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Roste transfers from the Gophers
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
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Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
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Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
Philip R. Harrang
Herbert G. Hoppe Jr.
EDITORIAL: Paid letter policy takes effect
IN THE KNOW: How to curb the opioid crisis
LETTER: Citizens define gun safety issue
1968: Rotary sponsors measles immunizations
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
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
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April 11, 2018
Someplace Safe to host tea fundraiser
Someplace Safe in Alexandria is hosting its 9th annual TEA fundraiser Saturday, April 21. The TEA — Teaching Everyone Advocacy — fundraiser will take place at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria, 115 30th Avenue E. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. with the program and lunch...
April 11, 2018 - 7:30am
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