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Eagle Valley School District dissolves
Henning man dies after crash in Otter Tail County
History comes alive at Runestone Museum
One transported after minor injuries in crash near Miltona
Council considers ban on e-cigarettes
Legion Baseball: Morris shuts down Osakis offense
Girls Basketball: Lange completes the climb to varsity
Boys Basketball: Hintermeister set for head coaching job
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
September 29, 2012
Workshop addresses special education process for children with disabilities
PACER Center is offering "IDEA: Understanding the Special Education Process," a free workshop for parents of children with disabilities and for professionals. It is on Monday, October 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Otter Tail Power Company, 215 Cascade St., Fergus Falls, Minn. Advance...
September 29, 2012 - 9:43am
June 1, 2012
Lutheran Social Service earns seal of approval
After an intensive review of its services to people with disabilities, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) received a quality "seal of approval" by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), renewing the organization's four-year accreditation status. The accreditation distinguishes...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am