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Pequot Lakes Baptist Church to host missions conference
Crosslake church to fight against mental health stigma - Aims to establish local services
Crosslake: Police chief to retire
Lake Shore: City to send impounded dogs to Babinski Foundation
Minn. security instructor pepper sprays autistic man eating cookie from grocery store sample tray
Run for the Lakes set for April 29
Twins miss out on sweep of Rangers, as Santiago mourns
Vikings will look again to have success outside first round
Patriots blank Tigers - Lehman, Meister combine for no-hitter
Tigers go 2-1 at Park Rapids tournament - Team loses first game of the season
Looking Back - April 27, 2017
Reminders-April 27, 2017
Crosslake Christian Assembly to host concert Sunday
A festival of theatre at CLC, April 28 and 29
Mark Conway to close out Verse Like Water series
Faith column: Finding the peace of Christ at jail
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
As I see it: What do the American people really want?
The Last Windrow: A dry line fishing opener
letters to the editor
Births-April 19, 2017
Robert and Janet Timmins
Betty Olson- Wolkenhauer- Lovegreen
Births-April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017
Cheesehead Chatter: Social media has a purpose
Two weeks ago there was a deadly shooting near my hometown. Four innocent lives were taken in Wausau, Wisconsin, when a man fired shots at a bank, a law office and an apartment complex. He killed a lawyer, two bank employees and a police officer. This happened about 10 miles from...
April 11, 2017 - 5:00am
February 3, 2017
Tick tock: When did I fall off life's perfect timeline?
Before the internet, engagement and baby announcements traveled — tactfully — by word-of-mouth, a formal notification via snail...
February 3, 2017 - 10:09am
December 16, 2016
Last Windrow: Fruitcake for Christmas
I like fruitcake. The gift that just keeps on giving, as Eddie said in "Christmas Vacation." I'm kind of tired of the lame jokes made about this holiday delicacy. I've heard my share of lutefisk jokes up here in the north country, but fruitcake jokes come in a close second. Comedians...
December 16, 2016 - 10:56pm
November 23, 2016
Vogt's Notes: Reviewing rules of road is always a smart move
Several weeks ago, I received that phone call every parent dreads and never wants: "Mom, I hit a deer!" The call came from my oldest daughter, and she was sobbing. Of course my mind raced as I tried to comprehend the situation. I think one of the first thoughts that quickly flitted...
November 23, 2016 - 3:04pm
November 22, 2016
The Last Windrow: Forest provides educational experience
A human can learn a lot from a squirrel. I'm writing this column looking out at a world of white. I mean really white! Last week's heavy snowstorm in northern Minnesota has snowmobilers cheering and snow-scoopers jeering. But so it goes up here where the glaciers only retreated a...
November 22, 2016 - 11:13am
November 16, 2016
Grim's Tales: Fear as a chance at empathy
I was contemplating the election results when it occurred to me that the tense division of this event posed a unique opportunity where we can experience the opposite - we can actually empathize. This is important because outside of the election we all have opinions on political topics,...
November 16, 2016 - 9:44am
July 6, 2016
Cheesehead Chatter: Summer woes equal summer fun
Summer is a busy time. Everyone always seems to be rushing around to event after event, trying to make the most of it. And that's great. Summer should be a time for fun-filled adventures. I think back to my summers during high school (not too terribly long ago) and remember them as...
July 6, 2016 - 1:38pm
June 14, 2016
Grim's Tales: Why internet helps our newspaper grow
With the advance of online media, it is common to hear predictions of the end of newspapers as we know them. Some of those predictions have already run out of time, and here newspapers still are today. There is, however, no denying that the internet changed newspapers. In some ways...
June 14, 2016 - 11:58pm
The Last Windrow: Dad's life lessons are still valid today
My dad passed away two years ago at the ripe age of 97. Father's Day is coming up and it got me to thinking of my dad and the lessons he passed on to me during my formative years. Most of his advice was given in a way that was not seen by me as preaching. He gave me examples of what...
June 14, 2016 - 11:44pm
June 8, 2016
Cheesehead Chatter: Welcome to adulthood
Editor's note: The Echo Journal welcomes Theresa Bourke as a staff writer. Theresa is a proud "cheesehead" who grew up in Marathon, a small town in central Wisconsin. A couple weeks ago, I hit the biggest milestone in my life thus far. After 17 years of sitting in various classrooms...
June 8, 2016 - 11:58am
July 17, 2015
Inside the Outdoors: Time Transforms One's Take on Wild Turkeys
On a recent drive to a lake destination, just as we were cresting a wooded hill, a pair of sharp eyes in the front passenger seat spotted a dark silhouette moving cautiously out of the tall grass bordering the road. An outstretched neck atop a large round body, terminating in a long,...
July 17, 2015 - 11:53am
July 13, 2015
Inside the Outdoors: No free lunch in maintaining outdoor opportunities
Most of us are familiar with the statement that "freedom isn't free;" meaning, that it has taken sacrifices of blood and lives and treasure to preserve our freedoms. Another truism, one that strikes close to home for those who value opportunities to hunt, fish and enjoy the wilder...
July 13, 2015 - 4:45pm
November 25, 2014
Inside the Outdoors: Congress can improve image with duck stamp vote
Though the official end to the 2014 Minnesota duck season has not yet arrived, winter weather has, and has chased all but a handful of the hardiest ducks beyond our state's borders. A few are still to be found on stretches of our major rivers that have been kept open by moving w...
November 25, 2014 - 11:25am
November 19, 2014
Director's Notes: A primer on Minnesota's charter schools
On a fairly regular basis, I provide information to our public on events and happenings at the Crosslake Community School, hoping to keep the area we serve informed of our student activities and the learning experiences here at Crosslake. It has occurred to me of late, however,...
November 19, 2014 - 4:11pm
October 16, 2014
Inside the Outdoors: Drifting Through the Driftless Area
My wife and I recently returned from a short road trip through Southeast Minnesota and Southwest Wisconsin, areas that are regional neighbors across the Mississippi River from one another. It was planned as a combination leaf-peeping and "escape" adventure between fishing and hunting...
October 16, 2014 - 3:08pm