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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Local students named to Dean's List at Bethel University
Crow Wing County offers absentee voting for Brainerd school election
New suit against Fishbach may depend on election timing
Cass County Board: $135K in state funding received for voting equipment
Traffic stop in Breezy Point leads to tax evasion arrest
Girls Basketball: Tigers top Nevis, Fall to Red Lake
Boys basketball: Tigers win three
Girls basketball: Patriots win two Mid-State games
Boys hockey: Lightning fall to North Branch in season finale
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Wade T. "Ted" Leggett
Anita C. Gibeau
Larry D. Johnson
Effects of adverse childhood experiences topic of event Thursday
Cold weather car safety
3 things for better health - Feb. 19
Heart healthy eating
Pets of the Week
Commentary: Liars required for 'fake news' to proliferate
The Cracker Barrel: Feeding the birds
Faith Column: Transcendent truth
Browser: Keep reading to earn your mug
The Last Windrow: Remembering a boy's first adventure with family rifle
letters to the editor
Supporting Denny McNamara
Shh...It's a Surprise
Births: Jan. 27, 2018
Jay and Marilyn Brutsman -
Brogle Family 5
September 9, 2017
Danecdotes: Corporate ads overused in pro sports
Corporate sponsorship has leaked into just about every facet of professional sports. Words cannot express how much I hate that. I recently purchased...
September 9, 2017 - 5:00am
September 6, 2017
Danecdotes: Apparently, even free cats are expensive
I've written about our cats before, but it's been a couple of years so allow me a quick recap. Shortly after we got married three years ago,...
September 6, 2017 - 6:00am
September 2, 2017
Eckhardt still has racing bug after 35-plus years
Karl Eckhardt's first official race was a motocross event in Bemidji in the early 1980s. From there, it became a passion for him. More than 35...
September 2, 2017 - 8:00am
August 13, 2017
Danecdotes: A rookie woodworker's journal
For the past few years, I've developed a bit of a fascination with woodworking. Like any craft, it is pretty neat to see an everyday object -...
August 13, 2017 - 8:00am
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
Danecdotes: Go outside, dag nabbit
I recently wrote a column saying that winter was over and we should all get out and enjoy the lakes area. A few days later, it snowed. You would...
June 23, 2017 - 8:00am
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