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Man accused of fleeing police, knocking over fence, DWI
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
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September 28, 2016
LETTER: Are prophets among us?
To the editor: Christians of the common lectionary get a periodic jolt from the prophet Jeremiah, and now is the season. Of course other Christian traditions honor Jeremiah, and I think it's safe to assume that those who readily and publicly swear to biblical power would swear as...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2016
Connecting Faith to Life: God's grace is all-inclusive
Recently, I preached at the funeral of a man killed in an officer-related shooting. This was a difficult situation from all sides. My heart broke for this young man’s father that day and still does. No loving parent wants to see their child struggle but also knows that they can’t...
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
To the editor: I have to admit, when I first sat down to respond to Mr. Vinar's letter, I started out addressing his errors regarding my letter, facts, logic and the Bible, point by point. However, such as exercise would be fruitless and wouldn't bring him or anyone else any benefit,...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
August 17, 2016
LETTER: Judge not; condemn not; forgive
To the editor: When a Muslim opens fire, plants explosives, or drives a truck into a crowd, it's often labeled religious extremism. How often we forget that not only does this represent a miniscule fraction of Muslims, but that extremism is not exclusive to any one faith. Thankfully,...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
LETTER: Not on same wavelength
To the editor: I re-read the letters you printed in the Echo by me and Jami Gaither (hers on Feb. 5, 2016). We apparently were not on the same wavelength. I believe the Bible is God’s word for us to read and obey. The people she called “invaders” or “missionaries” who tried...
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
LETTER: Who defined boundaries of sea?
To the editor: Writers to this paper are supporting the idea that there is climate change and the melting of the ice at the Poles will cause flooding of the Earth, and people must work to stop it. Have you noticed that when a glass of ice cubes in water is left to melt, the glass...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
LETTER: Rainbow is promise to not destroy Earth with a flood
To the editor: Many scientists today are predicting that the melting of the ice at the poles will cause flooding of Earth. King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 1:7, “All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.” God...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2014
Free church school offered to children
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and Fahlun Lutheran Church of Nelson invite all children from preschool through sixth grade to come hear God’s story as expressed in the Bible. Both churches are sponsoring a free church school at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Nelson every Wednesday...
September 11, 2014 - 2:29pm
August 15, 2014
Connecting Faith to Life: Hospitality should be extended by all, to all
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how toilet paper relates to hospitality. That may sound odd, but let me explain. As we all know, there are different degrees of how “nice” toilet paper can be. You and I may have different opinions as to what qualifies as good toilet paper,...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
September 18, 2013
Letter - All, some or none of Bible is absolute truth
To the editor: I do not want to reduce anyone's faith in their beliefs. What I do want is for all people to honestly think. Just because you read something doesn't mean that what you read is true. There are many letters to the editor that refer to the Bible. I would say that it...
September 18, 2013 - 6:39am
September 14, 2012
Lake Community Church launches 'The Story'
The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people in Alexandria actually read it? A Gallup survey reports that the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that only 16 percent of Americans read the...
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Adult coed Bible study set
The Alexandria Area YMCA and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) have partnered together to offer an adult coed Bible study that will run on Saturday mornings from October 30 through December 18. The instructor of the course will be John Beem, and the study will be on the...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
Mount Carmel offers concerts, Bible study, worship events
Mount Carmel will feature a variety of performers in concert on Saturday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. The audience will hear Eric Sorum on baritone; Rachel La Berge on flute; Jane Schuneman, violin; Eric Selle on the euphonium; and Jane Chu Harrington and Kay Hoffland on the piano. One special...
July 30, 2010 - 7:39am
May 14, 2010
Vacation Bible School - United Methodist Church
Vacation Bible school is set at United Methodist Church in Alexandria Sunday through Thursday, June 13 to 17. This year's theme is "Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure." Preschoolers will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; kindergarteners through 6th graders will meet from 6:30 to 8:30...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
Neighborhood Bible study set
Headwaters Fellowship will host a neighborhood Bible study at The LakeHouse, near Alexandria, from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday beginning May 18. The study, called "Loving God and Loving Your Neighbor," will feature music, free refreshments, healthy snacks, Bibles and an informational...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am