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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Maple Hill Church to host Deer Hunter's Dinner Nov. 5
Nisswa: Road assessment policy again dominates discussion
Governor's Deer Hunting Opener: Public events to kick off Nov. 3 at Breezy Point Resort
Mobile machine brings advanced manufacturing to students
Tigers fall to Panthers
Patriots blank Rangers
Tigers fall to Bagley
Trap shooting: Pequot, Crosslake teams ranked second
Patriots calm Green Wave 27-0
Ruben Dale Allen
Lily Beatrice "Bea" Valentino
Dolores Joan Swanson
Richard Dean Sheik
80 costumed kids attend Backus Legion Halloween event
Reminders-Oct. 27, 2016
Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in stew
Pages from the Past - Oct. 20, 2016
Looking Back-Oct. 20, 2016
Other Opinion: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the Editor: Supreme Court votes matter
Letter to the Editor: Liberals lack moral standing
Letter to the Editor: Quinn Nystrom for District 10A
Letter to the Editor: Teaching them to kill for entertainment - it is disturbing
letters to the editor
40th Wedding Anniversary: Dan and Gaylene Hamm
74th Birthday: Marliss
80th Birthday: Yvonne (Hill) Yunker
Wedding Announced: Jill and Jason Anderson
80th Birthday: Jerry Thompson
As I See It
July 17, 2015
As I See It: Déjà vu and the Flag of the Confederacy
I spent last week fishing at a remote location in Canada. It was very relaxing to have no phone, no radio and no television for seven days and nights. We did a lot of fishing, eating fish, reading, talking and relaxing.
July 17, 2015 - 11:22am
July 7, 2015
As I See It: What really divides us
I had a revelation while thinking about the recent decisions by the Supreme Court — neither of which I agree with. In upholding the Affordable Care Act, the court stepped far into politics by trying to interpret the intent of Congress, instead of making Congress clarify that...
July 7, 2015 - 9:43am
June 4, 2015
As I See It: Why I detest bureaucracies
No, we cannot function without bureaucracies, but they could certainly work a lot better if leaders would take the time and effort to make them less cumbersome. Many organizations, including our government, could work as a result of, instead of in spite of, all the roadblocks inherent...
June 4, 2015 - 8:53am
May 22, 2015
As I See It: Random musings: We can't win war against nature
I believe we human beings have been drinking way too much of the arrogance-flavored Kool-Aid that leads us to believe we can be masters of nature. All we have to do is look at our ever-expanding universe and we should come to the realization that all the intelligence we can muster...
May 22, 2015 - 2:42pm
April 24, 2015
As I See It: Mad man, the column
According to Wikipedia, "Mad Men," the television series, is set in the 1960s, initially at a fictional advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City. According to the show's pilot, the phrase "mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison...
April 24, 2015 - 12:21pm
April 9, 2015
As I See It: Our hat's in the ring!
I am humbled and honored to announce the candidacy of the men's coffee group from Crosslake, aka "The Sunshine Boys," for the office of president of the United States of America. Given that the current holder of this office has proved unequivocally that the presidency is above any...
April 9, 2015 - 3:14pm
March 25, 2015
As I See It: Are we a Christian nation?
That can be viewed as an actual, philosophical, rhetorical or a somewhere-in-between question. The definition of each of those terms and your particular perspective will influence how you might answer the question. I read a letter to the editor awhile ago wherein the writer came...
March 25, 2015 - 2:07pm
March 12, 2015
As I See It: Where have they been?
I am shocked to the point of disbelief that basic welfare payments in Minnesota for some of the most needy have remained the same for almost the last 30 years. What have the all-caring, all-sensitive, all-seeing left wingers been doing during all those years?
March 12, 2015 - 2:42pm
February 27, 2015
As I See It: Brian Williams - who really cares?
With due deference to my less-than-conservative counterpart, it is tragically laughable that we are having any sort of debate over whether Brian Williams should get his job back. I personally don't care. I no longer watch any national news network.
February 27, 2015 - 10:45am
February 18, 2015
As I See It: Many questions; few good answers
Gov. Mark Dayton has handed out raises to various commission heads ranging from just under $11,000 to one that exceeded $84,000. The total amount of the raises was more than $800,000 and the average is $32,120. The raises were approved by the Legislature in 2013, and took effect...
February 18, 2015 - 11:02am
January 14, 2015
As I See It: The pen and the sword
The written word has literally changed the world or major parts of it ever since man first figured out how to capture thoughts and ideas and preserve them so others could see them. From the earliest pictures on cave walls to stone tablets, animal skins, papyrus, parchment and all...
January 14, 2015 - 2:47pm
December 31, 2014
As I See It: Whose lives matter the most?
I don't know if the fact that I was born with an inquisitive mind is a curse or a blessing.
December 31, 2014 - 12:24pm
December 17, 2014
As I See It: We need the police
Try to imagine a society without the police. Or try to imagine countries without armies, or even a world without countries. That might make a great title for a John Lennon song about a utopian world, but in the here and now we haven't learned how to do that, nor will we ever bring...
December 17, 2014 - 12:17pm
December 3, 2014
As I See It: More about racism
The last time I wrote about this subject was in July 2013 in response to the Trayvon Martin situation. I'll start out today by proposing that our grandchildren will still be dealing with one or more facets of racial issues long after we are gone. Racism is not a natural part of our...
December 3, 2014 - 12:26pm
November 19, 2014
As I See It: The war on men
Long ago (1950s) and far, far away (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) a parallel galaxy existed. In this galaxy, a father and mother were raising their two sons and two daughters (No. 3 didn't show up until we moved to St. Paul.) I was one of those two sons and I thought my dad was a genius. I...
November 19, 2014 - 3:27pm