Skip to main content
Motorcyclist injured after veering into truck
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, June 21
A 'case' study at engineering camp
Tuition rising 1 percent at state colleges
Work to begin on new roundabout
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
Mission accomplished: Parkers Prairie baseball gets its title a year later
State baseball: Hibbing, Marshall both stun Cards with walk-offs as Alexandria finishes fourth in Class AAA
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Ham radio demonstration June 24-25
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Gary Kermit Backlund
Lee Edward Hutchins
Orville Arnold Botner
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 4, 2017
Bowdens recruiting families for orphan hosting ministry
Paul and Lisa Bowden of Alexandria have seen the effects of orphan hosting first-hand. In 2015, they opened their home up to four Ukrainian orphans...
May 4, 2017 - 5:27am
April 12, 2017
Welcome, JeeWoo: 3-year-old adjusting to life with new family
JeeWoo has a curious streak. He isn't the least bit shy. He doesn't like doughnuts but prefers eggs and bacon. These are just a few of the...
April 12, 2017 - 7:28am
April 4, 2017
Simulcast conference addresses adoption, foster care
A live simulcast, Empowered to Connect Conference, will be presented by Show Hope on Friday, April 7, at 8:50 a.m. to Saturday, April 8, at 5 p.m. at Douglas County Public Works, 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria. The purpose of the simulcast is to bring hope and healing to families by...
April 4, 2017 - 4:48pm
February 8, 2017
Bringing Remie home
Rachel Elliott sits next to her husband, Russ, on the couch in their Evansville home. Russ holds their 1-month-old daughter Remie, dressed in...
February 8, 2017 - 6:00am
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