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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
2018 Voter's Guide: Pequot Lakes School Board
2018 Voter's Guide: Pine River-Backus School Board
2018 Voter's Guide: Fifty Lakes City Council, mayor candidates
2018 Voter's Guide: Manhattan Beach City contests
2018 Voter's Guide: Hackensack City Council
Bemidji State picked fifth in WCHA preseason polls, Minnesota State again the favorite
Defending champs Minnesota Duluth picked to finish first in NCHC; followed by SCSU, UND
Inside the Outdoors: Viruses victimize wildlife, too
Partners team up for local fish passage project funding
Basketball: Clinics at CLC scheduled in October
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Shawn Eisel Blanchard
Lyle B. Sannes
Evelyn D. Eide
Coming Wednesday: Substance abuse is addictive
Water is a health 'food' not to be overlooked
Crow Wing Energized: Depression might be more common than you think
Pequot Lakes church to host lutefisk supper Sept. 29
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
As I See It: Why study history?
Uncharted: A hike, a speech and a loose-meat sandwich
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
September 7, 2018
Unicorn stickers, kindness bring back good memories
FARGO — Can you remember what you got for your seventh birthday? How about your eighth? Ninth? Maybe there's one special present that stands...
September 7, 2018 - 10:46am
As I See It: Teachers matter too
To quote a recent St. Paul Pioneer Press article reprinted in the Brainerd Dispatch, "Minnesota has one of the nation's largest achievement gaps. ... Students of color, those who are learning English and students who have special needs or come from low-income families routinely struggle...
September 7, 2018 - 7:30am
September 3, 2018
Danecdotes: Music can have a strange effect
A lot of things can trigger your brain in odd ways, whether it's a smell, a line from a movie or a familiar face. Lately, I have been noticing...
September 3, 2018 - 6:00am
September 2, 2018
Some things stand the test of time
"How old is that shirt you think?" I asked my husband as he came downstairs and scooped up both our babies to sit with him on his easy chair....
September 2, 2018 - 7:27am
September 1, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Our not-so-charitable gambling
A headline in a Minneapolis newspaper recently read, "Charitable gambling in state soars past $2B." It makes it sound like a favorable accomplishment, a growth industry. I don't think our forefathers gave it much thought, and neither did we until a few decades ago. As with many issues,...
September 1, 2018 - 7:30am
Commentary: Revealing dementia diagnosis largely up to the person
Dear Carol: My mom was diagnosed with an early stage of dementia. Unfortunately, she thinks that there's still a strong stigma surrounding dementia...
September 1, 2018 - 6:08am
August 31, 2018
Maybe I'm enough, even if I'm overwhelmed
Lately, I've been feeling overwhelmed. I suppose it makes sense considering I'm growing another human inside me. As I like to tell my husband,...
August 31, 2018 - 7:38am
The Cracker Barrel: Thoughts about learning
Last week our oldest grandchild set off for college. We hugged him, told him how proud he makes us and wished him well. In the days since he left, I've been thinking a lot about the act of learning. There are many notions of how best to help a person learn. For many years, the dominant...
August 31, 2018 - 7:30am
August 30, 2018
Cass County Sheriff's Corner: Avoid falling victim to a scam
It's a question that comes up every summer and at other times of the year with variations in the services being offered. Very recently, we have...
August 30, 2018 - 9:00am
The Last Windrow: Reflections on the last week in August
What do you do with the last week of August? Summer is pretty well spent and this is a time for deep thought. I hear the cicadas calling from the deep woods. I see squirrels burying acorns beneath the earth. The rose-breasted grosbeaks have left our bird feeders. There is something...
August 30, 2018 - 8:30am
August 29, 2018
Opinion: Labor Day - Deal with the stuff
Labor Day Weekend gives Americans across the country a three-day weekend to rest, travel and celebrate our freedom to labor. Our jobs increased by two million people in 2017 and have continued to climb in 2018. Hourly wages have seen gains and the stock market has seen twenty months...
August 29, 2018 - 10:30am
August 25, 2018
As I See It: What are we teaching our children?
I'm not going to start this column by praising President Trump. I'm going to start it by asking some pointed questions about how we are reacting to his rhetoric and behavior. For perspective, I have been comparing how I was as a parent to how I am now as a grandparent. As a parent,...
August 25, 2018 - 7:30am
August 24, 2018
Grim's Tales: On human error
Every journalist on the planet dreads getting phone calls and emails complaining about something they wrote. The cause of the dread varies with...
August 24, 2018 - 8:00am
Mayor's Notebook: Dog days of summer not slowing activity in Crosslake
These are the dogs days of summer. But that doesn't have anything to do with dogs lying around in the heat. The phrase actually comes from ancient Greek beliefs about a star. OK, so I've learned a little bit about dog days in August. But, for me, they still are a "winding down" of...
August 24, 2018 - 7:30am
August 23, 2018
The Last Windrow: The night the music stopped
A broken guitar string in the middle of "Your Cheatin' Heart" stopped the music. We have a bluegrass festival coming to our community this week....
August 23, 2018 - 8:30am