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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Boys basketball: Turnovers haunt Ashby in home-opener
Gymnastics: Cardinals lose close one to Brainerd in home opener
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
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IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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On The Street
April 11, 2016
Preparing for a homecoming
Mike and Jaci Loween of Alexandria will soon be introducing a new child to their family – but not in the traditional way. The Loweens, who...
April 11, 2016 - 1:08pm
November 18, 2015
Host to home
November is Adoption Awareness Month, and one local family is embracing the process four times over.
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
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...
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...
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...
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...
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