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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
August 13, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Abortion terminates a life's possibilities
To the editor: Isn't technology wonderful? Today we can make a call to just about anywhere from just about anywhere. We can ask the internet just about anything and get an answer. With a computer, we can solve complex problems in a fraction of a second. But what if these advances...
August 13, 2018 - 10:15am
July 28, 2018
Letter to the Editor: How can America continue abortion?
To the editor: It was once said that a person has to make approximately 1,500 choices in a day. Some may be good and some may be bad. I'm writing in response to the Echo reporter who wrote the column, "Can we just drop the abortion fight?" First of all, is abortion against the laws...
July 28, 2018 - 8:51am
July 26, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Abortion is not a God given right
To the editor: Norma McCorvey was the woman involved in the Roe v. Wade court case that got abortion legalized. She later became a Christian and turned against abortion. In 1998, she testified before Congress. She said she was sorry to say she was the Jane Roe in Roe v. Wade. She...
July 26, 2018 - 10:02am
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