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Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Students can earn credits, use release time at NCA
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
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
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
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...
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