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Alexandria police recover stolen items
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 15
Update: Four pets die in mobile home fire (w/video)
UPDATE: Four injured in crash near Evansville
Man found dead inside burned Motley home
Swimming and diving: Cards knock off Tech in CLC
Girls basketball: Chargers win defensive battle with Hawley
Wrestling: Alex takes third at Parker Prairie
Sports schedule for Monday, Jan. 16
Lower walleye limits, license fees among changes being considered in MN
Ecumen Bethany Community celebrates 100 years with birthday party
Packing a punch line
Persistence pays off
FIRST Robotics students visit Garfield Elementary
Christian illusionist featured during Faith at Work Lunch
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
RLou Mae Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
LETTER: Electoral College votes for us
LETTER: Kudos to construction workers
LETTER: Pray for Trump
EDITORIAL: How to make 2017 a financial success
IT'S OUR TURN: Memories made to last
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 10, 2010
Someplace Safe Thrift Store chosen for Pepsi Refresh Project
On September 1, the Pepsi Refresh Project polls opened again for a new round of voting at http://www.refresheverything.com/someplacesafe. The Someplace Safe Thrift Store in Alexandria was one of 1,000 grant submissions accepted for voting in September. Pepsi is giving away millions...
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am
Thrift shop joins DMA
The Someplace Safe Thrift Shop recently joined the Downtown Merchants Association (DMA) in Alexandria. Shown (left to right) are Mike Schreiner...
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am
May 19, 2010
New thrift store helps victims of violence
Here's a way to find a good deal on clothes and household items and, at the same time, help victims of domestic abuse and other crimes. The Someplace Safe Thrift Store will open at 619 Broadway (Alexandria Thrift Store) on Tuesday, June 1. All of the income generated through the...
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Someplace Safe to host first-ever Vintage Tea
Someplace Safe in Alexandria invites women of all ages to its first-ever Vintage Tea. The fundraising event is scheduled for Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at Living Waters Church in Alexandria. All proceeds from the event will go to Someplace Safe of Douglas County. The afternoon...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
April 21, 2010
Letter - Violence takes toll on children
To the editor: Each year millions of children witness violence in their home or are a direct target of the violence. Domestic violence affects children from every income level, race and religion. Violence takes a severe toll on children; the effects and difficulties may last a lifetime....
April 21, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Letter - Sexual violence is preventable
To the editor: April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and provides an opportunity to highlight year-round efforts to aid those affected by sexual violence and work to prevent future sexual assaults. Through local and national events and campaigns, Sexual Assault Awareness...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Someplace Safe seeks entries for art exhibit
Someplace Safe in Alexandria is inviting entries for an art exhibit that will heighten public awareness about crime victims and their rights. The second annual Creative Healing Our Pain with "Ease"ls (HOPE) art exhibit will open Monday, April 19 and remain on display at the Douglas...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
Class offered for caregivers 'caught in the middle'
Caregivers who have family members who have been issued an order for protection (OFP) or harassment restraining order (HRO) often find that these issues get brought to the child care provider site. It might be child care, friend and family care, etc. A class will be held to look...
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
A secret too harmful to keep: dating violence
Editor's note: The following information was provided by Someplace Safe as part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. This month aims to bring attention to the pervasiveness of teen dating violence. Dating, domestic and sexual violence affect citizens regardless...
February 19, 2010 - 12:05am
Letter - Here's some kindness suggestions
To the editor: "Kindness is the connection that links us all together and strengthens the bonds within our communities, neighborhoods and families." - Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the United States. February 21-27 is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Someplace Safe would like...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
January 27, 2010
Stalking: Difficult to recognize, investigate, prosecute
Editor's note: The following information was provided by Someplace Safe in Alexandria. January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year. This year's theme is "Stalking: Know It. Name It.
January 27, 2010 - 12:05am
January 22, 2010
Massman helps Someplace Safe
Massman Automation Designs, LLC of Villard recently collected many boxes of items for Someplace Safe houses in Douglas and Pope counties during...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
Letter - Cost to operate house too much
To the editor: There have been some questions about the house that George and Ellen Palmer donated to Someplace Safe. We hope this letter will help your readers better understand our services. Since 1979, Someplace Safe, formerly known as Region IV Council on Domestic Violence,...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Old, young hands create warm blankets for families in need
Nelson Gables, a division of Knute Nelson, and Tastefully Simple partnered recently to make blankets to be distributed to families served by Someplace Safe who are in need of comfort. Both organizations gathered fleece fabric to be used to make tie blankets.
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 28, 2009
Here's how to help victims of abuse
Help. It seems like an easy enough word to understand. If a child falls down and scrapes his knee, a parent will help by putting on a Band-Aid. If a student doesn't understand a math problem, her teacher will help by trying to explain it better. But what if a woman is being physically...
October 28, 2009 - 12:05am