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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Minnesota man survives crash but is fatally hit trying to cross interstate afterward
Nisswa: Council to hire temporary administrator and interim clerk
Crosslake: Lee appointed police chief when Hartman retires May 31
Capitol Chatter: Peterson wants to stay in Congress; Nolan still thinking
Measles outbreak prompts vaccination message from Minnesota health officials
Ebnet, Bailey top shooters for Patriot trap team
Run for the Lakes set for April 29
Twins miss out on sweep of Rangers, as Santiago mourns
Vikings will look again to have success outside first round
Patriots blank Tigers - Lehman, Meister combine for no-hitter
Mixer to speak Sunday at Crosslake Christian Assembly of God
Calendar of events: April 28, 2017
Looking Back - April 27, 2017
Reminders-April 27, 2017
Crosslake Christian Assembly to host concert Sunday
Letter to the Editor: Gun rights and schools
Faith column: Finding the peace of Christ at jail
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
As I see it: What do the American people really want?
letters to the editor
Births-April 19, 2017
Robert and Janet Timmins
Betty Olson- Wolkenhauer- Lovegreen
Births-April 11, 2017
April 15, 2017
The Last Windrow: Shared traits with a little Ford tractor
I kind of resemble that little Model 8N Ford tractor that sits outside our home in the woods. Once again I have resurrected it from its winter...
April 15, 2017 - 4:30am
April 3, 2017
The Last Windrow: Time for the annual Twins forecast
I really don't want to write this column. I really don't. But, due to pressure from members of my community and the free world, I somehow will...
April 3, 2017 - 5:45am
March 26, 2017
The Last Windrow: Spring at last
The last vestiges of the glacier that has taken over my driveway since last December gradually is ebbing into the lowland below our house. It...
March 26, 2017 - 7:00am
March 18, 2017
The Last Windrow: It's time to sort tackle
It's time to tackle your tackle for the coming warm water season. Minnesota's inland fishing season is only two months away! Ah, that sounds...
March 18, 2017 - 6:35am
March 13, 2017
The Last Windrow: Kids do say the darnedest things
Art Linkletter made a living out of it. He saw the entertainment value in asking kids questions and waiting for their responses. Those answers...
March 13, 2017 - 11:00am
March 5, 2017
The Last Windrow: Giving a speech leaves some speechless
The towering, red-headed high school senior had a reputation for being a fearless basketball player. He liked to box and was good at it. He showed no fear when it came to standing his ground. He was and I still consider him a friend of mine. But, there was one thing that brought him...
March 5, 2017 - 7:50pm
February 28, 2017
The Last Windrow: Is mending clothes a thing of the past?
Do they sew buttons on anymore? Does anyone patch chore coats? Those questions came up a few weeks ago when I asked my wife if she would be so...
February 28, 2017 - 11:28pm
February 20, 2017
The Last Windrow: Ideas for Minnesota's Super Bowl visitors
I'm still caught up in the hype of the Super Bowl. Sorry! The lingering anxiety I felt during the overtime must have grabbed onto some of my brain cells, and this has caused me to lie wide awake at three in the morning. The anxiety is subsiding, but now I've been thinking of next...
February 20, 2017 - 10:26pm
February 9, 2017
The Last Windrow: Super Bowl 51 is in the books
I was born before the time of the first Super Bowl. It used to be a quiet time of year, a time in the winter when one could relax a bit from the toil of the farm, awaiting the gentle zephyrs of springtime. No parties, no wide screen TVs, no million dollar ads. By the time this column...
February 9, 2017 - 9:43pm
The Last Windrow: 'Tweeting' our way into 2017
The only "tweet" I ever heard while plowing the back forty was that of a yellow-breasted meadowlark, sitting on a post with its beak pointed heavenward. Now we have "tweets" aplenty. The recent political campaign was plagued with "tweets." Anyone who has lived as long as I have might...
January 9, 2017 - 1:09am
January 2, 2017
The Last Windrow: Remembering an Iowa ice storm
The sound of the huge elm branch scraping against the side of our farm home resembled fingernails being pulled across a chalkboard. The steady pounding of the wind against the walls of the house gave one the feeling that some giant being was about to enter uninvited. An Iowa ice storm...
January 2, 2017 - 10:55pm
December 24, 2016
The Last Windrow: Return of the Ugliest Little Christmas Tree
I have a traditional column I submit each Christmas season and I hope you don't mind me re-submitting this season! I was recently asked to do...
December 24, 2016 - 10:04am
December 16, 2016
Last Windrow: Fruitcake for Christmas
I like fruitcake. The gift that just keeps on giving, as Eddie said in "Christmas Vacation." I'm kind of tired of the lame jokes made about this holiday delicacy. I've heard my share of lutefisk jokes up here in the north country, but fruitcake jokes come in a close second. Comedians...
December 16, 2016 - 10:56pm
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
July 6, 2016
The Last Windrow: 'Bedroom community' trend
They call them "bedroom communities." I don't blame anyone for living in one, but it's not the kind of community I grew up with.
July 6, 2016 - 2:04pm