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Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
Visitors celebrate Norway connection
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 22
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
Baseball: Knights rally to top Ashby, fall to Parkers Prairie
BASEBALL: Stockert stymies Eagles in 5-0 shutout
Boys golf: Cards shoot a season best in Brainerd, take second in CLC
Viking Speedway: Gerdes, Karl, Crouse get feature wins
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Marjorie A. Marso
Richard Matthew Suchy
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
LETTER: Hospital erred in name change
EDITORIAL: Don't get ripped off by shady tree cutters
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
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
Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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LETTER: People with disabilities have skills to offer
To the editor: For those who think people with disabilities should be hidden away somewhere, I have news for you: This group is becoming more integrated in society every day, and we have many people to thank.
December 24, 2017 - 2:53pm
October 2, 2017
Workshop explains learning plans for special needs kids
Parents of special needs students who use an Individualized Education Program, commonly called an IEP, are invited to a free workshop on how best to put the plan to work for their child in school. The Minneapolis-based PACER Center will offer the workshop for professionals and parents...
October 2, 2017 - 7:38am
March 24, 2017
Community Education offers Wish Upon a Star Prom
Alexandria Public Schools Community Education will host Wish Upon a Star Prom 2017 for participants of Club Real Fun (Recreational, Educational, Active Living for Unique Needs) for students and adults with disabilities on Sunday, April 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn of Alexandria....
March 24, 2017 - 9:00am
February 16, 2017
Night to Shine offers 'a wonderful gift'
There are corsages, limo rides, a red carpet walk, dancing and food. Helen Wagner, who works with people with disabilities as a career, said...
February 16, 2017 - 11:53am
December 28, 2016
Uncertain future for disabilities services
Agencies that provide services to the disabled are under pressure to change. Some of the those changes could be for the better, but family members and advocates for the disabled aren't so sure that all will be positive. Mike Burke, who leads the Alexandria Opportunities Center, which...
December 28, 2016 - 7:00am
August 26, 2016
Advocates for the disabled voice frustrations
There are winners and losers in a new state funding formula for agencies that serve people with disabilities and Mike Burke, executive director...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
Roundtable will explore how those with disabilities are treated
Karen Schwieso of Farwell is a mother of a 27-year-old son with disabilities. Her mission, like so many others, is to make certain that her child has the same opportunities and services available that every other person has. That’s where a roundtable on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. comes...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Employment workshop offered for youth with disabilities
PACER Center will offer a free workshop titled "Ready for Life after High School: Employment and Support Strategies for Youth with Disabilities" for parents of youth with disabilities and for professionals. It will be held Wednesday, November 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hampton...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
September 5, 2013
Camphill Village to host Fall Festival Sunday
Camphill Village Minnesota, Inc. will host its Fall Festival and open house this Sunday, September 8 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy live music and browse among handmade rugs, wooden products, arts, cards and bakery goods. There will also be face painting, an...
September 5, 2013 - 7:52am
July 6, 2013
Minnesota takes next steps for people with disabilities
A subcabinet of state agency commissioners working to develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities is seeking input throughout Minnesota this summer. Beginning July 9, the subcabinet will hold listening sessions in St. Paul, Moorhead, Duluth and Rochester...
July 6, 2013 - 12:16pm
April 17, 2013
Weekend is for couples touched by disability
Andhe Disability Services, a ministry to disabled adults, and Family Life of New Testament Church in Alexandria invite the public to "The Art of Marriage for Couples Touched by Disability." The two-day event will take place on Friday, April 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
January 27, 2013
Jay Leno headlines PACER Center's May 11 benefit
Jay Leno, one of the country's premier comedians, is bringing his popular brand of humor to PACER's 31st Annual Benefit on Saturday, May 11, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Tickets are available now for his show that will support PACER Center programs for children with disabilities...
January 27, 2013 - 9:30am
November 9, 2012
Program has potential to change lives for people with disabilities
The Alexandria Area Community Foundation awarded Fitness For All a grant to begin the process of developing a new program for the community and...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
October 20, 2012
Housing program for people with disabilities achieves milestone
A program that helps Minnesotans with disabilities find safe, affordable housing surpassed the 500 mark in moving individuals to homes of their own this year.
October 20, 2012 - 9:15am
October 3, 2012
Annual Windmill Retreat set for parents of children with disabilities
"Dream, Believe, Achieve" is the theme for the 2012 Windmill Project Parent Retreat. Parents and adult family caregivers are invited to attend the event scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13 at Holiday Inn, 5637 Highway 29 South, Alexandria. New this year is a free...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am