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Nisswa: School needs outlined; public input sought
Pine River: Police officers, firefighters suffer after tragedies
Campaign seeks to highlight service of Minnesota's women veterans
Minn. artist donates original works to her church
State's snowplow simulators stress safety
Yankees seize AL lead with 5-0 win over Astros
Minnesota to collar more than 100 wild deer with tracking devices to fine-tune its fight against CWD
Guess who is an NFC player of the week? Former Viking Peterson
Vikings QB Bridgewater cleared to practice
Some migrants pass through unseen and unsung
Eugene "Gene" Stoll
Robert L. Maples
Steven P. Johnson
Everett Smithson Band to play Thursday in Crosslake
Reminders: Oct. 19, 2017
Chef's Hat: For quick cleanup, make it in a mug
Faith in Action volunteers recognized
Senior Menus: Oct. 16-20, 2017
Grim's Tales: Vacation: A break from more than work
Faith: There's always hope
Cracker Barrel: Legacy in stone
From the Lefthand Corner: Walz makes strong move in quest to be governor
Letter to the editor: Buffoons who do the math
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Births - Sept. 24, 2017
Births - Aug. 27, 2017
As I See It
October 13, 2017
Letter to the editor: Buffoons who do the math
In the latest musings (here we go again) by Pineandlakes Echo Journal conservative columnist Pete Abler, "As I See It: Inspiration," Mr. Abler states he wants "to find the well-intentioned buffoon who came up with 500-year" prediction of catastrophic floods related to hurricane aftermaths,...
October 13, 2017 - 7:30am
October 7, 2017
As I See It: Comments and observations
I really wonder what the fashion world had in mind when it started offering leggings as daily wear for the distaff side. If it wasn't bad enough that jammies have become "accepted" wear for many shoppers, we now see far too many women wearing only waist-down leggings as their sole...
October 7, 2017 - 7:30am
September 23, 2017
As I See It: Inspiration
I don't know how many of you feel about the Bible, but whether you believe it is historically, spiritually, socially or otherwise accurate, it is still an amazing source of thought-provoking tales, stories, wisdom, guidance and material for meditation. I have to admit I get a lot...
September 23, 2017 - 7:30am
September 9, 2017
As I See It: It takes two to tango
And it also takes two to tangle. That should be obvious to even the most casual observer of events in our culture, society and government. Sadly, however, that seems to be lost on everyone when it comes to analyzing the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, that happened earlier in...
September 9, 2017 - 9:30am
August 26, 2017
As I See It: It could happen
Thirty years in the future, on Aug. 24, 2047, workmen completed the last stage of the project to remove three presidents' images from Mount Rushmore. Theodore Roosevelt was removed for his belief in individual self-reliance and because his militaristic activities were not in keeping...
August 26, 2017 - 6:30am
August 12, 2017
As I See It: Musings
I like to start most mornings with a rather large cup of coffee, looking out the living room windows and allowing my mind to wander where it will. It has to be silent - no radio, no TV, no distractions save the birds and the rippling leaves in the trees. In between sips of coffee,...
August 12, 2017 - 5:00am
July 29, 2017
As I See It: Progressivism ... at what cost?
A recent letter writer challenged me to mention one positive thing that progressives have done for our country or society in every column so they won't be so negative by focusing on our problems. I thought about that for a while and came to the conclusion that like most issues, unless...
July 29, 2017 - 9:30am
June 17, 2017
As I See It:The essence of opinion
A recent letter writer accused me of irresponsible journalism for the content of my column concerning global climate change that was partially inspired by a Dilbert cartoon strip. Notwithstanding the fact that I am anything but a journalist, I am always disappointed when someone is...
June 17, 2017 - 7:00am
June 3, 2017
As I See It: The scourge of pornography
Suppose there were some things that clearly caused demonstrable harm to individuals, families and the whole of society. Doesn't it make sense that individuals and both private and public organizations would be fighting to actually control or prohibit these things? What if all the...
June 3, 2017 - 5:30am
May 20, 2017
As I See It: Dilbert and climate change
I am an ardent fan of the comic strip Dilbert, written by Scott Adams. Following my Air Force career, I worked for a high-tech engineering services...
May 20, 2017 - 7:00am
May 6, 2017
As I See It: What did you unlearn today?
There are many opportunities for us to learn throughout our lives. "Ancaro imparo" is a Latin phrase attributed to Michelangelo that may be translated as "I am still learning." If you look for the opportunities to learn and grow, you will probably realize they are all around us all...
May 6, 2017 - 6:30am
April 22, 2017
As I see it: What do the American people really want?
Can you imagine yourself in the Oval Office trying to run the executive branch of our government to the satisfaction of a majority of the citizens? Do you think you would do any better than President Trump? I'm certain many of us imagine we or someone else would be much more effective,...
April 22, 2017 - 5:10am
April 8, 2017
As I See It: Diversity, disunity and insanity - oh my!
"E Pluribus Unum" is a Latin phrase that means, "Out of many, one." It was used as our national motto after it first appeared on the Great Seal of the United States in the 1700s. In 1964, President Eisenhower signed a law designating, "In God We Trust," as our official motto. That...
April 8, 2017 - 5:30am
March 25, 2017
As I See It: Enemy of whom?
Much has been made of President Trump's recent comments about fake news and the media being the enemy of the people. As usual, far too many people in the media and other organizations chose to take this the wrong way instead of looking at how and when it could be true. Sadly, I believe...
March 25, 2017 - 6:00am
March 12, 2017
As I See It: The logic escapes me
I sometimes look in the mirror and wonder who is looking back at me. He doesn't look at all like I think he should. His hair is thinning to the point there isn't much left on top. The skin above his eyes droops down and almost covers his eyelids. There are funny looking spots here...
March 12, 2017 - 7:00am