Skip to main content
Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
B-E looks to add paraprofessional
Historic environmental lawsuit has Minnesota seeking $5 billion from 3M, motion says
Christmas decorations go up on Broadway
Man sentenced to 10 days in jail for Bemidji school bus crash
Blizzard Hockey: Alexandria swept in weekend series with Granite City
Girls Hockey: Cards end Packers’ winning streak
Blizzard hockey: Granite City dominates in an 8-2 final at the RCC
Girls hockey: Cards put scare into defending CLC champs
State swim: Alex relay takes 24th in first taste of state
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
John P. Ringsaker, Jr.
Ann M. Nussbaum
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
hires and promotions
on the street
October 17, 2017
Leaving the trap of domestic violence: Speaker shares personal experience
“I felt trapped by my wedding vows,” Gail Kulp told the group of domestic violence awareness walkers. “I remember hearing the phrase, ‘You...
October 17, 2017 - 8:22pm
November 9, 2016
Sexual assault victims benefit by going to a hospital
New analysis from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that about 1,400 men and women a year sought hospital services after a sexual assault between 2010 and 2014. Public health officials expect that there are far more victims of sexual assault who could benefit from seeking hospital...
November 9, 2016 - 6:00am
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