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Crow Wing County issues reminder to mail ballot precincts
Pine River-Backus School District: Board contemplates sixth-grade athletes
Paws and Claws Rescue & Resort receives $5,170 legacy donation
20th anniversary: PR-B Family Center has a definite purpose
Lutheran Church of the Cross to host Bishop Tom Aitken Oct. 23
[KLICK GALLERY] Pequot Lakes Volleybal vs. Crosby-Ironton
Tigers split Brainerd Invite games
PL 8th grade team takes first
Trap teams ranked 2nd through 3 weeks
Hockey: Stars split series with Ice Hawks
Ervin E. "Ernie" Kouba
Tony J. Gilles
Paul Alexander Geiger
Pages from the Past - Oct. 20, 2016
Looking Back-Oct. 20, 2016
Nisswa, Pequot Lakes firefighters promote fire safety
'She Loves Me' features lonely hearts, eccentrics: Play to be staged in Pequot Lakes
Plenty of pumpkins
Political endorsement letters
The Last Windrow: The old trapper, the last season
Letter to the editor: Promote Indigenous People's Day
Letter to the editor: It requires maturity to be president
Letter to the editor: Norgaard for Crosslake mayor
letters to the editor
Wedding Announced: Taylor James Breen and Katie Marie Embertson
49th Birthday: Wanda Gallagher
60th Wedding Anniversary: Bill and Evelyn Matthies
80th Birthday: Jerry Campbell
80th Birthday: Tom Malloy
October 16, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: It has finally come to this
We are finally reaching the end of the long and arduous "race" to the U.S. presidency in 2016. I hope we don't have another delayed determination as in 2000, and that the decision will be finalized on Nov. 8 so we can still have a true and thankful Thanksgiving, and a time for joyous...
October 16, 2016 - 9:24am
October 4, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: It's another week of Trump vs. Clinton
There will be just a few more hectic weeks before America selects its president for the next four years. It has already been a long, grueling, testing and strange process. By the time this column comes out, the much ballyhooed first debate between the contestants will have been held....
October 4, 2016 - 8:11am
September 3, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: Bad and good can be the same
My granddaughter, Gena, was sitting unusually quiet and contemplative in a chair facing mine. It was Christmastime, just months after she was 3. In her small voice, she looked up and said spontaneously, "Granpa, if something looks really bad, just turn it around and look at the good."...
September 3, 2016 - 9:57am
August 23, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: Memories of Wendy
Wendell R. Anderson died recently at age 83. I only knew him as Wendy. That is the only way he wanted to be known. He reportedly died from pneumonia, but suffered from dementia and other maladies over the last couple years. His most remembered public service was as governor of Minnesota...
August 23, 2016 - 8:23am
August 3, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: A long time National Convention "junkie"
I guess I became a National Convention "junkie" rather early in life, which is quite a few years ago. During the summer of age 8 I remember, in our Roosevelt Democrat household, my Dad talking of FDR's failing health and Dad's leaning toward Henry Wallace for President, and later...
August 3, 2016 - 2:48pm
July 14, 2016
Bye family farm recognized as Century Farm
"We spend about the first half of our lifetime getting away from where we grew up and the second half crawling back to where we started," Don...
July 14, 2016 - 9:07am
July 6, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: The case for opioids
Recently, media and experts have expressed great concern over the high usage of opioids as pain killers for seniors. The alarm has been rung because some expert and not-so-expert poll takers, study makers, insurance statisticians and medical writers have all concluded that a third...
July 6, 2016 - 2:03pm
June 29, 2016
Letter to the editor: Truth about Hillary
Don Bye does not disappoint in showing us he is from the (far) left hand corner as he easily brushes off the major flaws of Hillary. Of course the truth is Hillary: • Is the first person running for president that is part of an ongoing criminal investigation. • Lied about her...
opinion/letters to the editor
June 29, 2016 - 10:57am
June 22, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: Sensible side of presidential choice in 2016
We are down to two choices for president of our United States in November 2016 (unless some miraculous Republican event occurs). Republicans have apparently selected Donald Trump and Democrats have seemingly settled on Hillary Clinton. While we'll certainly hear it all over again...
June 22, 2016 - 2:21pm
May 25, 2016
Lefthand Corner: Veterans deserve recognition for their service to America
Monday is Memorial Day. We tend to say it's that time of the year again; but, it is, and it should be a lot more than that. Sure, this is the week or weekend that we buy the poppies from the Legion Auxiliary sellers. Many will watch and applaud veterans marching in parades and may...
May 25, 2016 - 11:17am
May 11, 2016
It's time for legislators to come to their senses
I usually try not to write about things I don't know anything about. But, this week's column is about stuff I don't know much about. I don't know much of anything about music, other than that I like listening to slow instrumentals. My music participation began and ended with my mother...
May 11, 2016 - 10:20am
April 29, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: Facts, factoids and fictions
A fact is an actual thing. It is an object that can be seen and heard and felt and usually can be measured. An event that actually occurred is fact. An action that was actually accomplished is fact. Fact can usually be verified in our present world. Fact is elusive. In the legal trial...
April 29, 2016 - 11:13am
April 13, 2016
What if only women could vote?
Some say this is the year for radical change. We have contending candidates running for the presidency of our country, proposing and promising radical change. One would wall off Mexico, and send Mexico the bill. Another makes a proposal (and promise) so radical that every other developed...
April 13, 2016 - 2:41pm
March 31, 2016
Today's Republican dilemma
The National Republican Party is in a state of disarray over the present status of its process to determine who will be the Republican standard bearer in November. Responsible lifelong Republicans fear for the very life of their party in the future. They do so with good reason. That...
March 31, 2016 - 10:30am
March 17, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: What's next on caucus/conventions vs. primary elections?
Every few years, attempts are made to change our party selection process in Minnesota from the caucus/convention system we have to a primary system we discarded because it was deemed unsatisfactory back in the 1950s. The arguments bounce back and forth depending upon who and how many...
March 17, 2016 - 11:15am