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November 11, 2018
Several veterans were honored Friday, Nov. 9, during Brainerd High School's Veterans Day program. They all received handmade quilts from the Quilts of Valor organization. Pictured from left: Charles Extrand, Thomas Doran, Wayne Hayes, Art Ludwig, Charles Halsted, Fred Ehrich and Russell Ness. Not pictured: Robert Mudge. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch video and gallery
Valor of veterans: Brainerd Public Schools honor holiday
November 11, 2018 - 9:00am
While displaying the scrapbook album he's assembled, Staples native Ken Klose talks Thursday, Nov. 8, about his experiences of being an interrogator during the Vietnam War. Nearly 50 years have passed and he reflected on his reaction to reading mail and documents retrieved from Vietnamese soldiers. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video  

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Vietnam through the lens: Staples photographer shares his wartime experience
November 11, 2018 - 7:00am
November 10, 2018
Christmas fundraiser for needy veterans underway
November 10, 2018 - 10:30am
October 25, 2018
Jonny comes home: Northwest Minnesota town welcomes back a hero
October 25, 2018 - 6:15pm
October 20, 2018
Legal clinic for veterans set
October 20, 2018 - 4:30am
September 28, 2018
VA Clinic expands services to Brainerd lakes area veterans
September 28, 2018 - 4:30am
September 9, 2018
Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 Treasurer Linda Becker presents a $100 check to Walker Legion Riders Ride Director John Fallgren during the Ride for Vets on Aug. 18. Also shown are Auxiliary, Legion and Sons of the Legion members and friends who welcomed the riders to Hackensack. Submitted Photo
Hackensack Legion Auxiliary donates to riders
September 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 8, 2018
Backus Legion Auxiliary breakfast is Sunday
September 8, 2018 - 5:30am
August 28, 2018
Suicide prevention specialist Laura Kunstleben with the St. Cloud VA Health Care System talked Thursday, Aug. 23, to concerned members of the community about the rise in suicide among veterans in central Minnesota at the Brainerd VA clinic. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Videoplay button
Suicide prevention forum aims to prevent unnecessary deaths
August 28, 2018 - 3:25pm
August 24, 2018
Brainerd VA Clinic
Coming Sunday: Stopping suicides
August 24, 2018 - 10:00am
August 9, 2018
Suicide Awareness Forum planned in Brainerd
August 9, 2018 - 4:30am
July 20, 2018
Cass County Board: More money being spent on fewer veterans
July 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
May 29, 2018
Trileene Macho prepares to place the wreath for the Marine Corps League Monday during the placing of Memorial wreaths by auxiliary representatives. Having already placed their wreaths are Tammy Hill (left), Disabled American Veterans; Betty Peck, Military Order of the Purple Heart; Jan Lambert, Blue Star Mothers; Stacy Bednarek, American Legion; and Peggy Doust Veterans of Foreign Wars (not pictured). Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Gallery and Video

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Honoring their sacrifice: Brainerd Memorial Day celebration pays tribute to fallen servicemembers
May 29, 2018 - 4:00am
May 26, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Good job, Rep. Poston
May 26, 2018 - 7:30am
May 25, 2018
County Administrator Tim Houle discusses concerns with the All Veterans Memorial Tuesday, May 22. Houle said the county could be liable should someone injure themselves at the memorial, which has gaps in the several places where brick is loosely laid. About 3,000 bricks still need to be placed, according to one of the project organizers. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Vets memorial an 'eyesore,' officials say
May 25, 2018 - 3:19pm