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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
March for Life takes to the streets of Brainerd
Agencies to count homeless population Wednesday
Brainerd Public School special board meeting agenda
CWC Land Services offers radon test kits
Hendrickson, Hanson named PLHS Artists of the Quarter
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 22, 2018
Alpine Skiing: Area ski team podiums 21 skiers
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
Leslie M. Crider
Carrie L. Vukelich
William J. Cline
Kevin J. Nelson
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
Mayor's Notebook: Crosslake is moving forward in 2018
Be grateful for your community
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
letters to the editor
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: Dec. 17, 2017
Bailey Wachholz-Luke Landecker
January 6, 2018
The Last Windrow: Arctic memories from years ago
You can get scalded by a cold wave. The recent bone-chilling temps have brought back memories of cold winters past. I haven't seen many of my...
January 6, 2018 - 7:30am
January 5, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: How to 'hygge'
Not long ago, while talking on the phone with an old friend who runs a bookstore in Minneapolis, the subject of "hygge" came up. "What's that?"...
January 5, 2018 - 8:00am
December 31, 2017
Opinion: 2018 - Look in the mirror
How did 2017 go for you? Was it a good year or a not so good year? Regardless of what happened you can't change 2017. The year is behind us and 2018 is ahead of us. What can you do to make 2018 a great year? Make a list of what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Don't make...
December 31, 2017 - 8:30am
Mayors Notebook: Here's an update on what's happening in Nisswa
Season's greetings and Merry Christmas to Nisswa residents near and far! Nisswa is a wonderful place to live, and we are so blessed. As 2017 closes I would like to update the citizens with the many things that have happened. This was a year of many exciting, and in some cases needed,...
December 31, 2017 - 7:30am
December 30, 2017
Ask A Trooper: What should you do with found wallet?
Question: My father found a wallet at a big retail store while on vacation and was concerned about handing it off to the staff there, instead...
December 30, 2017 - 9:00am
The Last Windrow: Recalling past New Year's Eves
"Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end ..." That's how the words of the song by Mary Hopkin go, and as we turn the page to the year 2018 those words came back to me. I remember the New Year's Eves of the past and how they've changed my attitude over this span...
December 30, 2017 - 7:30am
December 29, 2017
Vogt's Notes: We are surrounded by stellar people
There are so many people in the lakes area who qualify for a citizen of the year title. No one thinks he or she deserves it, and that's part of what makes it so fun to surprise people with the honor. They always say there are other people more deserving. The most recent residents...
December 29, 2017 - 7:30am
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
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