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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Wastewater facility, park donation discussed
The many everyday uses of vinegar
Trout recognized with lifetime achievement award
Without a trace: 99 years after two French minesweepers vanished in a Lake Superior storm, a new search aims to solve the mystery
Crow Wing Genealogical Society to meet Aug. 24
ATV safety course set for Aug. 26
Hackensack: Donations sought to repair Birch Lake fishing pier
Golf results - August 19, 2017
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
Danecdotes: Practice begins for area fall sports
Beatrice "Bettie" Snyder
Margaret E. Coleman
Richard Wayne Gravdahl
Jesse Elmer Lodermeier
Hackensack festival features authors, artists
Senior Menus: Aug. 21-25, 2017
Tech Savvy: Do you have the proper eyewear to see Monday's rare event?
Card games: Aug. 20, 2017
Looking Back - Aug. 19, 2017
The Last Windrow: The life of a farm dog or cat
Love is an untidy, long story
Pine River-Backus Family Center: We face chaotic solar eclipses in life
Faith: It's unbelievable, but absolutely true
Anniversary trip brings clarity on marriage
letters to the editor
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Spike & Karen Wales
Cole Richard Sifferath
Robert and Susan (Gregg) House
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
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