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Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Elvis Pigsley (w/video)
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Alexandria Horseshoe League
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
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On The Street
October 15, 2010
Local events help fight domestic violence
"Domestic violence: A local and global crisis." This is the topic being presented at next Wednesday's 10th annual Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon. The event is set for October 20 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
Letter - The responsibility of ending violence is with all of us
To the editor: Three out of four Americans know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence, according to the Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic Violence. While it impacts many with far-reaching impact, few discuss the issue in day-to-day conversation. With...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
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