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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
CLC travel study information meeting set Oct. 23
Police Blotter - Oct. 19, 2017
CSAH 13 public information meeting set Oct. 24
Handmade Halloween get-ups: ‘Duct Tape and glue sticks, the holy grail of crafting’
A wedding, a runaway dog: Our beloved Charlie's improbable journey home
Patriot youth participate in 'Bobber Bowl'
Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks
Vikings' Anthony Barr: 'By no means was I trying to take out Aaron Rodgers'
PL 8th-graders first in S-M
PL 7th-graders first at Mid-State
Esther Villeneuve Lemire
Lisa Marie Wall
Robert Lawrence Maples
Eagle View donates to Kinship Partners
Calendar of events: Oct. 19, 2017
Geritol Frolics kick off 14th year Oct. 19
Everett Smithson Band to play Thursday in Crosslake
Reminders: Oct. 19, 2017
Letter to the editor: Letter filled with innuendos, half-truths
Cheesehead Chatter: Take those small steps to reach your goals
Last Windrow: A special trek into the woods
Ride home opens door to life-changing kindness
Grim's Tales: Vacation: A break from more than work
letters to the editor
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
Births - Aug. 27, 2017
September 24, 2017
We live in an age of instant responses and information overload. Rarely do we stop to consider the weight and impact of our words. News headlines are designed to catch our attention even if this requires stretching the truth. Consider the value of the following words. The first is...
September 24, 2017 - 4:30am
Cheesehead Chatter: Faith in humanity restored
Like it or not, our world is full of tragedy. Anyone who pays relative attention to the news knows that. But I don't mean this column to be depressing,...
September 24, 2017 - 4:00am
September 23, 2017
As I See It: Inspiration
I don't know how many of you feel about the Bible, but whether you believe it is historically, spiritually, socially or otherwise accurate, it is still an amazing source of thought-provoking tales, stories, wisdom, guidance and material for meditation. I have to admit I get a lot...
September 23, 2017 - 7:30am
September 22, 2017
Finders keepers doesn't apply to kindness
One man's trash is another man's treasure. Only what if it wasn't meant to be trash in the first place? Is it then called finders keepers? Not...
September 22, 2017 - 7:53am
Letter to the editor: It takes two to tango, only one to lose it
In the latest musings by Pineandlakes Echo Journal conservative columnist Pete Abler, "As I See It: It takes two to tango," he cites last month's tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, as an example of discordant events that he claims should make obvious, to even casual observers,...
September 22, 2017 - 6:30am
September 20, 2017
In a pickle over a side dish?
"Please enjoy these fresh pickles. Your food will be out shortly," the server said as she placed a plate of cucumber slices in front of us. They...
September 20, 2017 - 1:18pm
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Students enrolled in my PLSC 307 class about wine must be 21 to enroll, and taking it will not make them 'wine snobs'. They will, instead, have...
September 20, 2017 - 11:17am
Grim's Tales: Veterans have been forgotten, but not for long
Recently, Jacque Ide of the Pine Ridge Cemetery Board asked if we would run a story seeking help finding information about deceased veterans...
September 20, 2017 - 6:00am
September 18, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Government is as good as we make it
We as a society like to waste a lot of time complaining about our government. Overall, our multi-tiered government (with notable exception) is pretty good. It has been quite stable over almost two and a half centuries. We have had a quiet, free and safe environment over the years....
September 18, 2017 - 7:30am
September 17, 2017
The Last Windrow: We're entitled to one great dog
The ruffed grouse season begins in Minnesota this coming weekend. Opening day got me to thinking of bird dogs I have known. Every one of them...
September 17, 2017 - 8:30am
The Cracker Barrel: The woods and us
We've lived in these parts, my wife and I, for some 52 years, north of Pine River for a decade, since then east of Pequot Lakes. When we started...
September 17, 2017 - 7:30am
September 16, 2017
Letter to the editor: Business' support of yacht club appreciated
One of the special things about the Crosslake area is the fact that so many organizations and events are volunteer driven. But one thing you need for those volunteer organizations to survive is community support, especially from the local businesses. Today I would like to thank Moonlite...
September 16, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: Government cannot tell adults what to do
Recently, the news has included a piece about the Tobacco 21 effort by some local governments in Minnesota. This government-knows-best nonsense must stop. Why should government be involved in telling adults what they can or cannot do? As a nonsmoker, at what point do you take a step...
September 16, 2017 - 6:30am
September 15, 2017
Can we trust the world to be kind to our kids?
I was walking through Walmart the other day watching parents and their college students prepare for a new chapter in their lives. It occurred...
September 15, 2017 - 8:44am
September 14, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to all teachers
Recently my wife and I, along with six other retired volunteers, had the pleasure of serving the welcome back chicken dinner, sponsored by Education MN Brainerd, for new and returning educators and their families. It was truly a joy to see and hear the excitement, enthusiasm, energy,...
September 14, 2017 - 7:30am