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May 10, 2013
Eat pizza, help WINGS on Monday
Community Impact Night, a fundraiser to benefit WINGS Family Supportive Services, will take place Monday, May 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pizza Ranch in Alexandria. A percentage of all sales that evening will go to WINGS. In addition, WINGS staff members and friends will be serving and...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
October 19, 2012
When home hurts: Domestic violence awareness in Alexandria
A step in the right direction, and another, and another. Citizens, victims and survivors of domestic violence led the sixth annual Taking Steps...
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
September 14, 2012
Fatherly advice: Alexandria program offers parental guidance in West Central region
When one door closes, another opens. In this case, the open door will help fathers be a bigger part of their children's lives. They'll have access to assistance with visitation mediation and advice on legal issues involving parenthood and child support procedures. Wings in Alexandria...
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
March 2, 2012
Wings Family Supportive Services receives 'Agency of the Year' award
Kimberly has two dads and she is grateful for the part they played in her life as a child.
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Board nixes Wings request
A request made at the November 23 Douglas County Board meeting was denied by commissioners at the December 28 meeting. The request - a financial one for $6,000 - came from Dorie Twist with Wings Family Supportive Services. In November, Twist explained to commissioners that the...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
November 25, 2010
Agency that helps others seeks help
When the economy is still flat, it's hard for agencies to ask for funding, especially when the services they provide are valuable to a community and nearby areas. Dorie Twist with Wings Family Supportive Services in Douglas County went before the board of commissioners at Tuesday's...
November 25, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Wing's receives grant to expand Father's Resource Program
Single dads are one of the fastest-growing segments of Minnesota's population. By 2030, the number of single-father households is expected to climb 55 percent- from 6 percent of all households counted in the 2000 census to nearly 10 percent, according to state projections. Locally,...
March 26, 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
November 18, 2009
Letter - Keep up the fight against domestic violence
To the editor: Congratulations, Alexandria, Douglas County and surrounding areas for the wonderfully strong support shown at the third annual Taking Steps Against Domestic Violence Walk in October. Despite a windy autumn chill in the air, more than 230 walkers showed up on the courthouse...
November 18, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
Steps against violence: Daughters of victim share her story
She was a mother. A grandmother. A sister. A daughter. A co-worker. A neighbor. A friend. And she was a wife. Although Linda Lee Green continues...
October 16, 2009 - 12:05am
August 19, 2009
Big Ole gets his wings back
Bob Wolfe of Indigo Signworks re-installed the wings on Big Ole's helmet after one of them blew off in a storm two summers ago. At that time,...
August 19, 2009 - 12:05am