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Scarf-dyeing workshop set for Oct. 21
Nisswa: Students learn importance of American flag
Mills, France reign at PR-B homecoming
Cornfest harvest festival slated Saturday
Local DFL units hold Day of Action training event
PL 8th-graders first in S-M
PL 7th-graders first at Mid-State
Tennis: Four Patriots advance to sections
Tigers choose former longtime Twins manager Ron Gardenhire as new skipper, reports say
'Biggest fan' changed Jason Zucker's life. Wild winger trying to return the favor.
Lisa Marie Wall
Robert L. Maples
Steven P. Johnson
Calendar of events: Oct. 19, 2017
Geritol Frolics kick off 14th year Oct. 19
Everett Smithson Band to play Thursday in Crosslake
Reminders: Oct. 19, 2017
Chef's Hat: For quick cleanup, make it in a mug
Ride home opens door to life-changing kindness
Grim's Tales: Vacation: A break from more than work
Faith: There's always hope
Cracker Barrel: Legacy in stone
From the Lefthand Corner: Walz makes strong move in quest to be governor
letters to the editor
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
Births - Aug. 27, 2017
letters to the editor
October 13, 2017
Letter to the editor: Buffoons who do the math
In the latest musings (here we go again) by Pineandlakes Echo Journal conservative columnist Pete Abler, "As I See It: Inspiration," Mr. Abler states he wants "to find the well-intentioned buffoon who came up with 500-year" prediction of catastrophic floods related to hurricane aftermaths,...
October 13, 2017 - 7:30am
October 12, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Raise the age for tobacco sales
A recent letter-writer ("Government cannot tell adults what to do," Sept. 16 pineandlakes.com) proposed an argument against raising the tobacco sales age to 21. As someone who grew up in the Brainerd lakes area and comes back every summer, I must respectfully disagree. First, the...
October 12, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: Trapping Republicans
Many people are now saying that Putin's Russia is close to releasing blackmail material they have on Mr. Trump. They say Putin helped get Trump into office in exchange for Trump relieving congressional sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. But Congress passed a resolution, almost unanimously,...
October 12, 2017 - 6:30am
October 6, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Think about fears as they relate to hate
To whom it concerns; that means most of us. The drive to fear is very high right now driving hate. Fear usually equals hate. Much hype is creating more fears and hate. Recently, the stranger that entered a house in the Pine River area a few weeks ago created much fear and thus hate...
October 6, 2017 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Reasons why Price was forced to resign
I watched the entire debate between Michelle Nunn and Tom Price - a debate she clearly won, but she lost the election. We later learned that Dr. Tom Price, recently appointed director of Health and Human Services, is "subject to a criminal investigation for buying and selling $90,000...
October 6, 2017 - 7:30am
September 29, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Pequot Lakes Library book explains past extinctions
In Pete Abler's Sept. 21 column "Inspiration" on the opinion page, he wonders about the tipping point in global climate change and asks, "I don't know how far back this game goes, but as far as I can tell the score is still Mother Nature batting 1.000, mankind .000!"
September 29, 2017 - 6:30am
September 22, 2017
Letter to the editor: It takes two to tango, only one to lose it
In the latest musings by Pineandlakes Echo Journal conservative columnist Pete Abler, "As I See It: It takes two to tango," he cites last month's tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, as an example of discordant events that he claims should make obvious, to even casual observers,...
September 22, 2017 - 6:30am
September 16, 2017
Letter to the editor: Business' support of yacht club appreciated
One of the special things about the Crosslake area is the fact that so many organizations and events are volunteer driven. But one thing you need for those volunteer organizations to survive is community support, especially from the local businesses. Today I would like to thank Moonlite...
September 16, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: Government cannot tell adults what to do
Recently, the news has included a piece about the Tobacco 21 effort by some local governments in Minnesota. This government-knows-best nonsense must stop. Why should government be involved in telling adults what they can or cannot do? As a nonsmoker, at what point do you take a step...
September 16, 2017 - 6:30am
September 14, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to all teachers
Recently my wife and I, along with six other retired volunteers, had the pleasure of serving the welcome back chicken dinner, sponsored by Education MN Brainerd, for new and returning educators and their families. It was truly a joy to see and hear the excitement, enthusiasm, energy,...
September 14, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: Definition of 'progressive' questioned
In his letter, Mr. Eliason quoted part of our Constitution and referred to our Founding Fathers as progressives. He is playing fast and loose on the definition of a "progressive." He should provide us his definition of what a progressive is. Today's definition of a progressive is...
September 14, 2017 - 6:30am
September 8, 2017
Letter to the editor: Equality is a noble goal
In the little contest with Mr. Abler, I have proposed four progressive ideas that have changed our society. My fifth progressive idea is that all people are equal. Progressives stated in 1776, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are...
September 8, 2017 - 9:30am
Letter to the editor: As he saw it: He simply got it backward - sad
Thirty years into the future, on Aug. 24, 2047, former Echo Journal columnist Pete Abler's vision came true, just not in ways he imagined in his Aug. 24, 2017, opinion article: Replacement of presidents' images atop Mount Rushmore is completed. At official ceremonies, President Donald...
September 8, 2017 - 6:30am
September 2, 2017
Letter to the editor: Truth
During World War II, a number of songs were written, one of which was, "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition." What does that have to do with us today? There is one huge ammunition in our country that is being seriously depleted - it's "truth." It seems today we have a generation,...
September 2, 2017 - 6:30am
September 1, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Election meddling by Democrats
Mr. Olson recently referenced an article regarding President Nixon. I encourage all people to read the article so you can get the rest of the story. According to the article, President Johnson was pushing to end the Vietnam War to help Humphrey win the presidency. The South Vietnamese...
September 1, 2017 - 7:30am