Glass shards and corn flakes—Finding my way home

July 1, 2019
Peggy Ann Isakson on his dad’s lap in November, 1965. Peggy found this photo in the photo album and it inspired her to call her dad. Contributed photo
The memory of my dad’s large work-worn farm hands had remained with ...

Adoption of twins leads to mission trips

December 1, 2015
Rachael and Ryan McCleary of rural Holmes City with their twin boys, Burka and Buche. The boys were adopted from Ethiopia and this was the first time Rachael and Ryan held the boys. Contributed photo
Rachael and Ryan McCleary, of ...

Featured Pet: Cody

March 1, 2015
Friendly little Cody was born on Jan. 9 and he only weighs 2 pounds. He and his littermates were born after their mom was rescued. Cody likes playing and would do well with children over 5 years old. He is ...

Pet of the Week:Moose

December 30, 2013
This weeks featured pet is Moose, an extra large adult, male, mastiff mix. He is available for adoption at the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter of McLeod County in Hutchinson, MN. A little about Moose
Moose is a big fella, ...

Sisters united

September 30, 2013
Donuts fell onto the floor as Connie Kuhn opened the freezer door. She and her sister, Mary Salem, picked them up quickly as they laughed hysterically in order to abide by the five-second rule. Connie blew on the donuts in ...

Pet of the Week: Chi Chi

July 31, 2013
This weeks featured pet is Chi Chi a chinchilla available for adoption at Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) in Alexandria, MN. A little about Chi Chi
Chi Chi is the first chinchilla that LAHS has had. He has not been ...

Pet of the Week: Betty

June 27, 2013
This weeks featured pet is Betty an adult female German Shepherd dog available for adoption at the Humane Society of Otter Tail County in Fergus Falls, MN. Betty is a very large, calm and gentle, Regal, middle aged Shepherd. She ...

Pet of the Week: Balto

June 27, 2013
Every week we feature a Minnesota pet that needs a home. Let us know if you take a featured pet home and we will add an update to this page. This weeks Featured Pet is Balto a Domestic Short Hair ...

Finding his family

May 31, 2013
In 1949 Lee Haugen, of Milan, was adopted as an infant by Lloyd and Violet Haugen. He grew up in their loving home which later added another adopted child. Both Lee and his younger sister grew up knowing they were ...