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Alex Horseshoe League hands out 2016 awards
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U.S. Bank to host Minnesota Football Showcase
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
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Births - Oct. 21, 2016
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The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
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LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
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LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
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How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
October 14, 2016
Abusers are not 'nice guys'
"But he was such a nice guy." Bev Clausen-Keifer of Alexandria loathes those words. They were used to describe not only her stepfather, but...
October 14, 2016 - 12:00am
October 7, 2016
Someplace Safe receives $10,000 grant award
Someplace Safe Douglas Advocacy Office recently received a $10,000 Difference Maker Grant from the Alexandria Area General Fund of the Alexandria Area Community Foundation. These funds will be used to provide crime victims and survivors utilizing Someplace Safe services in Douglas...
October 7, 2016 - 2:00am
July 1, 2016
LETTER: Let the truth be known
To the editor: This is in response to Helen Ann Hoverud’s letter to the editor [Echo Press, June 17, Friends not allowed to visit, phone or send mail to local vulnerable woman]. The 89-year-old woman is currently alive, well cared for and is living in a clean environment. She is...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 13, 2016
LETTER: Vigilance needed to protect children
To the editor: As you send your young boys off to Scouting camp this summer, be vigilant. There have been several stories in the news about sex abuse allegations in the Boy Scouts, especially in Minnesota. Currently, there are at least 16 lawsuits pending against the Minnesota Boy...
May 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
LETTER: Place abuse survivors first
To the editor: I appreciated the article regarding the temporary lifting of the statute of limitations for adults who were sexually abused as children. Ironically, when one turned the page in that same issue, there was an attorney’s ad that stated, “Abused by clergy in MN? Deadline...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
LETTER: Signs of abuse can be hard to spot
To the editor: If one is too many, what about 681,000 children who get abused each year in America? That is 10 football stadiums full of children. Every 10 seconds, a child is abused by someone in the family or close to them. This could be sexually/emotionally abused, or physically/emotionally...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
LETTER: We have a moral obligation to children
To the editor: Are you really seeing what you think you’re seeing? That is the question that bothers us all: when to report suspected abuse or neglect, and who should be reporting. The answer is: All of us. Even if you see something on the street, you are not mandated to report....
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
LETTER: Prevent children from being abused
To the editor: In 2013, approximately 679,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect. How can we reduce the number of children being abused each year? As child care professionals, we feel this is an important question everyone should ask themselves. Are we doing all we can to...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
LETTER: We must see the damage we are doing
To the editor: I appreciate the Echo Press coverage of bullying and abuse. Much of the media attention has been on kids bullying in school and on the Internet. In a May 29 Echo Press column, Press reporter Annie Harman talked about how adults are the reason kids turn into bullies....
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Mayor's Peace Award honors local efforts to combat domestic violence
Three people were honored for their efforts in making the Douglas County community more aware of domestic violence and how to prevent it. During...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
Getting off the merry-go-round of abuse
The 23 silhouettes that were placed on stage at Wednesday's 15th annual Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon, each representing someone who died...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am