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Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
FBI agent from Alexandria dies
Girl who drowned entered water willingly
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, May 23
Final lesson for grads: Don't drink and drive
Softball: Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semis
Alexandria horseshoe league results
Baseball: Weir sends Osakis into playoffs as walk-off winner
Boys track: Cards third after originally announced as CLC winners
Softball: Lakers fall in second round, face long road to championship
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
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
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
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
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
hires and promotions
On The Street
April 5, 2013
Wear denim to take a stand against rape
The second annual Denim Day for Douglas County will be on Wednesday, April 24. Someplace Safe invites the Alexandria area to wear denim to show their support for victims of sexual violence and their support against the victim-blaming myths that surround sexual assault. Denim Day...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
Someplace Safe invites public to tea
Someplace Safe invites members of the Alexandria area to attend its sixth annual Vintage Tea Fundraiser on Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Living Waters Church, Alexandria. A silent auction will include items that were donated from businesses and members of the community. Exquisite...
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
February 20, 2013
When health affects wealth: Bullying in the workplace
The primary definition of harass, according to Merriam-Webster's, is "to annoy persistently." Webster's defines bully as "to treat abusively." Harassment is illegal. Bullying in the workplace is not prohibited by law. "We don't use the word 'bully' as we grow up. We think it's a...
February 20, 2013 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
When home hurts: Domestic violence awareness in Alexandria
A step in the right direction, and another, and another. Citizens, victims and survivors of domestic violence led the sixth annual Taking Steps...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Conquer fear of violence in new self-defense course
Organized in conjunction with Schutz Martial Arts Association and Someplace Safe, a conquering fear of violence course will take place on Wednesday, October 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Schutz Taekwondo Academy, Alexandria. The class is a free women's self-defense course designed to...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Someplace Safe Thrift Store moves to new location
The countdown is on to the May 29 opening of the Someplace Safe Thrift Store in its new location at 801 County Road 44 NW (next to Casey's gas station) in Alexandria. Someplace Safe staff and volunteers are hard at work moving and setting up the new thrift store. Donations from...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Alpha Pi Phi chapter asks guests to bring food, books to ATCC graduation
The Alpha Pi Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Alexandria Technical and Community College will participate in "Project Graduation...Feed a Body, Feed a Mind." This initiative is designed to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy in the community. Graduating students...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Their cup of tea: ending violence
A vintage fashion show coupled with a light lunch and tea made for a delightful afternoon of awareness and fundraising for Someplace Safe. The...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
Someplace Safe to host Vintage Tea and Fashion Show
Do you have a knack for setting an attractive table? Do you like to be creative or decorate with whimsy? Do you like to have fun with your friends...
April 6, 2012 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Someplace Safe to host public receptions
Throughout the month of March, Someplace Safe will be holding public thank you receptions across the region and the public is invited. These events will be an opportunity for Someplace Safe workers to say thank you to the thousands of individuals - volunteers, donors, businesses,...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Korby named new executive director at Someplace Safe
The Someplace Safe Board of Directors announced that they have selected Sheila Korby as the new executive director of Someplace Safe. Korby has been with Someplace Safe for more than eight years and previously served as the director of program services, as well as interim executive...
Business/Hires and Promotions
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Someplace Safe Thrift Store to move
The Someplace Safe Thrift Store is relocating. The new location will be at 801 County Road 44 NW, Suite 108, in Alexandria. Someplace Safe is a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence by providing a 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children,...
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 19, 2011
Charity garage sale to benefit Someplace Safe, Mercy Orphanage
A charity garage sale to support the Mercy Orphanage Mission Trip and Someplace Safe will be held Saturday, August 27 at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations for this sale can be dropped off Friday, August 26 all day. Many items will be...
August 19, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.
Editor's note: The following story was provided by Susan Keehn, Douglas County outreach advocate for Someplace Safe. January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is a serious crime that affects more than 3.4 million people older than the age of 18 in the United States...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
October 15, 2010
Henry's Foods and Someplace Safe named Employers of the Year
The Lakes Area Professional Women's (LAPW) organization has announced the 2010 Employers of the Year. Henry's Foods of Alexandria was named the Large Employer of the Year (25 or more employees), and Someplace Safe of Alexandria was named the Small Employer of the Year (fewer than...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am