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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Maple Hill Church to host Deer Hunter's Dinner Nov. 5
Nisswa: Road assessment policy again dominates discussion
Governor's Deer Hunting Opener: Public events to kick off Nov. 3 at Breezy Point Resort
Mobile machine brings advanced manufacturing to students
Tigers fall to Panthers
Patriots blank Rangers
Tigers fall to Bagley
Trap shooting: Pequot, Crosslake teams ranked second
Patriots calm Green Wave 27-0
Ruben Dale Allen
Lily Beatrice "Bea" Valentino
Dolores Joan Swanson
Richard Dean Sheik
80 costumed kids attend Backus Legion Halloween event
Reminders-Oct. 27, 2016
Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in stew
Pages from the Past - Oct. 20, 2016
Looking Back-Oct. 20, 2016
Other Opinion: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the Editor: Supreme Court votes matter
Letter to the Editor: Liberals lack moral standing
Letter to the Editor: Quinn Nystrom for District 10A
Letter to the Editor: Teaching them to kill for entertainment - it is disturbing
letters to the editor
40th Wedding Anniversary: Dan and Gaylene Hamm
74th Birthday: Marliss
80th Birthday: Yvonne (Hill) Yunker
Wedding Announced: Jill and Jason Anderson
80th Birthday: Jerry Thompson
October 24, 2016
Faith: Sad news on the Catholic side of things
A recent study showed that 52 percent of Catholics are not certain they are able to have a relationship with God. It made my heart sink. Some think God is simply the "answer guy in the sky." Others think what they have done in their past disqualifies them from God's love and desire...
October 24, 2016 - 9:27am
As I See It: What really matters
In several previous columns, I touched on the importance of the presidential election as it relates to the Supreme Court. I will now explain in greater detail just how important a factor that should be in your decision-making. As you know, the Supreme Court is the final adjudicator...
October 24, 2016 - 9:20am
Grim's Tales: Why I am willing to vote for a candidate guaranteed to lose
Knowing my candidate will not be elected president, I am going to vote independent this year. Both of our main party presidential candidates have demonstrated very unpresidential behavior. One is proud to name fellow Americans as enemies; the other is on record saying wealth means...
October 24, 2016 - 9:19am
October 21, 2016
The Last Windrow: The old trapper, the last season
Some many years ago I wrote a column about an old trapper. I knew this gentleman personally, but I purposely didn't use his name because I wanted him to be a kind of representative of all of his ilk. His breed was fast disappearing, and although there are still those who practice...
October 21, 2016 - 8:29am
October 16, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: It has finally come to this
We are finally reaching the end of the long and arduous "race" to the U.S. presidency in 2016. I hope we don't have another delayed determination as in 2000, and that the decision will be finalized on Nov. 8 so we can still have a true and thankful Thanksgiving, and a time for joyous...
October 16, 2016 - 9:24am
The Cracker Barrel: Lights out
Visitors to our home in the woods - especially visitors from more densely settled places - often comment on how many stars are visible here. For years, we've taken modest satisfaction from their words, thinking ourselves fortunate, knowing we'd rather see stars than city lights. Only...
October 16, 2016 - 9:15am
Yes, God will answer your prayers for Jesus' sake
For this column I would like the reader to consider Jesus' parable of the unrighteous judge and the importunate widow from the Gospel according to Luke:
October 16, 2016 - 9:14am
October 14, 2016
Cheesehead Chatter: Becoming Minnesotan
They say "home is where the heart is." Everyone supposedly has that one place where they feel most at home - whether it's a childhood house, a family cabin or just somewhere close to loved ones. For me, that place is the town I grew up in. But what happens if you decide to leave your...
October 14, 2016 - 9:33am
October 12, 2016
The Last Windrow: Pheasants are hard to find
The big, black Lab pushed her wet nose into the small clump of foxtail grass. There was no other clump of grass to be seen anywhere in the vicinity. How could a rooster pheasant be there? I almost called the dog back to continue our journey across the Dakota landscape, but instead...
October 12, 2016 - 11:18am
October 11, 2016
As I See It: Neverland
In case I need to refresh the literary portion of your mind, Neverland is the creation of J.M. Barrie in the book "Peter and Wendy," which later was adapted into the play, "Peter Pan." As Peter, Wendy and the others flew toward the "second star to the right and straight on till morning,"...
October 11, 2016 - 9:35am
Vogt's Notes: Newspapers celebrate their impact on communities
Welcome to the 76th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, Oct. 2-8. This annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers on big and small communities across the nation. While it may not be of interest to some people, it's vitally important to us newspaper folk....
October 11, 2016 - 9:02am
October 6, 2016
Grim's Tales: Your new eye in the sky
I'm finally certified to fly my drone for the newspaper, and I have found myself with a dilemma I would not have anticipated. I am at a loss...
October 6, 2016 - 10:19am
October 5, 2016
The Last Windrow: Is that hemp?
They raise hemp in Quebec. I saw it. I could not allow our trip to Nova Scotia to go without a little agricultural rambling. After all, this column is called "The Last Windrow," and if that isn't ag related, then I don't know what is. Traveling through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...
October 5, 2016 - 2:47pm
October 4, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: It's another week of Trump vs. Clinton
There will be just a few more hectic weeks before America selects its president for the next four years. It has already been a long, grueling, testing and strange process. By the time this column comes out, the much ballyhooed first debate between the contestants will have been held....
October 4, 2016 - 8:11am
October 3, 2016
Cracker Barrel: Two Wes Moores
My wife recently brought home a book from the library titled "The Other Wes Moore." "Thought you might find this interesting," she said. I picked it up, scanned a few pages and was hooked. Published in 2012, the book was written by a fellow named Wes Moore, a black man born in Baltimore...
October 3, 2016 - 8:40am