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White House 'nice': Trump pardons turkey raised in Douglas County
County to sue drug companies
Minn. woman arrested on I-94 stop in ND for $1.37 million in pot
Alexandria company 'not scared' by animal cruelty accusations
Greater Minnesota cities urge action on bonding, aid, streets
Elks Hoop Shoot contest set for Jan. 7 in Alexandria
Blizzard Hockey: Alexandria swept in weekend series with Granite City
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Girls Hockey: Cards end Packers’ winning streak
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Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
New Year's Eve in November for Newcomers
Dave & Jean Schonberg
Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
Opening morning memory
Firearm deer harvest up 10 percent from 2016 so far
Ann M. Nussbaum
Sharon Marie Martinson
OUR TURN: Social media opens door to hate and unkindness
EDITORIAL: Advice for Black Friday shoppers
LETTER: Who benefits from proposed tax cuts?
LETTER: The religion of Americanism
COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes are a public health concern
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
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March 3, 2017
LETTER: Care for each other
To the editor: Regarding the letter in the Feb. 17 Echo Press addressing the walk on Broadway in support of refugees and immigrants: I am a great-grandchild of immigrants from Sweden to Minnesota. When I first read the letter, I felt sad that the writer seemingly saw the walkers as...
March 3, 2017 - 7:00am
February 10, 2017
LETTER: Teenagers can handle diversity
To the editor: A famous Bible verse says that there is a thief in this world that seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. (Jn. 10:10)
February 10, 2017 - 9:00am
October 28, 2016
LETTER: This election is a disaster
To the editor: What's a pastor to do? Good question. In one letter, a person said that the church should give opinions on how to vote and to help people get out and vote. Another letter states that church and state should remain separate. So what should a person do? This election...
October 28, 2016 - 8:00am
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