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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Push to make smoking tougher in Minnesota gains student support
North Dakota, Minnesota bankruptcies (Feb. 25)
Army Corps updates camping reservation policy
Ruud appointed to Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
Pequot Lakes Community Carnival to offer fun for all ages, Volunteers still needed
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Stone 8th in state meet - McGuire 46th in Biwabik
Wolverines play hard in first home game in 27 years
Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
Eloise Kay Jans
Grim's Grub: Pout about it
Reminders-Feb. 23, 2017
Calendar of Events-Feb. 24, 2017
Card games: Feb. 23, 2017
Pages from the Past - Feb. 23, 2017
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Faith: Look beneath the surface for what is buried
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Letter to the editor: Bartella family thanks community
letters to the editor
Wedding Announced: Denny (DJ) Pink and Martha Worms
65th Wedding Anniversary: Don and Kathy O'Brien
90th Birthday: Rachel Wing
95th Birthday: Ralph Yeager
4 Generations: Jensen, Stanwood, Nelson
As I See It
November 8, 2015
As I See It: The war on children
There are a lot of wars going on in contemporary American society and the world today. I recently read a letter to the editor in another newspaper in which the author lamented the actual wars being waged in the world and how they are fueled by greed and hatred - among the many other...
November 8, 2015 - 8:00am
October 21, 2015
As I See It: Time to think
In my not always humble opinion, one of the greatest shortfalls of our society and educational system is that people are not taught critical thinking. By that I mean when presented with a problem, an issue or a tragic situation, our reaction never seems to get too far beyond the...
October 21, 2015 - 3:10pm
September 25, 2015
As I See It: On aging
I reached one of those milestones last month and the inevitable thoughts and questions have been popping into my mind ever since. One of my first thoughts was that I had surpassed the age at which my father passed away by another year (it's only been two years). We Abler men don't...
September 25, 2015 - 10:44am
September 10, 2015
As I See It: A thousand words
I've often wondered what it takes to have some real and lasting effects on the psyche of the people of our nation and the world. It is fairly obvious that most of us are so totally absorbed in our lives and activities that we often just can't be bothered to have much sympathy or...
September 10, 2015 - 11:47am
August 27, 2015
As I See It: War on Christianity - it's real
We have already witnessed too many accusations of "wars" on various segments of our society, including the most recent claims of a "war on women." Let's be honest with each other.
August 27, 2015 - 4:11pm
August 14, 2015
As I See It: What really matters?
A few years ago, Charles Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and commentator on Fox News, published a selective collection of his columns titled "Things That Matter." If you change that statement into the form of a question — no this is not Jeopardy — you might discover...
August 14, 2015 - 11:20am
July 30, 2015
As I See It: The Trump card
I almost don't know where to begin. But let me start off by observing that back in the time following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Jewish leaders were debating how to deal with His remaining followers. A leading rabbi, Gamaliel, who instructed Saul (later Paul, the Apostle to...
July 30, 2015 - 11:49am
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