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Sun sets over sparse snow
Two New Hope police officers shot at City Hall; gunman killed
Explosion levels home near Bemidji
Alexandria to hire two new police officers
K9 unit deployed after chase with suspect
Sports schedule for Tuesday, January 27
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Seahawks' setup favored by Carroll
Sports roundup from Monday, January 26
Sports schedule for Monday, January 26
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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Where are they now?
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
Ruby Benson, 73
Allan Altnow, 87
LaVaun Schoeck, 84
Helen Howie, 88
Service - Ruby Benson, 73
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
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