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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Police Blotter - March 24, 2018
Pequot Lakes: Bridge over highway has cosmetic damage
'Eggs & Issues' legislative forum over, easy
National Loon Center presentation set for Wednesday
Elderly couple found dead in Minn., grandson arrested
Crosslake loon center project attracts national attention
Inside the Outdoors: Scent of skunk is a first sign of spring
Deer feeding bans continue in 16 Minnesota counties
Basketball: Free throw competition held at Aitkin
Rare lynx sighting highlights a day on the ice
Jim Berg Sr.
Jon Frederick Blocker
Donna Mae Theis
Edith Marion Soder
How to prevent powdery mildew in garden
Learn about adoption, foster care at conference in Brainerd
How to turn gift plants into long-term houseplants
Card games: March 12-16, 2018
Unitarian Universalist minister to share overseas experiences
The Last Windrow: Chambers: Some things change; others stay the same
Letter to the editor: Thank you, mock trial volunteers
Danecdotes: A method to the 'madness?'
Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Terwilligers
Are you kind when you disagree with someone?
letters to the editor
Births-March 22, 2018
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
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
March 4, 2018
Billy Graham had struggles too
Have you had your struggles lately? Maybe it's happening right now, and you feel like you're the only one that's struggling. Why is everyone else doing OK? Last week a spiritual giant in our time, the Rev. Billy Graham, at age 99, finished his calling here on earth. God has an appointed...
March 4, 2018 - 3:30am
February 23, 2018
Danecdotes: Lenten sacrifice should be tough
Regardless of religious affiliation, I feel like giving up something for Lent would be beneficial for anyone willing to commit and challenge...
February 23, 2018 - 8:30am
January 22, 2018
Inside the Outdoors: Minnesota's grouse guru, Gordon Gullion, back in the spotlight
The records and wisdoms of history can be found in all sorts of places; from fragile scrolls stored in clay pots in a Middle Eastern cave, to...
January 22, 2018 - 7:00am
November 11, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: A lovely land
On a recent road trip out to Washington State and British Columbia, I found myself astonished by the beauty and variety of our continent. Not...
November 11, 2017 - 3:30am
September 24, 2017
Sam Cook: Damp weather, lots of foliage slow grouse opener
This is not how opening day of grouse season is supposed to be. It isn't supposed to be dark and dreary, still dripping from overnight rain....
September 24, 2017 - 6:26pm
July 23, 2017
Danecdotes: Wait, are the Timberwolves actually good?
We are officially in the middle of summer. The grass is green, the air is warm and the lakes sparkle with sunlight. So let's talk about a winter...
July 23, 2017 - 8:00am
July 22, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: How secure is Social Security?
Whenever I encounter anyone of my elder age grouping, single or a group, once we get past the weather and grandkids and the horrible political climate, and ask what is of most important concern to them, No. 1 is their present and future health care, and No. 2 is Social Security, or...
July 22, 2017 - 6:30am
The Cracker Barrel: Lost in translation
I recently rediscovered a delightful review of a book by Charlie Croker titled "Lost in Translation: Misadventures in English Abroad." In the book, Croker catalogs some of the interesting ways in which meaning gets muddled as it passes from one language to another.
July 22, 2017 - 5:30am
May 28, 2017
Patriot Perspective: Proud to have been a Patriot!
I have had the distinct honor of serving as the Pequot Lakes High School principal for the past seven years. As this school year comes to an...
May 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Dan-ecdotes: Life comes at you fast, unexpectedly
Tuesday was my birthday, and with it began the final year of my 20s. I know this isn't exactly surprising, but a lot has changed in my life in...
May 28, 2017 - 9:00am
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