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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
KLICK!: Mission fire fair activities are hot attraction
Pine River-Backus School: Board extends principal offer to Chris Halverson
Nisswa: Jennifer Max is new administrator/clerk
Minnesota author to sign books in Nisswa
Rebels rock Lightning 10-0 - Nisswa wins over Aitkin by forfeit
PHOTO: 4-Year-Old's First Fish
Racing: King of Track title on the line at BIR
Racing: Hot Viehauser wins again
Crosswoods hosts youth mini-golf event
Curtis M. Gilman
Marion G. Gilman
Michael E. Flynn
Thomas Marshal Peterson
Reminders: July 21, 2017
Sam Miltich and Clearwater Hot Club to perform in Longville
Tickets for LAMF cabaret evening discounted before July 24
KLICK!: 350 pounds of beans baked overnight
Looking Back - July 21, 2017
Letter to the editor: Name calling isn't debating
Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Sommerness and students
Letter to the editor: Jenkins Township cancels Pequot Lakes police contract
World of Wine: Wine tasting is about new discoveries
Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
letters to the editor
Larrie & Mouse Norris
Births: July 18, 2017
Hans and Sharon Engman
Births-June 15, 2017
July 8, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Unexpected delight
Recently my wife and I drove south to Winona for a family get-together. As expected, we had a lot of fun catching up with cousins and others we hadn't seen for a long time. We all stayed at the same motel, had our own meeting room for meals and crafts and puzzles and general palaver,...
July 8, 2017 - 7:00am
June 24, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: 'On Being Human'
Rummaging through the shelves for something good to read I came across a book I hadn't seen in many years: "On Being Human," by Ashley Montagu. "On Being Human" is a small book, a mere 118 pages. But those pages are packed with the kind of ideas that make your mind crackle and spark...
June 24, 2017 - 8:30am
June 10, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: The year of the boat
I grew up about 50 miles north of Chicago, surrounded by lakes. The name of the county was Lake. Our little village was called Long Lake, as was the body of water around which it sprawled. Chamber of commerce brochures stressed the interconnectedness of our famous Chain O' Lakes -...
June 10, 2017 - 8:00am
May 27, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Emergency birdhouse
More than a dozen years ago, well before he started school, our grandson, Levi, got interested in building birdhouses. At that time he lived...
May 27, 2017 - 8:00am
May 13, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Consider the broccoli
It never ceases to astonish me. For nearly half a century we've been burying little seeds in the ground in springtime, and most of the time they...
May 13, 2017 - 6:30am
May 2, 2017
'Made in Minnesota' to feature local authors
SIDEBAR: Meet 25 Minnesota authors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Pequot Lakes Library. Young children can enjoy story time...
May 2, 2017 - 4:30am
April 30, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: A city that might have been
A month ago, while vacationing in Florida, my wife and I learned of a planned new community northeast of Fort Myers, not far from where we were...
April 30, 2017 - 5:00am
April 16, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Our place
It's been nearly 50 years since the United States celebrated the first Earth Day. Earth Day was the brainchild of former Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord...
April 16, 2017 - 5:00am
March 3, 2017
Cracker Barrel: John Steinbeck
One hundred and fifteen years ago this week, in the sleepy California village of Salinas, John Steinbeck was born. Sixty years later he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Six years after that, he died. He left behind a legacy of writing that continues to fascinate readers...
March 3, 2017 - 10:40pm
February 21, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Paying attention
It's gotten to be an epidemic. The polite word for it is multi-tasking. Put another way, it means you're perpetually distracted. No wonder it's...
February 21, 2017 - 10:10pm
February 7, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Grandpa's trunk
In our house, off to one end of the dining room table sits an old wooden trunk. The trunk is clearly handmade, though its form is shapely and...
February 7, 2017 - 10:16pm
January 20, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: A little secret
Let's start with the obvious: Life isn't always easy. Nor, as we learn along the way, is it always fair. Matter of fact, it's often unfair. You try your best to be a decent person, mindful of the rights and needs of others, careful not to lose your temper, respectful of the idea that...
January 20, 2017 - 7:55pm
January 9, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Points to ponder
Dear Reader: As we start our way into a brand new year I offer the following quotes, culled from the collection I've been gathering over the years, in the hope that some may strike a spark of insight or provoke a smile. "Predictions are hard, especially about the future." - Yogi Berra...
January 9, 2017 - 10:04pm
December 24, 2016
The Cracker Barrel: A sufficiency of goosebumps
Given the recent run of cold temperatures, I got to thinking about goosebumps, and did a bit of research. The first thing I found is that the stimulus of cold surroundings causes the tiny muscles attached to each of our hair follicles to contract. This contraction causes the hair...
December 24, 2016 - 9:41am
December 8, 2016
The Cracker Barrel: Picking the Christmas tree
We each have our own childhood memories of Christmas time, certain recollections that stand out with greater clarity than others. Some may involve getting a long-hoped-for gift, the return of a loved one from war, or recovering from a terrible disease. Others might be connected with...
December 8, 2016 - 10:32am