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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 16-18
Teachers say they've 'become better teachers' as school adopts 4-day week
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Law Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 14-15
Firefighters battle house fire in Nelson
Sports schedule for Monday, Nov. 19
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria upended by New Ulm late
State swimming: Cardinals' 4x100 takes 16th at state
Sports schedule for Sunday, Nov. 18
Girls hockey: Brainerd-LF downs Alexandria in CLC play
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
DeLaney Ann Jane
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
A big buck with grandpa
A decoy buck with a bow
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Viola M. Klimek
Robert "Bob" J. Johnston
Robert Edward Richardson
Letter to the Editor: Try a plant-based roast this Thanksgiving
Commentary: What happens in mental health therapy?
It's Our Turn: America: Not a Christian nation
Letter to the Editor: Epilepsy is always newsworthy
An Echo Press Editorial: Don't be a victim of silent killer
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
Wendy's closes in Alexandria
'Making my dreams come true': Minnesota farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Tubbs wins state award: Horizon Public Health leader is retiring in January
Meet new turkey farmers in the US’s largest turkey-producing county
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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
August 23, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Countering fear-mongering and bigotry
To the editor: A reader wrote that "Muslims are not willing to accept U.S. laws," which is an absolute statement and which further stokes fear and bigotry in some by implying that Sharia law will take over America. Every day in this country, Muslim Americans take an oath to uphold...
August 23, 2018 - 9:26am
July 31, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Muslims not willing to accept U.S. laws
To the editor:
July 31, 2018 - 7:57am
July 30, 2018
Letter to the Editor: What were the Founding Fathers thinking?
To the editor: The Founding Fathers banned religious tests for national offices, but allowed them for state offices. July 30, 1788 comments at North Carolina Ratifying Convention: "It is never to be supposed that the people of America will trust their dearest rights to persons who...
July 30, 2018 - 7:56am
July 23, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Muslim Brotherhood's credo: world domination
To the editor: In response to Gretchen Obert (June 29 letter to the editor), the true threat to our American freedoms is the Muslim Brotherhood, which is pervasive in most, if not all, Muslim organizations of which there are thousands dedicated to achieving the Muslim Brotherhood's...
July 23, 2018 - 5:36am
July 12, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Outlandish letter doesn't reflect Muslim views
To the editor: In response to Margaret Schoeneck's July 6 letter to the editor, she quotes "An Exploratory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America" and states how Muslims are challenged to "perform grand jihad on the West." In reality, this is a letter...
July 12, 2018 - 9:28am
July 1, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Freedom of religion is a beautiful thing
To the editor: Intolerance of others religion is not what America stands for. Racism and bigotry has no place in our great country. Mr. Jim Dyrdahl's latest charge (June 13 letter) is that not enough Muslims are denouncing violence. It doesn't take long to research and find all...
July 1, 2018 - 5:29am
June 13, 2018
Why don't more Muslims condemn violence?
To the editor: In response to Gretchen Obert's letter, I question why rather than disparaging me, she didn't make a serious attempt to explain and justify why followers of Islam do not at every opportunity loudly condemn the acts of violent Muslims, perpetrated against Christians,...
June 13, 2018 - 7:34pm
May 26, 2018
LETTER: Please stop the hate
To the editor: I was sorely disappointed to read yet another letter to the editor from Jim Dyrdahl (May 9). Mr. Dyrdahl obviously has a bigoted and intolerant view of one of the great religions of the world — Islam. I had to wonder if Mr. Dyrdahl has ever had a conversation...
May 26, 2018 - 2:35pm
May 10, 2018
LETTER: Quran allows Muslims to lie
To the editor: The recent presentation by a public relations team consisting of a Muslim, Catholic convert and a Lutheran pastor was a polished PowerPoint presentation purported to be for the purpose of developing understanding and building bridges. Islam was portrayed as a reasonable,...
May 10, 2018 - 10:31am
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
March 13, 2018
Three Illinois men accused in Minnesota mosque bombing
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—Federal officials in Illinois say they have arrested three men they think bombed a Bloomington mosque last summer. Law...
March 13, 2018 - 7:26pm
March 17, 2017
IT'S OUR TURN: I know firsthand what Muslims are capable of
We were raising our four sons in Lexington, Kentucky. The oldest was in high school, the youngest still in elementary school and our twins were in their last year of middle school, which meant a class trip. That year, the destination was Washington, D.C., a chance to experience landmarks...
March 17, 2017 - 7:00am
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
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