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February 1, 2019
Crow Wing County Veterans Service Officer Bob Nelson works at his desk Tuesday, Jan. 29, in his office at the community services building on Laurel Street in Brainerd. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Veterans Service Officer Bob Nelson plans to retire in May
February 1, 2019 - 7:00am
December 6, 2018
Wreaths decorate the grave sites of deceased Pequot Lakes veterans as part of the Christmas for Vets program. Submitted Photo
Christmas for Vets to decorate Pequot Lakes area graves Saturday
December 6, 2018 - 10:00am
December 5, 2018
The logo for the Homeless Heroes 5K event scheduled Saturday, Dec. 8, at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Submitted
Homeless Heroes run Saturday to benefit veterans
December 5, 2018 - 2:01pm
November 23, 2018
Artwork by Eagle View Elementary School fourth-grader, Gunner Peters.
Eagle View fourth-graders thank veterans
November 23, 2018 - 6:00am
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