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County upgrading to electronic voting system
Reaching for college: Grant to help with success beyond high school
Man's death on Battle Lake under investigation
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21
Math League finishes second
Fan buses available for girls state hockey game tomorrow
Intense on table tennis
Girls hockey: An end to the opening-round exit
Gould named CLC performer of the week
Boys basketball: Osakis wins second straight Prairie title
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Dorothy M. Arne
DiAnn E. Bakke
Rollin "Rollie" Berglund
Lilian "Lill" Brezina
1918: School bus crash caused 'severe nervous shock'
IN THE KNOW: Shootings need long-term solution
LETTER: Is government trying to disarm the public?
LETTER: Where do elected leaders stand on gun control?
EDITORIAL: Alexandria should raise tobacco age to 21
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
Adding some kick to downtown: Martial arts studio moves into new location, expands classes
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
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October 17, 2017
Leaving the trap of domestic violence: Speaker shares personal experience
“I felt trapped by my wedding vows,” Gail Kulp told the group of domestic violence awareness walkers. “I remember hearing the phrase, ‘You...
October 17, 2017 - 8:22pm
October 15, 2017
Events mark domestic violence awareness
A former candidate for the state senate and a former Mrs. Minnesota International winner will both be speaking at domestic violence awareness...
October 15, 2017 - 12:34pm
October 4, 2017
Someplace Safe reaches out to trafficked youth
Someplace Safe, a nonprofit group trying to reduce violence in west-central Minnesota, has received a 31-month, $250,000 grant to help at-risk, sexually exploited and trafficked youth age 24 and younger. The Minnesota Department of Health awarded the grant, making Someplace Safe...
October 4, 2017 - 6:22am
September 1, 2017
Minnesota adds security for those who feel terrified
A woman who has been a victim of domestic violence finds the courage to leave her abuser and start a new life. Not only does she have to recover...
September 1, 2017 - 8:26am
April 20, 2017
Echo Press editorial: Facing the facts of sexual assault
Understanding a problem — facing up to the reality of it — can be the first step toward conquering it. Such is the case with sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an opportune time to learn more about the issue, realize just how pervasive it is, and...
April 20, 2017 - 6:39pm
January 18, 2017
Group to provide a new safe haven
A new women's empowerment group called Expressions, organized by Someplace Safe in Alexandria, will begin meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. The goal of the group is to give women a safe space to garner knowledge and support. "We're doing it because we have so many women...
January 18, 2017 - 7:00am
January 13, 2017
Training offered on domestic violence
Someplace Safe and United Communities Advocating Non Violence, in cooperation with Alexandria Technical and Community College, will offer a training titled "Assessing and Managing Lethality in Domestic Violence, Stalking and Strangulation" on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at...
January 13, 2017 - 10:00am
October 14, 2016
Abusers are not 'nice guys'
"But he was such a nice guy." Bev Clausen-Keifer of Alexandria loathes those words. They were used to describe not only her stepfather, but...
October 14, 2016 - 12:00am
The deep impact of abuse
Last year, there were 23 silhouettes on stage at the Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon, representing those killed that year in Minnesota at...
October 14, 2016 - 12:00am
October 7, 2016
Someplace Safe receives $10,000 grant award
Someplace Safe Douglas Advocacy Office recently received a $10,000 Difference Maker Grant from the Alexandria Area General Fund of the Alexandria Area Community Foundation. These funds will be used to provide crime victims and survivors utilizing Someplace Safe services in Douglas...
October 7, 2016 - 2:00am
Stepping out against domestic violence
Community members will be taking a stand against domestic violence on Tuesday, Oct. 11 during Someplace Safe's 10th annual Taking Steps Against...
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Changing hearts and minds about abuse
Silence hides violence. So don't stand by. Stand up and let your voice be heard. That's the message from organizers of the Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon. Sponsored by United Communities Advocating Non-Violence and Someplace Safe, the event is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday,...
October 7, 2016 - 12:00am
October 5, 2016
Someplace Safe invites all to take part in Day of Purple
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed nationally every October as an opportunity to bring light to the issue of domestic violence and its effects on victims, survivors, families and communities. Anyone can fall victim to domestic violence, regardless of gender, age, race,...
October 5, 2016 - 2:15am
May 6, 2016
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is Tuesday, May 10
Someplace Safe will hold its fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Tuesday, May 10 at Big Ole Central Park in Alexandria. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with the walk at 6 p.m. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
Wear jeans to honor sexual violence victims
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is observed each year throughout the month of April as a way to raise public awareness about sexual violence, educate communities about the issues and call attention to the widespread impact that sexual violence has on communities. On Wednesday,...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am