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Bathhouse design approved for Lake Brophy County Park
Air quality alert for Alexandria for Friday, Saturday
One year later, frustration abounds: Problems persist with MNLARS
Law Enforcement Blotter: July 18
Junior district tournament: Alex Black tops EGF in 7-5 roller coaster for state berth
Junior legion tournament: Rain postpones Alex Black game to Friday
Girls basketball: Cardinals win Breakdown state title
Alexandria youth teams top three at Pacesetter Tournament
Junior legion tournament: Alex Black loses first bid for state tournament berth
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
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Rare white squirrels show up in Alexandria
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Carolyn E. Koudela
Terry D. Mohrmann
Paid Political Letter: Put Judy on duty for county commissioner
A Guest Editorial: Government-funded news not the answer
Letter to the Editor: Constitution is straightforward, plain English
In the Know: Avoid stereotyping employees
1968: Alexandria native caught up in Miami hijacking
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
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Hagstrom named 'Top 25 Women in Business'
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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 15, 2018
Letter to the Editor: In abortion issue, remember commandment
To the editor: In response to the column, "Can we drop the abortion fight?" (June 29). We who support the pro-life movement will never stop standing up for the rights of the unborn. You are right about the issue cutting down the middle of America. But what about the issue of women...
July 15, 2018 - 5:06pm
July 12, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Vinegar, honey and truth
To the editor: The column, "Can we just drop the abortion fight?" (June 29) draws an unfortunate, unwarranted conclusion. The use of vinegar as well as honey may be in the interest of truth-telling. Forget the flies. If we abandon truth-telling because it begets conflict, we may possible...
July 12, 2018 - 11:28am
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
June 25, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Support Life at Conception Act
To the editor: The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade was based upon its inability to resolve "the difficult question of when life begins." "If...personhood (for the unborn) is established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life is then guaranteed...
June 25, 2018 - 6:06am
January 23, 2018
Franson joins March for Life event at Capitol
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, took part in the March for Life at the Minnesota State Capitol on Jan. 22. Hosted by Minnesota Citizens...
January 23, 2018 - 10:31am
May 10, 2017
Dayton vetoes Franson's anti-abortion bill
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill authored by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, that would have banned Medicaid or any other state-funded health...
May 10, 2017 - 6:04pm
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
March 22, 2017
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, turned to a personal story as she tried to convince fellow lawmakers to support her bill limiting abortion...
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
February 1, 2017
LETTER: No problem with taking life
To the editor: Upon reading a recent letter, I can't help but respond. The letter mentioned bad parenting, and single parenting being the problem with kids today becoming murderers (sic) Bit. That is only part of it. If you'll really look at the statistics, I believe you'll find abortion...
February 1, 2017 - 9:00am
October 26, 2016
Hope and healing after abortion
Tammy Martin had an abortion at age 23. Thirty years later, she thought she had gotten over the trauma she experienced, but she was wrong. She was hiding from the reality and dealing with feelings of guilt and bitterness. Eventually, she found forgiveness. Martin will share her story...
October 26, 2016 - 9:00am
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
April 27, 2016
LETTER: A woman's right to choose
To the editor: I’m really in favor of a woman’s right to choose. My concern is – that phrase is never completed. A right to choose what? Life or death? I’ve been told that it is safer to have a C-section than an abortion. If this is the case, why don’t these women have a...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
LETTER: Feb. 10 begins 40 Days for Life
To the editor: Jan. 22 marked the 43rd anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court, in spite of our forefathers in our Constitution guaranteeing the most basic human right, the right to life. History continues to repeat itself and can always be traced back...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
LETTER: The silent void is deafening
To the editor: On the front page of the Echo Press on Friday, Jan. 15, there was an article entitled State’s population up slightly, but changes coming. The article was intriguing, especially since it highlighted that senior citizens will outnumber school students by 2020. According...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am