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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Manhattan Beach: Council hears no feedback on Northern States Power agreement
Motorcyclist injured in crash with pickup truck
Crow Wing County works to build self-healing community
Crosslake School: Board grapples with unexpected costs after building lease ends
Backus Legion officers installed
Stock Car Racing: Fletcher rebounds for win
Amateur Baseball: Nisswa, Fort win playoff opener
Outdoor Notes for July 15
Golf results - July 12, 2018
Danecdotes: Fan voting affects all-star games
Edward R. Van Beek
Jevonne M. Ness
Julius Clifford Matson
Michael T. Koering
Grim's Grub: Recipes harken back to Spurrier Hotel opening
Backus Legion Auxiliary makes donation
Card games: July 2-6, 2018
One pan egg bake: only fresh ingredients needed
Chef's Hat: For a sweet treat, grill fruit
As I See It: The America I believe we need
Uncharted: Learning to fly - A zip lining experience
The Last Windrow: Life lessons learned on the farm
Letter to the editor: Thank you, Pequot Lakes police
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
letters to the editor
Births: July 8, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: July 1, 2018
June 27, 2018
Mayor's Notebook: City staff stays busy in the summer
It's Sunday night, June 17, and Jerry is talking to son Justin who is calling in from Yakima, Washington, to wish him a Happy Father's Day. I'm halfway listening to the conversation when I remember - I've got to write my article due on Monday, and what am I going to write about?
June 27, 2018 - 4:30am
June 26, 2018
Border pain and our children
Lots of outrage has been seen and heard around America over the treatment of families illegally entering the United States. President Trump has signed an executive order to keep the families together. I'm not sure where Americans want to keep these families who took a great risk...
June 26, 2018 - 11:30am
June 24, 2018
Cracker Barrel: Grandma and the treats
When I was a young boy living in Chicago, my mom and I often spent time at Grandpa's summer cottage some 50 miles north of the city. Dad was gone overseas fighting some fellow named Hitler, and Mom had to work during the week to make ends meet, but on weekends, if we had enough gas...
June 24, 2018 - 6:00am
June 23, 2018
The Last Windrow: Hailstorms on the prairie
Gramps spent the hailstorm in the bathtub. Last week's severe thunderstorms brought back memories of the storms that crossed our small farm in Lincoln Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, so many years ago - the days before modern radar was invented and we had to rely on our wits to determine...
June 23, 2018 - 8:00am
June 17, 2018
Cheesehead Chatter: Don't let the rain get you down
"Rain, rain, go away." I've heard that phrase a couple times today, as I sit writing this column on a dark, stormy Monday. Though the gloomy...
June 17, 2018 - 4:30am
June 16, 2018
The Last Windrow: Good luck to recent grads
The bull got up and disappeared over the hill. This is the time of year, after high school graduation, when many young people begin making decisions...
June 16, 2018 - 7:30am
June 15, 2018
As I See It: The nature of truth
Sometimes my brain just bleeds when some people don't appear to think really hard about words and what they really mean. Take the word "truth," for instance. It's a wonderful word that is so simple it is often misunderstood or misinterpreted by nearly everyone.
June 15, 2018 - 9:30am
June 14, 2018
Boy serves kindness with a side of chicken
When my son started bringing home information about his sixth-grade graduation, I thought it was cute. There would be a ceremony and a class...
June 14, 2018 - 9:50am
June 12, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Pinchot: 'The father of American forestry'
Trying to get Americans to agree on any given topic is like trying to form an orderly herd of cats or frogs or wood ticks. It's just not gonna happen - or if it does, it won't stay that way for long. Given that fact, I think it's nearly miraculous that our citizenry and its leaders...
June 12, 2018 - 7:30am
June 10, 2018
Danecdotes: To those who wait
Good things come to those who wait. You have no doubt heard that dozens, if not hundreds, of times. It is an expression that is wildly, infuriatingly...
June 10, 2018 - 9:30am
June 9, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: State political convention: Booming or busting?
We are just driving back from our biennial DFL State Convention in Rochester. It was not a new experience. I believe it was my 27th such event, dating back to 1964. It was another three long days of fascinating frustration to us DFL junkies, of boredom and bewilderment to some of...
June 9, 2018 - 8:30am
The Last Windrow: For anglers' sake, we need to get along with Canada
I hope Canada doesn't decide to put a tariff on walleyes. I'm kind of worried about that. This part of northern Minnesota attracts thousands of anglers each year searching for walleyes, northern pike, bass and panfish. The highways are full of $100,000 boats pulled by shiny-wheeled...
June 9, 2018 - 7:30am
June 6, 2018
Crosslake Mayor's Notebook: Embrace our changing city
While at the Minnesota Mayors Convention held the end of April in Perham (one of my favorite areas to visit), I made the following note: "Everything changes, and we must too." But sometimes that is really hard to do! We feel that everything we knew and loved is changing, and we ask...
June 6, 2018 - 3:30am
June 5, 2018
Commentary: The obituary heard 'round the world backfires
Lisa Drafall answered a cell phone call from an unknown 701 area code number after the second ring, for which she deserves a measure of credit....
June 5, 2018 - 6:54pm
June 4, 2018
Opinion Column: LeBron - America's King James Version
A couple of million Americans will be watching closely as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors compete for the 2018 NBA championship. LeBron James, a 6'8, 250 pound man who plays for the Cavaliers is the King James Version of basketball.
June 4, 2018 - 8:30am