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Magic, wonder and faith at Church for the Harvest
New method for funding nursing homes?
Snow Saturday Night
Law enforcement blotter: January 22, 2015
News Briefs: Smoking in Minnesota drops
Boys hockey: Alex can't overcome Bemidji's torrid start as Cards drop second straight
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Sports roundup from Saturday, January 24
Girls hockey: Shorthanded Alexandria falls 1-0 against Bemidji
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
Speaker to share about weight loss journey
Harper’s Chord to perform at Carlos Creek
Tribute band plays at upcoming Alexandria Marching Band fundraiser
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Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 28, 2014
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Short-tailed weasel
Ready for a challenge?
Buck bagged in Wyoming
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
Funeral - Allan Altnow, 86
Funeral - Maynard Radil, 79
Marilyn Berghe, 77
Letter: Can’t afford pro sports
Letter: Quotes can shed light on disputes
Letter: Practicing good hygiene habits is important during cold, flu season
It's Our Turn: Twins take refreshing approach at caravan stop
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
JCPenney reports good, bad news
Alexandria Industries CEO outlines keys to company’s success
Alexandria Clinic lab earns accreditation
Operation Round Up grants announced
Hires and Promotions
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
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
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
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
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
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
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