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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
January 2, 2012
New helpline assists travelers with disabilities
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently launched TSA Cares, a new helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, prior to getting to the airport. Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling...
January 2, 2012 - 10:41am
Lutheran Social Service earns accreditation for helping those with disabiltiies
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...
January 2, 2012 - 9:50am
March 30, 2011
'Magical night under the sea' set for adults with disabilities
A formal dance for adults with disabilities is set for Sunday, April 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Barn at Holiday Inn in Alexandria. The theme for the dance is "Magical Night Under the Sea." The evening will transport adults with disabilities and their friends to a place where they...
March 30, 2011 - 12:00am