Veterans buried at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls will again be honored with wreaths this December. Baxter-based organization WreathsForTheFallen.org organizes a National Remembrance Ceremony each year at the cemetery, endeavoring to "honor...
October 27, 2016 - 8:21pm
October 25, 2016
Crow Wing County Board: VSO office to receive 2017 grant
The Crow Wing County Board Tuesday approved a grant agreement between the county veterans service office and the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs.
October 25, 2016 - 9:08pm
Brainerd man, cured of hepatitis C, wants to spread awareness
Steve Hobson had no idea that applying for life insurance would save his life so quickly. The 62-year-old Brainerd man wanted to get life insurance...
October 25, 2016 - 3:30pm
October 22, 2016
Gull Dam Brewing to stage Veterans Day chili cook-off
Gull Dam Brewing will host a Veterans Day chili cook-off from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 11. Doors open at noon, with music at 5 p.m. and silent auction runs from 5-7:30 p.m. To enter a chili into the competition, participants must pay a $10 fee, but a freewill offering is encouraged for visitors...
October 22, 2016 - 6:11pm
October 18, 2016
Veterans retiree breakfast planned
CAMP RIPLEY—Veterans from all branches are invited to a retiree breakfast at Camp Ripley from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Camp Ripley Hangar Conference Center, 15000 Highway 115, Little Falls.
October 18, 2016 - 9:27pm
October 11, 2016
Reader Opinion: Voting for Nolan
Stewart Mills III is at it again with lies and distortions. After numerous fact-checkers had found his previous ads to be misleading or outright false, Mills is shamelessly lying about Congressman Nolan's record on veterans to divert attention from his own actions and positions. The...
October 11, 2016 - 6:15pm
September 22, 2016
File for servicemember tax credit before it expires, state warns
The Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone for service in 2012 will expire for most qualifying service members on Oct. 15. In a news release, the Minnesota Department of Revenue reminded Minnesota service members to take advantage of the refundable tax credit before it expires....
September 22, 2016 - 9:53pm
September 21, 2016
Reader Opinion: Fact check
Nolan fact check on veterans—Nolan voted for HR 4031 so executives not doing their job for veterans could be removed from their positions, he did not vote against veterans. He also voted to increase veteran's benefits and voted for HR 4810 so veterans can seek health care outside...
September 21, 2016 - 8:46pm
September 19, 2016
Reader Opinion: Nolan's attack on veterans
The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 aimed at making it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees for misconduct or poor performance—a source of ongoing tension with the Obama administration. The Republican sponsored bill was approved,...
September 19, 2016 - 8:59pm
Minnesota native and former Chairman of Joint Chiefs John Vessey dies
NORTH OAKS—John W. Vessey Jr. started at the bottom in the Minnesota National Guard and rose to become the country's top military officer....
August 19, 2016 - 7:40pm
July 7, 2016
Crosslake Rib Cook-off for Veterans set for Saturday
CROSSLAKE—The first Crosslake Rib Cook-off for Veterans will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Crosslake Town Square. Proceeds from the cook-off will benefit Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, which serves veterans throughout Minnesota. The entry fee is $50, and...
July 7, 2016 - 9:25pm
June 29, 2016
Reader Opinion: Tax cut for veterans
The $23 million tax cut for veterans means a lot more to the veterans than it does to the state government of Minnesota. We the residents of Minnesota should be happy that Minnesota legislators have made the state provide this relief for our veterans.
June 29, 2016 - 11:16pm