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Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
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On The Street
March 31, 2017
Information meeting offered to potential foster families
Douglas County Social Services is in need of additional families to provide foster care to children in the community. A group informational/orientation meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Works Building, 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria....
March 31, 2017 - 10:00am
February 3, 2017
Buy a duffel bag for a foster child
Picture this: A 5-year-old girl is being told by a police officer and a social worker that she has to leave with them. Her parents are in another room yelling and crying. They quickly gather some of her things into a trash bag and take her from her home. When she is taken to her foster...
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
December 14, 2016
Host Homes bring purpose; more are needed
Host Homes are a family-style living option for people with disabilities who are seeking to live more independently in the community. Host Home providers have a heart for people with disabilities and want to make a difference by opening their homes and helping individuals develop...
December 14, 2016 - 10:00am
October 7, 2016
Foster parents needed for kids
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is seeking foster parents for kids who need a safe and stable home. "Foster parents have the potential to change the lives of children who may have experienced chaos, loss and trauma in their lives," said Mary Weaver, foster care coordinator. Children...
October 7, 2016 - 4:00am
January 22, 2016
Foster, adoptive families needed
Douglas County is searching for additional foster providers to open their homes to children of all ages who are in need of temporary, long-term and permanent/adoptive families. Douglas County Social Services will hold a free informational meeting for families interested in learning...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
April 3, 2013
Social services seeks foster famiies
Douglas County Social Services is seeking families interested in providing foster care for children of all ages, especially teenagers. A free workshop will be held for current foster and adoptive families as well as families interested in providing foster care. It will be held on...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
Foster grandparent program reaches out to kids
What do being a college professor, bus driver, lunch lady, hairdresser and stay-at-home mom have in common? All of these experiences can prepare...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 19, 2011
Foster parents needed
Douglas County Social Services will hold a free informational meeting for families interested in learning more about providing foster care for children in Douglas County. Families are needed for all age groups. There is a special need to find families who enjoy working with teens. The...
August 19, 2011 - 12:00am
March 17, 2010
Foster wins state chess tournament
James Foster, a 3rd grader at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria, won the Minnesota State Grade Level chess tournament in St. Paul in February. Foster went 5-0 against a field of 76 chess players to take home the first place trophy and a chess camp scholarship. Going into the...
March 17, 2010 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
Foster brothers compete in state chess event
James and Kagan Foster of Alexandria recently participated in the 2009 Minnesota State Chess Championships in the Twin Cities. Kagan, a 5th grade student at Lincoln Elementary School, won five of seven games, earning him 43rd place out of 275 competitors in the 4-6 grade division. In...
May 13, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Foster beats international master chess champion
James Foster, a 2nd grade student at Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria, recently participated in a chess tournament in the Twin Cities. There he beat 2009 Minnesota Open chess champion Viktor Adly, an international master chess player from Russia, during a simultaneous exhibition...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am