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Celebrating butter in Millerville
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AgweekTV: Canola is king
Out-musseling the mussels: Researcher hopeful of new tactic against invasive species
Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Legion Baseball: Alexandria falls to Moorhead, survives through Saturday
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Charles S. "Chuck" Harris
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
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
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
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
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