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May 17, 2019
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. Dominic Lipinski / WPA Pool / Getty Images / TNS
Move over, Olivia and Oliver: Social Security releases most popular baby names of 2018
May 17, 2019 - 10:02am
April 18, 2019
Allison Gildner shows off some of the eggs at her home Wednesday, April 17, that she and her husband Caleb will be hiding this weekend. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
Central Minnesota couple hatches plan to hide Easter eggs to raise funds for adoption
April 18, 2019 - 2:41pm
December 24, 2018
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Holidays can be challenging for those with Alzheimer's
December 24, 2018 - 12:06pm
December 22, 2018
"God Jul" is the Norwegian term for Merry Christmas. Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum
God Jul: Scandinavian Christmas traditions stand the test of time
December 22, 2018 - 4:38pm
December 15, 2018
Standing as high as 17 feet at its highest point, the playground in Alexandria will feature several slides and climbing areas. (Courtesy iPlayCO)
Indoor playground coming to city: LAR board approves plan for old Central gym
December 15, 2018 - 8:13am
November 21, 2018
Matt and Corine Thoennes of Millerville will be celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving and this past August, Matt celebrated his 100th birthday. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Celebrating 100 Thanksgivings: Two Douglas County veterans have plenty to be thankful for
November 21, 2018 - 6:29am
October 27, 2018
Steve Haseltine, second from left, and his family created the set from the movie "Up," for their part in First Lutheran's Trunk or Treat last year. (Contributed)
Trick or Treat times 2,000: Area Halloween happenings
October 27, 2018 - 8:30am
October 13, 2018
October 13, 2018 - 11:41am
August 3, 2018
Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool director Kristen Peterson (far left) and her students (clockwise from her left) Ariana Pajari, Aria Ries, Aasta Richards, Ingrid Richards, Elsie Anderson, Addison Jurchenko and Laney Steidl decorate a cape Tuesday for volunteer Ken Ryan. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Beloved volunteer earns his cape: Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool Remembers Ken Ryan
August 3, 2018 - 6:12pm
June 1, 2018
Diana Rogers (left) of Elbow Lake and Joy Carter of Alexandria learn how to interpret genetic results during DNA Day at the Douglas County Historical Society. The two are consultants at the Alexandria Minnesota Family History Center. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
DNA testing unearths secrets
June 1, 2018 - 12:16pm
May 18, 2018
A photo of Steven "Beaver" Hlinsky is held by his children, Abby Hlinsky and Dominic Hlinsky, while Beaver's dog, Ollie, stands by them. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
May 18, 2018 - 6:40am
May 11, 2018
Joyce Williams (right) passed on her love on the lakes area to her daughter, Katie Williams. The mother-daughter duo live in the Twin Cities metro area, but in the summer months, spend as many weekends as they can at the family cabin on Lake Darling. (Contributed)
Weekends at the lake: Mom passes down her love for lake
May 11, 2018 - 6:14am
May 4, 2018
Madi Knoblauch of Glenwood and her horse, Harv, are the subjects of a children's book written by Knoblauch's mother, Jennifer Anderson. (Contributed)
When Madi met Harv: A story of a girl and her love of horses
May 4, 2018 - 11:01am
April 12, 2018
Jennifer Yttrie (left), an Education for All Squid School instructor, watches as 15-year-old Alexis Katterhagen, who has non-verbal autism, picks up an iPad during her swim lesson. The iPad, with its waterproof case, is dropped to the bottom of the pool and Alexis, who at one time would not dunk under the water, will now go underwater to retrieve the device. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
Education for all: 'Squid School' provides swim lessons for all ages and all needs
April 12, 2018 - 6:32am
March 15, 2018
Two sisters from Ukraine, Anastasiia and Viktoriia, ages 8 and 9, will be traveling to Minnesota this summer to stay with the Morrissey family through the organization Courageous Families. (Contributed)
Seeking Courageous Families: Local couple spreads mission of hosting children from Ukraine
March 15, 2018 - 12:06pm