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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Smithsonian exhibit on Native American veterans opens in Mille Lacs
Military art project honors Marine Corps
Memorial Day weekend boasts summer weather, gas prices
Evan Lindquist 5K awards new champ
Fire chief: Church, condo fires likely started outside
Lightning strike down rival Fort Ripley
PR-B's Wosmek wins Park Region hurdles titles
Golf Results - May 25, 2018
Tigers roll past Menahga 11-3
Racing: Street Car Showdown Memorial Day weekend at BIR
Donald R. Albrecht
Ronald J. Wonders
Shirley Ann Gross
Puttin' on The Mitts: Mystery ingredients? Challenge accepted
Fire up the grill for Memorial Day
Making the healthy choice the easy choice: Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
3 Things for Better Health - May 21
The Longest Day: Recognizing beginning stages of Dementia
Grim's Tales: Give time to honor veterans on Memorial Day
Letter to the editor: Park issue sheds light on communication gap
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to Day of Caring students
Cheesehead Chatter: Take pride in what you have
As I See It: 'A hundred million miracles'
letters to the editor
Births - May 20, 2018
Births: Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
Raymond and Margie Richards
May 17, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Norway Independence Day is a day of importance
"A toooussin Svedes run tru da veeds - a shasd by vun Norveegen" was a common comment around our quite Norwegian household. It was even more...
May 17, 2018 - 8:30am
May 13, 2018
The Last Windrow: Happy Mother's Day to all moms
This week's column is dedicated to my Mom, Millie. Mother's Day happens this weekend, and even though moms have to share it with the Minnesota...
May 13, 2018 - 9:00am
The Cracker Barrel: Playing with words
As we all know, life's not easy. Sometimes winter lasts much too long and treats us much too harshly. Given that fact, it may be childish to turn away from hurtful memories and choose, instead, to immerse your cranium in siliceous granules (put your head in the sand), but what the...
May 13, 2018 - 7:30am
May 5, 2018
Mayor's Notebook: Mind was not made up before meeting
On Wednesday, April 25, after Monday evening's special council meeting regarding Trailside Park, I received a very nice note from a woman who...
May 5, 2018 - 9:30am
April 28, 2018
The Last Windrow: Changes in retail landscape continue
It all started when Mike Robinson realized that radial tires were coming on the market. I was in Mike's small, country gas station when he learned from a neighbor farmer that there was a new kind of tire coming on the market called a radial. Instead of getting just two years of wear...
April 28, 2018 - 8:30am
April 26, 2018
Grim's Tales: Wait ... did spring really just happen?
I'm afraid to blink. I feel like when my eyes open again it will be snowing. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Of course, with the onset of this...
April 26, 2018 - 11:00am
April 22, 2018
Cracker Barrel: Classical insights
Every so often, when the events of modern-day life threaten to shrivel my soul, I find refuge in reading the words of thoughtful people from earlier times. One of those people was Marcus Aurelius, ruler of Rome from 161 to 180 A.D. and known as the last of the Five Good Emperors....
April 22, 2018 - 8:30am
April 21, 2018
The Last Windrow: Try turkey hunting to beat the winter blues
During this "spring of our discontent," I was thinking of anything possible to get me out of the dumps. Then the wild turkeys appeared below...
April 21, 2018 - 8:30am
April 20, 2018
As I See It: Today's legal lesson
Occasionally I come up with so many ideas for an opinion column that it's hard to pick one over another. When that happens I can usually find a common thread among the issues that I can meld together into a coherent piece. But that's not going to work today.
April 20, 2018 - 8:30am
April 19, 2018
Danecdotes: Skipping spring is what we need
Last year around this time, I wrote an editorial claiming that spring is an overrated season, and I stand by that sentiment. Sure, the snow melts...
April 19, 2018 - 9:00am
April 16, 2018
Director's Notes: It's an eventful spring at Crosslake School
Spring is here (supposedly). It seems strange that by now we should be having outside recess in sunshine and warmth, not fully outfitted with boots, snow pants, mittens and heavy coats! April brings with it a flurry of activity from standardized testing to field trips and other special...
April 16, 2018 - 7:30am
April 15, 2018
Pequot Lakes Mayor's Notebook: Rumors about Trailside Park plans addressed
Kerfuffle - a British slang word that means "squabble" or "scuffle." Such a perfect word for what seems to be happening currently in Pequot Lakes regarding Trailside Park. Some background is appropriate. After the March city council meeting, my husband and I took a long-planned, three-week...
April 15, 2018 - 7:30am
April 12, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: We've had puh-lenty of Pawlenty
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently announced his candidacy for governor again. He was our governor for eight years, ending just eight years ago. He was a very negative governor then, and there is no reason to believe he'll be any better now. Pawlenty made a feeble attempt at the presidency...
April 12, 2018 - 12:30pm
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 18, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: The most popular hobby
Now that the calendar shows us that spring is right around the corner, it seems fitting to offer some thoughts about America's most popular hobby:...
March 18, 2018 - 8:30am