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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Patriot Perspective: I'm proud to be a Patriot
Adult education classes to start Jan. 24 in Pine River
Pequot Lakes: Johnson, Golden named ExCEL candidates
PR-B Community Education classes listed
Crosslake Community School: Winter graduate celebrated
Inside the Outdoors: Minnesota's grouse guru, Gordon Gullion, back in the spotlight
Sixth grade Patriot boys take first
Riewer benefit Feb. 2 at PR-B
Area Male Athlete: PR-B's Ackerman leader in more ways than one
Patriot 6th graders take 3rd
DeLores E. Arrigoni
Essentia Health to offer free cervical cancer screenings
Chef's Hat: Be creative when making stuffed chicken breasts
Senior Menus: Jan. 22-26, 2018
Denny Hecker's former Cross Lake home provides glimpse of top-end market
Faith: It's midwinter, but the color is green
Vogt's Notes: Drop me a line about what makes your fish house special
Letter to the editor: Lake associations protect lakes for everyone
The Last Windrow: Riding the stock market
From the Left Hand Corner: Will it ever end?
Letter to the Editor: Trump's wall of racism
letters to the editor
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: Dec. 17, 2017
Bailey Wachholz-Luke Landecker
December 28, 2017
As I See It: We all need a grip ... on ourselves
When Bill Clinton was running for president, many accusations and rumors surfaced about his sexual escapades, including at least one accusation of rape. Thanks to a sycophantic media, an apologist political party and Hillary Clinton supported by James Carville, the "bimbo eruptions"...
December 28, 2017 - 7:30am
December 26, 2017
From the Left Hand Corner: The first year of Trump: Lies, lies and more lies
Before I begin on the intended subject, let me take a line or two to express almost complete agreement with the Abler column of last week. I never thought I would see the day. With all our divergent pathways in getting to where we are; and with tolerance for other faiths, and their...
December 26, 2017 - 8:30am
December 25, 2017
Column: How to save your own life
Some say the holidays were invented to inject some cheer into the darkest days of the year. But the truth is, dark days can hit us any time of...
December 25, 2017 - 9:36am
Cartoon: Up North with Leroy
Leroy decided to just make a tree out of old tree lights.
December 25, 2017 - 8:30am
Santa has helpers at Pine River-Backus Family Center
As the song says, "He's making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty or nice ..." Not only is Santa watching but we are too. Because you care, the Pine River Area Food Shelf has been able to serve 1,700 households (year to date). Yes, many are repeat clients who...
December 25, 2017 - 4:30am
December 24, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Room in the inn
Fifty years ago, in the waning days of 1967, I was a young G.I. stationed in southern Germany. Thanksgiving had come and gone and now Christmas loomed ahead. It promised to be a singularly unmerry event. I was homesick as heck and most of the people I held dear lived on the far side...
December 24, 2017 - 10:30am
December 23, 2017
The Last Windrow: 'The Ugliest Little Christmas Tree'
I have a traditional column I submit each Christmas season, and I hope you don't mind me re-submitting this season. After all, people recite...
December 23, 2017 - 10:00am
Mayor's Notebook: It's all about the kids
This fall, the League of Minnesota Cities sponsored an essay contest titled "If I Were Mayor for a Day" for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders. I sent the information over to the Crosslake Community School asking them to participate. Nine students in Ms. Veit's language arts class...
December 23, 2017 - 8:30am
Danecdotes: Don't be like me. Shop early, shop local
Echo Journal editor extraordinaire Nancy Vogt recently wrote a column calling on holiday shoppers to take advantage of Small Business Saturday...
December 23, 2017 - 8:00am
December 22, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Response to Mr. Grussing
I appreciate Mr. Grussing's response to my letter regarding political donations. I would note that his original letter focused squarely on "corporations," not unions, and thus my response.
December 22, 2017 - 7:30am
December 21, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to a good samaritan
Thank you to the nice gentleman who stopped to assist my children and I on Friday night, Dec. 8. A piece of cardboard had become lodged underneath my car as I was leaving town, and as I approached Landis+Gyr I noticed sparks behind my car! I stopped and removed the burning cardboard...
December 21, 2017 - 7:30am
December 18, 2017
Nongame wildlife: 40 years, 40 reasons, $40
Minnesotans are a generous lot. For the past 40 years, they’ve made it possible for the Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Program to help thousands...
December 18, 2017 - 11:30am
Autonomous vehicles and traffic safety: promises and challenges
To prepare for autonomous vehicles (AVs), states have complex challenges to address—not the least of which is anticipating a mix of AVs and...
December 18, 2017 - 9:32am
Grim's Tales: I'm grateful for Chamber of Commerce membership
By the time you have read this, some people will have already seen my face in the new Pine River Chamber of Commerce e-newsletter. After some recent resignations the chamber had space for new members on the chamber board. My boss, Nancy Vogt, and one of our company's star advertising...
December 18, 2017 - 7:30am
December 16, 2017
As I See It: The greatest gifts
I have spent the last several weeks sorting through slides, photographs and digital pictures in an attempt to piece together a meaningful slide show covering the last 50 years. When I proposed to my wife in September '67, I had just graduated from the University of Minnesota and was...
December 16, 2017 - 8:30am