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Rollover sends one to hospital
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Sheriff: Apparent stray bullet kills former northwest Minn. police chief on forest hunting trail
Jump into cold river cools off Minnesota shoplifting suspect for police
A top-two finish at state for Mountaineers' middle schoolers
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Ruth Willman Dahl
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
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Minnesota opening weekend deer harvest down from last year
An opener to remember
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Ardean A. Hollatz
Gary A. Fjoslien
Dale Gordon Serum
Bruce Allen Jaspersen
Robert Edward Richardson
Letter to the Editor: Be kind toward our president
Letter to the Editor: Abuse survivors are inspirational
Commentary: Streamline drug approval process
It's Our Turn: The marvelous makeup of Minnesodah
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
4-H holds county competition
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
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
Land rent workshop set
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September 6, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Christians, Muslims and the Bible
To the editor: Our country allows all religious faiths. In countries where Islam is the dominant religion this is not true. I just read a book called "Killing Christians" by Tom Doyle with Greg Webster. Thousands of Christians are being killed because they left the Muslim religion...
September 6, 2018 - 6:33am
June 23, 2018
Letter to the Editor: History of Islam is no pretty picture
To the editor: I see that Gretchen Obert (May 25 letter to the editor) has mounted her high pony again, this time accusing anyone who would dare question the tenets of Islam of being haters and bigots. This is nothing new for some on the left. When faced with losing a spirited debate,...
June 23, 2018 - 9:04am
April 30, 2018
Q&A on Islam and Muslims
Last week, the Echo Press solicited reader questions for two Muslim men who came to speak at a reception for Tracks in the Snow, a photo exhibit of Minnesota Muslims on display through Monday, April 30, at the Alexandria Technical and Community College. Multiple questions were received...
April 30, 2018 - 5:13am
Muslim man gets warmer audience
The crowd was smaller, the questions friendlier. And Rashed Ferdous was able to leave town a whole lot sooner. Ferdous, a Muslim and president...
April 30, 2018 - 5:12am
April 18, 2018
Questions about Islam?
If you have questions about Islam, here's a chance to ask. On Monday, April 23, two members of Minnesota's Muslim community will speak at the Alexandria Technical & Community College. Prior to that event, the Echo-Press will conduct a question and answer session with those speakers,...
April 18, 2018 - 2:54pm
August 16, 2017
MN Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man accused of throwing a pig's foot at Somali-American
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants a Willmar man charged with a hate crime after...
August 16, 2017 - 9:42am
March 3, 2017
Answering questions about Muslims
Rashed Ferdous asked a group gathered in Alexandria to name a country where women are not allowed to drive. The group had little trouble coming...
March 3, 2017 - 6:00am
February 22, 2017
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
The public is invited to attend a free Community Awareness and Education Presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Room 743B, Office and Technology Building. The topic is "What You Always Wanted to Know About Islam and Muslims."...
February 22, 2017 - 8:00am
December 28, 2016
LETTER: False accusation about Muslims
To the editor: In her Aug. 24 letter to the editor, "All are born in spiritual darkness," Jane Kluver made a few claims that demonstrated her lack of knowledge of Islam. The unnamed Muslim she quoted wasn't given full credit. Sharia means "the way." Some people call it "the golden...
December 28, 2016 - 8:00am
August 24, 2016
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
To the editor: I think we need to speak up and ask questions and voice our concerns about the threat Islam poses to our country. On Fox news, one Muslim said the U.S. Constitution is made by people and the Sharia law is made by Allah, so Sharia is all above and has to be definitely...
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
May 20, 2016
LETTER: Presentation not an attempt to convert to Islam
To the editor: There has been talk concerning a controversial presentation at Calvary Lutheran Church. I went to the Calvary website to see it. This one, on April 6, was presented by a Muslim man named Hatim Kareem. After watching the video, I understood this was not an attempt to...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
LETTER: Christian faith blasphemed multiple times
To the editor: In response to the letters of Gretchen Obert and Galen Mohammed, this is my only allowed rebuttal. Further response will have to be taken up by others. Muslim regimes are guilty of flagrant violations of civil rights, political freedoms and human decency. Despite this,...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
LETTER: Questions some of the 'facts' referenced
To the editor: In reading Gretchen Obert’s letter about Muslims, I question some of the “facts” referenced. The pilgrims were seeking religious freedom. However, several generations later, the founders of our country were very cautious about separating religion from the government....
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
LETTER: Get to know your fellow American citizens
To the editor: [In response to the April 22 letter, True motives of Islam and Muslims.] Mr. Drydahl mentions a church hosting a Muslim speaker wherein an attendee to the event felt the need to proselytize her Christian belief … as if that’s what the Muslim speaker was doing. Apparently,...
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
LETTER: True motives of Islam and Muslims
To the editor: A church recently hosted a Muslim speaker. Attendees were led to believe that Islams and Muslims are loving people: “We love our neighbors as ourselves.” “Muslims simply want to co-exist.” Initially, the speaker allowed questions. When he responded that Jesus...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am