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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Memorial Day: Area communities to host Memorial Day services
Fargo woman arrested after shooting incident at Hawley school
Twins pitching coach suspended after arrest on suspicion of DWI
Tribal fishing is sore spot at Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory meeting: Committee reiterates desire to renegotiate with tribes
Lake Shore: Council agrees to take next step toward building new city hall
Patriots third at Deacon's Lodge: Tigers place sixth
Area Softball: Miska powers Patriots to subsection title
Patriot Shooters remain first in conference
Patriots shut out Wadena-Deer Creek
Aitkin holds off Patriots 13-3
Colleen R. Edblad
Richard L. Rofidal
James L. Kelley
Daniel James Larson
Turning 90, Winnie-the-Pooh meets Britain's queen in new story
Justin Bieber sued over riff in smash hit 'Sorry'
Chef's Hat: Ready, set, grill
Looking Back-May 19, 2016
Faces: Nisswa's longtime first-grade teacher to retire
MMBA Home Show
Last Windrow: Historic pioneer cemetery lives on
Cracker Barrel: Reconsideration
Vogt's Notes: Pequot Lakes businesses, listen up
Lefthand Corner: Veterans deserve recognition for their service to America
Letters to the Editor: Community support for Tiger Pride Service Day appreciated
letters to the editor
100th Birthday: Laura Gottschalk
Births-May 26, 2016
Engagement Announced: Brad Erickson to Halle Cho
25th Wedding Anniversary: Susan McNerney and Fred Schiessl
90th Birthday: Jim Pint
April 13, 2016
Faith Column: These are exciting times
These are exciting times. For kids and parents, the end of the school year is not far off. I happen to have a graduating high school senior - my last - this year. He is looking very forward to the next experience of his life: college. I am grateful to strong teachers, excellent mentors...
April 13, 2016 - 12:04pm
February 19, 2016
Faith: Look not to your interests only
Philippians 2:4 says, "Look not to your interests only but also to the interests of others." On Jan. 20, the people of the Crosslake Log Church took that message to heart as they wrote personal notes in books that they purchased to be delivered to inmates in area jails. The backstory...
February 19, 2016 - 10:04am
February 7, 2016
Guess whom I'm talking to again?
When you really need to talk to someone, do you have a best friend you can call out to? Is the person approachable 24 hours a day? Isn't it a relief and comforting to know that when you need to talk to your best friend, you will never get your patience tested because of a busy signal,...
February 7, 2016 - 12:30pm
January 25, 2016
Faith: Remembering ...
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was born in an era of great turmoil and great hope in America. Born in the late '60s, I remember seeing news reports, films and articles...
January 25, 2016 - 9:05am
Faith Column: 'Some Children See Him'
Merry Christmas, all! As you read this, Christians in the lakes area are going to church, singing carols, raising candles against the darkness of the night and of the cold world, and placing renewed hope again in God's Christmas promise in Jesus. To and through Mary, God's Word is,...
opinion / columns
December 25, 2015 - 8:00am
July 30, 2015
Faith: The demise of casual Christianity
Casual Christianity, the place where the fence straddlers converge. It has always felt like a safe place for so many. A place where no clear, hard lines in the sand ever needed to be drawn. Casual Christianity sidesteps both being offensive and being offended. Coming from a guy who...
July 30, 2015 - 11:44am
June 10, 2015
The tech world has a way of creating apps and tools that leave us wondering what our lives were ever like without them. The most recent app that has captured the attention of my household is Timehop. If you are not familiar with it, the app simply gathers old photos and status updates...
June 10, 2015 - 2:29pm
May 27, 2015
Faith: What did you do on Memorial Day?
The message that I spoke to the congregation this past Sunday made reference to Memorial Day. The title of my message was, "Memorial Day. What's the Big Deal?" Although too many ignore, overlook, or don't understand the significance of Memorial Day, it is a big deal because what we...
May 27, 2015 - 2:20pm
April 22, 2015
Faith: A lifetime relationship
"Gamma Kate! Gamma Kate!" Music to my ears as my 2 ½-year old grandson PJ spent last week with Gampa and Gamma Kate. What a brave little guy to be nearly 500 miles from his parents. PJ doesn't know how far that is, but he knows he spent a day in his car seat to get to Gamma Kate's...
April 22, 2015 - 11:31am
April 16, 2015
Faith: The original Zero Tolerance Policy
We hear a lot in the school systems of Zero Tolerance policies. Usually in a negative light in the news after a 4th grade student gets suspended for possessing a weapon for bringing a plastic butter knife to spread cream cheese on their bagel, or a 6th grader gets expelled for dealing...
April 16, 2015 - 2:48pm
April 1, 2015
Faith: Easter blessings!
A few years ago, I was a part of an Easter choir cantata entitled "The Weeping Tree." We sang about Christ's journey to the cross, his death, and resurrection all with this image of a tree for the cross. Here is part of the foreword from the cantata talking about the cross (the weeping...
April 1, 2015 - 12:28pm