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UPDATE: Crash near Miltona injures three people Thursday
Aaron's Weather Talk: Nor'easter
Fire damages house in Alexandria
Three charged with felonies for Halloween night robbery
Holiday Train dazzles despite fog
Alex girls basketball: Heggie reaches 1,000 career points as Cards run past Fergus (w/video)
Sports schedule for Thursday, December 18
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 16
Alex boys win third straight against Otters
Leaning on seniors
Homemade for the holidays: Trio of foods makes perfect gifts
The start of a national movement
A real renaissance man
Alexandria pianist releases Christmas CD
Theatre L’Homme Dieu announces 2015 season
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 17, 2014
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Melvin Paradis, 75
Funeral - Darlene Schuman, 56
Funeral - Reanie Mrnak, 87
Visitation - Elza Manning, 62
Donald Huwe, 82
Echo Press Editorial: Did you hear about this??? (It’s probably not true)
Letter: What is wrong with health coverage?
Letter: Council can avoid negative religious messages
Observations from the archives, 2004: Explosion flattens veterinary clinic
Echo Press Editorial: Teach children how to save during holidays
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Douglas County DAC announces Employers, Employees of the Quarter
Alexandria molding firm featured in ‘IndustryWeek’ businesss magazine
ATCC Foundation receives $10,000 to support STEM education
New building will house plumbing company
Cinema 9 supports local breast cancer research
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
November 14, 2012
Wanted: A child to love
Jim and Bonnilynn Tungseth of Alexandria are sure they are going to make great parents. They're just not sure when that will happen. The Tungseths have been dreaming about their future children since before they were married on December 9, 2006.
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
September 19, 2012
My belly, their baby
Sam's oven no longer worked. But she needed somewhere to put her bun. That's where Amanda Dahmes came in. "I have something that was taken...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
July 29, 2012
Expanded adoption tax credit still available for extension filers
If you adopted a child last year and requested an extension of time to file your 2011 taxes, you may be able to claim the expanded adoption credit on your federal tax return. The Affordable Care Act temporarily increased the amount of the credit and made it refundable, which means...
July 29, 2012 - 2:43pm
April 7, 2012
Lutheran Social Service seeks adoptive parents
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Adoption will hold a meeting for the public to learn more about the opportunities and changes in adoption. Participants will discover the tools and support for families who would like a flexible, proactive adoption process, and learn how LSS can...
news / region
April 7, 2012 - 12:07pm
December 4, 2010
Legislation will allow siblings up to age 18 to remain together in international adoptions
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced this week that her legislation, the International Adoption Simplification Act, has been signed into law by President Obama. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Klobuchar and cosponsored by Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA),...
December 4, 2010 - 10:21am
August 14, 2010
Bill aims to improve adoption process
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Sam Brownback (R-KS), and Tim Johnson (D-SD) have introduced legislation to strengthen pre- and post-adoption support services for American adoptive families. The Supporting Adoptive Families Act would develop and expand training...
August 14, 2010 - 2:16pm
February 9, 2010
Families in Perham, Battle Lake adopt children from Haiti
Of the thousands of stories of heroism, charity and humanity surfacing after the Haiti earthquake, three of them trace all the way back to East Otter Tail County - specifically to one church in Perham. Three families are now parents of three Haitian children. And those stories transpired...
news / region
February 9, 2010 - 11:05am
January 2, 2010
Detroit Lakes family adopts 'miracle' baby
One person's greatest sacrifice can be another's greatest gift. Adoption. After several years of trying to start a family on their own, Jeff...
news / region
January 2, 2010 - 10:32am
November 11, 2009
Good Thunder Returning
It was the most heart-wrenching, agonizing decision Sheri Ocampo ever had to make. More than three decades later, it brought her an unexpected...
November 11, 2009 - 12:00am
September 2, 2009
A family gives back
Bringing a child into the world gives most people a sense of peace. For the Giesler family of Villard, their fifth child opened their hearts...
September 2, 2009 - 12:00am
May 29, 2009
An unexpected family
Karen and Mark Meuwissen's family didn't turn out exactly as they planned. But the Alexandria couple learned that some of the best things in...
May 29, 2009 - 12:00am