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Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 14-18
Board dissects report card data
DWI campaign nabs driver at dental office
Enrollment in BE school district goes up again
Vinson, Jacobson named Brandon-Evansville king and queen
Volleyball: Osakis makes quick work of Upsala
Geneva crowns club champs
Volleyball: Knights edge Ortonville in five sets
Tennis: Osakis coasts to a 12th win
Girls soccer: Defense, Paschka help Cards to a fourth-straight win
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....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Minnesota Treasured Places event coming to Alexandria
DNR release: Despite wet spring, state pheasant index up 19 percent from 2017
Shirley Ann Battey
Donald "Don" Skrove
Patrice "Patty" Den Hartog
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
In the Know: A lot to like about street project
An Echo Press Editorial: Early smoking carries big risks
Paid Political Letter: Claims against Franson are ridiculous
Paid Political Letter: Franson's flippant excuses linger
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
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
Widseth Smith Nolting, Carlos Creek Winery recognized
Destined for digital? Herberger's parent company Bon-Ton bought by online tech company
hires and promotions
on the street
July 19, 2018
Planned Parenthood: Patients at risk - Organization cites potential loss of some federal funds
Planned Parenthood representatives say a Trump administration effort to strip some federal funding from family planning clinics would adversely...
July 19, 2018 - 8:22am
July 11, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Stop having abortions and fight will end
To the editor: I would like to respond to Karen Tolkkinen's column from June 29, 2018, "Can we just drop the abortion fight?" You quote some scripture to show how Jesus did not protest all the wrong doings going on in the world at that time. I might ask you then what did he do when...
July 11, 2018 - 1:30pm
November 22, 2017
LETTER: A factual commentary about Planned Parenthood
To the editor: In regard to the commentary on Friday, Nov. 10 in the Echo Press: "Is Planned Parenthood really part of the solution?" I want to thank Bruce Becker for the factual and informative commentary concerning the sanctity of life. Roma Thompson Alexandria, MN
November 22, 2017 - 7:52am
November 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: Is Planned Parenthood really part of the solution?
By Bruce Becker, chair of the Sanctity of Life Committee, Church of St. Mary Alexandria, MN In a commentary several weeks ago ("Planned Parenthood is part of solution," Sept. 8), the writer adopts a generous attitude but avoids a painful reality: Planned Parenthood ends the lives...
November 11, 2017 - 12:09pm
Commentary: Planned Parenthood is part of solution
By Rita Koll, Alexandria, MN Recently, I've thought about how I tend to vote my identity. Most of us align ourselves with friends, family, church and political party, supporting what is familiar and what maintains our loyalty to the group. We find it difficult to seek out and objectively...
September 11, 2017 - 9:19am
April 5, 2017
LETTER: Pro-choice not synonymous with pro-abortion
To the editor: I am a pro-choice constituent living in Mary Franson's district, which she refers to as "one of the most pro-life in the state." Her recent proposal to eliminate government funding for abortions does not respect my position. Not all women's experiences with unplanned...
April 5, 2017 - 8:33pm
October 14, 2016
Pro-Life prayer vigil planned Saturday
A gathering to pray for an end to abortion will take place in Alexandria this Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood at 1103 Broadway. The vigil is a joint project of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal and the Pro-Life Action League. It coincides with...
October 14, 2016 - 1:00am
September 23, 2016
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The 40 Days for Life Campaign will kick off again in Alexandria. It will run Sept. 28 through Nov. 6. Participants will walk on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Planned Parenthood in Alexandria. During the 40 Days for Life, participants...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
LETTER: The double standard goes both ways
To the editor: In response to a Carlos resident’s letter to the editor titled “When will we stop accepting the double standard?” The statements in that letter are incorrect and misleading. When Robert Dear opened fire on the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Democrats...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Pro-lifers plan protest at Planned Parenthood
A pro-life rally will take place in Alexandria on Saturday, August 22 to protest Planned Parenthood. It’s part of a pro-life national day of protest at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country with the message, “Planned Parenthood sells baby parts.” The rally will...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Letter: Where is the outrage for human life?
To the editor: This past week we heard some horrific stories about videos coming out about Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts for money. But the big story of the week was about a famous lion that was killed. It is very sad to hear about any animal being killed, but the...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011
Planned Parenthood boosts awareness about preventing cervical cancer
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. As part of a sustained effort to raise awareness of public health issues in the region, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) is working to educate women about cervical cancer prevention and detection. Cervical...
January 15, 2011 - 10:45am