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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Aurelia (w/video)
More snow, frigid temps on the way
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Dec. 7
Mall evacuated after bomb threat; no bomb found
Minnesota hunter’s death being investigated as homicide
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
EDITORIAL: Many families are a hiccup away from disaster
LETTER: The theater, a place for progressive thought
LETTER: Theater has always been a place for social commentary
IN THE KNOW: It's Christmastime in the city
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: 17th annual Jingle Bells has 15 performers
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 29, 2016
IT'S OUR TURN: The world should be a kinder place
I attended a Lakes Area Professional Business Women’s meeting Wednesday, and had the privilege of hearing one of the organization’s members, Monica Klimek, share her personal story about parenting a child with autism. During her presentation she made the comment that “the world...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
March 26, 2016
Are dark superhero moves OK for kids to watch?
By Ryan Johnson, Forum News Service Anders Lien loved "Deadpool," but the 6-year-old didn't care for the sadness in Disney movie "The Little...
March 26, 2016 - 10:00am
June 12, 2015
Our Turn: No easy answers when it comes to 'parenting' other kids
Everyone who is a parent knows that there are a lot of challenges that come along with parenting. Now that I have a high school graduate, I can breathe a sigh of relief that we got one safely this far. But I haven’t fooled myself. I already know that the worry and constant hoping...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
September 14, 2012
Fatherly advice: Alexandria program offers parental guidance in West Central region
When one door closes, another opens. In this case, the open door will help fathers be a bigger part of their children's lives. They'll have access to assistance with visitation mediation and advice on legal issues involving parenthood and child support procedures. Wings in Alexandria...
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
September 7, 2012
Catalyst Church to offer parenting seminar
Catalyst Covenant Church in Alexandria is hosting a parenting seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, September 12, 19 and 26 in the media center at Woodland School, 1410 South McKay Avenue, Alexandria. "The Family Makeover" seminar is for all soon-to-be-parents, parents of children...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
May 21, 2011
Consumers now have 24/7 access to information about child care safety
Parents searching for child care for their baby, a son concerned about his mother's adult day care program, family members evaluating services for their sibling with developmental disabilities -- all of these consumers now have 24/7 access to important information about licensed programs...
May 21, 2011 - 11:47am
May 14, 2011
Here's advice on finding a tutor to match your child's needs
If your child is having a hard time learning to read, needs a hand with their calculus homework or even SAT/ACT preparation, a tutor may be the answer. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) offers advice on finding and working with a tutor to best meet your...
May 14, 2011 - 3:36pm
May 5, 2011
How to talk with your child about terrorism
The recent death of terrorist and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden is on everyone's mind, and while Americans and others around the world laud this as the true "Mission Accomplished," others are left asking themselves: Is violence and preemptive death a justifiable means of reveng...
May 5, 2011 - 10:07am
April 14, 2010
Workshop teaches parenting strategy of 'no'
The Alexandria Technical College (ATC) is offering a new course entitled "Saying Yes to No" on April 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 102. This workshop is based on the work of David Walsh, PhD. He developed mediawise.org and has done numerous research and writings based on ways...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2009
Parenting resources for early childhood years
As parents, we are "supposed to" know how to raise our children, right? If our babies were born with instruction manuals specific to each child, we might be more secure in knowing that we are raising that child "exactly" as they need to be raised.
March 11, 2009 - 12:00am
November 7, 2008
Program helps fathers improve parenting skills
Wings Family Supportive Services was recently awarded a $30,000 one-year start-up grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation to initiate a Father's Resource Program. The goal of the program is to provide support services and improve parenting skills for fathers. The program is open to...
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am
August 29, 2008
Parent training on children's mental health set in Alexandria
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Human Services are teaming up to offer free parent education trainings around the state on evidence based practices in children's mental health. The training discusses treatment options in children's...
August 29, 2008 - 12:00am