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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Regional Report: News from around the lakes area
Local study may keep more hearts beating
Jenkins: Council signs agreement for street improvements
New intersection opens in Pequot Lakes
Police Blotter - August 19, 2017
Hackensack: Donations sought to repair Birch Lake fishing pier
Golf results - August 19, 2017
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
Danecdotes: Practice begins for area fall sports
Vikings kicker, punter positions up for grabs yet
Margaret E. Coleman
Richard Wayne Gravdahl
Jesse Elmer Lodermeier
Carl J. (Corky) Smith
Looking Back - Aug. 19, 2017
Crosslake offers something for everyone Aug. 12
The endless summer
Pages from the Past - Aug. 18, 2017
Last duck race of season is today
Anniversary trip brings clarity on marriage
Letter to the editor: Leave the memorial be
From the Lefthand Corner: Trump's downward slide
Supporting a free press
Vogt's Notes: Imagine a day without local news
letters to the editor
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Spike & Karen Wales
Cole Richard Sifferath
Robert and Susan (Gregg) House
August 12, 2017
The Last Windrow: A million dollar rain
They call it "a million dollar rain." We had one around here last week. Weather calls the tune when it comes to farming or gardening. All the...
August 12, 2017 - 4:30am
August 5, 2017
The Last Windrow: Musical memories from the farm
I just watched a Willie Nelson special concert from Billy Bob's down in Texas. I see a lot of my dad in Willie's music. Music was a part of our country farm life. My family has a history of loving all kinds of music. I have a second cousin who played violin with the Philadelphia Philharmonic...
August 5, 2017 - 5:30am
July 8, 2017
The Last Windrow: Climate change - Something is going on
I don't know if any of you have bought into the theory (some would say it isn't a theory any longer) of climate change and global warming. From my un-scientific perspective, I think something is going on. An area in South Dakota where my column is published just experienced a terrible...
July 8, 2017 - 8:00am
July 1, 2017
The Last Windrow: Remembering my 'muscle car' youth
Last week's "Back To The Fifties & Sixties" event in the Twin Cities brought back memories of my "muscle car" youth. A wise man once told me,...
July 1, 2017 - 9:30am
June 25, 2017
The Last Windrow: 'Walking the fields' built character
In the days before the machine applied herbicides, we farm kids did a little thing this time of year called "walking the corn" and "walking the...
June 25, 2017 - 4:30am
June 10, 2017
The Last Windrow: I hope the Twins will forgive me
I must have irked someone in the Minnesota Twins organization with my once-a-year prognostication. They have a winning record. Far off from my dire prediction in April. My depressing forecast did give the Twins a better record than they had last year, but it was still a losing season....
June 10, 2017 - 6:00am
May 11, 2017
The Last Windrow: Let's not brag about an extraordinary fishing opener
I've got to be careful when I start bragging about how good the upcoming Minnesota fishing opener might be. A few years ago I wrote in this very...
May 11, 2017 - 8:00am
April 29, 2017
The Last Windrow: Smell of coffee evokes memories
I was grinding coffee beans early one morning last week. I'd opened a new bag of beans and that sweet aroma rose up to my nostrils. That smell...
April 29, 2017 - 3:40am
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