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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
198 pounds of marijuana seized on I-94
Reclaiming the future for ruffed grouse
Little Falls resident with 'heart of gold' wins $1 million
Crow Wing County Board: For 8th consecutive year, county passes reduced levy
Boys Hockey: Lightning lose three games
Wrestling: Road Crew takes 3 of 4 - Team sweeps home triangular
Girls hockey: Lightning victorious in St. Paul
Girls basketball: Tigers win three straight
JV Patriots top Proctor
Anthony Paul Bjerkness
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Robin "Stuba" Dawn Johnson
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
3 things for better health - Dec. 12
Faith: Pecan pie
Opinion: How to have a merry Christmas
Cheesehead Chatter: Don't stress about Christmas
Enjoy Momma's mouth-watering fudge recipe
The Last Windrow: The story of Clausey Sands
Opinion: A snapshot does not tell the whole story
letters to the editor
Elmer and Val Stephan
Births - Nov. 26, 2017
June 11, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Summer may not be so bad, Twins fans
I wasn't really planning to tune into Fox Sports North much this summer. Why sit in front of the TV for several hours when the 30-second highlights will tell me exactly how bad the Twins are? At the start of the year, I forecasted the "big four" Minnesota sports teams and said the...
June 11, 2017 - 6:30am
June 2, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: PR-B's Riewer earns 300th win
With the Pine River-Backus softball team's 6-1 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Wednesday, May 24, coach John Riewer earned his 300th victory...
June 2, 2017 - 8:00am
May 28, 2017
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
May 13, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Heslop inducted to Coaches Association Hall of Fame
After 20 years as a high school coach, Pine River-Backus boys golf coach Steve Heslop recently learned he will be inducted into the 2017 Hall...
May 13, 2017 - 6:00am
April 29, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Snow is gone; go check out the lakes area
The weather is still somewhat finicky, but I think it's safe to say spring is here. Sure, it snowed in Backus over the weekend, but nothing accumulated. Let's just call that a fluke. We may still have to deal with a nearly unending chance of rain and high temperatures that may fluctuate...
April 29, 2017 - 5:10am
April 7, 2017
Spring sports season now underway
I am on the record saying spring is an overrated season, but the best part about spring - the sports - has me excited for the next two months....
April 7, 2017 - 6:20am
March 31, 2017
Danecdotes: Be a kid again on April Fools' Day
April Fools' Day is nearly here. Unlike National Hot Dog Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day or any other similar nonsense, this is one ridiculous and...
March 31, 2017 - 6:00am
March 8, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Spring: a season for the birds
Spring is here ... or it was here, and then it left ... but maybe it's coming back again already? It's confusing. Call me a curmudgeon, but I...
March 8, 2017 - 7:40am
January 17, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: This season a massive improvement for Lightning girls
Most area athletic programs are having solid seasons this winter, but no team has done more of a 180-degree improvement than the Northern Lakes...
January 17, 2017 - 11:57pm
January 16, 2017
Oh, to be a homeowner
Roughly 10 months ago, my wife and I bid adieu to apartment living and purchased a home. For the most part, it has been great. It's finally a place of our own where we can set the rules and the cats can run at high speeds without disturbing anyone ... well, except for me. However,...
January 16, 2017 - 9:51pm
January 14, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Is this the year? Is it ever?
I have often said Minnesota sports fans are destined to suffer, but this is getting ridiculous. In my first column - titled "What a difference one year makes" - as the Echo Journal's sports writer, I talked about how Minnesota pro teams were on the rebound, with the exception of the...
January 14, 2017 - 8:34am
December 19, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: At halfway point, North Stars having best season yet
Since its first season in 2012, the Breezy Point North Stars junior hockey team has been a work in progress. In its first two seasons, the team...
December 19, 2016 - 9:25am
December 7, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: PL grad Miller overcomes injuries, finds niche in Bears defense
Pequot Lakes graduate Kayla Miller has always loved sports and has worked hard to excel at them. When circumstances out of her control threatened...
December 7, 2016 - 3:45pm
December 1, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: Winter season in full swing for area teams
With Thanksgiving now in the rearview mirror, lakes area sports fan can now turn their attention to the winter sports season for teams in the...
December 1, 2016 - 10:13am
November 21, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: PR-B grad Sheley begins final season at BSU
Tatum Sheley of Backus has grown up around basketball. Now, the 5-foot-9-inch guard is in her final season at Bemidji State University and hopes...
November 21, 2016 - 2:00pm