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Crews battle grass fire near Merrifield
Pine River: Council learns from latest audit
Symposium offered on dangers of sex trafficking, sexual assault
Upcoming PR-B Community Education classes listed
New estimate shows healthy Mille Lacs smallmouth bass population
Deep Portage announces summer camps
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Sturgeon solutions: Biologists seek reasons for lack of fish’s reproduction on St. Louis River
Wilma J. Long
Terrence P. "Terry" Duma
Herbert H. Stunek
David L. Goetze
Florence M. Kapsner
Am I Getting Enough Protein?
3 Things for Better Health - April 22
Sugar affects your liver as well as your waistline
Grim's Grub: Words of warning: Don't eat these fun recipes
Faith: Be still and silent
Crosslake Mayor's Notebook: Here's a first quarter review
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
Cracker Barrel: Classical insights
The Last Windrow: Try turkey hunting to beat the winter blues
Letter to the Editor: Enbridge pipeline bad for environment, economy
letters to the editor
Births: April 8, 2018
John and Clare Staulcup
Births - April 1, 2018
Births-March 22, 2018
April 6, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Brainerd School District residents: Be informed voters
Every resident of the Brainerd School District - that includes most families in the Nisswa and Lake Shore areas - listen up. You have a school bond referendum vote coming up Tuesday, April 10. You should go to the polls that day to make an informed choice on whether the school district...
April 6, 2018 - 7:30am
April 5, 2018
Opinion Column: If you quit
This column is about something I've thought about doing before and that's just saying the heck with it. Some of you might say it a bit differently. When I was a pastor I would get so sick and tired of the same old people whining and complaining about the same old stuff that never...
April 5, 2018 - 9:30am
As I See It: Can you hack it?
Last week, we heard another profound political statement from Sen. Klobuchar who was speaking in support of additional money for data security in Minnesota when she said, "We don't want the Russians picking the next senator from Minnesota." Not that they would want to after Al Franken...
April 5, 2018 - 8:30am
Cass Sheriff's Corner: Sentence to Service program is thriving
A program within the Cass County Sheriff's Office that often doesn't get noticed but is very active and successful is the Sentence to Service...
April 5, 2018 - 6:00am
April 2, 2018
Commentary: Decluttering for the health of it
My grandma Agnes met my grandpa at the roller rink. They later married and moved to Pelican Rapids. I remember her wrists decorated with rubber...
April 2, 2018 - 8:27am
April 1, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: A big place
Everybody knows the universe is a big place. What's hard to grasp is how big. A few years ago I bought my wife a telescope for Christmas, figuring she could check out the moon and a few planets and get a fix on a star or two and help fill in some of the gaping holes in our understanding...
April 1, 2018 - 7:30am
Commentary: U of M should rename Coffman Memorial Union
It's time for a major change at the University of Minnesota... -- The name of "Coffman" should be dropped from the student union, now called...
April 1, 2018 - 6:20am
March 31, 2018
The Last Windrow: Much has changed since 1978
Two giant shadows crossed in front of me as I hiked down a half frozen trail last week. At first I thought the shadows might have been caused...
March 31, 2018 - 7:30am
March 30, 2018
Grim's Tales: Be a hero to local businesses
I hope nobody reading the PineandLakes Echo Journal on a regular basis is unaware at this point that an approximately 7-mile stretch of Highway 371 from the Backus Corner Store to Mann Lake LTD in Hackensack will be closed for improvements sometime after Labor Day, with traffic detoured...
March 30, 2018 - 7:30am
March 28, 2018
Cheesy potatoes add balance to ham dinner
FARGO—Ham is a longstanding tradition at our Easter dinner table, and several years ago we shared a recipe from my great-grandmother called...
March 28, 2018 - 6:14am
March 27, 2018
Do you miss the life you had before kids?
MOORHEAD, Minn. — "Do you ever, you know, miss the life you had before you had children?" I could almost hear the question being whispered...
March 27, 2018 - 8:15am
March 26, 2018
Crosslake Mayor's Notebook: Leading Crosslake forward
On March 21, a draft of the new Crosslake comprehensive plan began a 30-day public comment period. The draft is available on our city website at www.cityofcrosslake.org. Crosslake residents will be able to read through the new plan, now reduced from over 90 pages to 60 pages. Your...
March 26, 2018 - 4:30am
March 25, 2018
Long moments remind us of fleeting nature of life
This winter has been long enough. I woke up to another three inches of snow on our doorstep this morning, crushing my hopes of spring finally...
March 25, 2018 - 7:36am
March 24, 2018
The Last Windrow: Chambers: Some things change; others stay the same
I would never have believed if you had told me as I was piloting that WD Allis Chalmers tractor down green rows of young Iowa corn plants that I would at this point in my life be acting as a executive director of a small-town chamber of commerce. No way, I would have said. That thought...
March 24, 2018 - 8:30am
March 23, 2018
Danecdotes: A method to the 'madness?'
I love the season, but I always thought the term "March Madness" was a bit excessive. At the end of the day, it is a simple basketball tournament....
March 23, 2018 - 9:30am