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Light Up the Night!
House in Evansville catches fire
Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Boys basketball: Cards falter late in loss to section power Detroit Lakes
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Pushing for a new identity
Cards continue their climb
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
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