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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Pequot Lakes homecoming coronation 2016
Motorcycle strikes deer, injures operator
Fundraiser dinner for Pequot Lakes Habitat home is Saturday
2016 Voters Guide: Backus City Council
[VIDEO] Patriots earn 3-2 victory over Sebeka
Report: Vikings RB Peterson opts for surgery, may miss rest of season
Tigers second at C-I Tournament
Unbeaten Tigers run past Blackduck 24-14: Lightning delay, rain don't hinder PR-B in win
North Stars rally for 5-3 win
Donald J. Klein
Elizabeth (Betty) Ester Cibuzar
Hall of Fame band Rio Nido to take CLC stage
CLC band rehearsals under way
Pages from the Past - Sept. 22, 2016
Looking Back-Sept. 22, 2016
Grassroots concerts to present Colin Gilmore Sept. 23
MMBA Home Show
As I See It: A tale of two baskets
Vogt's Notes: Be a responsible voter by gathering facts
The Last Windrow: Twins forecast encounters strikes
Letter to the editor: Don't vote for more taxes in November
Cracker Barrel: Levels of ignorance
letters to the editor
September 22, 2016
The Last Windrow: Twins forecast encounters strikes
Well, as the Gipper would say, the sky has fallen on the 2016 Minnesota Twins. Some of you may remember that I made my yearly Minnesota Twins baseball forecast way back in April. I waited until spring training was over, and I checked with my sources who live down in Fort Myers in...
September 22, 2016 - 10:28am
September 13, 2016
The Last Windrow: I've never missed a vote since I turned 21
Politics are funny business. My columns over the years have not taken political sides mainly because I believe, right or wrong, that my readers have enough of this gibberish on their plates already. The media is full of politics on an election year, and that's probably enough. But,...
September 13, 2016 - 2:30pm
September 7, 2016
The Last Windrow: Turning the calendar page to September
Someone must have told the sumac behind our house that fall is on the way. Two leaves dangling from this north country shrub have turned a brilliant red, contrasting harshly against the still green canopy. This sumac is telling us something.
September 7, 2016 - 11:50am
September 4, 2016
The Last Windrow: At the center of the universe of a small family farm
It stands as the last monument to a farm family gone from the land. In the middle of the farmyard, on a slight hill, just above the now gone barn and next to where a windmill used to stand. It's rusted and bent and worn, but it is a testament to the fact that a family once lived here,...
September 4, 2016 - 11:00am
August 27, 2016
The Last Windrow: Some things just get in the way of good intentions
I just took the last of my 2015 Christmas lights down. Let's see, is it getting to be late August already? A lady who passed by while I was dangling precariously off the step ladder mentioned that I might have well just left the lights up; but no, it was my goal in May to take them...
August 27, 2016 - 11:02am
August 12, 2016
The Last Windrow: Muskie: The fish of 10,000 casts
The largest fish I ever yanked out of a pond of water during my farm years was a 6-pound channel catfish. It came flipping out of the Big Sioux River on a sultry, hot August day. I remember that fish well. It bit on a piece of shrimp that I dropped into a pocket of water surrounded...
August 12, 2016 - 8:39am
August 8, 2016
The Last Windrow: Man! Would you just look at all those beans!
Johnny Cash coined the song way back in the sixties featuring that tag-line. He was singing about some kind of beans, maybe soybeans, maybe kidney beans, maybe chickpeas, maybe black beans, but no doubt he was singing about a good crop of some kind of bean.
August 8, 2016 - 10:34am
August 3, 2016
Thank you to all who took a part in Pine River Summerfest
On behalf of the members and board of the Pine River Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank all the groups and individuals who helped make Pine River Summerfest a rousing success this year! The event was moved this year to a new weekend on the calendar and as with all moves, one...
August 3, 2016 - 11:43am
July 27, 2016
The Last Windrow: "You mean that we aren't going to have a parade?"
Our small community hosts its' annual Summerfest this weekend, and things are buzzing around town. Churches are preparing their food offerings, kids are currying their horses, firemen are shining up their fire engines and businesses are getting their sidewalk sales in order. It is...
July 27, 2016 - 12:20pm
June 29, 2016
The Last Windrow: Recalling the Fourth of years past
The Fourth of July holiday is knocking on the door. A time when a bratwurst will be devoured and a cold drink will be downed by even those who have sworn to take up a diet. Eating rules go out the door when it comes to eating on the Fourth. In the heat of a July 4 day, big men will...
June 29, 2016 - 11:14am
June 22, 2016
The Last Windrow: We like a good storm, provided there's no damage
I've seen some hail. I've never seen grapefruit size hail. I saw it last Sunday at our home in north central Minnesota. I grew up in hail country, northwest Iowa. It wasn't anything unusual to have a hailstorm at anytime during the summer months. Searing heat and a cold front from...
June 22, 2016 - 9:55am
June 14, 2016
The Last Windrow: Dad's life lessons are still valid today
My dad passed away two years ago at the ripe age of 97. Father's Day is coming up and it got me to thinking of my dad and the lessons he passed on to me during my formative years. Most of his advice was given in a way that was not seen by me as preaching. He gave me examples of what...
June 14, 2016 - 11:44pm
June 8, 2016
The Last Windrow: Going to Canada!
Why would anyone who likes to fish and lives in an area that boasts 432 lakes within 30 miles decide to take a fishing trip to Canada? Well, try to think about 4,000 lakes within 30 miles and fish that haven't seen near as many lures! By the time this column reaches a newspaper I...
June 8, 2016 - 11:36am
June 1, 2016
Last Windrow: Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa have definite differences
"We're going to the Black Hills!" That was a phrase I heard often around this time of year at some family gathering or picnic. At my early age I really had no idea of what the Black Hills were, but the phrase sounded exotic to say the least. I knew "the Hills" were located somewhere...
June 1, 2016 - 4:21pm
May 27, 2016
Last Windrow: Historic pioneer cemetery lives on
My two second cousins used to visit our farm this week of the year. John and Joe were bachelor farmers who lived near the little town of Pierson, Iowa. They were two of a family that featured around 13 kids. One of their younger sisters had died at an early age and she was buried...
May 27, 2016 - 4:16pm