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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Nisswa: Edna Lake Road work won't be done now - Council delays action
PR-B Boy Scouts visit State Capitol, meet with Rep. Layman
Pequot Lakes Community Education classes listed
Police Blotter - March 25, 2017
Camp Ripley: Striking first before wildfire season
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Dahlberg earns all-state honorable mention
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Wally "Certs" Evanson
Satchell, Fredrick C. ("Butch")
Lakes Area Music Festival to present 'Spanish Nights' in Pequot Lakes
Thousands share their charm in Crosslake
Pages from the Past - March 23, 2017
Card games: March 20, 2017
Senior Menus: March 20-24, 2017
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Minding our Elders: Feeling useful integral to emotional health
As I See It: Enemy of whom?
Columnist comes out, reveals he's WGFWAF
letters to the editor
Births-March 12, 2017
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
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 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