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2016 Someplace Safe Raffle

The annual Someplace Safe Raffle is here!

This year we are raffling off:

1st place: Garden Shed/Playhouse or $350 cash option

2nd place: Samsung Galaxy tablet with technology bundle

3rd place: Coach Handbag

Tickets are $5 each or 5/$20 and are available at all Someplace Safe Advocacy Office and Parenting Time Center locations, the Someplace Safe Thrift Stores in Alexandria and Morris, as well as the following locations:

Fergus Falls:

Minnesota Motors
Service Foods
Thrivent Financial - Kurt Nygaard
Viking Cafe
City Bakery
Bremer Bank
Meadow Farm Foods
Stenerson Lumber
Flower Mill

Nycklemoe & Ellig, P.A.

Fergus Falls City Attorney's Office

Security State Bank

The Market

Nelson Ford

Lakes Area Cooperative - Otter Tail Oasis

Oasis Gas Station

Goose Gang


Mainstreet Express

Office Supply and Copy Center

Battle Lake:
LAC Cenex

Tesoro Undermart

R&R Construction


Buddies Bar and Grill


Tom's Food Pride

Homecare Hospice

Sheer Indulgence

Glacial Ridge Eye Clinic


Larry's Grocery Store


Old No. 1

Dakota Bank


Place to Be

Stay tuned for additional ticket sale locations. For more info, contact Emilyn at 218-739-3132.

A HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors!

As those long summer days come to an end, children across our communities are heading back to school this fall.

Help make your child’s school year a success with these safety tips:


  • Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.
  • Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of it's compartments. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of your child's body weight.
  • Always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles.



  • Remind your child to wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb.
  • Make sure your child walks where he or she can see the bus driver.
  • Remind your student to look both ways to see that no other traffic is coming before crossing the street.
  • If your child's school bus has lap/shoulder belts, make sure your child uses one at all times when in the bus.


  • All passengers should wear a seat belt or use an age- and size-appropriate car safety seat or booster seat.
  • All children younger than 13 years of age should ride in the rear seat of vehicles.


  • Always wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how short or long the ride.
  • Ride on the right, in the same direction as auto traffic.
  • Use appropriate hand signals.
  • Respect traffic lights and stop signs.
  • Wear bright-colored clothing to increase visibility. White or light-colored clothing and reflective gear is especially important after dark.
  • Know the "rules of the road".


  • Identify other children in the neighborhood with whom your child can walk to school. In neighborhoods with higher levels of traffic, consider organizing a "walking school bus," in which an adult accompanies a group of neighborhood children walking to school.
  • If your children are young or are walking to a new school, walk with them the first week or until you are sure they know the route and can do it safely.
  • Bright-colored clothing will make your child more visible to drivers.


  • During early and middle childhood, youngsters need supervision. A responsible adult should be available to get them ready and off to school in the morning and supervise them after school until you return home from work.
  • If alternate adult supervision is not available, children should have a set time when they are expected to arrive at home and should check in with a neighbor or with a parent by telephone.
  • If you choose a commercial after-school program, inquire about the training of the staff. There should be a high staff-to-child ratio, and the rooms and the playground should be safe.

Information and excerpts from:https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/pages/back-to-school-tips.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR:+No+local+token

For more child safety tips, please visit the National Safety Council at: www.nsc.org/act/events/Pages/keep-children-safe-at-school.aspx

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