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Tigers second at C-I Tournament
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Hall of Fame band Rio Nido to take CLC stage
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Pages from the Past - Sept. 22, 2016
Looking Back-Sept. 22, 2016
Grassroots concerts to present Colin Gilmore Sept. 23
MMBA Home Show
Letter to the editor: Consider resident's request for variances
Letter to the editor: Vote your conscience, not the party
Guest Editorial: Trump unlikely to gain ground
Letter to the editor: It's good news that students care
Faith: Why are you here?
letters to the editor
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
September 26, 2014
Chef's Hat recipe: Italian Pork
4 teaspoons dried sage 2 teaspoons rosemary 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon Accent seasoning 1 2 1/2-pound boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed and tied 2 cups milk 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2...
September 26, 2014 - 1:56pm
Chef's Hat recipe: Stove Top & Oven Fried Chicken
3 cups flour (you can also use crushed corn flakes or fine bread crumbs) 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons Montreal Chicken Seasoning 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon basil 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 1 2 1/2- to 3-pound cut up fryer chicken 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup...
September 26, 2014 - 1:54pm
September 25, 2014
Mayor's Notebook: Variety of activities make Pequot Lakes special
The past weekend was a wonderful example of the variety of activities that make our community special. On Saturday, Henry Liedl and his hearty band of high school students totally revamped the 2014 homecoming celebration.
September 25, 2014 - 3:54pm
September 4, 2014
Renegade Chef recipe: Hungarian Mushroom Soup
Serves 8 2 quarts beef stock 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, divided 1 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon dill weed 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 cup flour 2 cups heavy...
September 4, 2014 - 12:52pm
September 3, 2014
Cracker Barrel: This is a test
Now that school's back in session and parents and students alike are busy putting their mental muscles back to work, it seems appropriate to compare notes with the learning experience of an earlier era. What follows was mailed to me some years ago by a loyal Echo reader, and is taken...
September 3, 2014 - 2:53pm
From the Lefthand Corner: Labor Day and on to elections
It was gratifying to see the heavy turnout at the Labor Day picnic in Baxter on Monday. It was really good to see a large, diverse and happy crowd of all ages gathered at a group event. Like the State Fair, it was a welcome, positive exception to the downward trend in organized event...
September 3, 2014 - 2:53pm