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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
MNsure deadline, Jan. 14, is later than Healthcare.gov
Unnoticed, underneath your feet - The global earthworm invasion
PUC: Line 3 environmental review needs more work
Police Blotter - Dec. 16, 2017
Ideal Sno Pros collect donations for Crosslake Food Shelf
Area Girls Basketball: PR-B's Wynn reaches 1,000 in win
Bowling Scores - Dec. 15, 2017
Dance: Revolution takes third in Aitkin
Boys Hockey: Lightning lose three games
Crosslake archer takes 26th
John C. Nelson
George E. Schwagerl
Diane Marie Kraemer
Betty Lou DeRosier
Don't try to replace parent's deceased spouse
Adult & Teen Challenge Choir to sing at Swanburg church
Famous people you didn’t know had Minnesota ties
Grace United Methodist to present Christmas cantata
Chef's Hat: Turn to comfort foods for that busy time of year
As I See It: The greatest gifts
The Last Windrow: Beware, we've been here before with Vikings
Letter to the editor: Money and politics
Letter to the editor: U.S. flag reminder
Letter to the editor: Losing Laposky is huge loss
letters to the editor
Elmer and Val Stephan
Births - Nov. 26, 2017
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
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