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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Cougar range expansion topic of Oct. 25 program
Cache of bombs discovered near Minnesota hunting cabin
Crosslakers to meet Oct. 27 with government officials
Tiger Talk: Farm to School feeds students
Pine River-Backus: Volunteers sought to help save school forest
Youth basketball registration now open
Wiggins, Timberwolves steal Anthony's Thunder
ALWAYS IN SEASON: MIKE JACOBS/ Fall often brings wanderers to our area
Change in portable deer stand law set for WMAs in northwest Minnesota
BRAD DOKKEN: Biologist can't explain poor grouse hunting in Minnesota
Helen E. Vogt
Jeanette "Jan" Nelson
Card games: Oct. 19, 2017
Grim's Grub: Treat your four-legged family members right
Jillian Rae to perform Grassroots Concert Oct. 27
Looking Back - Oct. 19, 2017
Pages from the Past - Oct. 19, 2017
As I See It: Me thinks we doth protest too much
Faith column: Modern Christianity
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Letter to the editor: Letter filled with innuendos, half-truths
Cheesehead Chatter: Take those small steps to reach your goals
letters to the editor
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
Births - Aug. 27, 2017
letters to the editor
July 21, 2017
Letter to the editor: Name calling isn't debating
In his recent letter, Steve Olson took the tact of many on the left of calling people names and speaking in generalities versus engaging in thoughtful debate and discussion. Interesting enough, he accuses President Trump of name calling, while Mr. Olson calls President Trump a narcissist,...
July 21, 2017 - 6:30am
Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Sommerness and students
To Mike Sommerness and all the kids in the Pequot Lakes High School marching band, again thank you all for what you do for our community and the surrounding area. You certainly have a connection to the kids to have accomplished what they have done since you've been here, and I'm sure...
July 21, 2017 - 5:30am
July 20, 2017
Letter to the editor: Jenkins Township cancels Pequot Lakes police contract
At the monthly meeting on June 13, 2017, the Jenkins Township Board approved Ordinance #2-2017, which vacated the Pequot Lakes police contract on Dec. 31, 2017. They feel the township can save money and use the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department as emergency and protection. Your...
July 20, 2017 - 8:30am
July 17, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Thank you for Fourth of July events
To everyone who was lucky enough to be in Pequot Lakes last Monday and Tuesday, thank you so much for joining our celebrations. Monday evening, the band SOLO played to a large audience waiting for the fireworks that were organized by the Pequot Lakes Chamber - and thanks to the sponsors...
July 17, 2017 - 4:30am
July 13, 2017
Letter to the editor: Long on division, short on dignity
The emperor may have clothes, but he hasn't shown dignity, or much of anything else of value to his country and the world. Columnist Pete Abler's piece, "Long division," highlights the widening of major divisions between societal and political viewpoints, beginning at least since...
July 13, 2017 - 7:30am
July 7, 2017
Letter to the editor: Paying for healthcare
If you don't pay your rent, what happens? Nothing! For a while. Eventually you'll be thrown out; evicted. If you feel this was unfair, if you have "NRA brain," you may use force to fight eviction, maybe taking out some people and some police merely doing their job. Eventually you'll...
July 7, 2017 - 6:30am
July 6, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Minnesota Nice is alive and well
Referring to Don Bye's column, "Poorest Minnesotans get even poorer," a reader would conclude that those families who depend upon the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) must cover the cost of food, clothing, education, medical, housing, utilities and transportation (not intended...
July 6, 2017 - 6:30am
June 30, 2017
Letter to the editor: The essence of history
In his recent column, self-described non-journalist Pete Abler defines "the essence of opinion" as "based mostly on personal experience and judgment," writing often from "his gut." Taking issue with another letter writer who criticized his journalism for drawing inspiration from a...
June 30, 2017 - 5:30am
June 29, 2017
Letter to the editor: Progressive idea: Vote
In a June 15 letter, I proposed a friendly contest between columnist Mr. Abler and myself. Mr. Abler seems to like to deride progressives in his column. I think, however, that more progressive ideas have benefitted society than conservative ones.
June 29, 2017 - 6:30am
June 24, 2017
Letter to the editor: Thank you, Albertsons
I want to personally thank Nancy and Allan Albertson for their many years of dedication and service to Crosslake Lutheran Church, for 22 years of service as choir director and music director. You changed my life in many ways. God's word through music was your gift to many of us. You...
June 24, 2017 - 6:30am
June 23, 2017
Letter to the editor: A look at Sunday liquor law passage
With regard to Robert Eliason's (letter to the editor, June 15, 2017) contention that Minnesota's Republican-controlled state Legislature (true) passed a law permitting the sale of an "addictive drug (alcohol) on the Sabbath" (also true), let's take a closer look at how this came...
June 23, 2017 - 7:30am
June 22, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Death by a thousand cuts
At WAPOA's recent annual meeting, Jeff Forster from the Minnesota Lakes & Rivers Advocates spoke of his concern about a growing trend that separates local people from local decisions. He said, "Existing minimum shoreline rules have been ignored locally for many years. Local water...
June 22, 2017 - 11:30am
June 16, 2017
Letter to the editor: Challenge presented to Abler
In his latest opinion column (June 1, 2017), Pete Abler is once again blaming the ills of the society on nameless, faceless liberals and progressives. This time he posits that pornography, which progressives have failed to suppress, is one of the causes for divorce. I think alcoholism...
June 16, 2017 - 9:30am
June 10, 2017
Letter to the editor: Kudos to Layman
Middle-class Minnesotans will finally receive some needed tax relief, and this would not have happened without the strong support provided by your state representative, Sandy Layman. Thanks to Rep. Layman's vote, hardworking Minnesotans will see the largest tax relief proposal approved...
June 10, 2017 - 11:30am
June 2, 2017
Letter to the editor: Time of Trump: Chapter 2
Don Bye says Trump has done nothing! In four months Trump has addressed the following issues: • Unemployment - 4.4 percent, lowest since 2007. • Reinvestment - Softbank, $50B; EXXON, $20B; Hyundai, $3.1B; Apple, $1B; Chrysler, $1B; GM, $1B; Bayer AG, $1B; Toyota, $600M; LG, $250M....
June 2, 2017 - 8:30am