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UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Fergus Falls council member dies in crash after fleeing from police
Alex boys basketball: Torrid start carries Cards to win over Delano
Aces past and present help set an unofficial world record
Party like it's 1990
Sports schedule for Saturday, December 27
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
A helping hand
Candlelight trails set at Lake Carlos State Park
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Carl Kremer, 67
Funeral - Ricahrd Sjerven, 72
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Letter: We just have to behave ourselves
It's Our Turn: Unconditional, crazy love
In the Know: Aging can be adventurous fun
Observations from the archives, 2004: Mental health facility to be built in Alexandria
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Going green for United Way
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Hospital board members recognized
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
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On The Street
October 10, 2012
Shedding light on a dark problem: violence in the home
It's time to turn the spotlight on a problem that's too often shrouded in secrecy and shame: domestic violence. As part of National Domestic...
October 10, 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 third annual Vintage Tea event raised about $9,500 for the organization, according to Susie Trexler, sexual assault advocate at Someplace...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 11, 2012
Hundreds rally at Capitol to end violence against women
More than 500 women, children, and men gathered at the state Capitol on March 6 to protest violence against women. They called on legislators...
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April 11, 2012 - 12:00am
October 21, 2011
Couple breaks vicious cycle of domestic violence
Chuck Switzer came into his marriage with anger bottled up inside him since childhood. He unleashed his rage against his wife, M'Liss, for 20...
October 21, 2011 - 12:00am
Free personal safety course stops criminals in their tracks
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Josh Waltzing of the Schutz Martial Arts Association is teaming up with Someplace Safe of Douglas County to conduct the second Annual Conquering Fear of Violence Course. This personal safety course will be held on Wednesday, October 26...
October 21, 2011 - 12:00am
Someplace Safe resumes services for victims of violence
Someplace Safe received word that domestic violence, sexual assault, and general crimes programs under the Minnesota Office of Justice were designated as essential services by special court order. It is resuming services in all of its nine outreach offices today, Thursday, July 21....
July 21, 2011 - 10:30am
July 17, 2011
Klobuchar: Reauthorizing Violence Against Women Act is critical
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar called for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) at a Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, highlighting the critical role legislation has had in protecting women and children for 17 years. Klobuchar noted that...
July 17, 2011 - 2:36pm
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
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
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
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
October 7, 2009
Domestic violence in spotlight
Domestic violence. Unfortunately, it's out there. It's in the community - in Douglas County, in Alexandria, Miltona, Garfield, and everywhere in between. It's men abusing women, women abusing men, men and women abusing children, partners abusing each other or children abusing their...
October 7, 2009 - 12:05am
Walk takes steps against domestic abuse
Someplace Safe in Alexandria, along with Wings Family Supportive Services and Uniting Communities Advocating Non-Violence (UCAN), are hosting the third annual Taking Steps Against Domestic Violence next Tuesday, October 13. The walk to support a violence-free community, which will...
October 7, 2009 - 12:05am
May 20, 2009
County calls to end domestic violence
Another step was taken to end domestic violence in Douglas County. At last Tuesday's Douglas County Board meeting, Chuck Nettestad, along with several other members of the United Communities Advocating Non-Violence (U-CAN) committee, presented the county commissioners with a resolution...
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am