Upcoming news events

VA clinics closed Columbus Day  
St. Cloud VA Health Care System outpatient clinics and offices, including Community-Based Out­patient Clinics in Brainerd, Montevideo, and Alexandria, will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day.

Candidate Forum tonight  
Candidates for state, county and city offices will participate in a candidate debate and open question forum at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Hollywood on Main in Montevideo.

There will be an opportunity for those in attendance to ask candidates about their concerns.

The event is sponsored by the Montevideo Area Chamber of Commerce.