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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Police Blotter - Sept. 22, 2018
4 to be inducted in Pillager Hall of Fame
Pequot Lakes to celebrate homecoming week
Local Small Businesses Invited to Participate in Blitz
Pine River fishing contest to promote suicide awareness
High School Football: Failed PATs doom Patriots
Beargrease sled dog rerouted, shortened for 2019
Vikings' Thielen announces launch of foundation with $100K donation
DNR expect good waterfowl opener
Area Volleyball: Patriots blank Cardinals
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Dr. Rudd B. Thabes
Judith K. Lapke
Should perennials be cut back in fall? It depends.
Berries of invasive species toxic to humans, how to cut back lilacs and more
Card games: Sept. 10-14, 2018
A Matter of Balance classes offered in area
Crosslake family takes steps to end Alzheimer's disease
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
The Last Windrow: A time when people pulled together to save a town
Letter to the Editor: Andrews a wise choice in Crosslake
Letter to the editor: Here's the big deal about marijuana use
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
May 26, 2018
The Last Windrow: Happy his running days are over
An organization in our community had a "fun run" last weekend. Even though the north wind was blowing about 30 miles-an-hour and temps hovered...
May 26, 2018 - 9:30am
May 13, 2018
The Last Windrow: Happy Mother's Day to all moms
This week's column is dedicated to my Mom, Millie. Mother's Day happens this weekend, and even though moms have to share it with the Minnesota...
May 13, 2018 - 9:00am
May 5, 2018
The Last Windrow: Fishing memories last a lifetime
It wasn't much of a fish. A 6-inch, silver-sided, horn-headed creek chub that weighed about 4 ounces. My first fish. It came flipping out of...
May 5, 2018 - 9:00am
April 28, 2018
The Last Windrow: Changes in retail landscape continue
It all started when Mike Robinson realized that radial tires were coming on the market. I was in Mike's small, country gas station when he learned from a neighbor farmer that there was a new kind of tire coming on the market called a radial. Instead of getting just two years of wear...
April 28, 2018 - 8:30am
April 21, 2018
The Last Windrow: Try turkey hunting to beat the winter blues
During this "spring of our discontent," I was thinking of anything possible to get me out of the dumps. Then the wild turkeys appeared below...
April 21, 2018 - 8:30am
April 14, 2018
The Last Windrow: Ice-covered lakes don't cool fishing fever
I hear the groaning out there. "When will it ever be over?" people ask. Winter does not want to leave, but I have good news. Winter will go;...
April 14, 2018 - 8:30am
April 7, 2018
The Last Windrow: Here's a forecast you are eagerly awaiting
Before you accuse me of missing the date on making my 2018 Minnesota Twins season record, let me explain why I waited until the week after the...
April 7, 2018 - 8:30am
March 31, 2018
The Last Windrow: Much has changed since 1978
Two giant shadows crossed in front of me as I hiked down a half frozen trail last week. At first I thought the shadows might have been caused...
March 31, 2018 - 7:30am
March 24, 2018
The Last Windrow: Chambers: Some things change; others stay the same
I would never have believed if you had told me as I was piloting that WD Allis Chalmers tractor down green rows of young Iowa corn plants that I would at this point in my life be acting as a executive director of a small-town chamber of commerce. No way, I would have said. That thought...
March 24, 2018 - 8:30am
March 17, 2018
The Last Windrow: Remembering the 'Rat Man'
"Watch! It dips, it dives, it sits on its head! Look at it float motionless and then dart for the surface. Watch it make a somersault! Step right...
March 17, 2018 - 8:30am
February 26, 2018
The Last Windrow: Planting season is coming
I just got a Facebook picture of my cousin and his wife sitting at a tiki bar somewhere in the tropics. Another friend and his wife are just...
February 26, 2018 - 7:30am
February 17, 2018
The Last Windrow: Remembering a boy's first adventure with family rifle
The old rifle sits in the corner of our house. It's a Remington Score Master model and was purchased by my dad sometime after World War II. The...
February 17, 2018 - 10:30am
February 11, 2018
The Last Windrow: Here's to the coldest Super Bowl ever
So, Minnesota will now be known as the place where the "coldest Super Bowl ever" was played. We're going to hear about this from sportscasters wearing Bermuda shorts and sleeveless T-shirts. Yes, we in the Gopher State know how to treat our visitors in the wintertime. We can actually...
February 11, 2018 - 7:30am
February 5, 2018
The Last Windrow: Wandering to those secret places of mine
There are secret places we have all gone. Places that are not on a Google map. I'm thinking of the secret places that I have gone to at different...
February 5, 2018 - 4:30am
January 25, 2018
The Last Windrow: A view before the fall
OK, fess up now. How many of you have done the "Skol" Vikings cry this past week? I know many of you could care less about the Minnesota Vikings, but I also know there are many who live and die with the "purple." I know Todd's Tavern out there in Amherst, South Dakota, was donned...
January 25, 2018 - 7:30am