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News Briefs: Woman charged with attempted murder in campground stabbing
UPDATE: Suspect in Mendota Heights cop killing arrested after shootout in St. Paul
Closing out JHS with an online auction
Syverson holds off Saucke for AGC women’s title
Anchors split doubleheader with Willmar
Rose cruises to a club championship at AGC
Leaving no doubt
Jamaican Jerk: Beef up your grilled chicken
Concordia corn feed planned in Alexandria
Annual used book sale planned for August 6-7
Festival of the Lakes set for August 1, 3, 7 and 10
Engaged - Pearson and Bender
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 22, 2014
Engaged - Swenson and Paradis
Births - Douglas County Hospital through July 14, 2014
Engaged - Thill and Radil
Local deer areas a part of rule changes
Getting girls to the outdoors
Local deer areas a part of rule changes for 2014
Freedom found through fishing
DNR to hold public hearing on Simon Lake
Kay Pautz, 69
Gary Pautz, 70
David Gilchrist, 92
Lowell Day, 82
Funeral - Melvin Lukes, 89
Echo Press Editorial: Runestone continues to lure people in
PAID LETTER: Windhurst is ready to lead sheriff’s office
Dr. Alakhras is a blessing to us
The new silent majority
Observations from the archives, 2004: Minnesota’s conceal and carry law ruled unconstitutional
Celebrate Minnesota Farmers Market Week
Rebates available for farmers obtaining organic certification
Radio series highlights Minnesota farmers
New plant labeling law protects pollinators
Sustainable learning experience
Resident volunteers recognized at Ecumen Bethany Community
Alexandria Motors hosts first Car Care Saturday
Patients participate in bionic challenge
On the street
Developmental Achievement Center honors employers, employees
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 7, 2013
Ouch! Disability cases in Minnesota up 50 percent in decade
ST.PAUL -- It's the other Social Security train wreck that you rarely hear about, and it's projected to go into the red a lot sooner than the other one -- 2016. Supported by deductions from workers' paychecks, the Social Security Disabilityprogram continues to move on schedule toward...
July 7, 2013 - 9:29am
March 13, 2013
Register for meeting on disability voting rights
A Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) Town Hall on Voting Rights meeting will take place on Monday, March 18 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Douglas County Human Services, 809 Elm Street, Suite 1186, Alexandria. The public can also participate via web stream or various videoconferencing...
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
September 9, 2012
PACER Center to host Family Fun Day
PACER's Simon Technology Center is presenting its Family Fun Day, and one lucky child with a disability will win an iPad as the Center celebrates 25 years of making a difference with assistive technology. This free event is for parents, children, and professionals. It is on Saturday,...
September 9, 2012 - 3:33pm
August 20, 2012
Disability, aging services offered at State Fair
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is involved in several efforts at this year's Minnesota State Fair, which begins Aug. 23 and runs through Sept. 3. The Minnesota Board on Aging will have a booth in the Education Building, where the Senior LinkAge Line®, http://www.minnesotahelp.info/,...
August 20, 2012 - 9:30am
November 10, 2011
Applicants sought for group that helps those with disabilities
The Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council is seeking seven citizens who want to advise the state on issues that help persons with disabilities acquire the devices they need to live, learn, work and play. Applications for the 15-member council, which meets quarterly,...
November 10, 2011 - 9:25am
September 4, 2011
Nominees sought for people who have helped those with disabilities
The Minnesota State Council on Disability seeks nominations to recognize outstanding achievement and extraordinary effort by individuals or organizations whose work improves the quality of life for people with disabilities. It invites people to view and submit nominations in all...
September 4, 2011 - 12:00pm
March 18, 2011
Ask a Trooper - Is it OK to drive with disability tag on mirror?
Question: I have a concern about disability parking certificates and the incorrect use of them. We obtained one last year after my husband suffered leg fractures. The instruction sheet that is mailed out by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety states, "Driving with the hang tag...
March 18, 2011 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
You can't judge a book by its cover
When Clyde Henry was a kid he was told he wouldn't amount to much. He was told that college wasn't a place for people like him. He was called dumb. He was called a retard. Clyde Henry proved everyone wrong. It turns out he was brilliant. He could draw house plans and create models...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
House candidates debate disability issues
Candidates vying for a seat in the state Legislature next year squared off in front of a small crowd Monday in a joint forum on disability issues. Participating in the discussion were Minnesota House of Representatives District 11B incumbent Mary Ellen Otremba, DFL-Long Prairie,...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 3, 2008
State representative candidates to discuss disability issues
Residents of Stevens, Douglas, Grant and Todd counties can learn where candidates stand on issues affecting people with disabilities at a forum event for legislative Districts 11A and 11B. Hosted by the Alexandria multiple sclerosis self-help group, the forum is from 5 to 6:30 p.m.,...
October 3, 2008 - 12:00am