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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 26
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Minnesota teachers union protections
Much agreement among county commissioner candidates
School board candidates debate issues
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Oct. 25
Sports schedule for Thursday, Oct. 27
8-3A volleyball: Bemidji ends Cards' season again
5AA football: Bulldogs' big third finishes Minnewaska season
Class A state tennis: Lakers fall in two matches
5AA football: Quick start sends Osakis to section semis past Benson
Otterness takes top honors in national field competition
Ecumen Bethany Community offers free memory screenings
Anishinaabe-Ojibwe storyteller to present at EAC
Hope and healing after abortion
Carlos to host youth Halloween party
The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
LETTER: Thank you to VA clinics
LETTER: Odell fully understands issues
LETTER: Time clocks are good business practice
LETTER: Keep Westrom working for students
FARGO FORUM EDITORIAL: This time for president, none of the above
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 10, 2010
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
October 21, 2009
Domestic violence poses unique problems in rural areas
If a woman or a man is in a domestic situation and lives in a small rural town, out in the country or in an area such as Douglas County, where do they go? Who can they turn to for help? Would they run to a neighbor's house for help? Would they tell a co-worker? What about a friend? Now...
October 21, 2009 - 12:05am